Barack Obama, our next President

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#894704 Apr 28, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Libertarians are like the Soviet Union.
modern pseudo liberals are.

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American Lady

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#894705 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> you've got that right.
George W. Bush is smarter than you ...

One of my students asked “How involved was President Bush with what was going on?” I smiled and responded,“What you really mean is,‘Was President Bush smart enough to understand what was going on,’ right?”

The class went dead silent. Everyone knew that this was the true meaning of the question. Kudos to that student for asking the hard question and for framing it so politely. I had stripped away that decorum and exposed the raw nerve.

I looked hard at the 60 MBA students and said “President Bush is smarter than almost every one of you.”

More silence.

I could tell they were waiting for me to break the tension, laugh, and admit I was joking.

I did not. A few shifted in their seats, then I launched into a longer answer. While it was a while ago, here is an amalgam of that answer and others I have given in similar contexts.
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He was making choices not just on taxes and spending and trade and energy and climate and health care and agriculture and Social Security and Medicare, but also on education and immigration, on crime and justice issues, on environmental policy and social policy and politics. Being able to handle such substantive breadth and depth, on such huge decisions, in parallel, requires not just enormous strength of character but tremendous intellectual power. President Bush has both.

http://keithhennessey.com/2013/04/24/smarter/

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#894706 Apr 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Has nothing to do with republican or democrat bro! The powers that be have no need to label you, if you choose to label yourselves! It has to do with personal responsibility & equality. True equality, not the guise of affirmative action. This is why this country has come to a standstill. One of the cornerstones in the construction of this country remains to be treated as step children. That & people think capitalism is a heaven sent, when in fact it keeps things the way they are. The rich gets richer & the poor remains poor, because the money is continuously funneled into the top 1%. If the trickle down economic theory really works, if would've taking affect already after over 50yrs of this experiment. It's not the fact that the people making all the money didn't earn it. It's the fact that people are making money just to bank, already filthy rich turned glutinous hoarders. Meanwhile, the poor still starve literally, emotionally, mentally. This country will never reach the heights of it's true destiny bro if we continue to part ourselves through race, religion, & politics & wealth status. We should honestly focus on what truly betters the nation, money not included. Prosperity is generated through honesty! We have to stop turning blind eyes to glaring necessities & address Americas needs, not personal needs. This is what 99% of people vote for, what benefits themselves, not what benefits America because what benefits America, benefits themselves indirectly!
Stop sounding like Karl Marx, there is no workable alternative to capitalism, it's produced the most successful, wealthy society for hundreds of millions ever, even the non producers, if you have an alternative , I'd love to hear about it.

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Leadville Lou

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#894707 Apr 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Unnamed source DESCRIBED as a democrat in a rethuglican blog...you guys really are desperate and dumb enough to buy anything...have you met dumb carol? You two could have been separated at birth.
Hmmm, not what i pictured Anal Annie looking like.

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Leadville Lou

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#894708 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I don't know. With some help from the R's, maybe the recession could gather more steam.
But wouldn't any intelligent, informed, educated person expect the worst recession since WWII to have the worst recovery since WWII. Ad before you run screaming through the streets having your typical " OMG OMG OMG" fit, I am saying that recovery time usually matches the severity of the recession.
The worst recession should have the most difficult recovery.
You and Oblamer own it:

Gunner wrote:
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At President Clinton’s direction, no fewer than 10 federal agencies issued a chilling ultimatum to banks and mortgage lenders to ease credit for lower-income minorities or face investigations for lending discrimination and suffer the related adverse publicity. They also were threatened with denial of access to the all-important secondary mortgage market and stiff fines, along with other penalties.
The threat was codified in a 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” and entered into the Federal Register on April 15, 1994, by the Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending. Clinton set up the little-known body to coordinate an unprecedented crackdown on alleged bank redlining.
The edict — completely overlooked by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the mainstream media — was signed by then-HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, Attorney General Janet Reno, Comptroller of the Currency Eugene Ludwig and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, along with the heads of six other financial regulatory agencies.

