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
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883656 Apr 4, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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... which effectively led to decadence, corruption, partisanship, and ultimate demise.
Yeah 400 years later. I got news for you the Roman Empire was corrupt from day one.

I know it's news because you rightwingers never read any history books.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#883657 Apr 4, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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So now the sequester was Obama's fault, too?
Nutso.
of course not, nothing is ever Oblamer's fault. the devalued soon to be extinct buck never stops on his desk.

'the White House originally proposed the sequester - House Speaker John Boehner has dubbed it the "Obamaquester." They point to reporting from the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, who has described how then-White House budget director Jack Lew and legislative liaison Rob Nabors hatched the idea of a trigger - a delayed-onset package that would ostensibly force Congress to reach an agreement on the budget - during the height of dramatic negotiations on raising the federal debt ceiling during the summer of 2011.

President Obama, Woodward reported, signed off on the proposal, and the result of the debt ceiling negotiations - the 2011 Budget Control Act - created a congressional "Super Committee" to reach an agreement on deficit reduction and included the spending cuts in the sequester as a fallback if the committee failed.

The committee failed; the sequester looms.

Woodward also accused the president of "moving the goal posts" by demanding that a replacement for the sequester include a balance of spending cuts and new revenue. "His call for a balanced approach is reasonable," Woodward wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post, "and he makes a strong case that those in the top income brackets could and should pay more. But that was not the deal he made."

Woodward explained that the final deal reached on the debt ceiling "included an agreement that there would be no tax increases in the sequester."

Congressional Republicans have brandished Woodward's reporting as evidence that the administration is solely responsible for the budgetary chaos, but the White House isn't having it.'

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57570955/...

of course it isn't Oblamer's fault. and because he & Dems are pushing mortgages for minorities with bad credit AGAIN...he'll be blaming someone else for the major bank default due to bad loans.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#883658 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
This is a serious question to anyone.
Theoretically, if you knew about the Holocaust even before we entered the war, would you not find this sufficient enough reason to become involved?
The question is in light of the same violation of human rights taking place in North Korea.
I would appreciate a serious response from anyone.
These are the options: bomb the hell out of their reactor or give them money. Or, send Dennis Rodman back to negotiate!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#883659 Apr 4, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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That would be the wrong answer.
It's impossible for a single school resource officer to protect 1500 children who are occupying 50 classrooms. What a school resource officer "can" do is communicate, call out, to headquarters and other police in terms they can understand and direct them to the part of the school that is being threatened.

And by the way there are plenty of resource officers that fit my description.

Officer friendly.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883660 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Forget it Tony, rightwingers think Hitler was a liberal. They're all nuts.
Hitler was a madman. He can't be equated with any party or ideology in this country. He just wanted complete government and military control and systematically succeeded in going about getting it. It helped that he had the media under his control.

So if there's any similarities whatsoever, it would be the control factor. Chavez also succeeded in having complete control over the media and the private sector. He, too, redisributed the wealth by simply confiscating businesses he thought the government should own. But he wasn't the monster Hitler was either - just controlling.

Same similarities, however.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#883662 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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These are the options: bomb the hell out of their reactor or give them money. Or, send Dennis Rodman back to negotiate!!
Bingo, N Korea has been pulling these stunts for years as a way of getting aid (money-food).

Today, South Koreans are going about their business and probably chuckling at young-Un's tactics.

I wonder if Rodman would go back right now LOL.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883663 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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These are the options: bomb the hell out of their reactor or give them money. Or, send Dennis Rodman back to negotiate!!
The unbelievable violations of human rights in Kim Jung Il's and now Kim Sung Un's Gulags are so mindboggling it's difficult for us to even get our heads around.

Would you have entered the war in Germany based only on the knowledge of the same human rights violations of the Holocaust?

When did basic human rights become a non-issue to the rest of humanity for geopolitical reasons?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883664 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
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Hitler was a madman. He can't be equated with any party or ideology in this country. He just wanted complete government and military control and systematically succeeded in going about getting it. It helped that he had the media under his control.
So if there's any similarities whatsoever, it would be the control factor. Chavez also succeeded in having complete control over the media and the private sector. He, too, redisributed the wealth by simply confiscating businesses he thought the government should own. But he wasn't the monster Hitler was either - just controlling.
Same similarities, however.
Agree, but he(Htiler) was more closely aligned with rightwing ideology than leftwing ideology and Chavez natrually was the opposite, although as you noted both wanted complete power and had control overthe media.

Any suggestions that Obama wants complete power and has control over the media is assinine and anyone who thinks that might want to check in at their local mental health clinic.

