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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885706 Apr 9, 2013
Why Conservatives Think the Ends Justify the Means

...For liberals, generally speaking, honoring procedures—means—is the core of what being "principled" means. For conservatives, fighting for the right outcome—ends—even at the expense of procedural nicety, is what being "principled" means. Think of it it, allegorically, this way: imagine in Washington DC, near Capitol Hill, a little old lady is crossing a hazardous street. A fastidious liberal congressmen, proud of always acting in a principled way in all things, stops to help her across the street—even though that means he might be late for a key vote (the sacrifice of an end, in itself, confirms his principled nature). A fastidious conservative congressman, on the other hand, leaves the lady to her fate and makes the vote (because the upholding of the end, in itself, is where honor lies—and dishonor rests, in the ultimate term of derision righties reserve for each other, in being a "squish").

In short, if you're a conservative, isn't the point of an election to win, so you can bend the world to your will, no matter the means it takes to get there? Even if you don't necessarily have the majority's support?

http://www.thenation.com/blog/173703/nothing-... #
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885707 Apr 9, 2013
Following Criticism, Hannity Softens Defense Of Rutgers Coach: "Do I Think This Coach Went Too Far? By A Long Shot"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/04/08/foll...

'No I'm not an idiot. I just get paid to act like one.'

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#885708 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The President can not choose to end programs that Congress created, dumbass.
Fool. He instructed the Justice Dept. to ignore any DOMA issues.

I take that back. You're not a fool but a lying jerk.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#885709 Apr 9, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What exactly does that mean,"becoming irrelevant?" I should've never been relevant to you in the first place. My relevancy is priceless to those that matter to me, so your opinion ain't worth the American penny to me! See you've never been relevant. How does it feel so I'll know when I"become irrelevant?" You, your gay lover, his gay lover, & the rest of the gay community can have a gay parade, festival, carnival, & orgy all in one night for all I care. It ain't my butt! What you can't do is hide the statistical facts that gay kids are 2-3 times more likely to commit suicide that straight kids. Bullying has nothing to do with it. Children are the most cruel beings on this planet & people get bullied for alot more than just being gay. Poor kids get bullied for being poor & having bummy clothes. Fat kids get bullied for being fat. Ugly kids get bullied for being ugly. Yet their suicide rates are far more lower than gay kids. You were right about one thing. It's not being gay that actually forces them over the edge. It's exposure. As long as they can hide it, they're fine. Look at the college dude that killed himself cuz his roommate caught him & taped him. No straight dude would've killed themselves if their roommate taped them having sex with a female. None! Gay dude couldn't take the fact that everyone found out. He wasn't thinking about that when he had his ass in the air now was he? You talk fact, show me a straight kid or dude that offed themselves because he was exposed for having sex with a female. You can't! Also there are no facts to back up the theory of people being born gay. Infact, the fact support the opposite. But you'll still argue this bullshit gay gene theory to make someone feel comfortable when they shouldn't. Like I said tho, have your parade & all that! I honestly don't care! I just won't lie to make people feel normal when there's something mentally wrong with them. Sometimes honesty is brutal!
Excellent points and sound logic. Waaaay over the head of PDUPONT.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#885710 Apr 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Following Criticism, Hannity Softens Defense Of Rutgers Coach: "Do I Think This Coach Went Too Far? By A Long Shot"
http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/04/08/foll...
'No I'm not an idiot. I just get paid to act like one.'
sonicfiller can't differentiate the difference between communist propaganda, fact, fiction, or opinion. A ventriloquist's dummy.. Fox News, sonicfiller's assisted living center...
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885713 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You said that a vote should be allowed to reduce the rights of certain segments of the population. Not me.
What "rights"?

Can't reduce something that doesn't exist.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885714 Apr 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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So what does it matter when? The bottom line is that gays and lesbians are citizens and deserve the same rights as every other citizen in this country. What part of equal rights and protections under the law don't you understand?
What is your logic for approving homosexual marriage, but opposing plural marriage?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#885715 Apr 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>sonicfiller can't differentiate the difference between communist propaganda, fact, fiction, or opinion. A ventriloquist's dummy.. Fox News, sonicfiller's assisted living center...
we already know you watch Hannity.

the repetitive insults are a clear indicator.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885717 Apr 9, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
I think that PDUPONT is advocating for gay marriage only so that in the future he can petition the court to marry his dog.
Dog or boyfriend, no difference.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885719 Apr 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody commits suicide because they want to be one sexual orientation or the other you vomitous cretin. Gay teens commit suicide because of the bullying they put up with at the hands of kids who are raised by ignorant pieces of fecal matter like you.
Homosexual teens commit suicide because they are deeply conflicted individuals who recognize that they do not fit in society.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885720 Apr 9, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
The Left Says Your Children Belong To Them
In a 30-second promo for MSNBC’s Lean Forward campaign, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry advocates that society end the “private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” and instead institute a “collective notion” that kids “are our children,” they belong to the community.
In the MSNBC advertisement, Perry says,“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children.”
*****
These people are f**king scary.
Ayn Rand, creator of the philosophy of Objectivism, on collectivism.

"Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group. Throughout history, no tyrant ever rose to power except on the claim of representing the common good. Horrors which no man would dare consider for his own selfish sake are perpetrated with a clear conscience by altruists who justify themselves by the common good."

...Enter North Korea and "collective punishment" enslaving hundreds of thousands of citizens in prison camps, including children.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885721 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So how is the working class taxed more for the ACA?
"Working class" is anybody who has a job, regardless of income.

That is, unless your weak mind is mired in Socialist class warfare.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885722 Apr 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
In short, if you're a conservative, isn't the point of an election to win, so you can bend the world to your will, no matter the means it takes to get there? Even if you don't necessarily have the majority's support?
Absolutely not.

Conservatives believe in the supremacy of the individual over the state, while the left wants to submerge individuality to serve the state.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885723 Apr 9, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Fool. He instructed the Justice Dept. to ignore any DOMA issues.
I take that back. You're not a fool but a lying jerk.
DOMA is not a program, dumbasss. Stick to slinging slurs - it fits in better with your depleted mental acuity.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885725 Apr 9, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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"Working class" is anybody who has a job, regardless of income.
That is, unless your weak mind is mired in Socialist class warfare.
No it is not when you talk about socio-economic divisions.

Wow, you right whiners are a dumb bunch.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885726 Apr 9, 2013
Communist governments value only the Party and the collective with little regard for the individual.

A government with such a worldview does not feel the need to exercise restraint in its treatment of, or its power over, individuals.

Under this type of system, the leadership operates from the premise that “the Party is always right” and, from there,“the Leader of the Party is always right.”

The "collective" ideology paves the way for tyrants whose power and barbarism know no limits.

...This is where we are folks. This is exactly where we are. A communist-based "collective" ideology has a stronghold in the U.S.A. guised as progressive liberalism.

Time to wake up. ASAP.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885727 Apr 9, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely not.
Conservatives believe in the supremacy of the individual over the state, while the left wants to submerge individuality to serve the state.
That's why Republican run State legislatures want to probe vaginas of women seeking abortions.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885728 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
DOMA is not a program, dumbasss. Stick to slinging slurs - it fits in better with your depleted mental acuity.
Even worse, DOMA is a law that Obama is obligated to enforce and defend, whether he agrees with it or not.

Obama is not the King (yet) who can pick and choose which laws to abide by.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885729 Apr 9, 2013
Fenris on the Rag-na-rok wrote:
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Couldn't sleep again, pig?
Maggie "milk snatcher" Thatcher was one of the most reviled PM's Britain has ever suffered through. Here, pig, is just one of her miraculous accomplishments.
As prime minister, Thatcher battled the country's recession by initially raising interest rates to control inflation. She was best known for her destruction of Britain's traditional industries through her attacks on labor organizations such as the miner's union, and for the massive privatization of social housing and public transport. One of her staunchest allies was U.S. President Ronald Reagan, a fellow conservative. The two shared similar right-wing, pro-corporate political philosophies.
You are a consistent, fat, diseased echo chamber though. I will give you that. Because of that rapacious b!tch, England will likely never elect another female PM.
Yes, it was really terrible of Prime Minister Thatcher to allow people to own their own homes instead of renting from the government.

All Americans would prefer to live in government housing projects and be relieved of the burden of home ownership. Just sit back and do drugs instead of mowing the lawn.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#885730 Apr 9, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Let's try again:
I'd like to ask all the delusional, gullible, tea-party-led wackadoos who pretend Obama is taking over: how do you feel about the only ACTUAL 'taking over' that has already happened in real life - where Republicans took over entire cities in Michigan, including Detroit? Where they can and have dismissed peoples' votes by dismissing elected officials and appointing new ones?
That's what takeover looks like. I'm sure you're all upset about that, right?
I have to conclude you're being facetious. There's one glaring similarity common to Detroit and the rest of our failing metropolitan areas: they are and have historically been, controlled by Democrats.

Your insistence on calling yourself "Independent" is a joke - like Jesse Jackson calling himself an albino.

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