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Leadville Lou

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#894709 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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About 5 years ago, my neighbor & some of his friends spent well over that for a big 4th party.
Quit being such a dumbass Lou. I'm, tired of correcting your inane posts. They are almost as dumb as Eman & his twin Mr Eed.(That's really really dumb)
How many people is "my neighbor and some of his friends" Doorknob? The bomber bought $400 HIMSELF !

You are the dummy.

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Orlando, FL

#894710 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> he is leading the nation on two terms, and he was a senator who successfully found his way in to the white house, despite people in other states didn't even know who he was, that's brilliant, that's leadership.
Obama is a man with limited leadership abilities who was carefully selected. He talked good, looked good and the propagandists adored him and fell short of worshipping him. He is a presidential fluke.

If Obama was white, he'd still be voting present in the Senate and Hillary would have been the first woman president.

He sought out Marxists in college. He doesn't get Americans or the American spirit. He was in over his head on the first day of his first term and will be in over his head on the last day of his last term.

He fooled a lot of people, many of whom realize it now. Too bad you don't.

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Leadville Lou

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#894711 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I fixed it for you leadass Lou.
The 2009 budget was signed by George W Bush & included 3 1/2 months of Bush's presidency.
so what?

Just the facts ma'm:
, Budget Deficits
http://www.fms.treas.gov/index.html
2002 FY Budget Deficit $158 Billion
2003 FY Budget Deficit $365 Billion
2004 FY Budget Deficit $412 Billion
2005 FY Budget Deficit $319 Billion
2006 FY Budget Deficit $248 Billion
2007 FY Budget Deficit $161 Billion
2008 FY Budget Deficit $455 Billion <---- Democrats control Congress
2009 FY Budget Deficit $1.4 Trillion
2010 FY Budget Deficit $1.3 Trillion
2011 FY Budget Deficit $1.6 Trillion
2012 FY budget deficit $1.3 trillion
2013 est. deficit $1.1 trillion

Oblamer and the dums,$6 trillion in new debt. So far.

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Leadville Lou

Broomfield, CO

#894712 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I didn't say I was an expert. One of your dumbass buddies said no one spends $400 on fireworks. My example showed him to be almost as GD dumb as you.
No dumbass, you didn't.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894713 Apr 28, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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The joke is on Obama because he sucks at golf.
But he looks so good in his golf outfit...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#894714 Apr 28, 2013
American Lady wrote:
Air Force Capt. Brandon Cyr died in plane crash in Afghanistan[Rest In Peace]
By Martin Weil,
Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, an Air Force pilot who had hundreds of hours of combat flying experience, and listed Woodbridge as his home town, was killed Saturday in a plane crash in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.
People who knew him recalled his sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and his dedication to a challenging job.
He was assigned to an air-refueling squadron based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois... He had also qualified as an instructor for the MC-12, the aircraft involved in the fatal crash. He had been in Afghanistan for three months when the crash occurred.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/air-force...
Among other things since becoming pResident[failure in chief], Barack Obama has:
White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill (read).
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya accused the United States of being behind the 2009 coup that ousted him (read).
US Ignores Calls for End to Gaza Siege. The Obama administration is refusing to join international calls for a complete end to the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip (read).
The Pentagon’s spy unit has begun rebuilding a controversial database that was shut down three years ago after it was found to have been used to monitor US peace activists (read).
Obama Administration Keeping Blackwater Armed and Dangerous in Afghanistan - another $120M contract awarded (read).
With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information (read).
With a strong push from the Obama administration, the United Nations Security Council voted to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran (read).
Obama Administration Might Hold Non-Afghan Detainees at Bagram Indefinitely -- Administration Should Not Re-Create Gitmo, Says ACLU (read).
Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world (read). The dramatic expansion in the use of special forces go far beyond the covert missions authorized by George W. Bush. Countries include Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Yemen, Pakistan and the Philippines.
In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells, at least seven new permits for various types of drilling and five environmental waivers have been granted (read).
James Carville on Obama's response to the Gulf oil spill: He is risking everything with 'go along with BP strategy'(read).
U.S. troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan: Seymour Hersh (read).
Obama gives CIA authority to expand strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles in Pakistan (read).
Government Exempted BP from Environmental Review (read).
An amendment to increase Congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve failed following pressure from the White House (read).
Obama approves targeted assassination of an American citizen (read).
Obama signs law allowing weapons in National Parks (read).
DEFINITELY MORE HERE:
http://stpeteforpeace.org/obama.html
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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You don't even know what you are cut-and-pasting here. Some of these things are totally the reverse of what you've been writing. Read and understand before posting these contradictions so you won't look like a fool. Wait. Never mind. You already look like one, won't change anything.

