Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#897534 May 4, 2013
blue eyes wrote:
<quoted text> I can understand why 4 years later you couldn't afford to get drunk anymore.
LOL Bush was a drunk and made a mess. It's a miracle Obama hasn't turned to drinking himself cleaning up Bush's mess. I can afford all the drink I want I just don't require it with that (dumb as a box of rocks Bush out of office). Obama got Bin Laden what did Bush do? I will tell you lay drunk and lie.
Cway

United States

#897535 May 4, 2013
We're probably going to hear a lot about the "Keeling curve" and references to "400 parts per million" in the coming weeks. The curve measures the ratio of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, and that ratio is about to cross the 400-ppm level for the first time in, oh, 3 million to 5 million years.

"I wish it weren't true, but it looks like the world is going to blow through the 400-ppm level without losing a beat," says a Scripps geochemist. "At this pace we'll hit 450ppm within a few decades." Which will mean a hotter planet and rising sea levels, says another of the scientists.“Our dumping of heat and CO2 into the ocean is like making investments in a pollution bank."

Thank you, oh wise and far-sighted Repugnants.
Cway

United States

#897537 May 4, 2013
November, 1953

The CIA right wingnuts come up with brilliant plan.

"Let's topple the secular, democratic regime of Mosadegh and install the Shah as dictator."

26 year later, the Shah is overthrown, Iran becomes a totalitarian theocracy run by fanatical clerics about to develop nuclear technology.

My, that went well.

Thank you, oh wise and far-sighted Repugnants.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#897538 May 4, 2013
They are about as wise as a rock, proof to these followers of the conservative movement is no proof at all. You might view the video link about a book published on Denial-ism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives. It covers everything from vaccines to other scientific achievements. With the point being if Electricity had just been invented and the first two products that came off the line were the elec chair and a cattle prod. Would you be one of the crowd to have it banned ?

http://www.yo utube .com/watch?v=RigHB _PHJAE

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#897539 May 4, 2013
Cway

United States

#897540 May 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, blame all of Obama's failures on Bush.
When will the boy step up and act like a man?
And as usual, you elephants take no responsibility for anything.

Including 9-11, where the CIA director, George Tenet, gave Chimpy six weeks advance warning.

Chimp did nothing.

Attacks went according to plan.

Thank you, oh wise and far-sighted Repugnants.
Cway

United States

#897541 May 4, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
“It is with GREAT satisfaction that I announce my intention to work with carnival barkers and sideshow owners across our great nation to launch your 2013 US tour as the "elephant woman".
This from wolfboy in a cage at Mr. Peeble's pet shop.

But no one wants a Fenris.
Cway

United States

#897543 May 4, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>It's an unassailable fact that in January 2007, when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took over Congress, unemployment was 4.6% and food stamp usage was around 26.5 million Americans. Today, the actual unemployment rate is 9.6% and over fifty million Americans are now on food stamps.
Nancy Pelosi: Quickest way to create jobs is to provide more funding for food stamps.
The damage was done by January, 2007. Bad loans by banks which even the FBI warned you Republicans about in 2004 were not reined in.

Nor did you do anything about the credit default swaps which greatly exacerbated the mortagage crisis.

The Democrat Congress that took over in January, 2007 was incredibly weak.

In the Senate, 49 Democrats supported by 2 independents.

Wow... "big" majority there, eh?

Suffice to say, you whine BS all you want, but the Dem majority was unable to overcome any Bush veto or a Republican filibuster.

Furthermore, I defy you to produce the legislation they passed you imply was responsbile for the collapse which followed.

Waiting...
Cway

United States

#897544 May 4, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
One problem, Congress does not rhyme with push.
But it does ryhme wish Bush.

Right, Mr. Clueless?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897545 May 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Crunmmy school? Better than any you might have gone attended.
"gone attended"???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897546 May 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Crunmmy school? Better than any you might have gone attended.
So, tell us where.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#897547 May 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
But it does ryhme wish Bush.
Right, Mr. Clueless?
Calm down, check your work.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#897548 May 5, 2013
America did the right thing re electing Obama, despite a congress who can't accept it. Policies are working repairing a damaged economy the Republicans gave the world.

