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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#868257 Mar 5, 2013
senior editor for National Review...

Do Conservatives Actually Want to Win Elections?

People who want to see American politics take a turn to the right, and a few who don’t, have been giving a lot of advice to conservatives lately. Move this way on the social issues; move that way on economics; get more technology-savvy. You’ve heard it all, sometimes from me.

Maybe all this advice is based on a false premise. We’ve been assuming that conservatives want to start winning political and policy victories again. But a few news items from last week suggest that many of them have different priorities.

....In each of these episodes, some Republicans have seemed to dislike one another more than they like defeating Democrats and enacting conservative policies. After elections in which conservatives attracted the allegiance of only a minority of voters, they have reacted by trying to kick people out rather than bring people in.(You can see the same impulse at work among Republican critics of religious conservatives.)

Michael Kinsley once remarked that liberals were always looking for heretics while conservatives were always looking for converts. But that was a long time ago, when conservatives were on the upswing.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-04/do-c...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868258 Mar 5, 2013
The Last Time The Dow Was Here...

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/05/2013 09:36 -0500

"Mission Accomplished" - With CNBC now lost for countdown-able targets (though 20,000 is so close), we leave it to none other than Jim Cramer to sum up where we stand (oh and the following list of remarkable then-and-now macro, micro, and market variables): "we all know it's going to end badly, but in the meantime we can make some money" - ZH translation: "just make sure to sell ahead of everyone else."

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Then 14164.5; Now 14164.5

Regular Gas Price: Then $2.75; Now $3.73

GDP Growth: Then +2.5%; Now +1.6%

Americans Unemployed (in Labor Force): Then 6.7 million; Now 13.2 million

Americans On Food Stamps: Then 26.9 million; Now 47.69 million

Size of Fed's Balance Sheet: Then $0.89 trillion; Now $3.01 trillion

US Debt as a Percentage of GDP: Then ~38%; Now 74.2%

US Deficit (LTM): Then $97 billion; Now $975.6 billion

Total US Debt Oustanding: Then $9.008 trillion; Now $16.43 trillion

US Household Debt: Then $13.5 trillion; Now 12.87 trillion

Labor Force Particpation Rate: Then 65.8%; Now 63.6%

Consumer Confidence: Then 99.5; Now 69.6

S&P Rating of the US: Then AAA; Now AA+

VIX: Then 17.5%; Now 14%

10 Year Treasury Yield: Then 4.64%; Now 1.89%

EURUSD: Then 1.4145; Now 1.3050

Gold: Then $748; Now $1583

NYSE Average LTM Volume (per day): Then 1.3 billion shares; Now 545 million shares
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#868259 Mar 5, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
http://thenewcivilrightsmoveme nt.com/breaking-prostitute-who -claimed-senator-paid-her-for- sex-admits-she-was-only-paid-t o-lie/politics/2013/03/04/6177 6
Another Republican lie....Menendez NEVER met the woman.
"BOB MENENDEZ NOW MAY HAVE PASSED BILLS TO HELP HIS BUDDY WHO, YOU KNOW, HELPED HIM"

“This is more and more appearing to be a clear-cut case of corruption and bribery which is not something that typically goes over well in the United States. It’s one thing to have sex with underage hookers but another entirely to do that on the dime of a wealthy donor who you than help, that is the real issue here,..."

http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politic...
Ironman77

United States

#868260 Mar 5, 2013
Race should have little to do with selecting a President! We are Americans first and that is a big part of the problem in this country! We are divided over the stupidest nonsense. You can't blame President Obama for the past decade. He wasn't the President that served while the country began to decline! He is not the reason all our Jobs went overseas! All I here is everyone placing blame where they shouldn't, Grow Up! The Republicians would have everyone believe its all the Democrats and the Democrats blame the Republicians! The bottom line is they are all to Blame! Both have made poor choices and continue to make stupid, irrational decisions! Its a blame game where the Republicians hope to take control after bashing Obama! COME ON PEOPLE WAKE UP FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND COUNTRY! WE HAVE LOST ALOT OF SOLDIERS FIGHTING FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM! LETS MAKE THAT DREAM POSSIBLE, "TOGETHER WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!!!!
dem

Chicago, IL

#868261 Mar 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
senior editor for National Review...
Do Conservatives Actually Want to Win Elections?
People who want to see American politics take a turn to the right, and a few who don’t, have been giving a lot of advice to conservatives lately. Move this way on the social issues; move that way on economics; get more technology-savvy. You’ve heard it all, sometimes from me.
Maybe all this advice is based on a false premise. We’ve been assuming that conservatives want to start winning political and policy victories again. But a few news items from last week suggest that many of them have different priorities.
....In each of these episodes, some Republicans have seemed to dislike one another more than they like defeating Democrats and enacting conservative policies. After elections in which conservatives attracted the allegiance of only a minority of voters, they have reacted by trying to kick people out rather than bring people in.(You can see the same impulse at work among Republican critics of religious conservatives.)
Michael Kinsley once remarked that liberals were always looking for heretics while conservatives were always looking for converts. But that was a long time ago, when conservatives were on the upswing.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-04/do-c...
Brain dead dumbfk BS propoganda copy & paste job #3
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868262 Mar 5, 2013
Obama Vowed to Break GOP Fever - But Have They Broken His?

