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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Lincoln

Seminole, FL

#868880 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Phenomenal smackdown!!
Courage in deranged liberals is often mistaken with insanity lily.
Tingling Leg

Pompano Beach, FL

#868881 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Yes folks, the poster above just finished watching The O'reilly Factor!
"What plan has the president put forth to cut anything in the budget? I don't mean blowing hot air. I mean something on paper."
The above quote were his exact words tonight. A genuine misinformed O'reilly parrot. Neither she nor he knows what's going on. Word for word. lol.
We now take "just a minute" break directly from MSNBC...
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868882 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Phenomenal smackdown!!
Well, then just try really hard to grab a bar stool and get your nose and bottle up off the Happy Hour floor again. It can happen.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868883 Mar 5, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Are they going to hang his useless body from a meat hook in the public square like they did with Il Duce?
Pity the flies.
No, but that might happen here if the dictator refuses to leave office when his term is over.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868884 Mar 5, 2013
carol wrote:
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Not one person on the left - not one - can come up just with one thing the president has proposed in a plan to cut spending.
He talks a lot. But if he ever had a plan, Senate Democrats would have passed it already.
So how can the left possibly think the Republicans have anything whatsoever to go on?
It's the enigma of the left.
Lesson #5 All "spending" is not created equal. That's why the "sequester" is so stupid.

The sequester requires everything to be cut by exactly the same amount. That assumes that every outlay is just as important as every other outlay. But that defies common sense.

Cutting some kinds of spending has a greater impact on our long-term welfare than cutting other spending. And just as importantly, some cuts are simply fairer than others.

The Republicans want to cut Social Security benefits over the long run. Which do you think is fairer -- cutting Social Security spending for people who have a median income of $22,000 per year, or ending the tax loophole (tax expenditure) that allows speculators who run hedge funds -- and sometimes make billions -- to pay 15 percent to 20 percent lower tax rates than people who produce goods and services for a living?

Very few Americans would agree that requiring middle income people who work as contractors to the federal government to take a 20 percent cut in pay would have the same impact on the people involved as cutting the tax subsidy we give to big oil companies that are making record profits.

Fewer still believe that a tax subsidy for executives who fly around in corporate jets is a better use of taxpayer money than feeding poor children.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
Just a minute

Mineola, NY

#868885 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Phenomenal smackdown!!
Something tells me she too will ignore the facts, when presented, as he did tonight on his show. It's easier that way.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868886 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The cuts in the sequester was a compromise to Republicans to raise the debt ceiling. What is wrong with you?
These other posters have obviously not spent all afternoon and evening at Tuesday's Boca Happy Hour.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868888 Mar 5, 2013
Lesson #6: These arbitrary, automatic spending cuts did not result from a "failure to communicate" in Washington.

Many pundits seem obsessed with the notion that the sequester is simply a result of the poor communication or negotiating skills of Washington politicians. Frankly that is simply ridiculous.

In 2011 the Republicans made a conscious decision to refuse to raise the debt ceiling -- to pay the country's bills -- unless they could ring budget concessions from the president. They were willing to blow themselves -- and the economy -- to pieces to get their way. The sequester was part of the deal that was struck to avoid that man-made catastrophe.

Now the Republicans are once again holding the country hostage to its demands to "cut entitlements" -- meaning Social Security, and Medicare -- and to maintain tax loopholes for the wealthy. They have resorted to hostage-taking because their positions are so unpopular that they believe they have no chance of passing them them through a normal democratic process. So they refuse to compromise one inch when it comes to a fix that might avoid the arbitrary cuts that even they admit will hurt the economy.

Better "communication" or "negotiating skills" will not affect this intransigence one iota. As today's Washington Post makes clear, their unwillingness to cRepublican leadership and their far right wing.

The GOP's supporters on Wall Street had a big role getting them to back off their threat to default on the nation's debts. Wall Street believed that default could lead to another worldwide financial market meltdown. Not so with the sequester. In fact, many on Wall Street have actually been crusading for more austerity and stock prices have remained high.

