Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#905190 May 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I do know that Marines should not be used as umbrella stands?
What is the purpose of the US Marine detachment at the White House?

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#905191 May 17, 2013
"Some question whether AP leak on al-Qaeda plot put U.S. at risk

By Carol D. Leonnig and Julie Tate, Published: May 15

For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day.

The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday.

AP balked and proceeded to publish that Monday afternoon. Its May 2012 report is now at the center of a controversial and broad seizure of phone records of AP reporters’ home, office and cellphone lines. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the unauthorized disclosure about an intelligence operation to stop al-Qaeda from detonating explosives aboard a U.S. airliner was among the most serious leaks he could remember, and justified secretly obtaining records from a handful of reporters and editors over a span of two months.

Now, some members of Congress and media advocates are questioning why the administration viewed the leak that led to the May 7 AP story as so grave.

The president’s top counterterrorism adviser at the time, John O. Brennan, had appeared on “Good Morning America” the following day to trumpet the successful operation. He said that because of the work of U.S. intelligence, the plot did not pose an active threat to the American public."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/some-q...

The Holder smoke and mirror show continues. He went after the AP because they declined to allow Obama another spike the football photo op. Disgusting.

For the record, I believe Holder didn't share this intrusion on free press with Obama, just about as much as I believe Erlichman forgot to bring Nixon up to speed on the burglary.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#905192 May 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Thanks. So your whine that people were using more Medicare than they paid into Medicare Tax was unfounded?
I don't whine about Medicare. It is a good program.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#905193 May 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Check this out: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112hhrg6682... "Mr. Waxman. Today we will hear the views of several of the
Nation's governors on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and
on the Nation's critical safety net health program, Medicaid.
Medicaid and the ACA are both partnerships between the federal
and the State governments. We share the responsibility for
making these programs run efficiently and serve the needs of
the populations that depend on them. So this can and should be
a productive dialog. But in my view, that does not include re-
litigating the Affordable Care Act.
ACA is already delivering important benefits: prohibiting
insurance companies from rescinding insurance when someone gets
sick, requiring coverage of preventive care for no cost,
allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to
the age of 26.
Three new reports we are releasing today highlight the
benefits of the new law in the States represented by the three
governors who will be testifying. They show, for example, that
in Utah, 1.8 million residents are already receiving consumer
protections against the worst abuses of the insurance
companies. In Mississippi, over 30,000 seniors have already
saved hundreds of dollars on high Medicaid drug costs, and I
would like to ask, Mr. Chairman, that these reports, which show
precisely how much the Affordable Care Act will help millions
of Americans, be included in the record.
Mr. Upton. Without objection."
Congressman Waxman is one of the biggest lefties and biggest fools in the history of the Congress.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#905194 May 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Your claim was we pay Social Security Tax and Medicare was general. Do I need to go find your post to spank you with it.
Find that post where I said those monies went into the general fund. I'll be waiting.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#905195 May 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You can't find enough facts to prove that you're right so now you've resorted to being the Topix soothsayer? I hope that you tell peoples' fortunes better then you talk politics ; or do you do both about the same, horribly obtuse?
Common sense is all that's required. No telling fortunes necessary.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#905196 May 17, 2013
GOP idiots wrote:
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Again, you show your absolute retardedness.
Deficit has decreased dramatically....set to be about 650 billion this year, compare that to Bush's 1.3 TRILLION.
One reason for the drop??? Lower healthcare spending.
Is there anyone more misinformed than Lorac?
Do you care to cite something that supports these claims?

WARNING, WARNING ...asking for government stats not a political site

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#905197 May 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> No, because Nixon refusal to release the tapes was more like George W Bush's refusal to release subpoenaed correspondence between the Bush White House and Enron Chairman Ken Lay to Henry Waxman's investigation of Enron's influence on the Bush energy policy. Check this out: http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/2001/12/H...
Aunt Bettie Lou, how can you make icon judgements Before you even read the facts? That's dishonest.:-/