by Byron York

Nine months ago, Barack Obama likened his Republican opposition to an illness. If he could just defeat Mitt Romney, Obama said, then the illness might subside. "I believe that if we're successful in this election -- when we're successful in this election -- that the fever may break," Obama told a fundraiser in Minneapolis last June.

After Obama won re-election, there was extensive discussion among his supporters about whether the Republican "fever" would, in fact, break. Would the fiscal cliff negotiations, which resulted in the GOP accepting a tax increase on the nation's highest earners, do the trick? If not, would coming fights over the debt ceiling and sequestration finally cure the Republican illness?

There was little speculation about whether something very different might happen: Would determined GOP opposition break Obama's fever? That is, could Republicans weaken the president's resolve to defeat the GOP and further raise taxes? That appears to be what has happened, at least for the moment. Republican determination to go through with sequestration, which Obama warned would have disastrous consequences nationwide, seems to have forced the president to change course.

At his March 1 news conference after meeting Republican leaders in the White House, Obama seemed resigned to the possibility that he cannot win the tax increases he seeks, and that after enlisting his entire administration in a campaign to frighten Americans about sequestration, the cuts have become a reality that he has to acknowledge.

"This is not going to be an apocalypse, I think, as some people have said," Obama declared (not mentioning that his administration had been behind most of the apocalypse talk). "It's just dumb. And it's going to hurt."

Nevertheless, Obama said that when the next budget fight happens, later in March over a resolution to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, he will accede to the reality of sequestration. "There's no reason," he said, "why we should have another crisis by shutting the government down in addition to these arbitrary spending cuts."
dem

Chicago, IL

#868263 Mar 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
senior editor for National Review...
Do Conservatives Actually Want to Win Elections?
People who want to see American politics take a turn to the right, and a few who don’t, have been giving a lot of advice to conservatives lately. Move this way on the social issues; move that way on economics; get more technology-savvy. You’ve heard it all, sometimes from me.
Maybe all this advice is based on a false premise. We’ve been assuming that conservatives want to start winning political and policy victories again. But a few news items from last week suggest that many of them have different priorities.
....In each of these episodes, some Republicans have seemed to dislike one another more than they like defeating Democrats and enacting conservative policies. After elections in which conservatives attracted the allegiance of only a minority of voters, they have reacted by trying to kick people out rather than bring people in.(You can see the same impulse at work among Republican critics of religious conservatives.)
Michael Kinsley once remarked that liberals were always looking for heretics while conservatives were always looking for converts. But that was a long time ago, when conservatives were on the upswing.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-04/do-c...
Brain dead dumbfk BS propoganda copy & paste job #4
TSM

El Paso, TX

#868264 Mar 5, 2013
Since Woodward has spoken out about the Obama administration other Journalists have spoken out about the’ Hostile Working Environment’ they endure covering this President!!
Anita Dunn view the Obama administration as” hostile towards Woman!“She also said,'this place would be in court for a hostile workplace ... Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.'" We now have White House officials calling female reporters “b—h,”“c–t” or “a–hole” is cause for concern, especially in an administration has repeatedly accused its opponents of sexism!! Liberals/Democrats where’s your outrage this is a classic case of’ Bulling’ will you remain Silent?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868265 Mar 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A new short-term budget bill introduced on Monday by House Republicans includes a bizarre provision banning federal funding to anti-poverty group ACORN, despite the fact that the group has already been stripped of federal funding -- and has been defunct for nearly three years.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/acor...
LOL! Guess they didn't get that memo! Idiots.

Did you see that bill requesting $550 million for abstinence education for teens? Sounds like someone found a way to divert ACA funds and put it in his pocket. Must have gone to the Rick Scott school for thieves.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868266 Mar 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
Since Woodward has spoken out about the Obama administration other Journalists have spoken out about the’ Hostile Working Environment’ they endure covering this President!!
Anita Dunn view the Obama administration as” hostile towards Woman!“She also said,'this place would be in court for a hostile workplace ... Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.'" We now have White House officials calling female reporters “b—h,”“c–t” or “a–hole” is cause for concern, especially in an administration has repeatedly accused its opponents of sexism!! Liberals/Democrats where’s your outrage this is a classic case of’ Bulling’ will you remain Silent?
Give us an example of "bulling"
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868267 Mar 5, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Brain dead dumbfk BS propoganda copy & paste job #4
Your're not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing....
-
It's the culture...
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868268 Mar 5, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Brain dead dumbfk BS propoganda copy & paste job #4
LOL.. "No Surprize" post farting in his rear view mirror, in his own gaseous, tailpipe wind storm. Sometimes "No Surprize" has to do more with his mouth than just polish head...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#868269 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! Guess they didn't get that memo! Idiots.
Did you see that bill requesting $550 million for abstinence education for teens? Sounds like someone found a way to divert ACA funds and put it in his pocket. Must have gone to the Rick Scott school for thieves.
remember this?

