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
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873349 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
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No.
[sigh of relief]
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873350 Mar 13, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
This is lily, for sure. No ifs, ands or buts.
Lily... the Democreep that just claimed yesterday she never posts as anyone but lily, yet a few weeks ago said she enjoyed posting as others and also posted a dem hillbilly post, as lily, forgetting to use her proxy.
Democrats can be trusted, right?
Baasssaahhh!!!!!
fatty is a dead giveaway lilytard. You will need to remember that when you are sockpuppeting, bag jowl face.
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Baasssaahhh? You're drooling gunner, go get a napkin fer krissakes.
Or are you trying to say Massaaahh?
You're a damn fool gunner, go eat another donut and beat up your wife.
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873351 Mar 13, 2013
LOLOLOLOLHAHAHAHAHA The congressional Black Caucus would do better to push for specific policies at each of the cabinet level departments of government; that would be something substantive and useful to do. But instead, they complain that Obama isn’t providing enough symbolism. Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel says its damn “embarrassing” that Obama’s cabinet is so devoid of color. But, what he should be embarrassed about, is that the Obama administration does not take race into consideration, at all. The Black Caucus keeps saying that the cabinet should “look like America.” However, I think it is best that an administration look like the people it actually serves, the people who benefit from it, so that everybody will understand how policy is really formulated, and for whose benefit. In that sense, Obama’s cabinet in his second term looks just about right: its full of rich white folks, the same class that his administration really works for.

“It’s best that an administration look like the people it actually serves, the people who benefit from it, so that everybody will understand how policy is really formulated.”

The Congressional Black Caucus and the whole of the Black Misleadership Class were greatly disappointed that Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice didn’t get the Secretary of State job. The fact that Rice is a rabid militarist who was in some ways to the right of the Bush administration on Africa policy, and has sheltered those who are responsible for the death of millions in the Congo, doesn’t bother the Black Caucus. U.S. Africa policy is not the Caucus’s real concern; it’s the appearances that count.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873352 Mar 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
11 heinous lies conservatives are teaching America’s school children
The right has a new plan to capture the country's youth vote: Take over public school curriculums
Lie #11: Ayn Rand’s books have literary value.
Idaho state senator John Goedde, chairman of the state’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a bill that would require students not only to read Rand’s ponderous novel Atlas Shrugged, but also to pass a test on it in order to graduate. Goedde claims to mostly not be serious about this bill, but instead is using it as a childish attempt to piss off the liberals, but it’s still the sort of item parents need to watch out for.
After all, Texas textbook standards require that an obsession with the gold standard be taught as a legitimate economic theory instead of the mad ravings of cranks that it is. We live in an era where no amount of right-wing lunacy is considered too much to be pushed on innocent children like it’s fact. Anyone who doubts that should just remember one word: Dragons.
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/11_heinous_li...
Lie #8: Dragons actually once existed.
So did dinosaurs; Ron Paul is living proof
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873353 Mar 13, 2013
HAHAHAHAHAHLOLOLOLOLOL OBAMA LOLOLOL Obama has lost two of his Black cabinet members, two Hispanics, and two Asians. However, these exits didn’t have anything to do with policy, but with personal career decisions. Black employees were treated viciously in the Environmental Protection Agency when an African American woman, Lisa Jackson, was in charge, according to the No Fear Coalition, and environmental racism was never a priority of the EPA under Jackson’s watch. Why, then, is the absence of Lisa Jackson, or some other Black person just like her, considered a loss to Black America as a whole?
carol

Orlando, FL

#873354 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The guy you quoted is a liar.
If you read that page you referenced, it said Obamacare was projected to add 6.2 trillion to the deficit.
This is a blatant lie. He refers to a report requested by Sessions that asked the GAO to look at the ACA numbers if certain revenue generating aspects were NOT included. The GAO said if that was the case, then the ACA could run deficits at that number.
But the ACA does include those revenue generating aspects.
How about straight from the horse's mouth - the CBO report in 2010?

"In CBO's current-law projections, once the economy has recovered, the federal budget deficit amounts to between 2.5 percent and 3.0 percent of GDP from 2014 to 2020. Projected deficits total $6.2 trillion for the 10 years starting in 2011, raising federal debt held by the public to more than 69 percent of GDP by 2020, almost double the 36 percent of GDP observed at the end of 2007."

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21670

"...Once the economy has recovered..."

That was published in 2010 - the deficit has gone up quite a bit more since then and the growth rate has all but petered out.

But the $6.2 trillion was correct.

C'mon RealDave. Work with me. I'm trying my darndest to snap you out of it.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873355 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
More earthquakes and still no FEMA man with the bottled water and the check.
Jerry Brown needs to go to Washington and kiss Obama's ass.
Oh wow, maybe you can finally buy some furniture with your check
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873356 Mar 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
More likely Gooseshit from Moreno Valley or the Chicago scumbag dem, both of whom may be the same.
lily's ego is too large to waste her gems on another name.
Fake Carol can fake her smiles and laughter, but can never fake leosnanna ignorance and stupid.
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873357 Mar 13, 2013
HOPE AND STRANGE LOLOLOLOLHAHAHAHAHA The Black Caucus once put forward Congressman Sanford Bishop’s name for Secretary of Agriculture. Bishop is one of two Black members of the Blue Dogs, a coalition of right-wing Democrats. Bishop was one of four Black congresspersons to vote in favor of George Bush’s War Powers Act, in 2002, while the vast majority of Black people opposed the war. So, how would appointing Sanford Bishop to the cabinet reflect the political will of Black America?