Associated Press:
The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April.
AP
The Dude Abides

Montréal, Canada

#897550 May 5, 2013
Good God, how long does it take one old woman to die? Not that long, actually. To be honest, you gotta work pretty hard to keep it alive once fear creeps in there... yessir, once it's scared the little heart starts hammerin' like a baby rabbit's in a dog kennel and then pretty much all you gotta do is run your knuckles down the side of the wire every so often and, poof! You got pure terror.

Now "terror" is a funny word. An entire industry's grown up around it so it's a cherished term now, like "gun rights," or "en-tre-pren-ear." You can have four guys in the terror business, but if you hire the right jews to sell it for you, you can build a solid lobby, maybe even get laws passed just so those four guys can sell their anti-terror candy bar to some saps at the Pantygon or over at Homeland Sec. Embarassing.

One World Government, y'all, rules and wages got to be the same for everybody. Let's get to it.

Meanwhile old woman, don't struggle so against those ropes, they're cuttin' off your circulation.
PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#897551 May 5, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
There's nothing wrong with that in and of itself. But a leader of the nation has to have experience leading, governing or serving enough time in Congress to know how to get things done with tact in reaching across the aisle.
Obama was in over his head from the get go. He led with the same academic disconnect in the same ivory tower he felt most comfortable most of his adult life.
He simply cannot relate to hardworking Americans who only want to make an honest living to get by or get ahead but, rather, connects with people who look to the government for their sustenance and has self-appointed himself as their leader, their voice and their savior while the rest of us have to pay the price and hope for the best.
There is no such thing as "fairness across the board" in any society. Europe and other failed socialist democracies should have made that obvious.
He is insulated and surrounds himself by fellow radicals and elitists who are also disconnected from most Americans who are not either.
In short, Obama is not a leader. He had an agenda and force fed it to the rest of us. He has demonized and ignored those who represent the other half of the population.
You can't possibly say and be honest that is a sign of leadership.
As usual Carol you're full of it. It wasn't Obama who refused to reach across the aisle it was the GOP who from the beginning decided that they would obstruct anything that the new President put forth even if it meant putting the economy further into the ditch than it already was.
www.vanityfair.com/.../The-Conspiracy-to-Comm... ...
Mitch McConnell himself stated;
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
Not working with the President to improve the economy, not health care, ending two unnecessary wars or doing something about our crumbling infrastructure but to simply block everything and hope that the voters would blame Obama and put him out of office. Every time Obama reached across the aisle he got his hand bit.
I am one of those hardworking people Carol who goes to work every day and I and most of the other hard working people I work with came to work on November 7th elated that Obama had taken the election. Why would any working American vote for Mitt Romney who made his money by putting people out of work and shipping jobs overseas? Why don't you ask workers from Dade International in your own home state how much Romney did for them?
And really Carol, who are these "radicals" he's surrounded himself with? John Kerry has a distinguished war record and served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and US senator. Eric Holder who was appointed to the DC bench and served as Acting Attorney General under Bush ? Chuck Hagel who unlike former Defense Secretaries actually spent time as a grunt on the ground during Vietnam? Actually there are no "radicals in the Obama White House but I wish there was.
The countries in Europe that are in financial straits didn't get there because of any "socialistic" policies but because of the debt forced upon them when they joined the Euro zone and lost control of their finances. Countries like Sweden and Norway who rejected this ill conceived plan are doing just fine and take care of their populace.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#897552 May 5, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Jr High does not count Dumb Dave.
You gone attended?
fumb duck
I know you have no idea that there is school after Jr High.

No, really.

You missed out on a lot.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#897553 May 5, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
The damage was done by January, 2007. Bad loans by banks which even the FBI warned you Republicans about in 2004 were not reined in.
Nor did you do anything about the credit default swaps which greatly exacerbated the mortagage crisis.
The Democrat Congress that took over in January, 2007 was incredibly weak.
In the Senate, 49 Democrats supported by 2 independents.
Wow... "big" majority there, eh?
Suffice to say, you whine BS all you want, but the Dem majority was unable to overcome any Bush veto or a Republican filibuster.
Furthermore, I defy you to produce the legislation they passed you imply was responsbile for the collapse which followed.
Waiting...
When Clinton Lied... America Died...

