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
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903662 May 15, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I assume you feel the same way about the 50 exclusive black colleges?
same way i feel about white exclusive all-kinds-of-stuff.

hard to see privilege when you live it day in and day out, isn't it?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#903663 May 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> If you knew he was going to do it then yes you are.
Are you saying you have undeniable proof that the Afghan government knew about the attacks on 9/11?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903664 May 15, 2013
Obama: Nixon in Reverse

The most basic criticism of Obama turns out to be the truest. A one-term Senator doesn’t have much preparation for governing anything—yes, a risk that Republicans will have to keep in mind with Marco Rubio and Rand Paul—and government under Obama has often seems to be run by functionaries. It’s all too plausible that Obama didn’t know, or care to know, about the IRS applying discriminatory standards against right-leaning 501(c)(4) groups, and his attitude toward Eric Holder’s Justice Department grabbing Associated Press phone records appears similarly blasé.

This is rather unlike the disgraced president to whom many Republicans want to compare the incumbent. As Dana Milbank puts it:“Nixon was a control freak. Obama seems to be the opposite: He wants no control over the actions of his administration. As the president distances himself from the actions of ‘independent’ figures within his administration, he’s creating a power vacuum in which lower officials behave as though anything goes.” That’s not exculpatory: a president is responsible for the abuses of his administration whether he orders them directly or simply creates the conditions in which they can happen.

It’s doubtful, alas, that congressional Republicans will treat these matters as anything other than opportunities for Benghazi-style partisan hype. There are fundamental matters behind each of these scandals that the GOP establishment does not want to face any more than Obama does. Namely: exactly what the CIA was doing in Benghazi (and why the U.S. had to be so deeply involved in Libya in the first place), the tremendous discretion the IRS enjoys over whom it targets and how, and the extent to which the War on Terror is really a War on Transparency in government. Failure to strike these problems at their roots only reinforces the idea that the GOP’s leadership cares not a whit for the substance of the issues but only about embarrassing Obama. That may be enough to rally the base ahead of 2014, but there are many other Americans—not nearly enough, to be sure—who actually would like someone to stand up for consistent standards, not only for the IRS but to check and limit arbitrary executive power across the board.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/obama-...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#903665 May 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>They're not exclusively black Carol, many whites, Hispanics and even a few Asians attend Bethune Cookman University which is a "historically" black college. Same with most if not all of the others.
Your bigotry and racism overshadows and worthwhile messages you might offer.
I figured out of the 50 black colleges, there would be some who admitted whites and other ethnicities.

Aren't there any exclusively black colleges? Because I always thought there were.

It doesn't bother me. In fact, I think it's a good thing there are exclusively black colleges considering the history of discrimination in this country largely perpetrated by democrats.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903666 May 15, 2013
hello G.W.

"...a president is responsible for the abuses of his administration whether he orders them directly or simply creates the conditions in which they can happen."

Barack says...thank you.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#903667 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
same way i feel about white exclusive all-kinds-of-stuff.
hard to see privilege when you live it day in and day out, isn't it?
Fck yeah! Homer glad he is white, I'd hate to be a minority in the country, especially in some parts. Fck that!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#903668 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh please, are you telling us again that we would have invaded Afghanistan if Bin aden was not there?
I said we invaded invaded Afghanistan to get Bin Laden & you & your flock of right whiners deny that.
I know this blows up your 'Bush lied us unto Iraq nonsense' but yes we would have went into Afghanistan because of the training camps. Just like we went into Iraq because Saddam was funding terrorism. You see, "AND THE GOVERNMENTS THAT SUPPORT THEM".

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#903669 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
same way i feel about white exclusive all-kinds-of-stuff.
hard to see privilege when you live it day in and day out, isn't it?
It's much the same as an all girls' school or an all boys' school.

Nothing wrong with anyone wanting an exclusive college based on gender or race.