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#905198 May 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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That's the $64,000 question. Or, rather, the trillions of dollars Obamacare deficit question.
The IRS is going to know if liberals and conservatives alike have hemorrhoids.
That's fixing the health care crisis all right!
The IRS will check your political contributions before approving your heart surgery.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#905199 May 17, 2013
Aprilvue wrote:
"Some question whether AP leak on al-Qaeda plot put U.S. at risk
By Carol D. Leonnig and Julie Tate, Published: May 15
For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day.
The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday.
AP balked and proceeded to publish that Monday afternoon. Its May 2012 report is now at the center of a controversial and broad seizure of phone records of AP reporters’ home, office and cellphone lines. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the unauthorized disclosure about an intelligence operation to stop al-Qaeda from detonating explosives aboard a U.S. airliner was among the most serious leaks he could remember, and justified secretly obtaining records from a handful of reporters and editors over a span of two months.
Now, some members of Congress and media advocates are questioning why the administration viewed the leak that led to the May 7 AP story as so grave.
The president’s top counterterrorism adviser at the time, John O. Brennan, had appeared on “Good Morning America” the following day to trumpet the successful operation. He said that because of the work of U.S. intelligence, the plot did not pose an active threat to the American public."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/some-q...
The Holder smoke and mirror show continues. He went after the AP because they declined to allow Obama another spike the football photo op. Disgusting.
For the record, I believe Holder didn't share this intrusion on free press with Obama, just about as much as I believe Erlichman forgot to bring Nixon up to speed on the burglary.
It's really quite an amazing tactic - just play stupid.

And even more amazing is it's actually working considering the liberal posts on here.

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Newville, PA

#905200 May 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 'not like social security where you basically pay into your account'? Every time I think you have hit a new high in stupid you manage to climb another rung. There is no account. Never was. Never will be. It's a tax just like Obamacare will be.
Funny, I get a letter from SS every now & then that informs me of what i"ve paid into the system & how much that gets me in monthly benefits.

That is my account.

I have a bank account. That doesn't mean I have a physical location in the bank where my money is.

Try to keep up Flack.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#905201 May 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Why wouldn't seniors want to organize after the way they lived before Social Security and Medicare existed? Seniors were once the poorest , most deprived and desolate social class in America. As Warren Rudman once said,'politics is too important to be left to the politicians.' Support AARP today!Check this out: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/norman%20ornstei...
You're responding to a woman who makes $15.00 an hour and just applied for Social Security. She's totally delusional, a water carrier for the rich.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#905202 May 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I don't whine about Medicare. It is a good program.
Good grief Dave, try to follow at least your own train of thought.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#905203 May 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Tell us Aunt Batty__why do you think those Marines are stationed at the White House?
In your own words please.
Butlers?

Certainly not for security.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#905204 May 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>What is the purpose of the US Marine detachment at the White House?
So, it is okay for the Marines to be dishonored and used as umbrella stands?

You diss the working man and now spit on the military?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#905205 May 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Didn't the unions go into panic mode when they found out Obamacare was just another tax law? Or was it because of the skyrocketing premiums? Or the growing confusion over the exchanges and filing for Obamacare?
They went into panic mode over something. Just don't care enough to look it up right now.
Just think it's funny for whatever reason.
Unions received an exemption from Obamacare.

Special class, friends of Obama.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#905206 May 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Find that post where I said those monies went into the general fund. I'll be waiting.
When all else fails.. RealDave gets into a fetal position and cries idiot...

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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#905207 May 17, 2013
It looks like the Democrats are recruiting bears to attack & kill people now.

Wife who can't load shotgun uses it to club bear attacking husband

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/17/wisconsi...

So what's the latest? What the most recent story where a Democrat went berserk and started killing people? Last story I heard was the black Obama voter in New Orleans who shot 19 people.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#905208 May 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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And what exactly have the REpublicans ever done or attempted to do besides ignore the healthcare crisis? Your party is out of touch on almost every issue that is good for fellow Americans, that's why you will never win another election for president in the next decade or two.
There is no "healthcare crisis" and never has been.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#905209 May 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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AARP advocates for old people.
Republicans want to ascrew over old people by privatizing SS & making Medicare a voucher program.
Ummmmmm.
That is not being political.
Obamacare is good for seniors.
Voucher programs - not so much.
AARP is a scam. Gee I wonder why where privatized SSI programs are used people get up to 3 times the monthly return of Social Security. AARP is political. The voucher program was a good start.

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