The above poster MUST NOT be able to "discern" the truth from put on by the "libTARDed media's "spew!"

AL said:
you HAVE to "discern"
the good from the BAD yourself dipshit!

obama IS a "failure in chief" ...

you should MAYBE get UP to speed how the libTARD media has been covering for him!

nahhhh ...
they ain't NEVER done that, have they!?!

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Leadville Lou

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#894715 Apr 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Aunt Bettie Lou, More of your deluded revisionist rubbish . "GW Bush tried to warn Congress in the years leading up to it.
So if he tried to warn them and they refused to listen, why is it his fault and not theirs? " 1. Deregulated Wall Street: It was a great time to be a Wall Street executive during the Bush administration. Sweeping financial deregulation helped build the housing bubble and allowed financial institutions to pursue risky trades unchecked. In fact, Bush eliminated the rules that allowed Wall Street to cause the financial crash that plunged the nation into the Great Recession." ... " Left Homeowners In A Lurch: While Bush was happy to help out the banks in the wake of the housing crisis, he did little to assist struggling homeowners. Hope For Homeowners, Bush’s proposal to assist those struggling with their mortgages, was a colossal failure; in its first six months, it helped just one homeowner renegotiate his mortgage. Many mortgage holders — 15.7 million or, one in three — are still underwater today. " Check this out: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/14/4...
Wise up, dummy:

The Government-Created Subprime Mortgage Meltdown

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.

The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.

So-called "community groups" like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA "protest" is issued by a "community group." This can cost banks great sums of money, and the "community groups" understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities.

Only the government can f things up bad enough to cause a national financial crisis, a demorat government.

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Leadville Lou

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#894716 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Carol, My God, you are still lying about this.
The CRA never ever said banks had to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back.
Really, Doorknob?

Gunner wrote:
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At President Clinton’s direction, no fewer than 10 federal agencies issued a chilling ultimatum to banks and mortgage lenders to ease credit for lower-income minorities or face investigations for lending discrimination and suffer the related adverse publicity. They also were threatened with denial of access to the all-important secondary mortgage market and stiff fines, along with other penalties.
The threat was codified in a 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” and entered into the Federal Register on April 15, 1994, by the Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending. Clinton set up the little-known body to coordinate an unprecedented crackdown on alleged bank redlining.
The edict — completely overlooked by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the mainstream media — was signed by then-HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, Attorney General Janet Reno, Comptroller of the Currency Eugene Ludwig and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, along with the heads of six other financial regulatory agencies.

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Always Right

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#894718 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Obama is a man with limited leadership abilities who was carefully selected.
If Obama was white, he'd still be voting present in the Senate and Hillary would have been the first woman president.
He sought out Marxists in college. He doesn't get Americans or the American spirit. He was in over his head on the first day of his first term and will be in over his head on the last day of his last term.
He fooled a lot of people, many of whom realize it now. Too bad you don't.
Hillary was my first choice, but obama ran a more successful and organized campaign for some reason, if it was possible, i would put Hillary as president right now as we speak.

