Barack Obama, our next President

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#905656 May 17, 2013
REP. MIKE KELLY (R-PA): This has nothing to do with political parties. This has to do with highly targeted groups. This reconfirms everything the American public believes. This is a huge blow to the faith and trust that the American people have in their government. Is there any limit to the scope where you folks can go? Is there anything at all? Is there any way that we could ask you is there any question that you should have asked?

My goodness. How much money do you have in your wallet? Who do you get emails from? Whose sign do you put up in your front yard? This is a tax question? And you don't think that's intimidating? It's sure as hell intimidating. And I don't know that I got any answers from you today. And I don't know that -- what Mr. George said is great work -- but you know what? There's a heck of a lot more that has to come out in this. Any anybody that sat here today and listened to what you had to say, I am more concerned today than I was before, and the fact that you all can do just about anything you want to anybody?

You know, you can put anybody out of business that you want. Any time you want. I gotta tell you. You could talk about how you're a horribly run organization, if you're on the other side of the fence, you're not giving that excuse. And the IRS comes in, you're not allowed to be shoddy, you're not allowed to be run horribly, you're not allowed to make mistakes, you're not allowed to do one damn thing that doesn't come in compliance, and if you do, you're held responsible right then. I just think the American people have seen what's going on right now in their government. This is absolutely an overreach and this is an outrage for all Americans.

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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#905657 May 17, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Only a total idiot[To which you are over qualified} would believe that. Obama inherited the biggest mess in our history from eight years of bungling. We are and have been steadily improving and cleaning up all of your messes, and with absolutely no help from the ones that created all the messes"THE REPUBLICANS". SO Suck on that AIRHEAD.
"poop"
You are ignorant. You say president nobama inherited a mess, right? Well lets take a look, since nobama took office;
- Unemployment has increased
- Household income has declined
- Home values have declined
- More American's are using food stamps
- The debt continues to sky rocket
The numbers would indicate that the efforts od president nobama made a bad situation, much worse.
Peace
KMA

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#905658 May 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, tell Grey Ghost that you're more like Gary Gilmore .http://upload.wikimedia.org/w ikipedia/en/6/61/Gary_Gilmore_ mugshot.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61...

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#905659 May 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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See? There you go again.
I said Bob Woodward said that about Jarrett.
Don't think he made it up.
Do you?
Yes I do

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#905660 May 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
REP. MIKE KELLY (R-PA): This has nothing to do with political parties. This has to do with highly targeted groups. This reconfirms everything the American public believes. This is a huge blow to the faith and trust that the American people have in their government. Is there any limit to the scope where you folks can go? Is there anything at all? Is there any way that we could ask you is there any question that you should have asked?
My goodness. How much money do you have in your wallet? Who do you get emails from? Whose sign do you put up in your front yard? This is a tax question? And you don't think that's intimidating? It's sure as hell intimidating. And I don't know that I got any answers from you today. And I don't know that -- what Mr. George said is great work -- but you know what? There's a heck of a lot more that has to come out in this. Any anybody that sat here today and listened to what you had to say, I am more concerned today than I was before, and the fact that you all can do just about anything you want to anybody?
You know, you can put anybody out of business that you want. Any time you want. I gotta tell you. You could talk about how you're a horribly run organization, if you're on the other side of the fence, you're not giving that excuse. And the IRS comes in, you're not allowed to be shoddy, you're not allowed to be run horribly, you're not allowed to make mistakes, you're not allowed to do one damn thing that doesn't come in compliance, and if you do, you're held responsible right then. I just think the American people have seen what's going on right now in their government. This is absolutely an overreach and this is an outrage for all Americans.
Why play the double-standard game when it's a democrat? "They say two wrongs don't make a right, but ignoring one of those wrongs while vilifying the other is intellectually dishonest and violently hypocritical, among other things. And certainly that's the case surrounding news that the IRS targeted tea-party groups as a means of determining and verifying their tax-exempt status has resurrected a familiar debate about government overreach and abuse of power." ... "Let's begin there. The congressional Republicans are outraged by the IRS story, but they haven't been able to scramble to the floor of the House quickly enough to target left-leaning groups." Anybody on the Right remember George W Bush?(The Bush FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force Targeted Civil Rights / Anti-war Activists. In 2005, an ACLU investigation revealed that both the FBI and the JTTF surveilled and gathered intelligence about a variety of liberal groups including PETA and the Catholic Workers, along with other groups that it hyperbolically referred to as having "semi-communistic ideology." ) Check this out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/10-ex...
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#905661 May 17, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
At least be honest. In your mind that is all our military is good for, shielding the president from a few rain drops.
Peace
KMA
They are volunteers, there to serve the President. Contrary to you disrespectful republicans, to them, it us an honor to do so. The only reason this is an issue is because of racism. I suppose you would have liked to see them defy and disrespect the President.
If they do not want to serve the President of The United States, there are thousands who would love that duty.
You should be ashamed of yourself

