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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OldRaidCan wrote:
<quoted text> The culture of Hollywood and Chicago, where leeches such as you are comfortable
Your double-minded approach seems to help keep you irresponsible and unaccountable stupid and drunk on your own ignorance, forever enslaved to idiot... you loser...
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Florida wrote:
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Your double-minded approach seems to help keep you irresponsible and unaccountable stupid and drunk on your own ignorance, forever enslaved to idiot... you loser...
It is true that you remain a slave to Obama, an ignorant idiot who is not only drunk and stupid, but irresponsible and without a mind capable of comprehending the difference between Obama's fantasies and his snakeoil lies and incompetence. Pray to Obama for magic hopey-changey. "It can happen". LOL
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<quoted text> That's why you have been enjoying your blindness during the last 4 years of Obama incompetence and have blinders on for your and his next 4 years of failure.
Your perverted parents must have given you gaseous trolls to play with or fed you rat shit, telling you they were Raisins or some shit, poison or something when you were growing up...
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Your perverted parents must have given you gaseous trolls to play with or fed you rat shit, telling you they were Raisins or some shit, poison or something when you were growing up...
That would be you, the disgusting little Obama-worshipping welfare and foodstamp sucking leech. LOL
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Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public's business, and to sow distrust among the population.

Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government.

Finally, imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it.

Far-fetched? Perhaps. But take a look at what's been happening in Washington and many state capitals since Tea Party fanatics gained effective control of the Republican Party, and you'd be forgiven if you see parallels.

Tea Party Republicans are crowing about the "sequestration" cuts beginning today (Friday). "This will be the first significant tea party victory in that we got what we set out to do in changing Washington," says Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), a Tea Partier who was first elected in 2010.

.....What is the President's response? He still wants a so-called "grand bargain" of "balanced" spending cuts (including cuts in the projected growth of Social Security and Medicare) combined with tax increases on the wealthy. So far, though, he has agreed to a gross imbalance --$1.5 trillion in cuts to Republicans'$600 billion in tax increases on the rich.

The President apparently believes Republicans are serious about deficit reduction, when in fact the Tea Partiers now running the GOP are serious only about dismembering the government.

And he seems to accept that the budget deficit is the largest economic problem facing the nation, when in reality the largest problem is continuing high unemployment (some 20 million Americans unemployed or under-employed), declining real wages, and widening inequality. Deficit reduction now or in the near-term will only make these worse.

Besides, the deficit is now down to about 5 percent of GDP -- where it was when Bill Clinton took office. It is projected to mushroom in later years mainly because healthcare costs are expected to rise faster than the economy is expected to grow, and the American population is aging. These trends have little or nothing to do with government programs. In fact, Medicare is far more efficient than private health insurance.

I suggest the President forget about a "grand bargain." In fact, he should stop talking about the budget deficit and start talking about jobs and wages, and widening inequality - as he did in the campaign. And he should give up all hope of making a deal with the Tea Partiers who now run the Republican Party.

Instead, the President should let the public see the Tea Partiers for who they are -- a small, radical minority intent on dismantling the government of the United States. As long as they are allowed to dictate the terms of public debate they will continue to hold the rest of us hostage to their extremism.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/se...
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Rezco Obama Real Estate wrote:
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The vote was 70/30 (close) in favor of the war, and included “yes” votes from Senate Democrats such as Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, and Harry Reid. While the liberals claim that it was Bush who solely brought us into the war, they dodge the simple fact that authorization could have easily been denied!
The Democrats held a majority of 51-49 in the Senate, and could have simply blocked the vote. However, they stood with President Bush and overwhelmingly supported the war 3-1. If liberals are so anti-War, how come they never share blame for starting the Iraq War?
BITE ME!
Oh, I'll bite you, all right. Like a black mamba going after a rat.

In your exhuberance to mislead, what you deliberately left out was the steady drumbeat of propaganda by Bush and Cheney, repeating over and over that Sadam had resurrected his nuclear weapons program and had the missiles to deliver them.

Those lies achieved Bush and Cheney's goal of stampeding Democrats in an atmosphere of panic. The WMDs were non-existant. But you can't blame Democrats for taking Bush at his word at that moment.

As for the breakdown of the Iraq Resolution vote:

In the House:

Democrats YEA 82 No 126
Republicans YEA 215 No 6

In the Senate:

Democrats YEA 28 No 21
Republicans YEA 48 No 1

Tally up the YEAs and the total for Democrats was 110 versus 263 for Republicans.

