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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907445 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>What scandals? What has he personally done? Give me facts, not fox New/Republican talking points/lies/innuendo.
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:

“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”

“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.

Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.

On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.

Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.

But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”

Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”

Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907447 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:
“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”
“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.
Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.
On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.
Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.
But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”
Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”
Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
Obama's speech was shockingly racist, even for him.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907448 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:
“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”
“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.
Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.
On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.
Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.
But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”
Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”
Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
Chris Matthews said Obama likes giving speeches more than he likes leading the country.

So it's probably not a good idea to keep reinforcing that fact.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907449 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The IRS (in the Cincinnati office) was taking up the applications as they were submitted.
During the suspect period most of the apps for 501 (c)(4) tax exemptions were coming in from political oriented groups such as TeaParty and 9/12 which are not exactly aligned with social welfare. Matter of fact an argument can be made that those sorts of groups stand firmly against social welfare.
Obviously the apps presented were full of red flags thus the questions that the IRS wished answered in writing. The IRS was attempting to justify that the groups focus would be social welfare and not "free money for the fanciest anti Obama website."
One app that fell under scrutiny came from the Liberty Township Ohio TeaParty. Do we really need TeaParty groups every ten miles like McDonald's??? Do TeaParty groups really need to compete with one another for the "biggest" donors? How about rallies held in churches where the political messages are accompanied by religious ones?
The Ohio (R) congressman who stood up for the Liberty Township group clearly did not know the difference between a 501 (c)(4) and a 501 (c)(3)__or else he was lying. I sent a nasty email to the fat little fk. He didn't reply!
The targeting was also discovered in Washington D.C. and California.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#907450 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It was the same poll that was an outlier for Obama approval was the same one that states
59% of Americans approve of the GOP handling of Benghazi
That is what makes this so amazing
You mean... nothing?

Or complaining?

wow.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907451 May 20, 2013
PTBW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>
So says an idiot who believed Benghazi was caused by a youtube video...
You do realize that your party is largely comprised of drug abusers, pedophiles and high school dropouts, right?
Every day dozens of registered Democrats go to jail and decrease the voter roll of the Democrat party
New Yorkers, when asked on the street about Benghazi and the IRS scandal, had not heard of either. At least 12 people were asked.

One student at Cornell University couldn't even name the VP.

New York predominately votes Democrat. These are the people who put this president back into office.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#907452 May 20, 2013
I think Axelrod makes two Great Points: Axelrod: The government’s just “too vast” for Obama” his point would validate what Clinton had said about Obama’ He’s In over His Head ‘the other is Government is way too Large and need to be shrunk, I’m not sure if he Realize he just Highlighted Obama’s Incompetence!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907453 May 20, 2013
The DOJ sweep involving the AP now includes three FOX News reporters. This is going to keep mushrooming.

Who wants to bet they have warrants for anyone covering the Obama admin?

I did say following as this involved more than phone records.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907454 May 20, 2013
Monsanto Suffers Key Court Loss on Brazil RR1 Royalties

Brazil's top appeals court Thursday reiterated its ruling that Monsanto's patent on first-generation RoundUp Ready soybeans expired in September 2010 and the U.S. biotech giant had been charging royalties illegally for over two years.

The unanimous decision puts another dent in Monsanto's claim that it has the right to charge royalties in Brazil until 2014, in line with the rest of the world.

Monsanto will appeal the ruling at Brazil's appeals court and also at the Supreme Court, the St. Louis-based company said in a statement, adding that it remained 'confident in its rights and the validity of its RR1 soybean patent until 2014.'

But farmer representatives said the appeals court justices' decision leaves Monsanto's position in tatters.

"The Supreme Appeals Court put a full stop to Monsanto's decision to insist in not following the law," said Ricardo Tomczyk, vice-president of the Mato Grosso Soybean and Corn Producers Association (APROSOJA-MT).

http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/vie...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907455 May 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You mean... nothing?
Or complaining?
wow.
Cluless
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#907456 May 20, 2013
PTBW Forever wrote:
<quoted text>
So says an idiot who believed Benghazi was caused by a youtube video...
You do realize that your party is largely comprised of drug abusers, pedophiles and high school dropouts, right?
Every day dozens of registered Democrats go to jail and decrease the voter roll of the Democrat party
You do realize that your assertion of pedophiles is false & aimed at the wrong party. Believe what thou wilt, doth the same! Nothing will become of any of the"scandals"the right is pushing so hard for. You can only block Obama's ideology until mid term elections. Then your asses will be booted into purgatory, where your voices will really be irrelevant. No amount of"scandals,"rumors, or lies will change that fact!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907457 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The word is Pro-life
And frontporch is delusional. The IG report states they target Pro-Life groups as well as Tea Party groups and other conservative groups.
It was nothing short of a witch hunt.
If it had been Planned Parenthood, moveon.org or any other liberal groups targeted...my, my, my...the tides on here would turn as fast as an incoming tsunami.