The Abstinence Gluttons

Over the past six years George W. Bush's faith-based Administration and a conservative Republican Congress transformed the small-time abstinence-only business into a billion-dollar industry. These dangerously ineffective sexual health enterprises flourish not because they spread "family values" but because of generous helpings of the same pork-heavy gumbo Bush & Co. brought to war-blighted Iraq and Katrina-hammered New Orleans--a mix of back-scratching cronyism, hefty partisan campaign donations, high-dollar lobbyists, a revolving door for political appointees and a lack of concern for results.

http://www.thenation.com/article/abstinence-g... #
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#868270 Mar 5, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
Your're not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing....
-
It's the culture...
Don't put in 1/2 the effort to think unless you're okay with 1/2 of the result Florida. Talking to yourself is one thing, saying nothing...but losing an argument with 1/2 yourself is another?
Ironman77

United States

#868271 Mar 5, 2013
Whenever there is a plan proposed by either side that will help our economy there is always opposition from the other party! It's rediculous that our trusted leaders cannot get along, help eachother, or stop bashing eachother! How can they expect people to trust them when they don't trust eachother? THIS COUNTRY IS DOOMED IF THEY CAN'T LEARN TO WORK TOGETHER! THEY ALSO NEED TO START SETTING BETTER EXAMPLES FOR THE PUBLIC! When they slander and knock eachother down they only create tension and civil unrest! The problem is not President Obama the problem is the retards in congress, the senate, and other branches of government. They need to start working together and stop fighting over who has the bigger office, best cridentials, and plan! Two heads are better than one so get together, take whats on the table, select what is best and practical. Then we will begin to make and see change!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#868272 Mar 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
Since Woodward has spoken out about the Obama administration other Journalists have spoken out about the’ Hostile Working Environment’ they endure covering this President!!
Anita Dunn view the Obama administration as” hostile towards Woman!“She also said,'this place would be in court for a hostile workplace ... Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.'" We now have White House officials calling female reporters “b—h,”“c–t” or “a–hole” is cause for concern, especially in an administration has repeatedly accused its opponents of sexism!! Liberals/Democrats where’s your outrage this is a classic case of’ Bulling’ will you remain Silent?
I called Carl Bernstein to ask what he thought of his old partner's behavior. He was loyal as ever but he did say something very revealing -- and unintentionally damning. "This investigation," he told me, "has cast a constant searchlight that the White House can't turn off the way it has succeeded in turning off the press. So their methodology and their dishonesty and their disingenuousness -- particularly about how we went to war -- as well as their willingness to attack and rough up people who don't agree with them are now there for all to see. They can't turn off this searchlight, which is shining on a White House that runs a media apparatus so sophisticated in discrediting its critics it makes the Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Ziegler press shop look like a small-time operation."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffing...

2005.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#868273 Mar 5, 2013
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL.. "No Surprize" post farting in his rear view mirror, in his own gaseous, tailpipe wind storm. Sometimes "No Surprize" has to do more with his mouth than just polish head...
You're all about the democrats needing more morons to replenish their brown shirt ranks, aren't you?
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868274 Mar 5, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
"BOB MENENDEZ NOW MAY HAVE PASSED BILLS TO HELP HIS BUDDY WHO, YOU KNOW, HELPED HIM"
“This is more and more appearing to be a clear-cut case of corruption and bribery which is not something that typically goes over well in the United States. It’s one thing to have sex with underage hookers but another entirely to do that on the dime of a wealthy donor who you than help, that is the real issue here,..."
http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politic...
Those who wish to sing...always find a song.
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868275 Mar 5, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Don't put in 1/2 the effort to think unless you're okay with 1/2 of the result Florida. Talking to yourself is one thing, saying nothing...but losing an argument with 1/2 yourself is another?
"No Surprize"is a First Internet Clown School graduate.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868276 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! Guess they didn't get that memo! Idiots.
Did you see that bill requesting $550 million for abstinence education for teens? Sounds like someone found a way to divert ACA funds and put it in his pocket. Must have gone to the Rick Scott school for thieves.
You probably received the scholarship.

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