Many federal contractors are, of course, directly affected by the sequester and are certainly weighing in with the Republican leadership. In fact, the GOP sequester strategy carries many risks for the Party, but these risks will not materialize as a result of anything that goes on exclusively inside the Beltway.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
Tingling Leg

Pompano Beach, FL

#868889 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Something tells me she too will ignore the facts, when presented, as he did tonight on his show. It's easier that way.
Chris Matthews and Rachel Madcow always follow that pattern.
Just a minute

Mineola, NY

#868890 Mar 5, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>With friends like a racist Al Sharpton, on MSNBC espousing the government to have absolute control over you and your twins deranged lives, all good Marxist sheep believe their handler's propaganda. It's how and why you and your twins RealDave, lily and sonicfilter remain on a big & moregovernment "Blue Magnet" ghetto preserve. Definitely Liberal.
Lol. If I wanted discourse with a clown I'd find a circus. Get a life sonny. Past your bedtime?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868891 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh what a load. The security of the President is paramount; who knows how many loose cannons will use this as an opportunity to get into the White House and do something bad.
Tough luck, you wanted the sequester, deal with the consequences.
The security of the country is far more important than the security of a do-nothing government employee.

However, the sequester is great and let the boy make a fool of himself.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#868892 Mar 5, 2013
Wow, since when did the White House of the United states of America[ OF the People, By the People, For the People, become some sort of "personal residence?"

The White House is canceling tours of the president's famous abode starting next week, saying the budget cuts that went into effect last week are to blame.

A phone recording on the call line for White House visitors informs callers that White House tours will be canceled, starting this weekend.

"Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House tours will be canceled effective Saturday March 9th, 2013 until further notice," the recording says. "Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action particularly during the popular spring touring season."....

CHRISTIE for POTUS 2016!
Lincoln

Seminole, FL

#868893 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Something tells me she too will ignore the facts, when presented, as he did tonight on his show. It's easier that way.
Honesty is a very expensive gift. I don't expect it from cheap liberals.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868894 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Something tells me she too will ignore the facts, when presented, as he did tonight on his show. It's easier that way.
Exactly; no doubt this faux outrage on White House visitation must have come from O'Reilly as well. As if that's the nations worst problem. Carol hasn't left Orlando in years.

This is a long, but informative article on the sequester. I doubt Carol will read it, but, it's a beginning in hopes that perhaps she can comprehend the dynamics of it:

There are three groups of Republicans in the House. There are many Members who will never vote for a compromise that closes tax loopholes for the wealthy. There is a smaller group of Members who believe it is in their interest to support such a compromise. But there is also a group of Members who may or may not be convinced to cast a vote for a compromise, but can be convinced that it is in the interests of the GOP brand for Boehner to allow a vote on a compromise that passes both houses and ends the sequester.

That third group of Republican Members is critical of the outcome of the sequester saga. If Progressives and the White House can make these issues personal and concrete, it will begin to tarnish the Republican brand among swing voters.

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that voters considered Congressional Republicans less popular than head lice, root canals or colonoscopies. It's hard to imagine their image declining much further, but it is certainly possible. As the concrete effects of the Republican sequester become more and more visible, wiser heads in the Republican Party may very well decide that a compromise that looks impossible today, is very possible tomorrow.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
Floridas History Prof

United States

#868895 Mar 5, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Your being stupid is one thing but being smugly stupid puts icing on the Twinkie.
Who ordered the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII?
Go ahead and tell us it was George Bush.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA
Your idea of history is what you had for breakfast. Fool.
Prepare to get smacked, Fool

Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, allowed authorized military commanders to designate "military areas" at their discretion, "from which any or all persons may be excluded."

NOW, where does this say Japanese-Americans are to be rounded up and placed in camps? Nowhere.

REMEMBER the earlier statement that our miitary is a powderkeg of fascism? That wonderful military you think is so honorable?

