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
carol

Orlando, FL

#867683 Mar 4, 2013
Is this president finally realizing what it takes to be a leader?

WASHINGTON (Reuters)- Signaling he might be ready to explore a compromise to end automatic spending cuts that began late Friday, Obama mentioned reforming entitlement programs in calls with lawmakers from both parties on Saturday afternoon.

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press," said he "absolutely" would do whatever it takes to keep the government operating.

...Raising taxes again is the compromise. Guess entitlement reforms would have to be pretty significant if that's the case.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#867684 Mar 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
confused?
The Republicans' Governor Problem
Republicans, when pushing back on the claim that their party is in dire straits, are fond of pointing out that the party holds 30 governorships. But there are increasing strains between Republican governors and national conservatives -- because the heterodoxy that has made it possible for Republican leaders to thrive at the state level is not what conservatives want.
I'm not just talking about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Seven other governors, many of them with high national profiles, have declared their intentions to accept Medicaid expansion funds. None of these governors are on the Conservative Political Action Conference agenda either. Beyond that group of eight, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell cut a deal with Democrats creating a commission that may lead to Medicaid expansion -- in order to gather their support for his transportation funding reform, which conservatives also hate because it raises taxes.
This means a swath of Republican governors once considered rising stars in the party -- Christie, McDonnell, New Mexico's Susana Martinez, Ohio's John Kasich, Florida's Rick Scott -- are now on the outs with conservatives.
But with the exception of Scott, all these governors are polling strongly in their home states. Kasich just scored his highest job approval rating ever following his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio. These governors aren't randomly trying to annoy conservatives; they are breaking from conservatives when conservatives oppose policies that are popular and broadly beneficial to their states.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/the-...
confused would be those who think that an unpopular ideology and it's related unpopular 'policies' are what's best for the American people.
You closed with:

"confused would be those who think that an unpopular ideology and it's related unpopular 'policies' are what's best for the American "

Oh yeah? Who are the sellouts and who is confused?

"54% Think U.S. Heath Care System Likely to Worsen Over Next Couple Years"

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...

DEMOCRATS!

"53% of Americans Favor Repeal of Obamacare"

http://heritageaction.com/2012/06/53-of-ameri...

DEMOCRATS!

"Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction"

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...

DEMOCRATS!

SONICFILTER, CONFUSED FOR SURE.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#867685 Mar 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Mormon Hairy Reed and Catholic Nancy Pelosi were Senate and house majority leaders you idiot. Your deranged insanity is your best defense.
So, show me where there were 51 or more Democratic Senators in 2007 & 2008.
Reid was elected because the Independents didn't want more failed Republican leadership. Things pass the Senate by vote. Where were the 51 plus Senators to carry a simple majority vote?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#867686 Mar 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Quoting Thomas Sowell. What's next, Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh?
"...if there's some guy standing on the corner handing out money, a line is going to form."

- Rush
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#867687 Mar 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
CPAC Heretic Hunters On The March
There’s going to be more freedom of thought and ideological diversity in the conclave of cardinals than at CPAC.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
hey duh. bought your ticket yet?
CHRISTIE for POTUS 2016!

Hillary for Pope 2013!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867688 Mar 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
You closed with:
"confused would be those who think that an unpopular ideology and it's related unpopular 'policies' are what's best for the American "
Oh yeah? Who are the sellouts and who is confused?
"54% Think U.S. Heath Care System Likely to Worsen Over Next Couple Years"
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
DEMOCRATS!
"53% of Americans Favor Repeal of Obamacare"
http://heritageaction.com/2012/06/53-of-ameri...
DEMOCRATS!
"Thirty-four percent (34%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction"
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
DEMOCRATS!
SONICFILTER, CONFUSED FOR SURE.
63% of GOP Voters Think Republicans in Congress Out of Touch

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...

seems pretty straightforward to me.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867689 Mar 4, 2013
Congress Goes Bipartisan—Against Civil Liberties

Civil liberties are theoretically a bipartisan concern. Conservative Republicans who don’t like Obamacare’s “death panels” should be outraged by presidential kill lists. Liberal Democrats who defend due process ought to be offended by secret surveillance law. Protectors of the First and Second Amendments should have a high regard for the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth.

Yet restricting civil liberties is what actually commands bipartisan support in Washington. The same Congress that barely averted the fiscal cliff swiftly passed extensions of warrantless wiretapping and indefinite detention, assuring Americans that only the bad guys will be affected but evincing little interest in establishing whether this is really the case.

The same Congress that failed to come up with an agreement to avoid sequestration appears to have bipartisan majorities in favor of profligate drone use at home and abroad. Lawmakers are generally less exercised about the confirmation of likely CIA chief John Brennan than Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

At the very time it appears Washington is so dysfunctional that the two parties cannot get anything done, Democrats and Republicans cooperate regularly—when it it comes to jailing, spying on, and meting out extrajudicial punishments in ways that on their face contradict the Bill of Rights.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Cway

United States

#867690 Mar 4, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
OK. It is now noted that you can't handle high-end authoritative sources for lack of comprehension skills. You haven't graduated from Ebony, Essence and Rap Monthly yet.
Now, let's move on to your lies.
From Wiki - CRA: "To enforce the statute, federal regulatory agencies examine banking institutions for CRA compliance, and take this information into consideration when approving applications for new bank branches or for mergers or acquisitions."
Want to expand, merge or acquire? The Godfather in Washington makes you a deal you can't refuse.
You should be familiar with this sort of "enforcement" watching Jesse Sharpton baby extorting millions from innocent corporations they threatened to list as being "racist". Why don't you recognize the same exact behavior here? Wonders like your selective ignorance never cease to amaze me.
When Fed Reserve Bank Examiners tried to stop the dangerous practices brought on by the CRA, Barney Frankfurter and Dufus Dodd, they were told to shut up if they loved having a job. They shut up and let the economic collapse come on.
With all of the recent "reform" measures thrown against Wall St., the inside joke is that the regulators out there on the street are once again being "restrained" by their bosses - just like before.
I realize you are young and naive as hell but it bears repeating here that laws are only as good as their application and enforcement. The Boy Messiah does it routinely with illegal immigration, economics and Gun Running into Mexico. When you grow up, you might learn this.....n-n-n-a-a-a-h-h-h-h.. .probably not.
And, if all else fails to fit your nonsensical partisan reality, you can always do some Bush-Bashing. And when your gun becomes empty, you can always spit.
"Investor's Daily" aa high end source?

