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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Leadville Lou wrote:
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The nations bible thumper, Obama.
Obama gay marriage quotes - POLITICO.com
www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76109_Page...
May 9, 2012 – POLITICO; Evolve: Obama gay marriage quotes ...“I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my ...
Craig Shirley, a conservative activist and the author of two books about the Reagan revolution, is convinced that self-proclaimed conservatives have undermined their own cause by attempting to use the federal government to address social issues.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, he said, should never have pushed for enactment of the Defense of Marriage Act:“it was wrong, it was the federalization of social policy.”

The Republican Party has begun to move to the left on social and cultural issues, as well as on immigration. Despite the warnings of mass defections of white evangelical and born-again Christians, these shifts will not be as costly as some people, both inside and outside the party, claim.

The fact is that on pretty much every noncultural issue – government spending, taxes, the regulatory state and national defense – the Christian right holds orthodox Republican views virtually identical to those of mainstream Republicans. Its members are unlikely to bolt the party.

Take a look at this Pew Center chart, Figure 1.

The constituency most convinced that “government regulation of business usually does more harm than good,” a core tenet of the modern Republican Party, is white evangelical Christians:

Or, take Figure 2. The Christian right tops everyone in its conviction that “the best way to ensure peace is through military strength.”

Finally, just about everyone (see Figure 3) says they are patriotic, but who tops the list?

In other words, the Republican Party can afford to marginalize Tony Perkins and other Christian right leaders because evangelical social conservatives, who make up more than a third of the Republican electorate, are not going to vote Democratic. Nor are they going to join an exodus to a third party. Rush Limbaugh to the contrary, they won’t stay home either.

Minimal losses among these voters could be made up for by slight gains among other constituencies like young voters, minorities and single white women.

Withdrawing full-throated support for the religious right (for example, by altering the anti-abortion plank of the 2012 Republican Party platform, which called for a constitutional amendment banning abortion without exception for victims of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother) may be a gamble – and may cost the party donors — but at the moment the Republican Party holds a losing hand.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/...

which actually supports the suppostion that Bill O'Reilly is not stupid.
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a right wing opinion,, spareed the fiction and spam
An exploding population of wild horses and ghetto ignorance... And the government still wants to control YOUR ghetto numbers. The eyes are useless when your mind is blind sonicfiller.

“fairtax.org”

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a right wing opinion built on falsehoods will be sure to impress....no one. well, beyond the other right wing nuts who've bought into the right wing media propaganda.
and we know how that worked out in the last election. and how it will continue to play out in future elections unless.....
A Republican Left Turn?
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/...
it's no longer a center right country. anyone that thinks it is isn't pay attention. hard line views on social issues won't win elections, and no point in even discussing hard right economic views....absolutely no one will pay attention to that that's been proven not to work. that that got us into the economic mess we will continue to stay in until the GOP admits that their constant attacks of Obama are nothing more than cover for their past mistakes and they start to look at ideas that will actually work.
i have plenty of opinions to express, though none that you care to hear anymore than i care to hear yours. opinions are like azzholes; though nowadays merely caricatures of that adage: seems everybody has one though they rarely get it right. i care not to be one of those whose views are shaped by nothing more than talk from the RWM that holds no water. i'll leave that to the carols of the world.
so please, continue your derision based on the fact that i won't play ball with the lies that you nutjobs try to use to make yourselves believe that you actually own a viewpoint that translates into an opinion.
A batshit crazy libtard blowing his flute for a bunch of other barshit crazy libtards. Half the people in this country didn't vote at all. They are the ones you should be worried about. When they get tired of the bullshit from both sides heads are going to roll! Big time!!!
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Oppressed Christians and Second-Class Citizenship

Having people tell you you're wrong may not be fun, but it doesn't make you oppressed.

