Barack Obama, our next President

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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#892215 Apr 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
A recent Post-ABC poll found among registered voters GW Bush's approval rating today is equal to President Obama’s at 47%.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/0...
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/04/23/Pol...
Good. He deserves that.
Night.
and who is the current president carol? Does it really matter where bush's approval rating stands at? he is history, and most americans know the failure he was as president, turn the page, it's time.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

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#892216 Apr 23, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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hehe... I win, 2-0
Yep. You're a winner, alright:>

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PDUPONT

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#892218 Apr 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Harry S. Truman kept a desk placard in the Oval Office that read "The Buck Stops Here"
When the Jerk-In-Chief saw it for the first time, he shook like Satan would after getting hit with Holy Water.
It's long gone.
You wing nuts really like to make crap up don't you? Harry Truman's sign has been in the Truman Library since 1957, four years before Barack Obama was born.
You're an idiot!

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PDUPONT

Westfield, MA

#892219 Apr 24, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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massive lawsuits and idiotic liberal juries have resulted in many expensive tests to be run so the doctors can protect themselves.
Thanks, liberals.
Another lie that the right wing likes to trot out.

One of the principal myths surrounding medical malpractice is its effect on overall health care costs. Medical malpractice is actually a tiny percentage of health care costs, in part because medical malpractice claims are far less frequent than many people believe.
In 2004, the CBO calculated malpractice costs amounted to “less than 2 percent of overall health care spending. Thus, even a reduction of 25 percent to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs by only about 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent, and the likely effect on health insurance premiums would be comparably small.” i
Five years later, the CBO revisited the issue of medical negligence costs. This time, they attempted to account for the indirect costs of medical negligence, mainly the idea that doctors order extra tests to avoid liability. Again, the CBO found that tort reform would only save 0.5 percent of all health care costs.
Other authorities have also found that the direct costs associated with medical negligence are a tiny fraction of health care costs. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the total amount of money spent defending claims and compensating victims of medical negligence in 2010 was $5.8 billion, or just 0.3 percent of the $2.6 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. that same year.
www.justice.org ›...› Newsroom › Issue Resources › Medical Negligence

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PDUPONT

Westfield, MA

#892220 Apr 24, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Hey Douchebag, would you rather be waterboarded or blown to smithereens by an illegal Obama drone?
You're just another imbecile who doesn't get that dealing with an active combatant is different than dealing with a prisoner. Water boarding is torture and prohibited by the Geneva Conventions whereas firing a missile from a drone is no more illegal than firing one from an F-16. If we can take out an enemy without putting our people in harm's way then what's the problem? There will be civilian casualties either way just like there were during the invasion of Iraq.
You're an idiot!

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PDUPONT

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#892221 Apr 24, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Dumbass liar, Mubarek had the religious nuts under control, a good thing. My god you're stupid.
So did Saddam Hussein moron, but the neo cons didn't figure that into their equation when they decided to use US forces to get rid of them. That worked out really well. The difference is that it was the Egyptian people that decided Mubarak had to go, not a foreign power.
You're an idiot!

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PDUPONT

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#892222 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Doctors are overtreating and overdiagnosing for one of two reasons - to protect their own butts or just because they can and get more money.
According to the World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems last produced in 2000, the United States came it at 37 just behind Costa Rica!!
http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.h...
We have obviously mistaken quality health care for expensive procedures and expensive medication - of which both are many times totally unnecessary.
We're digging ourselves in a hole of ever increasing costs of expensive and unnecessary health care without even realizing it. Obamacare will not solve the real crisis of unaffordable and unnecessary health care.
Well Carol you're heading down the right track but to say that Obamacare won't do anything to reduce costs isn't really accurate. The preventive care mandate gives people a chance to visit the doctor for checkups that can catch health problems before they get more serious and expensive to treat. Our healthcare system up to now has been really good at the treatment of illnesses but not so good as keeping people well which in the long run will save money.
Let's also take some personal responsibility and not engage in practices that put us at risk like hitting McDonalds everyday for lunch. I like a good bacon cheeseburger as much as the next guy but I don't eat them on a regular basis.

