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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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889810 Apr 18, 2013
No one wants to rally around a president in a crisis more than me.

I was moved to tears when President Clinton came to Florida after massive destruction of three tornadoes touched down in one localized area.

I even felt a kindred spirit with him when he toured the world with GHW Bush after the tsunami in Thailand to raise money.

If he had just been able to keep his you-know-what in his pants in the Oval Office and hadn't been such a 'bubba', I would have considered him a good president all things considered.

What we have now is not even anything similar to a Clinton - either Bill or Hillary. We have someone who simply doesn't get Americans.

In fact, I wish more than anything Hillary had won.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889811 Apr 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Syria had WMD's before Iraq did you mullet, that's been explained to you a hundred times already and you've been linked to the proof. You know dik about the middle East or how government(s) work and get crazier with each post.
You hope our nation fails because you hate the black man in the white house. I told you back around post 22,000 that this thread would make you nuts.
It did!
And I'm just supposed to take your word for it? How come Syria wasn't even on the radar by the UN during the Saddam WMD crisis?

Was it okay Syria had WMDs then?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#889812 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The terrorists were Saudis; why did they flee so fast? Perhaps some of them could have provided valued information. I didn't say arrested, but questioned, yes. Allowing them to run away during the night is suspect.
"silly"
Darn, have to agree with you. The Saudi's should not have been allowed to leave until questioned.
Though I must say you once again prove your self to be a hypocrite. When Bush let Saudi's leave you had a fit, when president nobama does so you do not question his motives.
Be Honest.
Peace

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889813 Apr 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>NCLB was a Republican initiative heaped upon the nation by your pals__the Bush's.
Yep, like I said, it wasn't a good idea in retrospect.

See how easy it is to show impartiality and criticize your own party when it's warranted?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889814 Apr 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Trust no one. I think that it is a human fault that we seek heroes in our daily life only to become disappointed down the road. A mature reality is one that accepts the fragility of human weaknesses while admiring the strengths without indulging in hero worship.
It's why Republicans are the party who who hold their own accountable.

No president or elected official should ever be elevated to "hero" status. Very dangerous.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#889815 Apr 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I understand that thinking is not your strong suit like slinging slurs is but..
You claimed Obama killed the border guard. You were implying that since a gun that were lost through Fast & Furious was used by one of the drug dealers in that shootout, that it was Obama's fault.
For that to be valid, then you would have to assume that without this fast & Furious gun, that the shooters would no be armed at all. Otherwise the border agent would have been shot by a gun obtained elsewhere.
RealDave still an apologist!! But this President is as Inept as his Attorney General…Whatever operation Holder has been involve in people Died from Ruby Ridge, Waco and now Fast and Furious!! This is one incompetent President/ Attorney General!!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889816 Apr 18, 2013
If we invested half the money we spend towards Planned Parenthood on public service announcements educating women about the reality of abortion as a consequence instead of a form of birth control and designed a curriculum in the public schools showing an actual abortion with even more education about the reality of unprotected sex, there would be a whole different taboo brought on by public pressure concerning abortions.

If the PC police focused on this issue as much as smoking, think of how society's opinion would change when it comes to abortion being just as taboo.

Until the issue of abortion is a states' rights issue, it will always be a plague on our nation.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#889817 Apr 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sure you think that finding your slurs disgusting is stupid. Most Racial slur posters like yourself don't even notice because it comes so naturally to them.
Why do you post racial slurs?
Why do you choose to continue your racist ways like a drowning man clinging to a floating whale turd?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889818 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Maybe it will take a radical far rightwing president to dismiss the other half of the country and call them the "enemy" before the left gets it.
I'd be against that president too.
when do we get the radical left wing president?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#889819 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
No one wants to rally around a president in a crisis more than me.
I was moved to tears when President Clinton came to Florida after massive destruction of three tornadoes touched down in one localized area.
I even felt a kindred spirit with him when he toured the world with GHW Bush after the tsunami in Thailand to raise money.
If he had just been able to keep his you-know-what in his pants in the Oval Office and hadn't been such a 'bubba', I would have considered him a good president all things considered.
What we have now is not even anything similar to a Clinton - either Bill or Hillary. We have someone who simply doesn't get Americans.
In fact, I wish more than anything Hillary had won.
The Boy Messiah's legacy will be little more than 8 wasted years adrift while America suffered.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889820 Apr 18, 2013
From what I've read, the president gave a very gracious and heartfelt speech at the interfaith service today.

Still, I'm more moved by the solidarity of Americans singing the "Star Spangled Banner" at that hockey game.

Sometimes I'm not sure if this president even knows all the words. He certainly didn't care enough to hold his hand over his heart during the playing of it in 2008.