You would have us believe that Republicans, who had the White House and a congressional majority, would not have lifted a finger if the banks protested compulsory lending standards.

The banks made predatorial loans because it was profitable and the GOP Congress winked and let them do it.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#867691 Mar 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama can't sign a budget until Congress passes one. dumbass.
RealDave others have said ‘The Only Thing between Your Ears is Space ‘I agree, but heck, I’m willing to give the Mentally Challenge a Second Chance!! Dave and yes Congress has passed a Budget, again the Last Budget Obama Sign?
Cway

United States

#867692 Mar 4, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course it is when you're living off of the state taxpayers.
Try living in CA free of Entitlements and then get back to us, Freeloader.
I earn my own living and pay taxes.

You, Sir, are a liar.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#867693 Mar 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
63% of GOP Voters Think Republicans in Congress Out of Touch
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
seems pretty straightforward to me.
You are changing the subject.

You closed with:

"confused would be those who think that an unpopular ideology and it's related unpopular 'policies' are what's best for the American "
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#867694 Mar 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
That's it, John. Just tap dance around my post, Fred Astaire style.
As for your accusations, they're totally lame.
The Republican party has become Israel's obedient slaves, to the point where they are willing to put this country in danger for the benefit of Israel.
Can you spell t-r-e-a-s-o-n John?
I knew that you could.
Sure. If Obama continues to provide military aid to radical Islamist enemies of the United States, he may be subject to trial for t-r-e-a-s-o-n.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#867695 Mar 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
John,
Let me give you an example of Israeli "dependability".
On 9-11, five Israelis set up video cameras in Liberty State Park, New Jersey, and filmed the attack on the Twin Towers as it began, according to residents who observed them.
The five Israelis were later arrested by the FBI.
Two were later identified as MOSSAD agents.
So these five knew the attack was coming as evidenced by their setting up cameras to record it, and two were Israeli spies.
So how come they didn't pass on the information to us?
That's dependable?
We have a "truther."

You (Ghost) and lily.

Maybe Homer as well.
Cway

United States

#867696 Mar 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>December 16,1998 WASHINGTON (CNN)-- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes and bombings against Iraq and starts war with Iraq.
"Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with NUCLEAR ARMS, poison gas or biological weapons," Clinton said.
Our mission is to attack Iraq's NUCLEAR, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," said Clinton.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ENAV_UoIfgcXX&feature=rel ated
There are morons who seem angry and continuously look for conflict. The battle RealDave is delusionaly fighting with cway is not with history, it's with yourselves.
1998 is not 2003.

There was doubt in 1998 over whether Iraq was had accepted disarmament.

By 2003, UNSCOM felt there was general compliance and a few loose ends that could be resolved within a few months.

But Bush and Cheney decided not to wait.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#867697 Mar 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
No country in the history of the world ever cut its way to prosperity nitwit. In the 1950s Dwight Eisenhower had a national debt around 125% of GDP. He didn't deal with it by making drastic cuts to the contrary he and Congress embarked on massive public works projects like the Interstate Highway system and the St Lawrence Seaway that put people to work and made commerce more effective. He also by the way raised the minimum wage putting money into workers pockets that they spent in the private sector and stimulated the economy.
I don't work for the government moron so no I'm not going to get furloughed .
You're a sociopathic idiot!
The Interstate Highway System and the St. Lawrence Seaway were useful projects that still produce dividends.

Porkulus spent $1 trillion and produced nothing of value. In fact, produced nothing at all.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#867698 Mar 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>All good sheep believe their handler's propaganda. It's how and why you and your twin stay on a preserve.
Does yewz has flyink sparklee pegasus's thar, wit majikal healing powuhs?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#867699 Mar 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Right Whiners have no problem with where our country is headed as far as wealth distribution.
They have been duped by their own party into blaming the "47%" instead of the redistribution of wealth the past decades toward the wealthy.
http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/wealth-inequal...
Forced government "wealth redistribution" is Communism.
Cway

United States

#867700 Mar 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>democrats had a majority Congress. The Senate and House you idiot controlled the purses strings since 2006
No, you idiot.

The Democrat majority elected in 2006 did not take office until January, 2007.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#867701 Mar 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I love how the right whiners take a career dedicated to the security of this country & trash it in order to protect Cheney who was behind lies that killed 4000 US soldiers.
We know exactly what you are.
Valerie Plame was well-known on the Washington party circuit as a pencil-pusher at the CIA.

That's why Richard Armitage told Bob Novak about her, believing it to be common knowledge.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#867702 Mar 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So now we have to close all loopholes & subsidies???????
We can choose some that are ridiculous & unneeded?
Giving me a deduction for State taxes does not help the state. Dunmbass.
As a Pennsylvanian, with relatively low state income tax, you are providing a subsidy to residents of New York, California, and Illinois, whose federal taxes are reduced by the income tax loophole more than are your taxes.

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