Everyone has a choice and there are plenty of schools to choose from.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#903670 May 15, 2013
The fact is with regards to illegal immigrants, if they were white the term probably wouldn't even exist, more likely they would be called refugees and/or welcomed into our country and wished the best of luck in improving their lot in life.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#903671 May 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> If you knew he was going to do it then yes you are.
So any landlord that rents a property & permits alcohol consumption is guilty of manslaughter if one of their tenants kills someone in a DUI? I guess if I rent property I need a claus that forbids consuming alcoholic beverages to the point of passing the legal limit.

Maybe we should investigate all DUI crashes & see where these people live.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#903672 May 15, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many scholarships restricted by race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, etc.
What's that got to do with my post to Aunt Batty?

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#903674 May 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>They're not exclusively black Carol, many whites, Hispanics and even a few Asians attend Bethune Cookman University which is a "historically" black college. Same with most if not all of the others.
Your bigotry and racism overshadows and worthwhile messages you might offer.
Can a person "retire" on SS at 62 without being disabled? I actually thought the rethugs had upped the age to 67 for anyone younger than they...oh, well, reading the malcontents making bigger fools of themselves is not nearly as much fun as it used to be.

Since: May 13

United States

#903675 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
big scandal!!

FBI Acknowledges: JournalistsÂ’ Phone Records are Fair Game

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2006/05...

oh.

sorry. 2006.....

"It used to be very hard and complicated to do this, but it no longer is in the Bush administration,"

who knew? FOX?
Conservative group in Tennessee asked 95 questions before application was DENIED and personal private information released to the Liberal media.

Welcome to the Liberal America!

Yes, Obama won, America lost.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23247...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903676 May 15, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Are you saying you have undeniable proof that the Afghan government knew about the attacks on 9/11?
Another Tol-E-Bon apologist.

The Afghan government (the Tol-E-Bon) clearly knew of the terrorist training camps.

Like knowing that the Boston Muslim dogs were building bombs, without necessarily knowing when and where they would use them.

You Obamabots are making a mistake trying to defend the indefensible.

What is more important to you. Your Democrat Party or Obama?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#903677 May 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The economy has improved beyond what any of the expert analysts were predicting during Obama first year. Matter of fact you can go back to the earliest pages of this thread and get a feel for what was going on.
You've slipped over the edge babe__carry on though it's amusing as hell to watch. Vallerie Jarrett__ROFLMAO.
If you think a snail's pace is much faster than the rest of us, then you might be right.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#903678 May 15, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are clueless. My response to you earlier was spot on. No wonder you wasted so many words without denying the role the Taliban government played.
The role they played has hosting Bin Laden. They did not attack us. There is a difference.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903679 May 15, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What's that got to do with my post to Aunt Batty?
Nobody gives a shit about a washed-up used car dealer like you and your need to bully Carol.

Guess it makes you feel like a man.

Since: May 13

United States

#903680 May 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
big scandal!!

FBI Acknowledges: JournalistsÂ’ Phone Records are Fair Game

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2006/05...

oh.

sorry. 2006.....

"It used to be very hard and complicated to do this, but it no longer is in the Bush administration,"

who knew? FOX?
Obama's half-brother given tax exempt status two year retroactive, while Conservative group waited 13 weeks to be denied!!!

And Liberals are happy because they have NO MORALS, and all Liberals* hate America first.

* when I say ALL Liberals I mean every single one, I have evidence. You might think it us a sweeping accusation but I have hard evidence that every single Liberal, here and any where else, hate America first.

Do not believe me? Challenge me please! I had win every single challenge.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#903681 May 15, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Can a person "retire" on SS at 62 without being disabled? I actually thought the rethugs had upped the age to 67 for anyone younger than they...oh, well, reading the malcontents making bigger fools of themselves is not nearly as much fun as it used to be.
I believe you can get partial benefits at 62, although makes much more sense to wait until your 67 when you'll get full benefits. But with Fox News and other rightwingers telling them that SS is going to be broke in a few years a lot of idiots are opting to collect early would my guess.

Since: May 13

United States

#903682 May 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>Galt thinks Bin Laden asked the Taliban's permission to lunch 9-11 attacks.
Actually Obama asked Libya for permission, several month ahead. Libya said no ahead of time. Obama obeyed by not killing a SINGLE Muslim and "Stand down" Americans to die instead.

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