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 ... Read more

Since: Jul 11

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#871387 Mar 10, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Once again Carol you prove what a clueless twit and liar you are. Those of us on the left don't have any hatred for those who achieve success, it's how you do it that makes the difference . A high school friend of mine came up with an idea for a product and started making it in his parents' garage and steadily expanded, hiring workers and when he sold the business became a very rich man. You may have heard about it, Yankee Candle which employs thousands of workers in its manufacturing facility and its retail outlets across the country and in Europe. Do I begrudge him his success? Absolutely not, he provided employment not only with his company but with other companies that sprung up in competition.
Someone like Mitt Romney however made his money taking over companies, loading them with debt, raiding employee pensions , laying people off and shipping jobs overseas.
Your assertion that those on the left are devoid of religious belief is also totally false. Most of the people I go to church with are liberals. My son is an unabashed liberal and even when he's away at college he gets on the Metro on Sunday to attend services at St. John's on Lafayette Park or goes to a Catholic service on the CUA campus.
Your "societal standards" are code for people like you wanting to force your religious bigotry on others.
Jimmy is a mealy mouthed punk who simply parrots every other ignorant right winger on this topic.
From the amount of judgeit's you got from the waxman i'd say that cut to the bone! Good post!

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871388 Mar 10, 2013
BlueFlag wrote:
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School boards that run public school systems are elected by "Taxpayers". Your name here is "Taxpayer". By your logic it follows that you are a facist moron.
Location hidden, eh?
That's funny. We can easily tell where your head is stuck.

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#871389 Mar 10, 2013
Cway wrote:
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You know as well as I that Bush and Cheney are guilty as sin. The lack of an indictment is hardly proof of their innocence.
I agree!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#871390 Mar 10, 2013
All invsestors spend their own money in an effort to try and save foundering businesses. Did I just write that? Oh my goosness, sometimes I make myself laugh! I know, I know, investors don't actually "save" anything they just keep their eye on the ball and look for profitable opportunities.

Recently my husband and I were offered a chance to get in early on a tip by a family friend. He told us that Pfizer Chemical had developed a drug which would make teenagers invisible and had the potential to make liberals disappear completely.

Well, I don't have to tell you we jumped in with both feet! This is the breakthrough we've been waiting for, people! We tried it out on the Domino's Pizza boy and avoided a tip entirely. Then we tuned the television to Letterman, pushed the button twice, and poof! There was Jay Leno interviewing Ted Nugent!

We bought 1,000 shares (ugh! dirty word!) at 27.12 and already they're up to 28.18. Keep your fingers crossed for us, and please pray for our safe return.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#871391 Mar 10, 2013
The only problem we've found over the last few days is that you have to take more and more of the drug for it to keep working, however, our sponsor at the Church of Christ in Business has been very good about keeping us supplied.. At this rate I'm confident that we won't even know liberals existed in another few weeks.

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Orlando, FL

#871392 Mar 10, 2013
Oops! "goodness."

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#871393 Mar 10, 2013
Enemies, a GOP love story

by digby

Being fairly sure that the new found love for civil liberties among Republicans seeking the presidency is a tad opportunistic, I highlighted some delicious examples of GOP hypocrisy on presidential wartime powers during the Kosovo campaign. Now Perlstein takes them through the Wayback machine and it's a wild trip. He starts off by recounting this week's events and then asking:

Does all this mean the ancient (and even, sometimes, honorable) tradition of Republican "isolationism" (the word being more than a little bit of an epithet, its advocates prefer "non-interventionism”) is making a comeback? Or, alternately, did it never really go away at the conservative grassroots, save for those distracting moments when the Commander in Chief is a conservative Republican hero like in those heady first few years of W's Iraq War? Or is all this just another opportunity for Obama-bashing, and as such a perfect exemplar of the intellectual contentlessness and bottomless cynicism of that favorite Republican activity?(As I put it in the piece on the convention, "What they really love—shown by the way McCain and Condi were able to win back their audience by taking cheap shots at Obama—are enemies. And within their authoritarian mind-set [as George Orwell taught us with his talk about Eurasia, Eastasia and Oceania], enemies are fungible."

Do read on. It's quite a lesson in partisan opportunism.

This is why I don't truck too much in the hypocrisy argument on either side. Both parties are guilty of it, particularly in national security and foreign policy, which is interesting since the nation has been run on a bipartisan consensus on this pretty much for half a century. You see this playing out on both sides right now in which a few Democrats are tepidly speaking out against tactics in the covert war against terrorism, while some of the GOP's more aggressive, ambitious types are taking up the mantle of the ACLU. Meanwhile, John McCain (as he did during the Kosovo campaign) holds down the pro-military end on the right while the Democratic president and his allies in congress holds it down on the left. You'll see the same dynamic when a Republican is in the White House.