Even the far left liberal commentators and Jon Stewart gets it.

Not the loons on here though. Goes right over their heads.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907459 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The IRS (in the Cincinnati office) was taking up the applications as they were submitted.
During the suspect period most of the apps for 501 (c)(4) tax exemptions were coming in from political oriented groups such as TeaParty and 9/12 which are not exactly aligned with social welfare. Matter of fact an argument can be made that those sorts of groups stand firmly against social welfare.
Obviously the apps presented were full of red flags thus the questions that the IRS wished answered in writing. The IRS was attempting to justify that the groups focus would be social welfare and not "free money for the fanciest anti Obama website."
One app that fell under scrutiny came from the Liberty Township Ohio TeaParty. Do we really need TeaParty groups every ten miles like McDonald's??? Do TeaParty groups really need to compete with one another for the "biggest" donors? How about rallies held in churches where the political messages are accompanied by religious ones?
The Ohio (R) congressman who stood up for the Liberty Township group clearly did not know the difference between a 501 (c)(4) and a 501 (c)(3)__or else he was lying. I sent a nasty email to the fat little fk. He didn't reply!
Like how you Progressives keep trying to deny the fact that the IG clearly and flatly stated....

The IRS was targeting conservative groups
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907460 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Chris Matthews said Obama likes giving speeches more than he likes leading the country.
So it's probably not a good idea to keep reinforcing that fact.
Imagine for just a tiny moment, in your pinhead brain; how meaningful and historical it was for the first black President of the United States to give the commencement speech at Morehouse? MLK's alma mater.
One day, you will choke on your snark. Your ignorance is appalling, you should truly be ashamed of yourself. You're old enough to know better so there's likely no hope of enlightening the likes of you. The only saving grace is that pretty soon, all you old hateful white supremacists will be dead, and your hatefulness will go in the hole with you.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#907461 May 20, 2013
The last thing the right wing wants to do is talk about themselves and what they are FOR. They're a collection of loony misfits that can't stand each other. The only thing that holds this circus together is their mutual hate of Obama.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#907462 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Gasoline tax revenues paid by all motorists not only pay for roads, but also subsidize public transportation for the moochers.
And you, Galt. You still enjoy all the net benefit of that public good . So, your empty complaints have no bearing in reality.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907463 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>What scandals? What has he personally done? Give me facts, not fox New/Republican talking points/lies/innuendo.
Go back to sleep, Homer. We'll wake you when the movie's over.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907464 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's speech was shockingly racist, even for him.
why
Whatever

Gering, NE

#907465 May 20, 2013
TSM wrote:
I think Axelrod makes two Great Points: Axelrod: The government’s just “too vast” for Obama” his point would validate what Clinton had said about Obama’ He’s In over His Head ‘the other is Government is way too Large and need to be shrunk, I’m not sure if he Realize he just Highlighted Obama’s Incompetence!!
Everyone already knew Obama was incompetent; the difference now is they can express it openly.

That plus Big Government is a BIG, dangerous mistake is my other take away.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#907466 May 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama gave an outstanding speach at Morehouse:
“We know that too many young men in our community continue to make bad choices,” Mr. Obama said.“And I have to say, growing up I made quite a few myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”
“But one of the things all of you have learned over the last four years is there’s no longer any room for excuses,” the president said to the roughly 500 graduates in a downpour, his words punctuated by claps of thunder.
Wearing academic robes in maroon and black — he was later awarded an honorary law degree — Mr. Obama singled out a graduate, Leland Shelton, who, as a four-year-old had been taken away from his mother by the state. By 14, he was in foster care.
On Sunday, Mr. Shelton graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors and is enrolling at Harvard Law School. The president said that Mr. Shelton planned to use his law degree to advocate for other foster children.
Above all, Mr. Obama exhorted the graduates to extend a hand to other black men, noting that his own success depended less on his Ivy League credentials than on the sense of empathy and obligation he felt, as a black man, to his brothers.
But for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” the president said.“I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family.”
Reflecting on his turbulent childhood, Mr. Obama said,“I sure wish I had had a father who was not only present, but involved; didn’t know my dad. And so my whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle and my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”
Declaring that “there are some things, as black men, we can only do for ourselves,” Mr. Obama urged the graduates to “keep setting an example for what it means to be a man.” And he asked them to extend their sense of justice to other minorities.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19...
I heard it. I thought for the most part it was great. But the question needs asked. Will you libtards throw him under the bus like you did Bill Cosby?

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