Hence, your side supplied over 2/3 of the pro-war vote.

Now go *suck* an egg, fuk-weasel.
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OldRaidCan wrote:
<quoted text> That would be you, the disgusting little Obama-worshipping welfare and foodstamp sucking leech. LOL
You're not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing....
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It's the culture...
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R-12 Freon wrote:
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They were forced to a point from passing legislation making it discrimatory to deny a minority, who doesn't meet the (then) standard qualification for a home loan and refuse him.
It did let low income whites in on it, but was written specific for "minorities" haa but with a equal result and outcome for both.
*feeling like a non minority yet?*
Those financial wizards saw the profit in that and took advantage.
With it being sold to the people as some feel good thing for those unfortunate struggling minorities who just can't quite afford a house of their own and need just a little help, lol,yeah and to right some wrongs, can't forget that.
That makes it almost perfect, what Senator or President would stop the predatory lending that, yes..targeted those that...well couldn't really afford a house to begin with. Oh not very likely.
But I could see one person standing up and saying " we have to raise the bar back up to who qualifies for the home loans or risk the collapse of the whole market.
And somebody else drowning him out with accusations of the hate and racism against minorities because it will disqualify so many.
Taking it to a emotional level instead of a rational thought based level.
Maybe that's what makes the smart people among us.....and the stupid ones too.
How's it going R-12, aka Shiny Electric Moron.

A lot of gobble-de-gook in your post.

Allow me to repeat. Republicans controlled Congress and the White House. No danger of banks being targeted for discrimination. You would have us believe the Democrat minority had the power to do this. Well, they didn't and on that note your entire argument collapses.

Banks made predatory loans because it was profitable and the "free market" Republicans who held the Congressional majority were inclined to smile and look the other way.

But eventually, there was a glut of homes on the market and a shortage of buyers. Prices went south and the greedy banks found themselves with a lot of overpriced preperty they couldn't unload. Serves 'em right.
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sonicfilter wrote:
Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public's business, and to sow distrust among the population.
Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government.
Finally, imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it.
Very credible.

They want to gut the budget so badly, there will only be funding for the military.
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Yeah and a majority of Republicans voted for it. The GOP and nitwits like you have been calling for cuts for years and here they are.
The differences between the Democratic and GOP plans is where cuts are to be made. Democrats want to cut tax loopholes that many large corporations use to avoid taxes and the GOP want cuts in programs that help the poor and middle class.
The majority of Americans are in favor of Obama's balanced approach rather than the GOP slash and burn policies that would ultimately crash the economy.
The GOP has been trying to destroy the opposition for four years now stupid and they've failed.
Tax increases are not spending reductions.

Obama already forced huge tax increases in Obamacare and January 1 of this year.

Hooray for the sequester: finally some spending cuts.

Here's hoping you get furloughed.
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There was too much greed in this country before the crisis. I was convinced it would be our undoing. As it turns out, I was right.

The golden opportunity to reprioritize our values came and went. Instead the pendulum swung completely in the opposite direction.

If greed is one end of the spectrum, then lack of incentive is the other which is just as dangerous.

There is a happy medium. We can only hope we find it before we go too far the other way.

(Sermonette for the day.)
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Liar.
Banks were forced to quit discriminating against minorities.
They lost in court because they would give loans to whites and not to blacks even though they had equivalent financials.
"Equivalent financials" does not necessarily correlate to equivalent credit risks, not so much with respect to the race of the borrower, but to the location of the property. The fact is that properties in minority neighborhoods are more likely to suffer declines in value and therefore represent significantly higher credit risks.
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Florida wrote:
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You're not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing....
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It's the culture...
Wish I could say the same for you, but you are the complete idiot...all parts are missing, which is why you continue to cast your vote for the most incompetent president since Jimma Carter. LOL
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Show me a President's budget that was voted on upon submittal and passed.
I'm waiting for your response.
Please hold your breath, dumbass.
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DuPont,
Your brain is water-logged and you are truly delusional if you think today's real estate market is in a "seller's" fluctuation.
Today's real estate market, at least in this area, is primarily cash investors buying up better properties at a fraction of their original/previous cost. First-time homebuyers are rare. The market is an illusion.
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It is not the government's job to decide how much money a person makes is too much.

We, the people, are the government.

Those WE elect are entrusted to manage OUR taxes responsibly in order to provide for OUR defense and promote OUR general welfare to secure OUR blessings of liberty and posterity.

