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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Deltona, FL

#877529 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
DUBAI -- Iran's most powerful authority said the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel launched a military attack against it.
Meanwhile, Israel warns the longer the sanctions and negotiations go on, the longer Iran has to build a nuclear weapon.
Reminds me of the sanctions in Iraq which some believe were so severe under the Clinton administration that Iraqi children starved and created much of the hostility surrounding 9/11.
Also reminds me of the period of time Saddam was given by the UN to dispose of his WMDs.
ROFLMAO__Iran's highest authority?

If Israel strikes Iran__the strike will focus on Tehran, one of the few places on earth that one could drop in a nuke without concern that neighboring nations would suffer the after effects.

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gauley bridge wv

#877530 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Because they have a birthright; and the Israelis refuse the right of return.
You do know that most of the so-called Palestinian land is in Jordan, right? I don't hear you flapping about that land or the fact that Jordan threw them out because they tried to overthrow the government.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#877531 Mar 21, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I wish. Then they could proceed to blow each other up like they did back in the 80's.
Wouldn't the better solution be to save as many innocents in both Iraq and Iran?

Remember the students in the streets in Iran a few years ago - when they were risking their very lives in protest and it took Obama 9 days to comment?

Why would you want them to be blown up?

Obama knows as much as anyone, the easiest and most probable end to the Iranian crisis is getting rid of another threat.

He as much as said so.

The Iranians would probably be cheering in the streets this time.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877532 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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I will say I was a little disappointed considering the carnage that would have taken place against the Iraqis had Saddam's insurgents and al Qaeda been left in Iraq in the vacuum.
Obama was so quick to get us out of there, he screwed up the progress that was taking place in establishing Iraq's new leadership.
All the blood and treasure that WAS lost might very well have been for nothing.
He really does think it's all about him, doesn't he?
What? They wanted us out; we destroyed their country; bombed them with depleted uranium, white phosphorous, babies being born with one eye on their foreheads. Before we invaded Iraq, Bagdad was a thriving secular city; there was no fight between Shiites and Sunnis; we destroyed that country, for what? Because they had a dictator? So? Is it our job to go around the world killing all dictators and imposing American democracy on the world? Why?
The Republicans love dictators, prop them up, until they are no longer useful, then they go in and kill. Sadam Hussein was going to flood the market with his oil and deal in euros; that's why Bush invaded. Who got the oil, by the way? The Chinese and not one bullet, not one soldier deployed. You're a simpleton beyond belief.
Iraq was fine the way it was; now, it is a breeding ground for AlQuaida.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#877533 Mar 21, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Rightwingers hate seniors.
I believe I speak for most rightwingers when I say if you are not a millionaire and able to take care of yourself by the time you reach your golden years, all rightwingers together: GFY!
rightwingers aren't the ones redistributing healthcare to the young and to illegal aliens. rightwingers aren't the ones who redistributed wealth from seniors who have savings accounts to debtors who couldn't afford the mortgages they were given because of social engineering in the CRA.
carol

Orlando, FL

#877534 Mar 21, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>You rightwingers are a lot like the hard leftwingers, you both want to control people lives and how they spend or don't spend their money.
I think we should all just become independents and let the fringe on either side have at it while the rest of us speak in one loud voice.

Whaddya say, Homer? I will if you will.

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#877535 Mar 21, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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The only people who think we went there for oil are idiots like you. First, you bitch and moan that it was a shameful reason to invade, now you cry because we didn't take the oil. You're so fcuking batty you can't see straight.
Alan Greenspan and General John Abizaid have both admitted the Iraq war was all about oil.

You're as stubborn as your picture to deny it.

Or, more likely, you're just an idiot who believed Bush.

Most Americans know the war was for oil and it was an abject failure.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#877536 Mar 21, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Peppy keeps mice in both his pockets, the upside is no crumbs.
Peppy sure does blow in and out of here awful fast, doesn't he?

As soon as I start laughing at you two again, he's gone.

So now I don't even get my hopes up anymore.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#877537 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You should see the Asians at the Baccarat tables placing minimum $1000 bets!! It's a riot.
they're probably laughing at the gaudily dressed, fat, fake blonde with the skinny black husband with a gold tooth who only play the 25 cent slot machines.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#877538 Mar 21, 2013
Moreover, Homer, if we were on the same team I guess it'd be alright for us to... well... you know...
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#877539 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No, she's not a vegetable at all, just because her speech is slow doesn't mean that at all. I think it's amazing that she survived and recovered as much as she did.
Look, in rightwinger world if she's not a Stepford wive she's got issues.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#877540 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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I think we should all just become independents and let the fringe on either side have at it while the rest of us speak in one loud voice.
Whaddya say, Homer? I will if you will.
Ive been doing that for years, welcome aboard.