On a side note Hitler wasn't in favor of any wealth distribution and was firmly in bed with the industrialists.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#883665 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
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The unbelievable violations of human rights in Kim Jung Il's and now Kim Sung Un's Gulags are so mindboggling it's difficult for us to even get our heads around.
Would you have entered the war in Germany based only on the knowledge of the same human rights violations of the Holocaust?
When did basic human rights become a non-issue to the rest of humanity for geopolitical reasons?
That's not why we went to war against Germany, we went to war with them because they declared war on the U.S. as part of their pact with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The U.S. army was quite surprised when the came upon and liberated the concentration camps late in the war.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883666 Apr 4, 2013
Doctor King wrote:
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Well, it would if the dog hadn't pissed on it. Pick one higher up next time, and skip the poetry, it doesn't suit you. Oh, and learn to spel.
Okay, leosnana wanna be. I'll try and be more careful with my spelling using my own registered topix name from now on.

Speaking of poetry, this is more up your alley anyway:

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...

Lewis Carroll was a literary genius, but it kind of falls in line with your style of posting...eloquent but jibberish.
Doctor King

UK

#883667 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
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From the ashes of the fire rose a more spectacular Rome. A city made of marble and stone with wide streets, pedestrian arcades and ample supplies of water to quell any future blaze. The debris from the fire was used to fill the malaria-ridden marshes that had plagued the city for generations.
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/rome.htm
Always Mr. Positive, huh? Yes, there's noting like alluding to modern day America by comparing it to ancient Rome I always say....
TSM

El Paso, TX

#883668 Apr 4, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
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'Obama praises 'tough as nails' Pelosi at California fundraiser
(CNN)- Rep. Nancy Pelosi is a "visionary" leader who "never lets ideology cloud her judgment," President Barack Obama told a crowd of donors in San Francisco Wednesday evening.
Jane Says…Wasn’t it Pelosi that said ‘Unemployment Benefits Creates Jobs’ she also told her colleagues if they voted for Obamacare their constituents would love’ Them’ the Economy in the Tank and most of those Colleagues that voted for Obamacare are now Unemployed Politicians!!
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883669 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That's not why we went to war against Germany, we went to war with them because they declared war on the U.S. as part of their pact with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The U.S. army was quite surprised when the came upon and liberated the concentration camps late in the war.
The question started out with "theoretically" and assuming we hadn't entered the war yet.

Would the knowledge of the Holocaust had been enough reason for you to become involved if it hadn't been for other reasons?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#883670 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They hate teachers, hate public education and now they want them to be cops too? Hell no.
This is a secret plot to close all schools and force kids to stay home and go to Jeb Bush' virtual schools; force all mothers to quit their jobs so white male control can be re implemented.
lily loves the race card and the gender card
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#883671 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Huh? Speak English Jefro
lily really be wantin ebonics
Whatever

Gering, NE

#883672 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, but he(Htiler) was more closely aligned with rightwing ideology than leftwing ideology and Chavez natrually was the opposite, although as you noted both wanted complete power and had control overthe media.
Any suggestions that Obama wants complete power and has control over the media is assinine and anyone who thinks that might want to check in at their local mental health clinic.
On a side note Hitler wasn't in favor of any wealth distribution and was firmly in bed with the industrialists.
I have NEVER viewed being pro socialism, as Hilter was, as a right wing ideology. Most don't.

Every single industry in Germany was controlled by the Nazis. Your in bed reference sounds more like a case of rape rather than a happy affair.
Aunt Mattie

Orlando, FL

#883673 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, but he(Htiler) was more closely aligned with rightwing ideology than leftwing ideology and Chavez natrually was the opposite, although as you noted both wanted complete power and had control overthe media.
Any suggestions that Obama wants complete power and has control over the media is assinine and anyone who thinks that might want to check in at their local mental health clinic.
On a side note Hitler wasn't in favor of any wealth distribution and was firmly in bed with the industrialists.
Hitler was no more anywhere near the rightwing ideology as he was the leftwing ideology.

However, Obama most definitely wants control. Why is he growing government by leaps and bounds, usurping his authority by bypassing Congress on major policy decisions, making government and himself the CEO of corporations and demonizing the opposition in every other word he says?

Where have you been?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#883674 Apr 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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These are the options: bomb the hell out of their reactor or give them money. Or, send Dennis Rodman back to negotiate!!
or be like lily and just have another vodka
Whatever

Gering, NE

#883675 Apr 4, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That's not why we went to war against Germany, we went to war with them because they declared war on the U.S. as part of their pact with Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The U.S. army was quite surprised when the came upon and liberated the concentration camps late in the war.
Don't you find it shameful that the US was ignoring mass killings by a government?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#883677 Apr 4, 2013
Aunt Mattie wrote:
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Yep. He played his hand and signed it and republicans called his bluff.
Now he's just hoping we'll forget all the doom and gloom speeches.
In fact, polls say the majority of Americans say the sequester wasn't enough.
Obama's underlying motives are always to demonize the opposition to strengthen a one-party system - his party.
The good of the country is inconsequential.
This "strategy" just always seems to backfire.
Give it up babe the TeaMutts, Paul Ryan, Santorum and others wanted even deeper cuts__this too will haunt the Republicans until they decide that cooperation trumps divisive rhetoric.

BTW Obama can't run for a third term__just a reminder.

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