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#892223 Apr 24, 2013
Masama Muhfugger wrote:
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And Mr. Nappy doesn't lie? That's all this incompetent boob can do. Can't even say "Islamic Terrorists". Can't be that hard to say. Even a Constitutional Genius like Nappy could figure it out, but he's just dishonest, a fraud, and a charlatan.
Yet another slur slinging right whiner.

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#892224 Apr 24, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Is this Fox News?
Saudi student hurt in Boston bombing not a suspect, not being ...
thehill.com/.../294839-saudi-student-hurt-in-... ...
5 days ago – An administration official told The Hill that ICE officers have arrested a Saudi student in the Boston area for violating his visa by failing to sign up ...
Is this?
Boston Bombing Suspect: Police Raid Saudi Student's Home After ...
hollywoodlife.com/.../boston-bombing-suspect-... -...
Apr 16, 2013 – Police Raid Boston Home Of Saudi Student Held For Questioning ... suburbs of Boston, after a man was arrested at the scene of the explosions.
Or this?
Saudi student hurt in Boston bombing not a suspect, not being ...
www.democraticunderground.com/10022704010
1 post - 5 days ago
A Saudi student questioned in connection to the bombing of the Boston ... with another student from Saudi Arabia who was arrested by Immigration and ... The first Saudi student is not a suspect in the Boston bombings but was ...
Try again, you fail.
Ha Ha Ha

You fell for yet another Fox News lie.

That Saudi student was not deported . Not even considered for deportation.

My God, this was shown to be not true days ago & yet here you are still posting it.

Just how uninformed are you?

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#892225 Apr 24, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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lie and another lie,$92 billion has been flushed down the drain on failed green energy programs, get your m head out of your butt and get educated.
What do you call these?
List of Failed Obama Green Energy & Solar Companies in the Billions
www.dividedstates.com/list-of-failed-obama-gr... ...
Sep 11, 2012 –(List of Obama Failed Green Energy Companies below). FLASHBACK: In July 2011, President Obama Touted A123 Systems As A ...
List of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies
We sorted the list in order of dollars offered by the Obama administration:
OFFERED COMPANY Heritage #
$1.6 billion Brightsource 17
$1.46 billion First Solar 7
$1.2 billion SunPower 6
$535 million Solyndra * 3
$529 million Fisker Automotive 11
$400 million Abound Solar * 12
$299 million Johnson Controls 15
$279 million A123 Systems * 13
$178 million Babcock and Brown 8
$151 million LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power 29
$126.2 million ECOtality 18
$118.5 million EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 * 9
$100 million Mascoma Corp. 34
$98.5 million Nevada Geothermal 5
$86 million Schneider Electric 16
$80 million Range Fuels * 23
$50 million Vestas 28
$43 million Beacon Power * 4
$39 million Navistar 31
$33 million Raser Technologies* 19
$25 million Evergreen Solar * 1
$20 million Konarka Technologies Inc.* 33
$16 million Nordic Windpower * 30
$13.3 million Energy Conversion Devices * 20
$10 million Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company * 22
$7 million Stirling Energy Systems * 25
$6.5 million Thompson River Power * 24
$5.9 million Amonix 10
$5.4 million Azure Dynamics * 26
$3 million Satcon * 32
$2 million Mountain Plaza, Inc.* 21
$700,981 Willard and Kelsey Solar Group * 14
$500,000 GreenVolts 27
$500,000 SpectraWatt * 2
No one, no where has ever proved it was in the taxpayers interests to flush this money down the toilet.
I think you need to go back to Elementary School and learn how to add.

These do not add up to the 92 billion you claim was wasted.

As for your list, I recognized Johnson Controls because I just read about the profits it made in the first quarter. You said they were bankrupt or faltering on bankruptcy.

Green initiatives that reduce our dependency on foreign oil means fewer dollars being exported from this country & spent in our economy.

Green initiatives that reduce emissions help with are pollution from coal generation plants that sicken & kill thousands of Americas every year.

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#892226 Apr 24, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Please list a post where I defended a racist. I have defended the right of folks to speak their piece, I do not agree with much of the crap posted but the poster has the right to air his opinion.
Assholes like you would like to restrict the right of any to post thoughts alien to his thoughts.
Without a doubt you are most vilified poster on this thread, for every post you offer you get almost 2 posts directed at you pointing out your idiocy. I have to add about 6 or 7% of the posts that are directed to you support you, the posters from your bosum buddies, racists and haters.
Peace
KMA
You defend them all the time.

