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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#910807 May 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Goes back even further to the Clinton/Berger days.
But you libs don't like reminiscing about the Clinton era who fumbled four of five opportunities to get bin Laden before 9/11 and Berger stealing documents from the National Archives that were missing information about 9/11.
Too incriminating. Can't have that.
Clinton pursued, arrested , convicted, and imprisoned for life in U S SuperMax jails all of the key terrorists in the 1993 WTC garage bombing within 2 years of the attack and did not , like Bush43 did, launch a 12 year counterinsurgency war in Iraq and Afghanistan that they never won.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910808 May 24, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Write the President with your wisdom :-)
Don't have to. He already knows it. He's just hoping you'll continue to believe he's an innocent dupe.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910809 May 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You and Galt prefer that Homeland Security go after your neighbors rather than prevent terrorists from boarding airplanes. What do you have against frequent air flyers?
You are describing what TSA does, rather than what Galt wants.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#910810 May 24, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
anything she testified to in front of congress can be used against her in a criminal case....so it doesn't matter the 5th amendment still applies
Correct, she was forced to plead the fifth, Issa already knew she would and had his little ditty prepared. One he dismissed her the first time she should have continued along on way out rather than return simply to her the mutt from South Carolina talk sht and then be excused by Issa again.

South Carolina has some real doozies serving in congress eh?

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910811 May 24, 2013
correction - "these" liberals...are such characters.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#910812 May 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Pelosi is blaming Boehner for knowing about the IRS scandal and the poster on here, yeah, is blaming ISSA.
Anyone but the President...the person where the buck stops.
If you think asking a questions is 'blaming someone' you're more cracked then I feared. Why not just answer the questions why Darrell Issa ignored the IRS targeting allegations when he first found out about them before the 2012 elections if it was such a serious crime? According to you, this would mean that Darrell Issa was guilty of gross negligence in doing his job by ignoring the IRS targeting issue for so long. That is if there even was an "issue/scandal" You are assuming an awful lot without any evidence.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#910813 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The Fifth Amendment does not allow you to testify and then refuse to answer on cross examination, nor does it allow you to choose which questions you desire to answer.
The idiot should have kept her mouth shut from the start, rather than making her foolish statement.
Her attorney was much more effective when representing Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
B*llshyt....I suggest you check laws

Lerner’s lawyer, William W. Taylor, adamantly disagreed.“The law is clear that a witness does not waive her Fifth Amendment rights not to testify as to facts by asserting that she is innocent of the wrongdoing with which she is accused,” he wrote in an e-mail.

In an interview, Taylor said Lerner’s comments—which gave a thumbnail sketch of her division’s operation and the two investigations it has spurred in the offices of the Treasury inspector general and FBI — didn’t delve into the facts.“It simply said,‘This is what you guys accused me of, I’m not guilty of it.’”

http://news.yahoo.com/irs-official-fifth-amen...

ames Duane, a Fifth Amendment expert at Regent University, explained to New York magazine why Lerner was within her rights.(Duane made his comments after the hearing ended and before Issa made his announcement.)

“When [someone is] involuntarily summoned before grand jury or before legislative body, it is well settled that they have a right to make a ‘selective invocation,’ as it’s called, with respect to questions that they think might raise a meaningful risk of incriminating themselves,” Duane said.

He also believes that “even if Ms. Lerner had given answers to a few questions — five, ten, twenty questions — before she decided,‘That’s where I draw the line, I’m not answering any more questions,’ she would be able to do that as well.”

That theory will now get tested, since Issa indicated he may call Lerner back to testify again, without the ability to cite the Fifth Amendment.

Stan Brand, a former general counsel for the House of Representatives, told Politico that Lerner could have an issue if she waived her rights in prior appearances before Congress.

Prior to Lerner’s appearance, her attorney, William W. Taylor III, wrote to Issa and explained why his client was taking the Fifth Amendment.

Taylor said that prior claims by Issa that Lerner had provided misleading information to Congress on four occasions left his client without another option.

“She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course,” Taylor said.

but not to worry, as I sure this will come up against a judge
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#910814 May 24, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Like most liberals, if you don't have credible evidence to refute something, then invent a conspiracy ir get ignorant..
Is it strange that not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Liberals??
lol! This is your 'go-to' statement when "...you don't have credible evidence to refute something..", eh?

wow.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910815 May 24, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
one question
where were you when the Iran-Contra scandal broke...you know the scandal where the Reagan administration was selling arms and munitions to Muslim Terrorists and using the proceeds to arm South American terrorists known for killing thousands of innocent civilians including a bunch of American nuns and missionaries.
BTW, there was an INDEPENDENT Inspector General investigation into the affair. INDEPENDENT---had the Obama administration known about the investigation you would be screaming about them interfering with an independent investigation.
Obama is President now and his crimes affect us, not ancient history.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#910816 May 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Correct, she was forced to plead the fifth, Issa already knew she would and had his little ditty prepared. One he dismissed her the first time she should have continued along on way out rather than return simply to her the mutt from South Carolina talk sht and then be excused by Issa again.
South Carolina has some real doozies serving in congress eh?
Haha!

Forced.

Only a libturd could come out with that.