With all this talk of gay people marrying one another, some people on the right are starting to bleat about how they're being oppressed for their Christian beliefs—so oppressed, in fact, that they're starting to feel like "second-class citizens." Here's CBN's David Brody lamenting the sorrows of Kirk Cameron and Tim Tebow. Here's Red State's Erik Erikson predicting the coming pogrom ("Within a year or two we will see Christian schools attacked for refusing to admit students whose parents are gay. We will see churches suffer the loss of their tax exempt status for refusing to hold gay weddings. We will see private businesses shut down because they refuse to treat as legitimate that which perverts God’s own established plan."). Here's Fox News commentator Todd Starnes on the oppression that has already begun ("it’s as if we’re second-class citizens now because we support the traditional, Biblical definition of marriage"). And how is this second-class citizenship being thrust upon them back in the real world? Well, people are ... strongly disagreeing with their position on an issue of public concern! It's awful, I tell ya.

The impulse to jam that crown of thorns down on your head is a powerful one in politics. It means you've achieved the moral superiority of the victim, and the other side must be the victimizer. The problem is that these folks don't seem to have much of a grasp on what second-class citizenship actually looks like. Last time I checked, nobody was forbidden to vote because they're a Christian, or not allowed to eat in their choice of restaurants, or forced to use separate water fountains, or even be forbidden by the state to marry the person of their choice. That's what second-class citizenship is. Having somebody on television call your views retrograde may not be fun, but it doesn't make you a second-class citizen.

Of course, they say, "Just you wait." But these fantasies of oppression are just that, fantasies. One of their favorite scare stories is that before you know it, Christian ministers are going to be hauled off to jail or have their churches lose their tax-exempt status if they refuse to marry gay people. Right, just like at the moment a Jewish synagogue will lose its tax-exempt status if the rabbi won't preside over a Pentecostal wedding. And as for the florist who refuses to sell flowers to a gay couple, what he's asking for is not a right but a privilege, the privilege to discriminate based on sexual orientation. It's no different than if he refused to sell flowers to an interracial couple. But somehow, if he finds justification for that discriminatory practice in his faith, that's supposed to make it a fundamental right.

I'm more than happy to admit that in certain circles, it's more acceptable to be gay than to be an evangelical Christian. That's what Chief Justice Roberts was getting at when he noted during the oral arguments about DOMA that "political figures are falling all over themselves" to endorse gay marriage, and thus gay people don't qualify as a disfavored minority. But what we're talking about here isn't attendance at fashionable Upper West Side parties, it's discrimination under the law. That's what makes you a second-class citizen. It's what gay people live with now, and it's something that is never, ever going to happen to Christians, no matter how bad some of them may feel when people tell them they're wrong.

http://prospect.org/article/oppressed-christi...
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<quoted text> A batshit crazy libtard blowing his flute for a bunch of other barshit crazy libtards. Half the people in this country didn't vote at all. They are the ones you should be worried about. When they get tired of the bullshit from both sides heads are going to roll! Big time!!!
So you say. And based on what?

need i say more?
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The only reason that people in Cyprus lost money is because their government stole the money.
Now that type of stuff is a bunch of rot!

They ought to burn the THIEVES of unaccountable OUT!!!
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i'm all in with Billo.
bible thumpers. need to fix that. damn special interest groups with their tax breaks. do you have any idea how much revenue we could be getting from political hacks who pose as leaders of the Bible Thumpers cult? it's crime that they get away with not paying taxes. damn 47%ers.
Aint that a truth!

Damn robbinhoodieTic thieves and slackerTics, are everywhere these days!

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<quoted text> A batshit crazy libtard blowing his flute for a bunch of other barshit crazy libtards. Half the people in this country didn't vote at all. They are the ones you should be worried about. When they get tired of the bullshit from both sides heads are going to roll! Big time!!!
The one's we should be concerned with are those that are misinformed.

They get their information from Conservative Tall Radio & Fox.

They are the ones that keep electing the same people that neartly killed this country under Bush.

Boehner, Cantpr, McConnell, Ryan, Toomey - all your heroes. Even though they were voting yes yes yes for & still support the exact same policies that created the mess we are in.

Yes, We are afraid of the Flacktards of this country. The one that actually think they know sh*t but in reality, don't know squat.
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Did My Taxes Go Up? I Hadn’t Noticed.

This year’s tax increases were supposed to destroy the country and send Americans to the bread lines. That didn’t happen. In fact, the economy is pretty damn happy.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...