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lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#877541 Mar 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Well, he has to be a total moran if, after losing the election, his first order of business was to bring back his idiotic "personhood bill"; would that mean that eggs could vote?
The egg could sue the mother for aborting it? What about bacon?
Doesn't bacon have any rights? WTF?
It does in Chicago, where they even let dead people and regurgitated bacon vote, as long as they vote Democrat.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877542 Mar 21, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> well then why do blacks want to be considerd as african americans ? Why do you pretend to be a victim? Why don't you stop pretending its everyones fault but your own for your own condition? When will you actualy be as strong as you want people to believe you are and do somthing for yourself instead of falsely bitching about the white man holding you back? And please please give up on the poetry ..
Why do Americans call themselves Irish when they are 4th generation American and have never even been to Ireland? Same with Italians. People want to identify with an origin and through the Human Genome Project people can discover that we all come from Africa!!
That ought to send you straight over the edge!!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#877543 Mar 21, 2013
I've always respected the things you write, Homer. I may not have agreed with them, but I respected your right to say them. We agree then that right up until Obama took over Iraq we were winning?

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#877544 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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I will say I was a little disappointed considering the carnage that would have taken place against the Iraqis had Saddam's insurgents and al Qaeda been left in Iraq in the vacuum.
Obama was so quick to get us out of there, he screwed up the progress that was taking place in establishing Iraq's new leadership.
All the blood and treasure that WAS lost might very well have been for nothing.
He really does think it's all about him, doesn't he?
You might want to tidy up that jibberish babe__al Qaeda in Iraq is claiming much of the credit for the current state of unrest (sectarian violence)in that nation.

There were no AQ or any other brand of terrorists in Iraq prior prior to the US invasion__now they're thick particularly in Anbar Province, you know, the surge place.

Saddam hated OBL and once said that he would kill him with his bare hands if he found him inside Iraq. Saddam likely did have Abu Nidal killed.

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TSM

El Paso, TX

#877545 Mar 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The CBO aid Galt is a liar. Obamacare does not add to the deficit.
I know why you right whiners are so confused.
You are accustomed to Republicans passed bills under Bush that just spent money without any revenue generation to pay for it.
Dave I know facts donít matter in the Liberal World, but a not-so-surprising report from the Government Accountability Office, it turns out that ObamaCare is estimated to add another $6.2 trillion to the long-term deficit!!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#877546 Mar 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
After seeing what O'Reilly did, how can you support him??
First he sexually harasses a young woman on his staff.
Then he tries to get the policeman who his wife was dating in trouble, using his influence.
Now he tries to go after his wife thru the Catholic Church!!
Talk about a sore loser and woman hater!!
And you admire this man??
You're beneath contempt.
"Bill O'Reilly Divorced His Wife Then Begged The Pope To Send Her To Hell?"
"Going after the frequent flier miles is one thing, but trying to get your children's mother excommunicated from her church is another thing all together!
Bill O'Reilly and Maureen McPhilmy, the woman who divorced him and then remarried another man, aren't exactly getting along when it comes to raising their kids.
A man and his ex-wife disagreeing on parenting styles isn't exactly unprecedented, but when it gets so bad he starts a one man crusade against his ex-wife's soul?
Yikes!!
Marueen has been officially reprimanded by the Catholic Church for continuing to (1) receive communion at her local church after getting divorced and remarried ó Mmm, but the body of Christ is so delicious! And who can turn down a free snack?ó and (2) telling her kids that marriage numero dos is valid in God's eyes!"
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As a woman on her second marriage, this should appalling to you!!
Likely you're too ignorant to see the similarities.
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There's a lot of things I don't agree with or understand about O'Reilly.

But like, with anything, you have to weigh the good with the bad.

~He gives every penny of his factor gear profits to charity.
~He worked tirelessly to get Jessica's Law passed in all but 6 states to protect the children in this country and he's still working on those 6.
~He does more for the Wounded Warriors Project than anyone with a microphone on television.
~He looks out for the folks with viewpoints from both sides on every issue.
~He really doesn't like spin and isn't afraid to say exactly what he thinks when the left tries to get away with it.

He's not perfect. I've known that from the very beginning.

But neither are you. And neither am I.
carol

Orlando, FL

#877547 Mar 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The entire premise is ridiculous because Obamacare will result in huge tax increases and budget deficits if not stopped.
Well, I for one don't see how it can be stopped, do you? When that traitor, Ro___ts (I can't bring myself to spell his whole name) gave his stamp of approval didn't that clinch the thing for the liberals? I think we're probably doomed, and, if not doomed, then we should all be very scared indeed about the future of this once great nation.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#877548 Mar 21, 2013
carol wrote:
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Wouldn't the better solution be to save as many innocents in both Iraq and Iran?
Remember the students in the streets in Iran a few years ago - when they were risking their very lives in protest and it took Obama 9 days to comment?
Why would you want them to be blown up?
Obama knows as much as anyone, the easiest and most probable end to the Iranian crisis is getting rid of another threat.
He as much as said so.
The Iranians would probably be cheering in the streets this time.
The Iranians will solve their own problems; they have a young highly educated population that does not want to die in a stupid war. Amininejad will be out soon; I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't a revolution there as well.

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