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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lily boca raton fl

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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
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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.
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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.
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That pretty much sums up anything madcow has to say. Great job capturing her essence.
Made me laugh out loud.
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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...

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Untangling life's origins
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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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?
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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?
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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
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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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

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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gfy gunner
And the heavy drinking begins...
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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
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<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!
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You and Carol are on Medicare, so what's your beef?
Clara reveals her early Boca Happy Hour
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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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.
Inebriation is very unattractive
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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So did dinosaurs; Ron Paul is living proof
lily is intoxicated proof
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh wow, maybe you can finally buy some furniture with your check
lily only buys liquor with her welfare check
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LOLOLOLDEMOCRATSHAHAHAHAHAHAAs battles over key issues of economic fairness intensify on Capitol Hill, we’re very likely to see a lot of Democrats — led by President Obama — preening themselves as virtuously non-dogmatic while they rebuff the minimal humanistic demands of progressive constituencies. The Grayson-Takano letter, for example, has been endorsed by dozens of progressive groups such as National Nurses United, Credo Action, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Bold Progressives, Democracy for America, RootsAction.org , Social Security Works, Progressive Democrats of America, the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, Rebuild the Dream, Progressives United, Color of Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for Community Change, Latinos for a Secure Retirement, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

In the real politics of the emerging struggle over Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, there’s a very big difference between expressing opposition to benefit cuts and promising not to vote for them. It’s only when members of Congress make a firm public commitment that Obama White House strategists may feel a need to recalibrate their deal-making calculus with Republicans.

Even firm commitments have eroded all too often on Capitol Hill, but at least the Grayson-Takano letter is a solid starting point. And as we look to the next election season, we should be searching for alternatives to the members of Congress who call themselves “progressive” but refuse to risk the wrath of an austerity-crazed Obama White House.
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straight from the horses mouth....

CBPP Statement: March 12, 2013
For Immediate Release

Statement by Robert Greenstein, President, On Chairman Ryan’s Budget Plan

When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his previous budget last year, I wrote that for most of the past half century, its extreme nature would have put it outside the bounds of mainstream discussion. It was, I wrote,“Robin Hood in reverse — on steroids,” because it would have produced the largest redistribution of income from bottom to top in modern U.S. history. Ryan’s new budget is just as extreme. Its cuts in programs for low-income and vulnerable Americans appear as massive as in last year’s budget, and its tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans could be larger than in last year’s.

In addition, in critical ways the budget is exceedingly vague — and, as a result, its claim to reach balance in ten years is hard to take seriously. It leaves unspecified hundreds of billions of dollars in budget cuts as well as the several trillion dollars of needed tax expenditure savings to pay for its proposed deep cuts in income tax rates. Thus, the budget’s fiscal claims rest on massive magic asterisks.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...

Chairman Ryan has at times received praise for having the courage to propose these policies. In reality, this budget reflects more of a lack of courage than an abundance of it.

Is it courageous to propose tax cuts but not identify a single tax expenditure to rein in? Is it courageous to target your deepest cuts on the poorest Americans, who vote in lower numbers and provide little in campaign contributions? Is it courageous to camouflage hundreds of billions in cuts for the poor and disadvantaged in broad budget categories without identifying the programmatic cuts, so that analysts, journalists, and other policymakers can’t identify the specific cuts and assess their impacts?

What stands out, above all else, is Chairman Ryan’s unwillingness to propose anything that would upset his party’s base of supporters or, in particular, its ideological opposition to any revenue increases.

Paul Ryan is a smart and engaging individual. But, make no mistake: his budget is extreme. And, in its reverse Robin Hood policies, its ideological rigidity, and its calculated vagueness, it sadly reflects some of the worst features of American politics at this crucial time.
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Oh wow, maybe you can finally buy some furniture with your check
Ammo would be more useful.

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