Just like her, you are a real piece of work.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#910817 May 24, 2013
Rightwing Rasmussen reports has Obama's approval back on the upswing, back up to 49% according to them.

You just can't keep a good man down.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#910818 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama is using a senile old McCain to hide the truth.
Time to put that old horse out to pasture.
He'd have died in office leaving Caribou Barbie in charge had America not had the good sense to chose DaBammy and Joey.

You're having a rough day eh pal? Those 18 hour topix day's are wearing you down aren't they?

I see that you're still posting on the PA threads, what's up with that???

Homesick?

What kind of a moron berates California on the internet for four
years and then moves there? LMAO

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#910819 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps. Show us the photos.
So, you are calling Seal Team Six a bunch of liars. Some harsh criticism for men that you said were American heroes.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#910820 May 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Oh, and blaming everyone but the President who had the most to gain by targeting his enemies.
Boehner and Issa WERE the enemy.
This liberals are such characters.
I reflect back when Obama said ‘If They Bring a Knife we’ll Bring a Gun’ so I guess when conservatives brought on the’ Tea Party ‘Obama and his culprits brought on the IRS!!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#910821 May 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Grow up!
911 Conspiracy nuts grasping at straws is juvenile at this point.
lol! You mean like birthers son?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#910822 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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An even bigger crime will be if Zimmerman is forced to defend himself without the jury understanding what a rotten little punk Obama's son was.
Ah! Conservative justice!

Their mantra...

"We'll give a fair trial, then hang 'em!"

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#910823 May 24, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Correct, she was forced to plead the fifth, Issa already knew she would and had his little ditty prepared. One he dismissed her the first time she should have continued along on way out rather than return simply to her the mutt from South Carolina talk sht and then be excused by Issa again.
South Carolina has some real doozies serving in congress eh?
Lerner will be called back again.

But please provide proof of your ridiculous claim she was "forced" to do anything.

Lerner became the star of her own production. Issa and Boehner just let her bomb on her own.

She makes herself look foolish by being called back again.

Is there no limit to the liberals' depths of denial?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#910824 May 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Which is only going to heighten the already growing suspicion of his involvement even more.
It would be great if the grand finale were Obama firing them to save face and them spilling their guts because they were fired.
We can only dream.
How can they 'spill their guts' after they have already testified under oath that they did nothing wrong? They'd be in more trouble than the President .
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#910825 May 24, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
B*llshyt....I suggest you check laws
Lerner’s lawyer, William W. Taylor, adamantly disagreed.“The law is clear that a witness does not waive her Fifth Amendment rights not to testify as to facts by asserting that she is innocent of the wrongdoing with which she is accused,” he wrote in an e-mail.
In an interview, Taylor said Lerner’s comments—which gave a thumbnail sketch of her division’s operation and the two investigations it has spurred in the offices of the Treasury inspector general and FBI — didn’t delve into the facts.“It simply said,‘This is what you guys accused me of, I’m not guilty of it.’”
http://news.yahoo.com/irs-official-fifth-amen...
ames Duane, a Fifth Amendment expert at Regent University, explained to New York magazine why Lerner was within her rights.(Duane made his comments after the hearing ended and before Issa made his announcement.)
“When [someone is] involuntarily summoned before grand jury or before legislative body, it is well settled that they have a right to make a ‘selective invocation,’ as it’s called, with respect to questions that they think might raise a meaningful risk of incriminating themselves,” Duane said.
He also believes that “even if Ms. Lerner had given answers to a few questions — five, ten, twenty questions — before she decided,‘That’s where I draw the line, I’m not answering any more questions,’ she would be able to do that as well.”
That theory will now get tested, since Issa indicated he may call Lerner back to testify again, without the ability to cite the Fifth Amendment.
Stan Brand, a former general counsel for the House of Representatives, told Politico that Lerner could have an issue if she waived her rights in prior appearances before Congress.
Prior to Lerner’s appearance, her attorney, William W. Taylor III, wrote to Issa and explained why his client was taking the Fifth Amendment.
Taylor said that prior claims by Issa that Lerner had provided misleading information to Congress on four occasions left his client without another option.
“She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course,” Taylor said.
but not to worry, as I sure this will come up against a judge
Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw exempt organizations during the admitted targeting of conservative political groups, could be held in contempt and even go to jail after her appearance at a congressional hearing earlier in the day.

Lerner made a brief opening statement — insisting she had "done nothing wrong" — before invoking her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself. Some legal scholars, including Dershowitz, have said that in giving the opening statement, Lerner may have waived her Fifth Amendment protections.

"She's in trouble. She can be held in contempt," Dershowitz told "the Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "Congress ... can actually hold you in contempt and put you in the Congressional jail."

Dershowitz, who helped advise O.J. Simpson's defense team, said Lerner "should never have been allowed" to make her opening statement.

"You can't simply make statements about a subject and then plead the Fifth in response to questions about the very same subject," Dershowitz said. "Once you open the door to an area of inquiry, you have waived your Fifth Amendment right... you've waived your self-incrimination right on that subject matter."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/n...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#910826 May 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is President now and his crimes affect us, not ancient history.
First ; you have to prove that there were 'crimes' which has already proved to be an impossibility.

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