Frankly, I wish Obama wouldn’t appoint anybody Black to high positions in his rich man’s government. You can be sure that any Black person who gets a significant job in this administration will be worthless to the rest of us – unless, of course, you're counting Black faces in high places.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873358 Mar 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That pretty much sums up anything madcow has to say. Great job capturing her essence.
Made me laugh out loud.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873359 Mar 13, 2013
Ted Cruz Slams Medicare Cuts In Paul Ryan’s Budget

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday aggressively criticized the Medicare cuts under Obamacare — cuts which are also included in the House GOP budget that was unveiled Tuesday. In echoing the familiar Republican attack line on the President, Cruz did not reference the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that adopts the same cuts.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/03/te...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#873360 Mar 13, 2013
Untangling life's origins
carol

Orlando, FL

#873361 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You and Carol are on Medicare, so what's your beef?
Not me...not old enough yet.

But it probably won't be there for you if Obama and his pals have anything to say about it. How far away are you from 65?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873362 Mar 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
11 heinous lies conservatives are teaching America’s school children
The right has a new plan to capture the country's youth vote: Take over public school curriculums
Lie #11: Ayn Rand’s books have literary value.
Idaho state senator John Goedde, chairman of the state’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a bill that would require students not only to read Rand’s ponderous novel Atlas Shrugged, but also to pass a test on it in order to graduate. Goedde claims to mostly not be serious about this bill, but instead is using it as a childish attempt to piss off the liberals, but it’s still the sort of item parents need to watch out for.
After all, Texas textbook standards require that an obsession with the gold standard be taught as a legitimate economic theory instead of the mad ravings of cranks that it is. We live in an era where no amount of right-wing lunacy is considered too much to be pushed on innocent children like it’s fact. Anyone who doubts that should just remember one word: Dragons.
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/13/11_heinous_li...
Lie #8: Dragons actually once existed.
Why does sonicfiller choose to be a moron and a dumbass? DNA? Too ugly to go outside? Poisoned as a child? Job Corp?
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873363 Mar 13, 2013
WRITE YOUR OPINIONS LOLOLOLOLOLHAHAHAHAH DON'T CUT AND PASTE LOLOLOLOLOL HAHAHAHAh INFORMED READER LOLOLOLOL Where do you locate yourself on the political spectrum? Are you liberal or conservative? On “the left”,“the right”, or perhaps you’re a bit of both (“moderate”). It is no secret that American mass culture often blunts the capacity for civic engagement and political awareness. Yet those who pursue an identity in acceptable political dialogue are less aware of how the parameters of American politics have been carefully crafted to elicit vicarious and seemingly meaningful participation for the politically inclined.

This is at least partially because political elites have for close to a century carefully crafted and presided over a political universe of smoke and mirrors for their subjects; one where citizens think and act as if they have political choices and agency, thereby perpetuating the myth of democratic participation and enfranchisement. Thinking along these lines is apparent in the almost century-old writings of the well-known American political commentator Walter Lippmann. lololololhahahahah INFORMED EDUCATED LOLOLOLOLHAHAHAh
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873366 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow Jane, what a shitty neighborhood you live in; that's your window you hang your head out of, the 4th on one the right? Sucks to be you.
"envy is very unattractive"
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873367 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
gfy gunner
And the heavy drinking begins...
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873368 Mar 13, 2013
Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency – And Which “Progressives” Aren’t
Now we know.

Every member of Congress has chosen whether to sign a letter making a crucial commitment:“We will vote against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”

The Democratic Party hierarchy doesn’t like the letter. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has said that cutting Social Security would “strengthen” it, and President Obama’s spokespeople keep emphasizing his eagerness to cut Social Security’s cost of living adjustments. The fact that Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit is beside the austerity point.

Since mid-February, across the country, many thousands of people have sent personal notes, submitted petitions and made phone calls imploring members of Congress to sign the letter, initiated by Congressmen Alan Grayson and Mark Takano.

Twenty-eight members of the House of Representatives have signed the letter.

Here are their names: Brown, Cartwright, Castor, Clay, Conyers, D. Davis, DeFazio, Ellison, Faleomavaega, Grayson, G. Green, Grijalva, Gutierrez, A. Hastings, Honda, Kaptur, Lee, Lynch, C. Maloney, Markey, McGovern, Nadler, Napolitano, Nolan, Serrano, Takano, Velazquez and Waters.

If you don’t see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Especially noteworthy are 49 members of the House who belong to the Congressional Progressive Caucus but have refused to sign the Grayson-Takano letter. In most cases, they represent districts with a largely progressive electorate. In effect, their message is: We like to call ourselves “progressive” but we refuse to clearly stand up to an Obama White House that’s pushing to slash Social Security and Medicare benefits. To see the names of those 49 members of Congress, click here.

A case in point: As a freshman Congressman, Jared Huffman represents California’s North Coast district, stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. On the 2012 campaign trail, I often heard Huffman assuring voters that he opposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare.(As a candidate, I finished second to him among Democrats in the primary election last June.) When he got to Washington, Huffman joined the Progressive Caucus.

Now, refusing to sign the Grayson-Takano letter, Congressman Huffman publicly touts his disdain for “outside groups.” Days ago, deriding the pressure from organizations urging him to sign the letter, Huffman boasted on his public Facebook page:“I won’t be bullied from the left or the right into signing Norquistian vote pledges to outside groups.”

HAHAHAHAHAhLOLOLOLOLO PROGRESSIVES ha
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873369 Mar 13, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Why does sonicfiller choose to be a moron and a dumbass? DNA? Too ugly to go outside? Poisoned as a child? Job Corp?
ok, ok, i believe in dragons!
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873370 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You and Carol are on Medicare, so what's your beef?
Clara reveals her early Boca Happy Hour

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