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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897844 May 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Yeah but who provides for the payment for the care moron? Insurance companies and/or the government. Without the payments there is no care.
You're an idiot!
Policyholders and/or taxpayers provide the payments. The government and insurance companies are just intermediaries. Insurance companies spread the risk among all consumers. The government forces the producers to pay for the parasites.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897845 May 6, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Humana, Centre Care, Pru-Care, the VA (the list goes on) all provide health care services.
My family belonged to an HMO for years, loved it.
During that time I saw three or four different doctors who were employes of the HMO. Persons with serious illnesses/injuries would be referred to specialists and case workers would keep those doctors on budget.
$15 visits $5 prescription co-pay.
Good for you if you like it, but saving money to join an HMO cedes a portion of your independence to the bureaucracy and the need for referrals can waste critical time in serious cases.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#897846 May 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text> You Neanderthals like lily, RealDave only care about their own basic needs and will ignore the poison and atrocities by Corporatist obama and Monsanto when it suits the "agenda". You too will eat anything obama shits on your plate...
I was just correcting one of your many erroneous posts that you make.

Your party tacked on the Monsanto baloney onto an urgently needed appropriations bill knowing that it would sneak through. And then run screaming through the street how its Obama's fault.

I am not "surprised", you fricken right whiners never ever accept blame for the stuff your party does.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#897847 May 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf, "you still didnt address the main issue of abortion of innocents vs capital punishment for the heinous.

My original premise remains intact & unscathed..... " Nope; I did. Pay attention better, short-attention span libertarian with marbles for brains. Capital punishment has been the law of the land in how many states of the U S? And in all that time has capital punishment ever lived up to its proponents' grandiose claims that it deters murder? No; not ever; never. So, my criticism of legal moralists remains intact & unscathed... It never works very well whether you're trying to legislate sexual morality, drug use,or other social and moral behavior.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897848 May 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
How Will Washington React?
A top UN official says their investigation has found evidence of Sarin poisoning in the Syrian conflict, but used by the rebels not the Syrian government.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/05...
ok you neo-idiots, how you gonna play that one?
Stay out, regardless.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897849 May 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Penis scientist Rush Limbaugh is reportedly upset with executives at his flagship station WABC and its parent company, Cumulus. He's so mad, in fact, that's he's reportedly threatening to leave the company. Why? Because Lew Dickey, Cumulus's CEO, is (probably correctly) blaming Limbaugh's “slut” comments last year for declining ad revenue at the company
Several major advertisers dropped support for Limbaugh after the “slut” incident, but Limbaugh and a source who spoke with the Daily News said the show's earnings were “very minimally impacted in the short term.”
Politico, however, notes that Dicky, on an August 2012 earnings call. said Cumulus's top three stations lost $5.5 million. Some of those losses, Dickey said, were because of the boycotts agains Limbaugh. In a March 2013 earnings call, Dickey said the company was still suffering because of the comments, blaming them for roughly a third of the company's revenue losses.
http://gawker.com/rush-limbaugh-threatens-to-...
Dickey should replace Rush with Rachel Maddow to boost profits.

Or perhaps an NPR snoozathon.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#897850 May 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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No, that's faulty, leftist logic. I'm an extremely fiscally-conservative Libertarian that SUPPORTS legalization of drugs, but only because they should then be consumption-taxed at a rate that would allow for complete elimination of income tax for regular humans. The druggies will then also die more quickly (which would be great Dawinian progress). And (in true leftist nonsense babble), you still didnt address the main issue of abortion of innocents vs capital punishment for the heinous.
My original premise remains intact & unscathed.....
If your logic holds any height, that babies in the womb are living breathing beings, & deserves rights as such.When exactly does the fathers rights to his child kick in? I ask because, take away abortion, & women in a tight jam will perform self abortions. By law that's not illegal because " it's her body." Now, should the mother be held responsible for murder if she performs her own abortion against the fathers will? After all, to give the baby rights, you have to give the father rights! I may agree with you as far as my individual stance on abortion, but honestly, who are you to tell another hymen being what she can, or can not do with her body?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#897852 May 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Stay out, regardless.
well played.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#897853 May 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The rich are getting richer & we still have "evil" corporations that you right whiners keep wanting to hand money. That will never change.
RealDave Obama and Liberals/Democrats can’t take Credit for the success of Wall St/Corp America (That’s Capitalism At Work!!) Remember Obama and Liberals/Democrats along with OWS targeted (Capitalism) as Evil the Fat Cats/ Greedy but with all of their efforts to Demonize “Wall St” they become Wealthier under this President than any previous president! Ouch!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#897854 May 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obama's second term will not be as easy as his first. The lame stream media will sooner or later, eventually throw obama under the bus.
Just about the time when they need to promote Hillary (or another Socialist) for president.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#897855 May 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Dream on, abdul. Not too much on the uptake, huh?:-)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. population's distribution by race and ethnicity in 2010 was as follows- due to rounding, figures may not add up to the totals shown:[47]
Race / Ethnicity Number Percentage of U.S. population
White or European American 223,553,265 72.4 %
Black or African American 38,929,319 12.6 %
Asian American 14,674,252 4.8 %
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,932,248 0.9 %
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 540,013 0.2 %
Some other race 19,107,368 6.2 %
Two or more races 9,009,073 2.9 %
(72.4%= 63.7% "White + Not Hispanic or Latino" + 8.7% "White + Hispanic or Latino").
America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time...