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#905662 May 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The only "I" Bush said was to personally thank the Troops. And O'bama well he went over to Pakistan himself, evidentally, and single handedly killed Osama. I I I me me me my my my. People who talk that way, they are very unsure, and very insecure.
"President Obama praised the special forces on Sunday, saying the mission was characteristic of U.S. troops' "extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism."Check this out: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57558162/...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905663 May 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Unfortunately, in the writer's opinion, what Obama set out to do was to destroy America as we know it.
we?

the America you think you know is gone and will never come back. and it happened long before Obama took office.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#905664 May 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Why play the double-standard game when it's a democrat? "They say two wrongs don't make a right, but ignoring one of those wrongs while vilifying the other is intellectually dishonest and violently hypocritical, among other things. And certainly that's the case surrounding news that the IRS targeted tea-party groups as a means of determining and verifying their tax-exempt status has resurrected a familiar debate about government overreach and abuse of power." ... "Let's begin there. The congressional Republicans are outraged by the IRS story, but they haven't been able to scramble to the floor of the House quickly enough to target left-leaning groups." Anybody on the Right remember George W Bush?(The Bush FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force Targeted Civil Rights / Anti-war Activists. In 2005, an ACLU investigation revealed that both the FBI and the JTTF surveilled and gathered intelligence about a variety of liberal groups including PETA and the Catholic Workers, along with other groups that it hyperbolically referred to as having "semi-communistic ideology." ) Check this out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/10-ex...
He's black, as is Eric Holder. It pisses them the hell off. I don't see what the big deal is anyway, after the Citizens United debacle, suddenly hundreds of these groups sprang up, seeing the loopholes. Justice Clarence Thomas wife is one of them.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905665 May 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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It wasn't a compliment
i know that.

you're just not used to someone who doesn't give a shyte what you say about them. you nutjobs are only like 8% of the voting public, so why should i even care what some nutjob who's sitting squarely in the minority thinks about what i think?

kind of like what the majority thinks of the right wing media: all bark and no bite.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905666 May 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Officials on Benghazi
"We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots," said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. "It's actually closer to us being idiots."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57584921/...
so now there's no coverup, just idiots?

FOX should be able to relate to that.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#905667 May 17, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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They are volunteers, there to serve the President. Contrary to you disrespectful republicans, to them, it us an honor to do so. The only reason this is an issue is because of racism. I suppose you would have liked to see them defy and disrespect the President.
If they do not want to serve the President of The United States, there are thousands who would love that duty.
You should be ashamed of yourself
Chris Matthews posts here? Sure sounds looney enough to be him.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#905668 May 17, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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He's black, as is Eric Holder. It pisses them the hell off. I don't see what the big deal is anyway, after the Citizens United debacle, suddenly hundreds of these groups sprang up, seeing the loopholes. Justice Clarence Thomas wife is one of them.
Either Matthews or watches Matthews believing all the nonsense
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905669 May 17, 2013
Don’t Do As We Said. Do As We Say Now

The revelation that phone records for the Associated Press were secretly subpoenaed by the Justice Department has rocked the media world. It is being portrayed as a gross violation of the First Amendment right to Freedom of the press. And no one is more outraged than congressional Republicans who have pounced on the disclosure and exploited it to elaborate on their assertions that the Obama administration has become tyrannical in their abuse of power.

However, further investigation into the controversial activity revealed that the DOJ was acting on requests from Republicans in congress who were worried that leaks to the media were endangering national security operations. So what we have here is GOP anger at the DOJ for doing what the GOP asked them to do. What’s more, the very same Republicans who are freaking out over the seizure of AP’s records, voted against a media shield law that would have made such seizures illegal without prior approval from a judge.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905670 May 17, 2013
Republicans Succeed In Turning Americans Against The IRS

This week the Republican Party, and their PR division Fox News, pulled off a political miracle that no one could have predicted a week or two ago. By the sheer determination of their will and endless repetition, The GOP has managed to transform the legendary public affection for the Internal Revenue Service into deep animosity and distrust. Prior to these late-breaking events the IRS had a 40% approval rating (note: that was still better than congress at 9%)

How could this have happened? The foundation of good will that has long been the envy of every other government agency has cracked and now Americans are, for the first time, eying the IRS suspiciously and recoiling in disgust. From a political standpoint, all the effort that Republicans have been pouring into this affair has yielded them an unexpected victory. They must be so proud now that they have masterfully maneuvered public opinion away from the big government bureaucracy that was once such an object of adoration.