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Leadville Lou

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#894719 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Harry Truman had a sign that read "THE BUCK STOPS HERE!"
According to you, Bush had responsibility for nothing. You blame others for the Iraq War, the Housing Debacle, the collapse of the economy.
The only common thread among these issues is this:
BUSH WAS PRESIDENT.
HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISASTER OF A PRESIDENCY FROM 2001-2008
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While you blame others, most Americans blame Bush. Even Repugnants. Did you notice nooooooooone have asked Bush to campaign for them, nor was he invited to the Repugnant National Convention.
Actions speak far louder than your wacky words. Bush was a disaster, yet you refuse to admit to it. Making you a fool.
Lying imbecile:

I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.

The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html

The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.

The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.

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Leadville Lou

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#894720 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> I helped myself by supporting the party that best represents me , i hope you do the same, i don't hate my opponents, i don't hate bush, but i hate the fact that people deny mistakes when they are crystal clear.
This is crystal clear to me:

Just the facts ma'm:
, Budget Deficits
http://www.fms.treas.gov/index.html
2002 FY Budget Deficit $158 Billion
2003 FY Budget Deficit $365 Billion
2004 FY Budget Deficit $412 Billion
2005 FY Budget Deficit $319 Billion
2006 FY Budget Deficit $248 Billion
2007 FY Budget Deficit $161 Billion
2008 FY Budget Deficit $455 Billion <---- Democrats control Congress
2009 FY Budget Deficit $1.4 Trillion
2010 FY Budget Deficit $1.3 Trillion
2011 FY Budget Deficit $1.6 Trillion
2012 FY budget deficit $1.3 trillion
2013 est. deficit $1.1 trillion

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Orlando, FL

#894721 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> I helped myself by supporting the party that best represents me , i hope you do the same, i don't hate my opponents, i don't hate bush, but i hate the fact that people deny mistakes when they are crystal clear.
The Democratic Party doesn't represent anyone who doesn't walk in lockstep with their far left progressive ideology. It's not the same Democratic Party as it was 30 years ago.

They represent a nanny state, higher taxes and bigger government. Does this represent you too?

You can't say you hate the fact that people deny mistakes when they are crystal clear if you still support this president, his adminstration, Obamacare and the coverups unless you're talking about yourself.

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#894722 Apr 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Stop sounding like Karl Marx, there is no workable alternative to capitalism, it's produced the most successful, wealthy society for hundreds of millions ever, even the non producers, if you have an alternative , I'd love to hear about it.
Capitalism works just fine on building a nations growth but it can't go on forever as it needs growth to survive. How much do you want to see the USA expand too ? 600 million perhaps,??? well its not going to happen unless you open the flood gates at the borders. Then there is the environmental price to pay, the planet is sure paying for Capitalism giving no value to the environment now. Yet you closed minded morons still don't want to give it value. A farmers land full of trees should be worth as much as one with the oil underground.. BUT NO! and this is where capitalism fails miserably, there is a high cost to pay for cheap. Corporate USA and Corporate Europe moved to China chasing cheap and what was the real price of that ? Not only in job loses but Environmental damage that is ignored.
Man has slowly but surely destroyed the planet all in the name of growth and feeding that capitalism machine. Soon with the extreme weather of climate change, the food bowls will no longer be reliable and there starts a whole new crisis once there is mass population shifts.

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#894723 Apr 28, 2013
Always Right wrote:
<quoted text> Hillary was my first choice, but obama ran a more successful and organized campaign for some reason, if it was possible, i would put Hillary as president right now as we speak.
I wish Hillary had won too. Given the choice between the two. Hands down.

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#894724 Apr 28, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Lying imbecile:
I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.
The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html
The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.
The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.
Look any Economist worth his/her salt know all of the Bush growth was as fake as presidency. It was done with debt, there was never a budget that even looked like breaking even and by the end of his term the WORLD WAS BANKRUPT! Great Job, Wall St ran the white house and the military machine sucked the treasury dry. So NO ONE, I mean NO ONE except you Fox assimilated Borg drones believe Bush took charge on anything.

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