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"The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 by a 22 hear old Muslim named Hassan al-Banna, who admired Adolf Hitler's hatred of the Jews and persistently wrote to Hitler to his admiration for Hitler and desire for collaboration with Hitler's Nazi Party."
"When Hitler rose to power his Nazis supported al-Banna, who was a school teacher, to grow the Muslim Brotherhood into its ally in the Middle East; by 1938 membership of the Muslim Brotherhood had topped 200,000."
"During World War II, members of the Muslim Brotherhood spied for Hitler's Nazi's in the Middle East and fought as Hitler's Nazi troops in two specially formed Muslim Waffen-SS Handshar Divisions (handshar is the German for scimitar, the curved saber used by the Muslim troops of the Ottoman Empire.
And you thought I was crazy for comparing now to 1938 huh?
Who just gave what to the Muslim Brotherhood????
I guess you are also against Italy & Japan. They supported Hitler too.
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Did My Taxes Go Up? I Hadn’t Noticed.
This year’s tax increases were supposed to destroy the country and send Americans to the bread lines. That didn’t happen. In fact, the economy is pretty damn happy.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
My tolerance for you idiot needs work.

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<quoted text> According to Obama's own numbers $1.6 trillion went to people making under $250,000 each year. while people making over $250,000 got $600 billion. Want to make another dumbass statement?
So, if a man & 99 women pool their money to buy lottery tickets & they win 300 million.

they decides that each woman should get 2 million & the man should get 102 million.

Flack says this is unfair to the man because the men only got 102 million & the women got 198 million.

Flack, quit being so GD dumb. The number of those making under 250K far far outnumber those making over $250K.

I can't believe you people are so stupid to state those statistics of some kind of proof that the Bush tax cuts weren't slanted towards the wealthy.

This is just how stupid you people are.
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On his radio show this week, conservative talker Mark Levin said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who on Tuesday claimed that opponents of same-sex marriage do nothing but “thump the Bible,” should stop degrading his audience.

“Thump the Bible?” Levin asked.“Have I thumped the Bible once in an hour and a half on the air today?… Why are you putting down your audience? I thought you stood for the folks. And you sound like [President Barack] Obama, with the ‘clinging to their guns and religion’ line. You should show respect to your audience.”

Levin reminded his listeners of O’Reilly’s 2007 book,“Culture Warrior,” in which the Fox News host decried what he said were progressive values intruding on traditional cultural norms.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/28/levin-bill-...

BillO is 'evolving'. or rather....his ratings have been falling, so.....
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<quoted text>My tolerance for you idiot needs work.
good thing for you that you don't live in a house of mirrors.

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Obama has made having employees a pain in the butt, to be avoided if at all possible. Do everything with independent contractors.
ow would that work because , according to you, independent contractors have no employees either.

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So, background checks are worth dogshit to committed crimnals.
If the penalty for straw purchases is upped, then it is more difficult to obtain guns.

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Plural marriage is far more logical than homosexual marriage. The next step beyond homosexual marriage is legalization of pedophilia, the real objective of homosexual activists.
Wow another right whiner bigot.

Homosexuality has nothing to do with pedophilia.
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good thing for you that you don't live in a house of mirrors.
So much to do...so little desire to do it sonicfiller. Mistakes are proof that you are trying...
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Wow another right whiner bigot.
Homosexuality has nothing to do with pedophilia.
Homosexuals are just another special interest group...like RealDave's allegiance and duty to NAMBLA. No more, no less.
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On his radio show this week, conservative talker Mark Levin said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who on Tuesday claimed that opponents of same-sex marriage do nothing but “thump the Bible,” should stop degrading his audience.
“Thump the Bible?” Levin asked.“Have I thumped the Bible once in an hour and a half on the air today?… Why are you putting down your audience? I thought you stood for the folks. And you sound like [President Barack] Obama, with the ‘clinging to their guns and religion’ line. You should show respect to your audience.”
Levin reminded his listeners of O’Reilly’s 2007 book,“Culture Warrior,” in which the Fox News host decried what he said were progressive values intruding on traditional cultural norms.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/28/levin-bill-...
BillO is 'evolving'. or rather....his ratings have been falling, so.....
sonicfiller's cover of his smoke, idiot and bullshit, FOX his assisted living center.

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