Perlstein's observation is more interesting: with the right, it's about the enemies and enemies are fungible. That's really the best way to understand them, I think.

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/enemie...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#871394 Mar 10, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Location hidden, eh?
That's funny. We can easily tell where your head is stuck.
Maybe the poster hasn't discovered TOR or hide my ass yet? Or how to crank out judgits 30 at a time. Not everyone is a paid topix troll after all.

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Since: Feb 13

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#871395 Mar 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Mental illness is a wonderful thing!
Keep on trucking!
If we are lucky, Obama will hit $25 trillion in debt before he leaves office. That is, if he ever does.
But it's all for a good cause, the destruction of the decadent American society.
Obama has added the least to the debt than any President before him. Obama has lowered the deficit. Stupidity is your weakness for not knowing this.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05...
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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
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http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-spend...
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
carol

Orlando, FL

#871396 Mar 10, 2013
Today is my 58th birthday everyone! Give or take fifteen long and tedious years or so. Could someone explain to me why long after their wives no longer even think about it a man will still wake up suddenly in the middle of the night and want, well, you know?

"Hello, hello... Pfizer Chemical? Do you by any chance have anything... an antidote of some kind for Viagra? Do you really need to know why?... What do you mean it's a secret, these men are driving us crazy!... Really?... You mean they actually disappear?... "
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#871397 Mar 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>yeap your another that wants to throw out the English Language and replace the english language with Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks in the public schools I see Jethro.
Ebonics (a blend of the words ebony and phonics) is a term that was originally intended to refer to the language of all people descended from enslaved Black Africans, particularly in West Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Since the 1996 controversy over its use by the Oakland School Board, the term Ebonics has primarily been used to refer to African American Vernacular English (AAVE), a dialect distinctively different from Standard American English.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebonics
You've got bigger problems than Ebonics, Jethro.
"your"
Hahahahahaha

Since: Oct 08

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#871398 Mar 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ebonics should replace English to demonstrate that we are a repentant society for the abuses of slavery.
Thanks John, I needed that laugh...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#871399 Mar 10, 2013
sonicfiller has 150gb loops of cut-n-paste deranged samples of insanity and don't know where you're going but are on the way..
DemjuanNDemsean

Pompano Beach, FL

#871400 Mar 10, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Obama has added the least to the debt than any President before him. Obama has lowered the deficit. Stupidity is your weakness for not knowing this.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05...
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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
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http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-spend...
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
Pray to Obama for an even more enormous lie than this one.
carol

Orlando, FL

#871401 Mar 10, 2013
My sense is that the process of judging others often leads to the possibility of being judged oneself.

Since: Aug 11

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#871403 Mar 10, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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You've got bigger problems than Ebonics, Jethro.
"your"
Hahahahahaha
You do I am not dependent on the Federal Government's entitlement programs they could eliminate them all and I would be fine.
carol

Orlando, FL

#871404 Mar 10, 2013
She hovers over the glowing screen, bony white index finger suspended in mid-air, two runnels of white, foamy droll trickling down her hairy chin... "What should I do? Does this mean I have to start reading everything?"
carol

Orlando, FL

#871405 Mar 10, 2013
Hahahahaha.. "foamy white droll" huh? I love it!
carol

Orlando, FL

#871406 Mar 10, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>You do I am not dependent on the Federal Government's entitlement programs they could eliminate them all and I would be fine.
Sure. As long as you never had to spell anything.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#871407 Mar 10, 2013
So it seems that Jeb Bush isn’t nearly as politically savvy as his admirers would have us think:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says a possible 2016 run for president would not be affected by his brother’s lingering unpopularity.

“I don’t think there’s any Bush baggage at all [bold mine-DL],” Bush said on “Fox News Sunday” when confronted with a poll that showed almost a full majority of Americans have an unfavorable impression of former President George W. Bush.

What to make of this? This is a clear misreading of his brother’s political legacy. Of course, no one expects him to denounce or attack his brother, but minimizing the difficulties he would face as the third presidential candidate from the same dynasty just makes him seem clueless. Even if George W. Bush had been a merely mediocre, unremarkable president instead of a disastrous failure, it seems unlikely that the public would have much appetite for a third Bush presidency in less than thirty years. It isn’t entirely the fault of the dynasty, but since the Bushes started running the GOP the party has gone from routinely winning landslide victories to not being able to fight its way out of a wet paper bag. How stupid would the Stupid Party have to be to go back for a third helping of such brilliant political leadership?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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