Yes people have the right to post racial slurs.

And I have the right o call them out for it.

Funny how you don't say squat about the slurs but constantly attack me for pointing them out.

Are you really this GD stupid Eed?

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#892227 Apr 24, 2013
leadville lou wrote:
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Just as you and Oblamer can be counted on to defend the non stop string of black racist killers, like these scumbags:
Fero's Bar And Grill Arson-Homicide: 5 Found Dead At Denver Bar
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../5-found-dead-at-in... ....
Oct 17, 2012 – DENVER — Denver police said they have no suspects in the killings of five people whose bodies were found at a neighborhood bar after it was ...
5 dead and burned Davey boy, 4 of them women, viciously and violently stabbed to death for no reason other than black hate.
The arrested perps? All Traygone and Oblamer look a likes.
I have never defended a murderer. I guess white people never ill anyone.

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truman

Boise, ID

#892228 Apr 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Ha Ha Ha
You fell for yet another Fox News lie.
That Saudi student was not deported . Not even considered for deportation.
My God, this was shown to be not true days ago & yet here you are still posting it.
Just how uninformed are you?
Your asking for a FoxCultist to choose between the Truth and what they WANT to believe...when it comes down to that Truth doesnt stand a chance.

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truman

Boise, ID

#892230 Apr 24, 2013
Masama Muhfugger wrote:
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That's easy, it's called voter fraud plus every black that voted for him because of race which would be 99%, plus every latino and illegal alien in the country plus every welfare type with his hand out which equals every black and latino in the country. Oh, and every left wing freak like you gay boy. Quite a coalition. Now we have the most anti American left wing commie sonofabitch we've ever had in office.
Your obviously too dense to realize that the attitude you have towards so many other Americans (WHich has been spoon fed to your halt and lame ass by Fox the Koch Bros.Beck and Limbaugh)is EXACTLY why the Repubs lost and will continue to lose well past 2016.
Which is real good news for this Nation.
Your a Fool mis-led by Liars which is why you and your party are irrelevant Losers.
Deal with it dipsh*t

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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#892231 Apr 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I think you need to go back to Elementary School and learn how to add.
These do not add up to the 92 billion you claim was wasted.
As for your list, I recognized Johnson Controls because I just read about the profits it made in the first quarter. You said they were bankrupt or faltering on bankruptcy.
Green initiatives that reduce our dependency on foreign oil means fewer dollars being exported from this country & spent in our economy.
Green initiatives that reduce emissions help with are pollution from coal generation plants that sicken & kill thousands of Americas every year.
Why the right wing stooges waste their time dragging bogus lists and other nonsense from forum to forum is beyond me. Those are loan guarantee amounts, most of those companies didn't use the entire amount, some didn't use any.

First Solar's stock price nearly doubled this month.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#892232 Apr 24, 2013
Dajokerman wrote:
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Really? you do know there is a navy build up going on in the Arabian Sea which would bring 3 carrier strike groups in the regional operational theater, which by mostly military accounts is a war footing.
You know that those 3 carrier groups will have more fire power between them and all the world's navies combined?
I doubt you have anything to worry about Iran, I have a feeling when those ships are in place you are going to get a inspection, compliance and a lot of other boot licking or at the very least Israel is going to bomb the sites while we sit there daring Iran to do something in response.
There is only one carrier group in the region at this time.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#892233 Apr 24, 2013
GOP quits public policy

Evidence reveals that today's conservatives have been historically bad at writing bills or developing an agenda

Are Republicans even trying? There’s good evidence to suggest they are not.

While I’ve been saying that the GOP is broken and hopelessly dysfunctional, Rachel Maddow has come up with a new name for part of that dysfunction: Republicans are “post-policy.” To some extent, that’s because they’ll simply oppose whatever Barack Obama proposes, but there’s also an even more interesting aspect of it that they simply have given up on and lost the capacity for developing policy ideas.

