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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#892746 Apr 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
John Boehners daughter getting married in Delray Beach , Fl to a Jamaican stoner!!
Love it. Will he cry at the wedding?
The old saying "you reap what you sow" rings true for him. I can see him every thanks giving at the table gritting his teeth asking for blessings. Like old man Focker!

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HYPOCRITES

Brooklyn, NY

#892747 Apr 24, 2013
By JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN | 4/24/13 9:49 PM EDT

Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.

The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.
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A source close to the talks says:“Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”

Yet if Capitol Hill leaders move forward with the plan, they risk being dubbed hypocrites by their political rivals and the American public. By removing themselves from a key Obamacare component, lawmakers and aides would be held to a different standard than the people who put them in office.

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HYPOCRITES

Brooklyn, NY

#892748 Apr 24, 2013
Democrats, in particular, would take a public hammering as the traditional boosters of Obamacare. Republicans would undoubtedly attempt to shred them over any attempt to escape coverage by it, unless Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) give Democrats cover by backing it.

There is concern in some quarters that the provision requiring lawmakers and staffers to join the exchanges, if it isn’t revised, could lead to a “brain drain” on Capitol Hill, as several sources close to the talks put it.

The problem stems from whether members and aides set to enter the exchanges would have their health insurance premiums subsidized by their employer — in this case, the federal government. If not, aides and lawmakers in both parties fear that staffers — especially low-paid junior aides — could be hit with thousands of dollars in new health care costs, prompting them to seek jobs elsewhere. Older, more senior staffers could also retire or jump to the private sector rather than face a big financial penalty.

(Also on POLITICO: Baucus will continue ACA push)

Plus, lawmakers — especially those with long careers in public service and smaller bank accounts — are also concerned about the hit to their own wallets.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is worried about the provision. The No. 2 House Democrat has personally raised the issue with Boehner and other party leaders, sources said.

“Mr. Hoyer is looking at this policy, like all other policies in the Affordable Care Act, to ensure they’re being implemented in a way that’s workable for everyone, including members and staff,” said Katie Grant, Hoyer’s communications director.

Several proposals have been submitted to the Office of Personnel Management, which will administer the benefits. One proposal exempts lawmakers and aides; the other exempts aides alone.

When asked about the high-level bipartisan talks, Michael Steel, a Boehner spokesman, said:“The speaker’s objective is to spare the entire country from the ravages of the president’s health care law. He is approached daily by American citizens, including members of Congress and staff, who want to be freed from its mandates. If the speaker has the opportunity to save anyone from Obamacare, he will.”

Reid’s office declined to comment about the bipartisan talks.

However, the idea of exempting lawmakers and aides from the exchanges has its detractors, including Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a key Obamacare architect. Waxman thinks there is confusion about the content of the law. The Affordable Care Act, he said, mandates that the federal government will still subsidize and provide health plans obtained in the exchange. There will be no additional cost to lawmakers and Hill aides, he contends.

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Fiskar

Mount Hope, WV

#892749 Apr 24, 2013
Under obama arms dealers and manufacturers have prospered. Oh hail obarry. The war god.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#892751 Apr 24, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I heard that velvet tapestries of it were being sold of it on the sides of dusty Texas roads
It is amusing how Betty Lou gets under your skin to point that you are willing to post the dumbest, most childish nonsense in a misguided effort to be nasty to her. She stays above it and you waddle in your bitterness and junior high tactics.
PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#892753 Apr 25, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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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.
HEY STUPID! No one's telling you how to live, what to eat, drink or drive. If you want to gorge yourself on burgers and fries, go ahead be my guest. Just make sure you've got health insurance when your arteries clog up so that the rest of us don't foot the bill when you end up in the ER with a massive coronary. You want to drink booze until your liver's the size of Rhode Island again fine but again don't foot us with the bill and certainly don't drive a car when your drunk and put others in danger. You can drive any kind of gas guzzler you want and put half your paycheck in the gas tank, there's no law against being stupid.
You're an idiot!

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Obamas Organized Crime

Brooklyn, NY

#892754 Apr 25, 2013
Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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During her testimony on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she, President Barack Obama and other political officials at the top of this administration have the authority to decide which laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore.

Napolitano made the declaration in an exchange with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) when he was questioning her on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have alleged that political officials in the Obama administration, including her, have blocked them from enforcing the law.

Sessions noted that ICE agents’ union president Chris Crane had testified on Monday “that agents are prohibited from enforcing the law and, indeed, the ICE officers have filed a lawsuit [to that effect].”

“I started out as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice in 1975,” Sessions said.“I have never heard of a situation in which a group of law officers sued their supervisor and you for blocking them from following the law. They weren’t complaining about pay, benefits, working conditions. They were saying their very oath they took, to enforce the law, is being blocked by rules and regulations and policies established from on high and that this is undermining their ability to do what they’re sworn to do.”

Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/04/big-sis-obam...
BIG SIS IS ABOVE THE LAW!!!!
PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#892755 Apr 25, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Obama to charge Internet taxes on all of us after promising would never raise taxes on middle class.
Liberals are happy to pay more higher and higher taxes until they destroy the internet.
Liberals will also allow the government to keep track of everything we but online under the excuse of tax liability tracking.
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites!
Wrong again dumbass! The Marketplace Fairness Act is designed to collect state sales taxes on online sales. This evens the playing field between online companies and brick and mortar establishments and provides states with needed revenue. If there were a tax on internet access so what? We already pay a tax on phone and cable service and it hasn't killed them now has it?
You're an idiot

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#892756 Apr 25, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
America's Insane Asylum for Jihadists, Hustlers and Frauds
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon killing spree by foreign-born jihadists, see-no-evil bureaucrats in Washington are stubbornly defending America's lax asylum policies. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Tuesday that the screening process is rigorous, effective and extensive.
These people can't handle the truth. Or tell it.
Authorities will not reveal any details of the sob stories the Tsarnaevs originally spun to win asylum benefits for the entire family.
The whole thing stinks. And it's an old, familiar stench. Immigration lawyers have been working the system on behalf of asylum con artists for decades.
The racketeers coach applicants with phony stories and documents from "chop shops" and game their way through "refugee roulette."
Asylum and refugee claimants are being rubber-stamped at all-time-high rates.
Government data analyzed by the nonpartisan TRAC website show that "the odds of an asylum claim being denied in Immigration Court reached an historic low in FY 2012, with only 44.5 percent being turned down. Ten years ago, almost two out of three (62.6 percent) individuals seeking asylum lost their cases in similar actions.
Twenty years ago, fewer than one out of four (24 percent) asylum applicants won their cases, while three out of four (76 percent) lost."
The game is rigged in favor of identity-group hustlers, who mau-mau adjudicators whose approval rates don't meet their approval.
http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin...
Sure stupid, the Boston Marathon bombers came into this country when they were 14 and 9 years old. There should have been a big red flag there!
You're an idiot Jane!

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nobamaredux

Wexford, PA

#892757 Apr 25, 2013
Second bomber reportedly unarmed when cops blasted him out of his hiding place in boat?

Governor Patrick a hero for locking up citizens of Boston?

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nobamaredux

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#892758 Apr 25, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Some of the campus guards where I went to college were also city cops and could tell you the street address (from memory) where every Muslim student at that school lived in that city. They were very professional and some were also taking classes at the college where they worked. I was surprised that they were only allowed to use rubber bullets but they said getting hit with one was very painful and a great way for the school to avoid getting sued for any deaths from shooting, accidental or otherwise.
Just as TASERs are supposedly non-lethal, but kill people all the time.

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#892759 Apr 25, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Oh well she looks great. I'm 58. She's one of the wealthiest women in broadcast news
Sawyer looks bored and tired while reading the "news."

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nobamaredux

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#892760 Apr 25, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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I am against abortion and the death penalty so do not include moi
So, you want cable TV for the Boston bomber?

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nobamaredux

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#892761 Apr 25, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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No one forces anyone to have one. It's a personal choice. Mixing murder with a legal medical procedure is incendiary and self serving.
Any feelings about those killed in Waco ? This was likely due to irresponsibility by the ownes; whose greed for profit superceded worker safety
Yes, Janet Reno murdered dozens of people in Waco.

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#892762 Apr 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong again dumbass! The Marketplace Fairness Act is designed to collect state sales taxes on online sales. This evens the playing field between online companies and brick and mortar establishments and provides states with needed revenue. If there were a tax on internet access so what? We already pay a tax on phone and cable service and it hasn't killed them now has it?
You're an idiot
Just another Obama tax increase.

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#892763 Apr 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure stupid, the Boston Marathon bombers came into this country when they were 14 and 9 years old. There should have been a big red flag there!
You're an idiot Jane!
Being Muslims from a terrorist country is a giant red flag.

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#892764 Apr 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong again dumbass! The Marketplace Fairness Act is designed to collect state sales taxes on online sales. This evens the playing field between online companies and brick and mortar establishments and provides states with needed revenue. If there were a tax on internet access so what? We already pay a tax on phone and cable service and it hasn't killed them now has it?
You're an idiot
You jackass. Never met a tax you didn't like eh, socialist boy?

This just makes it "more fair" for the B&M stores who don't have the overhead of staff to ship items. You jackasses do your socialist garbage policies and then wonder why unemployment stays so high and why college graduates cannot find jobs.

Your son does not deserve to get a job because his jackass father supports ideas that screw him. I won't feel sorry for your or him when he can't find a job - you deserve the karma for sure.

You really do not have a clue, but you know you love anything that collects a tax don't you jackass?

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#892766 Apr 25, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>You must be like a 100 years old. Every girl who goes through the public school system knows she can get it free, on demand and without her parents' consent from her local Health Department. They'll give a girl a year's supply of like 4 different kinds. I took a neighbor girl to get hers and it was like freaking Halloween goodies in a paper bag; pills, condoms, foam and suppositories...and yes it costs money, but not to the females receiving the BC. The taxpayers are funding it just like they do all the other government handouts.
Great!
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#892768 Apr 25, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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Obama needs to maintain that he has eliminated Islamic terrorism, despite all evidence to the contrary.
By doing so, he places all Americans at risk.
Boston, West and now Mobile.

Mass destructions via explosions.

Have we any "logical" answers on any of them yet?
nobamaredux

Wexford, PA

#892769 Apr 25, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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You jackass. Never met a tax you didn't like eh, socialist boy?
This just makes it "more fair" for the B&M stores who don't have the overhead of staff to ship items. You jackasses do your socialist garbage policies and then wonder why unemployment stays so high and why college graduates cannot find jobs.
Your son does not deserve to get a job because his jackass father supports ideas that screw him. I won't feel sorry for your or him when he can't find a job - you deserve the karma for sure.
You really do not have a clue, but you know you love anything that collects a tax don't you jackass?
Every time that I hear of an Obama voter losing his job, or his children unable to find work after graduating from college, then I realize that there is some justice in the world.

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