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/28/in...

only way to change that is to find someone that old white voters will vote for.

Rubio/Jindal 2016!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#897856 May 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Policyholders and/or taxpayers provide the payments. The government and insurance companies are just intermediaries. Insurance companies spread the risk among all consumers. The government forces the producers to pay for the parasites.
the government encourages parasites. remember the Ant and the Grasshopper?

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER 3.0

THE OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away..

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#897857 May 6, 2013
THE OBAMA VERSION OF THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Big Bird, Elmo the pederast, and Kermit the Frog appear on Sesame Street with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,“It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

SEIU, MoveOn.org , and Occupy (whatever) stage a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing,”Down with the 1%!” Rev. Jesse Jackson condemns the ant for his selfishness.

Obama says if he had a son, he’d look just like the grasshopper, then blames President George W. Bush and wealthy Americans for the grasshopper’s plight.

Pointing to the ant’s house with an accusing finger, Obama declares “You didn’t build it!” and urges all grasshoppers in America to “seek revenge.”

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate 100% tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

The EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Ant Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the IRS in the name of Obamacare and given to the grasshopper.

Believing America to be a rule of law, the ant appeals his case to the Supreme Court, but the court says Obamacare is perfectly constitutional and the IRS confiscation is just a tax.

The ant tries to resist. But armed soldiers come to his door to arrest the ant without charge or trial, in the name of a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by Obama (National Defense Authorization Act).

Thankfully, being very very small, the ant eludes his captors by hiding under a dry leaf.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food, having taken over the ant’s home, which the government has designated a Section 8 housing.

It wasn’t long before the house falls into disrepair and filth because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it since he doesn’t own it and he didn’t build it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

A month later, the grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the now-ramshackled, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses taking the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY: As America voted on Nov. 6, 2012, so shall America reap.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#897858 May 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumb Dave says: "There was no lie from the White House."
Translation: "I believe anything."
Dave doesn't believe anything, you'd have to be sentient to believe something. dave is an obamabot, running on remote control.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#897859 May 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Who was the CIA station chief in Benghazi? shinningelectr0n puzzled queried , "Correct. No one knows."Congressional Republicans and conservative commentators alike have spent weeks wondering just who edited the now infamous talking points, accusing officials across the Obama administration of lying to cover-up the truth about Benghazi. Instead, what they have labeled a political decision to play down the role of al Qaeda by the Obama administration was actually a much more complicated process:
The officials said the first draft of the talking points had a reference to al Qaeda but it was removed by the Central Intelligence Agency, to protect sources and protect investigations, before the talking points were shared with the White House. No evidence has so far emerged that the White House interfered to tone down the public intelligence assessment, despite the attention the charge has received.
Edits and revisions of estimates continued on even as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was preparing to make her appearances on several Sunday morning news shows to discuss them on Sept. 16:
On Sept. 15, Michael Morell, then CIA deputy director and now acting director, spoke with the CIA station chief in Tripoli, who expressed concern that the agency’s reporting was off the mark. The station chief said there was no protest ongoing at the time of the attack, and he didn’t think the attack was spontaneous. Mr. Morell asked the chief to summarize his views in an email so the analysts at Langley could evaluate his take along with more than a dozen other internal intelligence reports, Mr. Morell later told lawmakers.
Officials placed the talking points that day in a binder that was hand-delivered to Ms. Rice at around 8 p.m. at her home in Washington, where she was making last-minute preparations before making the rounds of the news shows the following morning.
In addition, despite repeated right-wing insistence that the Obama administration mislead the public about the role an anti-Islam video played in the launch of the attack, the new story makes clear that members of the intelligence community “still believe the attack was inspired in part by the earlier protest in Cairo over the video.”
This new reporting solidifies previous stories that tanked Republican theories of official cover-up" http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/04/...
You need to read more than just left wing website.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#897860 May 6, 2013
The RNC’s Block-and-Blame Game

There’s chutzpah, and then there’s rank hypocrisy.

The RNC released a slick but cynical Web ad this week commemorating the first 100 days of President Obama’s second term. Politics ain’t beanbag, and no one expected their assessment would be sunshine and light. But there’s a particularly low place for folks who block and then blame—in this case, intimating with mock sadness that the president is legislatively impotent for failing to pass universal background checks in the wake of the Sandy Hook slaughter.

Reality check: 41 Republican senators (and five Democrats) voted against the bipartisan compromise bill crafted by Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Manchin. And among Republicans controlling the House, the modest background check bill—supported by 90 percent of Americans—was considered DOA.