Ron Paul blasted Bill Clinton's Iraq Bombing Campaign to Destroy Weapons of Mass Destruction (12-16-1998) whom Started WWW III and inflamed the Global Muslim World you idiot...

In a press conference aired (12-16-1998) by C-Span, Representative Ron Paul criticizes Bill Clinton's bombing campaign killing Thousands of Muslim people in Iraq and starting WWWIII.

http://dotsub.com/view/4e7ee22b-38f9-44a4-8d3...

Bill Clinton started World War III against the Muslim world and Ron Paul correctly "PREDICTED" the potential for terrorist attacks against the United States as retaliation in the future, ie...911, the day before Clinton's impeachment hearing, concerning Monica Lewinsky oral sex escapades and his lying under oath...

Bill Clinton's War Mongering Failures, his Monica Sickness, unleashed Global Muslim Terror upon the World and the USA... Clinton trying to distract people from his sex scandal by attacking and bombing Iraq, Europe and the rest of the planet you moron...
PDUPONT

Holyoke, MA

#897554 May 5, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Winner in last election?
According to the National Black Republican Association:
Karl Marx - Founding Father of Oppression:
•Right dictated by the state
•Forced wealth re-distribution
•Government-run economy
•Mediocrity rewarded
•Collective ownership
•Free speech silenced
•Gun ownership banned
•Government dependency
•Authoritarian rule
•People fear their government
•Tyranny
Loser in last election?
George Washington - Founding Father of Freedom:
•Right granted by God
•Sharing based on love
•Free-market capitalism
•Excellence rewarded
•Private property rights
•1st Amendment rights
•2nd Amendment rights
•Individual responsibility
•We, the people
•Government fears the people
•Liberty
http://www.nbra.info/
Really Carol? Let's take a look at some of these ridiculous assertions;
What rights are being dictated by the state? Rights are dictated by the Constitution.
Forced wealth redistribution? Where? The Ryan budget actually espoused this by policy that would make the rich even richer and cut programs that benefit the middle class and the poor. That's wealth redistribution but in the wrong direction. When Bain shipped Sensata to China they took money out of the pockets of American workers and put it into theirs and got a tax deduction from the rest of us to do it.
The government doesn't run the economy but it does enforce the rules and regulations that make it work for the benefit of all of us.
Just where is mediocrity rewarded?
There are some things that are collectively owned and should like our roads and infrastructure, our public education our public lands and our prisons. None of these should be run for profit and neither should our health care.
Just where has free speech been silenced Carol? The very fact that this right wing site could put out this garbage proves this to be a total lie.
No one is advocating a ban on gun ownership but there needs to be some common sense regulation on who can own a weapon and what kind of weapons are available. 90% of the American people want expanded background checks but the gun manufacturers and their pimps the NRA just want to sell a lot of guns and don't give a damn who they sell them to.
Yes Carol I depend on the government to keep the air I breath and the water I drink clean, I depend on it to enforce rules to keep workplaces safe, to maintain safe roads and bridges and food and drugs that won't make me sick or kill me and yes if I should become unemployed or disabled to make sure I can have at least a basic level of subsistence.
What authoritarian rule? We still have the same system of checks and balances that we had before but being totally abused by the GOP.
Who fears the government except a few delusional conspiracy theory whack jobs.
What tyranny?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#897555 May 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you have no idea that there is school after Jr High.
No, really.
You missed out on a lot.
You are a moron RealDave..

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#897556 May 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
44.7 million Americans now on food stamps, compared to 28.2 million in 2008.
If you think food stamps (something for nothing) are not welfare, then you are kidding yourself.
Actually Bush added abut the same percentage as Obama.

If you assign those added in 2009 due to the Bush recession, Bush had added so many more.

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