This remarkable achievement was engineered by relentless condemnation of a branch of the IRS whose purpose is to affirm that organizations seeking tax-exempt status are complying with the legal requirement to be doing social welfare work and not politics. That seems like an important function that protects taxpayers from having to pick up the tab for political operatives who try to evade their fiscal responsibilities. The problem occurred when some low-level employees sought to identify potential evaders by imposing stricter standards of scrutiny on presumably conservative groups associated with the Tea Party. What on earth might have caused anyone at the IRS to think the Tea Party could be conducting political activities?

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#905671 May 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i know that.
you're just not used to someone who doesn't give a shyte what you say about them. you nutjobs are only like 8% of the voting public, so why should i even care what some nutjob who's sitting squarely in the minority thinks about what i think?
kind of like what the majority thinks of the right wing media: all bark and no bite.
I am use to people not giving a shyte. Heavens knows I could care less what the loons here say including you.

You just wasted a temper tantrum.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#905672 May 17, 2013
Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi

Another feather in the GOP cap is their persistent drum-beat of horror over what they say was President Obama’s shameful mismanagement of a diplomatic facility in Libya that resulted in the deaths of an ambassador and three other Americans. Never mind that they have never been able to tie the President to any specific action that might have made him responsible, they continue to blame him for the whole thing and are even raising the specter of impeachment.

Most recently, Jonathan Karl of ABC News broadcast an exclusive report wherein he claimed to have obtained emails from the CIA and State Department that proved that the White House tried to alter the narrative in a way that diminished the participation of Al Qaeda. This was done, Republicans allege, to benefit the President in the midst of his reelection campaign.

Like every other Republican-built scandal, this one has withered in the light of principled journalism that unraveled the embarrassing stenography practiced by Jonathan Karl. Contrary to his reporting, Karl did not actually have the emails he said he had. CBS’s Major Garrett did acquire the actual emails and reported significant discrepancies between what they said and what Karl reported. Subsequently, Karl admitted that he had only interviewed someone who said they had seen the emails and had taken notes.

As it turns out, Karl’s anonymous source was likely a Republican congressman who had seen these classified emails when they were presented in closed session by the DOJ. The source then relayed a falsified version of what the emails contained to Karl in order to damage the President. Karl graciously went along with the obviously partisan source without demanding any further corroboration. For that malfeasence, and his lying about having possession of the emails, Karl ought to be fired. Of course, he could always get a new job at Fox News where his reporting on the emails was lavishly praised. Fox then patted themselves on the back for so doggedly pursuing the phony story.

In Conclusion…

The cornucopia of crackpottery to which the GOP is clinging becomes more absurd by the hour. And yet they are feverishly pushing these fairy tales so as to avoid doing any real work. The American people deserve a legislative branch that accomplishes something every now and then. It is why they are elected and what we pay them for. Enduring countless fake scandals that have never even come close to implicating Obama in any wrongdoing is not a substitute for leadership. In fact, the only party in any of these affairs that could be guilty of a crime is the source who leaked classified information (albeit falsified) to Jonathan Karl.

Republicans are striving mightily to compare Obama to Richard Nixon and Watergate. But a more apt comparison would be Whitewater. In that trumped-up controversy Bill and Hillary Clinton were alleged to have committed everything from tax fraud to murder. But none of it proved to be true. And even after a surreal impeachment over consensual sex, Clinton rose again and Republicans lost seats in the following election. At the rate things are going, that is a likely fate for Republicans in 2014. And it would serve them right. Maybe then the country could get around to actually working on the real problems we have that affect the lives of real people – not just the political fortunes of power-hungry losers.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#905673 May 17, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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I agree, it's this sort of ignorance that has stopped America moving forward. The Tea Baggers and Carol's of this world are now like obstacles for the country's success. They rant on about communism and leftist ideas yet they behave exactly like what they profess to be against. Freedom of thought, in other words stuck inside a very small box in terms of ideas. Be Thankful for West & East coast where ideas & innovations come freely and progress is not chained to religion or any other self righteous BS.
Very true, thanks.
Lincoln

United States

#905674 May 17, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Yes I do
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whatever

Gering, NE

#905675 May 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so now there's no coverup, just idiots?
FOX should be able to relate to that.
Let's retry the reading comprehension thing again

"We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots," said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. "It's actually closer to us being idiots."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57584921/...

The officials defense for a bungled Benghazi is they are idiots. Now you think it is a good thing the Obama admin officials is using the "I am idiot" defense?

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