On March 2, 1942, General John L. DeWitt issued Public Proclamation No. 1, declaring that "such person or classes of persons as the situation may require" would, at some later point, be subject to exclusion orders from "Military Area No. 1" (essentially, the entire Pacific coast to about 100 miles (160.9 km) inland), and requiring anyone who had "enemy" ancestry to file a Change of Residence Notice if they planned to move. A second exclusion zone was designated several months later, which included the areas chosen by most of the Japanese Americans who had managed to leave the first zone.

So it was not Roosvelt, but General DeWitt who expanded use of executive order 9066 to a grotesque level.

Here is General DeWitt's final proclamation:

May 3, 1942: General DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34, ordering all people of Japanese ancestry, whether citizens or non-citizens, who were still living in "Military Area No. 1" to report to assembly centers, where they would live until being moved to permanent "Relocation Centers."

What now, Mr. smartass Retardican? What other area of history would you like your azz kicked in debate?
Lincoln

Seminole, FL

#868896 Mar 5, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
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Lol. If I wanted discourse with a clown I'd find a circus. Get a life sonny. Past your bedtime?
Perhaps a road show president obama, complete with carnival barkers, deranged fish in a barrel, and obnoxious rooftop clowns?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868897 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Lesson #6: These arbitrary, automatic spending cuts did not result from a "failure to communicate" in Washington.
Many pundits seem obsessed with the notion that the sequester is simply a result of the poor communication or negotiating skills of Washington politicians. Frankly that is simply ridiculous.
In 2011 the Republicans made a conscious decision to refuse to raise the debt ceiling -- to pay the country's bills -- unless they could ring budget concessions from the president. They were willing to blow themselves -- and the economy -- to pieces to get their way. The sequester was part of the deal that was struck to avoid that man-made catastrophe.
Now the Republicans are once again holding the country hostage to its demands to "cut entitlements" -- meaning Social Security, and Medicare -- and to maintain tax loopholes for the wealthy. They have resorted to hostage-taking because their positions are so unpopular that they believe they have no chance of passing them them through a normal democratic process. So they refuse to compromise one inch when it comes to a fix that might avoid the arbitrary cuts that even they admit will hurt the economy.
Better "communication" or "negotiating skills" will not affect this intransigence one iota. As today's Washington Post makes clear, their unwillingness to cRepublican leadership and their far right wing.
The GOP's supporters on Wall Street had a big role getting them to back off their threat to default on the nation's debts. Wall Street believed that default could lead to another worldwide financial market meltdown. Not so with the sequester. In fact, many on Wall Street have actually been crusading for more austerity and stock prices have remained high.
Many federal contractors are, of course, directly affected by the sequester and are certainly weighing in with the Republican leadership. In fact, the GOP sequester strategy carries many risks for the Party, but these risks will not materialize as a result of anything that goes on exclusively inside the Beltway.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/...
Lesson #7: Stop drinking immediately.
Just a minute

Mineola, NY

#868898 Mar 5, 2013
Tingling Leg wrote:
<quoted text> We now take "just a minute" break directly from MSNBC...
Do yourself a favor pal and save the troll routine for your little friends. After reading a few pages on this forum it's obvious you're the equivalent of the village idiot here. Don't waste your time or mine.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868899 Mar 5, 2013
Ok, here we go; this is where it came from:

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced that the across-the-board sequester cuts will result in the cancellation of all White House tours indefinitely. This no doubt upset ticket holders, but it also seems to have struck a nerve with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who introduced an amendment to a continuing resolution on the federal budget that seeks to block President Obama from using federal funds for any future golf outings until the tours are reinstated:


None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.

Gohmertís continuation of his partyís infatuation with Obamaís golf game distracts from the bigger picture: namely, that the Republican Party has thus far refused to compromise with the White House or congressional Democrats to delay or bypass entirely the sequestration, which would, among other things, fund White House tours.

http://thinkprogress.org/
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868901 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The cuts in the sequester was a compromise to Republicans to raise the debt ceiling. What is wrong with you?
So, now Obama wants to back out on his deal.

The boy can't be trusted on anything.

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