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
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#869379 Mar 6, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a nice House red to go with that? I really like the cheap stuff when vino's concerned.
Oh - here's "an" one.
Mama Welfare

Pompano Beach, FL

#869380 Mar 6, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a nice House red to go with that? I really like the cheap stuff when vino's concerned.
You be talkin to the lily

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#869381 Mar 6, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
A leaked email from an Agriculture Department field officer adds fuel to claims President Obama's political strategy is to make the billions in recent federal budget cuts as painful as possible to win the public opinion battle against Republicans.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/06/le...
That's Democrats for you - screw the people, we just want our way. No surprise here.
it's not working

"Election bump over, Obama approval drops to 43 percent: Reuters/IPSOS poll"

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#869382 Mar 6, 2013
HOPE wrote:
POOR POOR PEOPLE IF THEY WOULD ONLY THINK The richest politicians in Washington are not Republicans they are Democrats, but how many people know that?
Here is a list of some of the rich Democrats.
1. Democrat Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of 101 million
2. Democrat Hillary Clinton has a net worth of 34 million
3. Democrat Bill Clinton has a net worth of 80 million
4. Democrat Senator Herb Kohn has a net worth of 231 million
5. Democrat Congressman Jarel Polis has a net worth of 143 million
6. Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller has a net worth of 99 million
7. Democrat Senator Mark Warner has a net worth 70 million
8. Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal has a net worth of 64 million
9. Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg has a net worth of 85 million
10. Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has a net worth of 69 million
11. Democrat Congressman Harry Teague has a net worth of 40 million
12. Democrat congressman Alan Grayson has a net worth of 93 million
13. Democrat Congress woman Jane Harman has a net worth of 112 million
14. Democrat Senator John Kerry has a net worth of 188 million
15. Democrat Al Gore has a net worth of 100 million dollars
(Overall the richest politicians in Washington are Democrats)
THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU THEY JUST KEEP YOU CLOSER THAN THEIR REAL FRIENDS
And they voted to raise their own taxes because they knew it was for the good of the country.

Republicans rich in Congress want to raise taxes on the poor & cut their programs.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#869383 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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i guarantee the judge is happy that burden has been taken off his shoulders.
Her shoulders. BTW this is the third trial judge assigned to the case, the second states attorney's office and the city has just hired it's third police chief since the teen was shot and killed just one year ago. The defendant is on his third attorney and his wife has been charged with perjury. And the case is just now beginning to take shape.

The only liberal in sight is the defense attorney O'Mara.

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#869384 Mar 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Sen. Rand Paul has taken to the floor of the U.S. Senate and is vowing to stay there “at length” in order to filibuster John O. Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to be the next CIA director.
The freshman Kentucky Republican has said he will hold up the nomination until he gets more information about the U.S. drone execution program, which has become a major sore point for many lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
“I will speak today until the president responds and says,‘No, we won’t kill Americans in cafes. No, we won’t kill you at home at night,’” Mr. Paul said.
Just hours earlier, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testified to a Senate committee that he believed it would be illegal for the government to kill an American who did not pose an imminent threat to security.
But he could not rule out the use of drones on American soil altogether, saying only that he doubted it would happen because it’s easier to capture people here.
The U.S. extrajudicial execution program has come under increasing scrutiny this year after some of the administration’s legal justification for the executions — most often carried out by drone strikes on targets overseas — leaked to the press.
Members of both parties on Capitol Hill have raised concerns about the program, which started under President George W. Bush and which Mr. Obama has greatly expanded.
Mr. Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Mr. Obama will deliver a speech in the near future laying out the issues at stake and asking for a public debate on the underlying principles.
Mr. Holder also said, though, that he is not sure Congress could ban the president from using drones to kill Americans on U.S. soil, saying that would likely run afoul of the Constitution’s grant of powers to the president in Article II.
I wonder if Bob Woodward has been having higher than normal "mosquito" problems.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#869385 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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How about democrats who married into money?
John McCain is a Republican. You were talking about him, right?

Or maybe you were talking about an already wealthy man marrying a wealthy wife? Then that would m]be Mitt Romney.

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#869386 Mar 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Wow, you're really into this, aren't you? Is he your brother?
Why have you dropped it (you were the first to post about it)?

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#869387 Mar 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The checks
Without having done a whole lot of research on it, I have to agree.

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THE POPE

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#869388 Mar 6, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a nice House red to go with that? I really like the cheap stuff when vino's concerned.
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK... WE ARE SO ALIKE I'M NOT SURE WHY YOU'RE NOT HERE IN BED WITH ME RIGHT NOW?

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Jimmy

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#869389 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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it's not working
"Election bump over, Obama approval drops to 43 percent: Reuters/IPSOS poll"
Thanks for the info - glad to hear that!

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

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When's dawn?

#869390 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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What he meant was no is being laid off in the White House who does these tours because it's done by volunteers.
It's another strategy in this "game" this president is playing to make Republicans look bad instead of trying to win for America.
If you think about it, it really is pretty sick.
You're still dumb carol, but you working up to moran status.(BTW, tours is plural = they're) " The reason for the cancellations, an official with the Secret Service told NBC News, is because the Uniformed Division Officers normally tasked with securing the tours will be reassigned to other security posts at the White House. The move will reduce overtime costs and may reduce the number of furloughs the Secret Service could potentially face, according to the official.