Guess his handlers forgot to tell him that's what patriotic Americans do - especially presidential wannabes. Even Hillary knew that.

Can anyone really blame my cynicism?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889821 Apr 18, 2013
’3000 Miles to Graceland,’ Chemical Terrorism Edition

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/3000-m...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889822 Apr 18, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"silly"
Darn, have to agree with you. The Saudi's should not have been allowed to leave until questioned.
Though I must say you once again prove your self to be a hypocrite. When Bush let Saudi's leave you had a fit, when president nobama does so you do not question his motives.
Be Honest.
Peace
Why do you assume these Saudis knew anything or had any information whatsoever about the 9/11 attack?

Just because they were Saudis? Not a good enough reason.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#889823 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
And I'm just supposed to take your word for it? How come Syria wasn't even on the radar by the UN during the Saddam WMD crisis?
Was it okay Syria had WMDs then?
Oh, suddenly you mean nukes? Neither country had nukes Carol, never did__the sales pitch that Shrub put on congress and duds like you was a fairy tale.

BTW, Syria was Iran's ally Carol, since Assad I aka Hafez al-Assad who became president in 1971 after a long military/political career. Saddam didn't come along until much later, 1979 or so. There was a lot of crazy sht going on in the middle East in the 70's Carol__you've been provided with a thousand links over the course of this thread and apparently didn't read/comprehend a single one of them.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889824 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
when do we get the radical left wing president?
Turn on the TV or open a newspaper.
Lincoln

United States

#889825 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
If we invested half the money we spend towards Planned Parenthood on public service announcements educating women about the reality of abortion as a consequence instead of a form of birth control and designed a curriculum in the public schools showing an actual abortion with even more education about the reality of unprotected sex, there would be a whole different taboo brought on by public pressure concerning abortions.
If the PC police focused on this issue as much as smoking, think of how society's opinion would change when it comes to abortion being just as taboo.
Until the issue of abortion is a states' rights issue, it will always be a plague on our nation.
if pigs could fly we would follow the republicans and their concern for the top one percent...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#889826 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
when do we get the radical left wing president?
As soon as you open your eyes and raise your IQ.
You could be waiting a long, long time.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889827 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Turn on the TV or open a newspaper.
i don't watch tv news. or read newspapers. old fashioned.

but...

Here are a few examples of Obama's effective conservatism:

His stimulus bill was half the size that his advisers thought necessary;
He continued Bush’s war and national security policies without change and even retained Bush’s defense secretary;
He put forward a health plan almost identical to those that had been supported by Republicans such as Mitt Romney in the recent past, pointedly rejecting the single-payer option favored by liberals;
He caved to conservative demands that the Bush tax cuts be extended without getting any quid pro quo whatsoever;
And in the past few weeks he has supported deficit reductions that go far beyond those offered by Republicans.

Further evidence can be found in the writings of outspoken liberals such as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who has condemned Obama’s conservatism ever since he took office.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2011/07...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889828 Apr 18, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
We could just ask you if we want the opinion of an 8 year old.
He's gone. All of his post have been deleted. At least under Carol's new name.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889829 Apr 18, 2013
Conservatives Decide Obama Is Too Conservative

David Brooks today calls President Obama a “right-wing extremist.” And while he is obviously joking, the point of the joke is that, having spent five years gently and thoughtfully but consistently criticizing Obama from the right, as too much the doctrinaire big government liberal, he is now gently and thoughtfully criticizing him from the left. His column argues that Obama should aim for less deficit reduction and bigger increases in government investment in education and infrastructure.

Now, of course Brooks is a moderate. But there does seem to be an odd trend in the air of conservative pundits attacking him from the left. Charles Krauthammer today, after warming up with some standard right-wing talking points, tosses out a suggestion that Republicans agree to big revenue increases:

the GOP should offer Obama a major concession: a 50 percent solution in which only half the loophole money goes to reduce tax rates. The rest goes to the Treasury, to be spent or saved as Congress decides.

This seems to me the only plausible route to a grand compromise that restores the budget to fiscal health. Its chances are remote.

Of course its chances are remote. Because this is, by the standards of the current debate, a crazy left-wing idea. The Bowles-Simpson commission proposed to slash tax exemptions and use 90 percent of the proceeds to cut rates, with just 10 percent for deficit reduction. Republicans rejected that plan because it raised too much revenue. Obama has offered even smaller amounts of revenue. They’ve rejected that, too. The Republican position is that 100 percent of the proceeds from reducing tax deductions must go to lower rates. My God, I’m wondering what would happen if Obama suggested using half the revenue to increase the deficit. It would be socialism! Does Krauthammer realize any of this?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/...

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