And, no, it’s not just because they are conservatives and conservatives are inherently less likely to have policy ideas. A look at the evidence will demonstrate this.

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/23/gop_quits_pub...

My guess is that the Republican-aligned partisan press is just so easy on Republican politicians that they’ve all become lazy. If all you have to do to be a favorite guest on Fox News or on syndicated conservative talk radio is to mutter something vague about Benghazi and make a teleprompter joke, what’s the incentive of doing the hard work of actually writing a bill?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#892235 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
A recent Post-ABC poll found among registered voters GW Bush's approval rating today is equal to President Obama’s at 47%.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/0...
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/04/23/Pol...
Good. He deserves that.
Night.
There is the possibility that events of the last five years have made Bush’s star shine a little brighter, relatively speaking. In Bush’s last year in office his party’s reputation was likened by retiring Rep. Tom Davis to “dog food” that ought to be taken off the shelf. Today it’s still on the shelf and isn’t any fresher after being pitched by salesmen like John McCain and Mitt Romney. Republicans have reason to be a little wistful for the Bush years. And there’s a feeling among centrists that whatever his mistakes, the party Bush led wasn’t as nasty as it has since become.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/george...

Since: Nov 11

United States

#892236 Apr 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Conservative Paranoid Mind

ThereÂ’s a common thread linking conservativesÂ’ positions on gun control, immigration, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: the constant need to stoke fear.

Liberals and civil libertarians shouldn’t yet be saying that there’s utterly no way that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be declared an “enemy combatant.” The post-9/11 law, whatever one’s opinion of it, does say that an American citizen affiliated with al Qaeda, the Taliban,“or associated forces” engaged in hostility with the United States can be declared an enemy combatant. It doesn’t seem like he’s that, but who knows, he may shock everyone when he comes to by saying that he and his brother were precisely that.

But it isnÂ’t liberals who are jumping the gun here. As usual, conservatives are rushing to judgment, shredding the Constitution, using the bombing as an pretext for derailing immigration reform, and generally seeking any excuse to reimpose their paranoid and authoritarian worldview, which needs fear like a vampire needs blood, on the rest of us.

....The common thread through all of this is the conservative need to instill and maintain a level of fear in the populace. They need to make gun owners fear that Dianne Feinstein and her SWAT team are going to come knocking on their doors, or, less amusingly, that they have to be armed to the teeth for that inevitable day when the government declares a police state. They need to whip up fear of immigrants, because unless we do, itÂ’s going to be nothing but terrorists coming through those portals, and for good measure, because, as Ann Coulter and others have recently said, the proposed law would create millions of voting Democrats (gee, I wonder why!).

And with regard to terrorism, they need people to live in fear of the next attack, because fear makes people think about death, and thinking about death makes people more likely to endorse tough-guy, law-and-order, Constitution-shredding actions undertaken on their behalf. This is how we lived under Bush and Cheney for years. This fear is basically what enabled the Iraq War to take place. Public opinion didnÂ’t support that war at first. But once they got the public afraid with all that false talk of mushroom clouds, the needle zoomed past 50 percent, and it was bombs away.

Conservatism, I fear (so to speak), can never be cleansed of this need to instill fear. Whether itÂ’s of black people or of street thugs or of immigrants or of terrorists or of jackbooted government agents, itÂ’s how the conservative mind works. I donÂ’t even think itÂ’s always cynical and manipulative; conservatives often do see enemies under every bed. But that doesnÂ’t mean theyÂ’re there, and it most definitely doesnÂ’t mean the rest of us ought to make law and policy based on their nightmares.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...
Why do you like a politician telling you how to live, what to eat, how much to drink, what to drive, etc?

Why do you like to be a slave?

Conservatives only want freedom.

But you Liberals have no clue what we meant by freedom nor care to know until you loose it then it will be too late.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#892237 Apr 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Obama's get the vote out campaign was three years in the making.
It's one of the advantages of being an incumbent but, in this president's case, pure luck had a lot to do with it.
Romney did a great job campaigning for the re election of the President. Thanks Mitt.
His son said his father didn't want to be President. He was just messing with you.
That 47% video, nailed it. Thank you to Jimmy Carters grandson! and the waiter who filmed it. It was absolute perfection.

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