This affront to common sense and common decency is difficult to defend. And so the RNC response is to blame the president for a failure to lead, despite that his bipartisan outreach was rejected by most Republicans.

Don’t take my word for it—listen to Pat Toomey:“In the end it didn’t pass because we’re so politicized,” Toomey told the Times Herald editorial board.“There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it.”

This is ugly stuff, deeply self-defeating to the cause of self-government. It is also the new normal. Now polls show that you reap what you sow: Republicans face a credibility gap based on the perception that they are too inflexible and unwilling to compromise. And so the apparent solution struck at the RNC is to skip over the facts as if we all have the attention span of gnats.

But in the wake of the Senate rejection of universal background checks, we already see that Republican senators from swing states who voted against the bill are facing a backlash, while red-state Democrats who took the risk of voting for the bill are seeing a boost in their political fortunes. The lesson is that we do pay attention—especially if there is a moral dimension and frustration over popular will being ignored.

There are plenty of credible criticisms of President Obama, specifically arguments that he didn’t have enough executive experience or Washington experience to lead effectively before entering the Oval Office. But the hyperpartisan impulse to oppose policies that Republicans have supported in the past simply because President Obama supports them has been the story of this administration in too many of its dealings with Congress. From the adoption of the Heritage Foundation–proposed and Romney-implemented individual mandate for health-care reform to the president’s proposal of entitlement reform that has so far been unable to provoke an equal Republican response to achieve a grand bargain, the outreach is too often one-sided and unreciprocated.

For conservatives to block bipartisan bills as a matter of strategy and then blame the president for the failure to achieve progress is the height of hypocrisy. The subsequent media rush to debate whether the president is a lame duck is itself a lazy taking of the bait, reflecting that desire to fast-forward to the 2016 campaign rather than stay focused on the matter at hand: covering governing, with accountability intact.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#897861 May 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, no one in Government spoke to Hicks concerning the attacks. No one in the State Department? He at in Tripoli & was silent & never checked in or nothing.
Here's a quotation mark excuse for you, dumb dave

"Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned.

"We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment," one eyewitness told CBS News. "Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered:'Send reinforcements!' "

But they were told immediate help wasn't available.

Embassy personnel say they repeatedly asked the Defense Attache on site in Tripoli for military assistance.

"Isn't there anything available?" one Embassy official says he asked. "But the answer was 'no.'"

"What about Aviano?" the official pressed, referencing the NATO air base with US assets in northeastern Italy. "No," was the answer."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#897862 May 6, 2013
A Syrian War Would Be an Inexplicable Blunder

....Keller’s main claim is that “Syria is not Iraq,” but with respect to the most important questions it’s not really true. The Iraq war was unnecessary and illegal, and a Syrian war would likewise one that the U.S. is choosing to fight in clear violation of international law. Unlike Iraq, there would be no fig leaf of a Security Council resolution that hawks could hide behind to defend the war, and there would likely be even less multilateral support for a Syrian war than there was for the invasion of Iraq. As absurd as it was, the so-called “coalition of the willing” included dozens of countries that were at least willing to offer token assistance. The U.S. will be lucky if it can get more than a half-dozen collaborators in launching a new war in Syria. The Iraq war was a horrible blunder that grew out of more than a decade of bad Iraq policy. That doesn’t excuse the blunder, but it helps to explain how it could have happened. If the U.S. yields to the impulse to “do something” in Syria in spite of the experience of the last decade, it will be an equally serious blunder, but it will also be an inexplicable one.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#897863 May 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to read more than just left wing website.
A new report in the Wall Street Journal....

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/12/04/...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#897864 May 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave Obama and Liberals/Democrats can’t take Credit for the success of Wall St/Corp America (That’s Capitalism At Work!!) Remember Obama and Liberals/Democrats along with OWS targeted (Capitalism) as Evil the Fat Cats/ Greedy but with all of their efforts to Demonize “Wall St” they become Wealthier under this President than any previous president! Ouch!!
The idea that Democrats or Obama don't like capitalism s a myth portrayed by feeble minded right whiners like you. As a business owner, I like capitalism.

Now, I don't like corporations that pollute, risk our financial system well being for greed, or Kill, injure & sicken people because they found a cheaper ingredient. I don't like corporations that send American jobs overseas or opt to shut down some of their manufacturing facilities here in order to save a couple pennies buying those items overseas. I also don't like corporations that fund fake organizations for their own profit, like gun manufacturers and the NRA. I don;t like companies that cut the pay of workers & threaten to shut down unless workers agree to make less while doling out millions in raises & bonuses to their upper manager, like Hostess. I don't like companies that buy out a competitor promising to keep the plant running with current employees and then walk in the day following signing the papers & announce everyone s fired (happened locally with Gibbles Potato Chips).

so yes, I like capitalism but to think there are no "evil" corporations is just .....well...just .......Republican.

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