Elected officials who think otherwise are usurping OUR authority to keep THEM in line on OUR behalf. Not the other way around.
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"Mr. Carol" has left the building. Or so he says.

It's just me now. Hopefully.
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sonicfilter wrote:
Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public's business, and to sow distrust among the population.
Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government.
Finally, imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it.
Far-fetched? Perhaps. But take a look at what's been happening in Washington and many state capitals since Tea Party fanatics gained effective control of the Republican Party, and you'd be forgiven if you see parallels.
Tea Party Republicans are crowing about the "sequestration" cuts beginning today (Friday). "This will be the first significant tea party victory in that we got what we set out to do in changing Washington," says Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), a Tea Partier who was first elected in 2010.
.....What is the President's response? He still wants a so-called "grand bargain" of "balanced" spending cuts (including cuts in the projected growth of Social Security and Medicare) combined with tax increases on the wealthy. So far, though, he has agreed to a gross imbalance --$1.5 trillion in cuts to Republicans'$600 billion in tax increases on the rich.
The President apparently believes Republicans are serious about deficit reduction, when in fact the Tea Partiers now running the GOP are serious only about dismembering the government.
And he seems to accept that the budget deficit is the largest economic problem facing the nation, when in reality the largest problem is continuing high unemployment (some 20 million Americans unemployed or under-employed), declining real wages, and widening inequality. Deficit reduction now or in the near-term will only make these worse.
Besides, the deficit is now down to about 5 percent of GDP -- where it was when Bill Clinton took office. It is projected to mushroom in later years mainly because healthcare costs are expected to rise faster than the economy is expected to grow, and the American population is aging. These trends have little or nothing to do with government programs. In fact, Medicare is far more efficient than private health insurance.
I suggest the President forget about a "grand bargain." In fact, he should stop talking about the budget deficit and start talking about jobs and wages, and widening inequality - as he did in the campaign. And he should give up all hope of making a deal with the Tea Partiers who now run the Republican Party.
Instead, the President should let the public see the Tea Partiers for who they are -- a small, radical minority intent on dismantling the government of the United States. As long as they are allowed to dictate the terms of public debate they will continue to hold the rest of us hostage to their extremism.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/se...
Dismembering the government is a noble objective.

Time to end the oppression of a domineering federal bureaucracy.

Down with the IRS!!!
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Bob Woodward and the Rules of Washington Morality

Why does Bob Woodward get to lie—twice!—and still be Bob Woodward? And why is it that the Republicans can be so intransigent and Barack Obama gets blamed?

Rule Three: While conservatives are expected to behave like conservatives, liberals are expected to behave better. It’s a given that conservative Republicans are going to be uncompromising, brusque, blunt, and boorish. It’s how so many of them have behaved since they first hit town in the Reagan days, and 30 years on it’s the sort of behavior everyone expects of them. Conservative Republicans who aren’t this way, who somehow fail to say the occasional crazy and offensive thing, are perversely disappointing, not quite the real article.

But liberals are supposed to be, as the old saying goes, so open-minded their brains fall out. There’s room maybe for one liberal crank. But Barney Frank just retired. Mostly liberals and Democrats are supposed to understand that conservatives are obstreperous and not only not behave that way themselves but also somehow compensate for it.

This rule has pervaded the mainstream press coverage of the entire past four years and fiscal matters in particular. If Democrats had been in the minority these past four years and had been as dogmatic about no spending cuts as Republicans have been about no revenue, the Washington establishment would have pilloried them. Instead, now, it’s somehow Obama’s fault that he hasn’t made Republicans see sweet reason.

All these rules work to the benefit of conservatives more often than not because conservatives are generally the ones who try to obfuscate facts or persuade us that a message is credible because of who’s conveying it rather than its substance. And then, when liberals complain, they will be seen as behaving churlishly because they’re supposed to be better. This is how the scam is run. Washington usually falls for it, and Washington always will.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
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Cway wrote:
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As for the breakdown of the Iraq Resolution vote:
In the House:
Democrats YEA 82 No 126
Republicans YEA 215 No 6
In the Senate:
Democrats YEA 28 No 21
Republicans YEA 48 No 1
Tally up the YEAs and the total for Democrats was 110 versus 263 for Republicans.
Hence, your side supplied over 2/3 of the pro-war vote.
The fact remains that the resolution would not have passed with Democrat votes, so the credit and/or blame is shared.

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