Generally speaking, this is hardly scandalous. The news will no doubt disappoint some tourists, and there's arguably a symbolic significance, but when evaluating the sequester's effects, this seems fairly minor. Indeed, if scrapping tours helps prevent Secret Service furloughs, it's a no-brainer."

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869391 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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What he meant was no is being laid off in the White House who does these tours because it's done by volunteers.
It's another strategy in this "game" this president is playing to make Republicans look bad instead of trying to win for America.
If you think about it, it really is pretty sick.
wahhhhh Mr. Boehner, we paid good money and we want to go to the zoo! You promised!! wahhhhh

it really is pretty childish.

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#869392 Mar 6, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Yes. lily is upset about some checks, but doesn't care about 800 innocent people being killed by Obama drone strikes.
lily loves selective outrage, and the race card.
And that's the problem with Obamabots.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#869393 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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What he meant was no is being laid off in the White House who does these tours because it's done by volunteers.
It's another strategy in this "game" this president is playing to make Republicans look bad instead of trying to win for America.
If you think about it, it really is pretty sick.
We're broke, no more tours, the White House lost 1 million in funding, better to cancel tours than fire people. This is the mentality of the Republicans, they are not happy unless someone gets a pink slip. You people are awful.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#869394 Mar 6, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're still dumb carol, but you working up to moran status.(BTW, tours is plural = they're) " The reason for the cancellations, an official with the Secret Service told NBC News, is because the Uniformed Division Officers normally tasked with securing the tours will be reassigned to other security posts at the White House. The move will reduce overtime costs and may reduce the number of furloughs the Secret Service could potentially face, according to the official.
Generally speaking, this is hardly scandalous. The news will no doubt disappoint some tourists, and there's arguably a symbolic significance, but when evaluating the sequester's effects, this seems fairly minor. Indeed, if scrapping tours helps prevent Secret Service furloughs, it's a no-brainer."
Carol and her ilk won't be happy unless government workers are fired, then they'll rejoice. Sick people.

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THE POPE

Atlanta, GA

#869395 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I wonder if Bob Woodward has been having higher than normal "mosquito" problems.
YOU GOT A LOTTA POSITIVE JUDGITS OVER ON THE LGBT THREAD. YOU A HIT!

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#869396 Mar 6, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"sonic"
Your response is pure BS and so is your source. Unfortunately in your mind we still have due process. In your mind it is okay for an individual to claim someone is a subversive and off him. You to would be screaming out loud if a republican offered this option, rightfully so.
Peace
KMA
what's not to like? no troops need sent. cost less. and no fake wars required. i love it.

and BTW....more....

Today, we apparently need pages on pages of Justice Department legalese (“Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa’ida or an Associated Force”) to justify killing Americans who have become senior jihadist terrorists and who are trying to kill as many innocent Americans as possible.

Of course, it’s no small irony that the candidate who once railed against the Bush administration’s so-called imperial presidency in the war on terror now finds himself under attack by his own base (and a few on the right) for his “secret” program of targeted killings. However, there is nothing like reality—in this case, the global, nebulous network of al Qaeda and allied terrorists—to bring home to a sitting president his fundamental constitutional responsibility to protect the lives and property of his fellow citizens.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/drone_...

and that would be neo-con headquarters.

want to hear what Republicans congressmen have to say about it?

though you probably don't.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#869397 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
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As usual, I have no idea what you're talking or what your point is.
But I'll ask again anyway.
You would be okay if a Republican president had the authority to drop drones on "terrorists" on our own soil?
Try and focus on the question. Tay?
Get a life Carol, it's like a joke topic created to fool nutjobs like you.

The Payne Stewart jet out of Sun Jet Aviation in Sanford Fl was being chased by USAF fighters and would have been shot down prior to leaving US airspace.

Fortunately it ran out of fuel and crashed on it's own before standard AF procedure came into play. That was 1999 Carol__drones were yet a dream.

You're not the real Carol are you?

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Loysville, PA

#869398 Mar 6, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
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that's the thing dave, I already did in the first post...
your unsupported (and unsupportable) contention that hospitals get less but not doctors when PROVIDERS take a cut was no rebuttle...
but here is more:
"Medicaid is a broken, costly system due to its unusual structure. The federal government splits the cost of Medicaid with each state through a matching formula. The federal government pays on average 57 cents of every dollar spent on Medicaid. In exchange, the federal government puts numerous restrictions on states on who must be covered and how the program must be run.
This complex, ineffective setup means that states have their hands tied in running the program. As a result, states are forced to slash payments to providers, doctors and hospitals, to control for the rapid growth in Medicaid. Medicaid pays about 55% of what private insurance does; Medicare pays 75%. When payments to doctors are reduced, doctors decide not to accept Medicaid patients. A recent study in the journal Health Affairs estimates that 30% of doctors do not accept new Medicaid patients. In some states, the numbers is much higher—it’s 60% in New Jersey."
Read more: http://americansforprosperity.org/legislative...
Hospitals get paid by Medicare for their services & doctors bill separately.

The ACA does not reduce payments to doctors.

I keep telling you & you keep being stupid. Keep reading your right wing sources who don't know that doctor payments are not reduced & you will cintinue to get dumber.

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