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
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913348 May 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)— The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?

There's no consensus yet on how to do it. With the next election three years away, Republicans are tiptoeing around policy changes even as they size up potential candidates who range from tea party heroes to pragmatic governors in Republican- and Democratic-leaning states.

There's a partial road map, but it's more than two decades old, and the other party drafted it. Democrats, sick of losing elections and being tagged as out-of-touch liberals, moved their party toward the center and rallied behind Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton in 1992.

Strategists in both parties say Clinton's achievement, however impressive, may look modest compared to what a Republican leader must do to construct a new winning formula, given the nation's changing demographics.

"Our challenge was to get voters back," said Al From, a chief architect of Clinton's political rise. "Their challenge is harder: get voters to come into a new coalition."

That will be complicated, From said, because the Republicans' conservative base "is more demanding and more important" than the Democrats' liberal base.

An array of Republican campaign veterans agree. They say the party's loyal base of conservative activists — including evangelical Christians, anti-tax crusaders and anti-abortion advocates — is too big, ideological and vital to be treated with anything but great care and respect. Republicans will go nowhere if they lose a hard-core conservative every time they pick up a new unaligned voter with a more moderate message.

http://news.yahoo.com/gop-dilemma-draw-voters...

I wish them all the best. Homer longs for the Eisenhower years when the word Republican meant something.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913349 May 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
What if Syria demand that we turn McCain over to them for illegally being in their country? And makes it an integral part of any peace agreement?
OK, right after we deport 30 million Mexicans.

And try Obama for treason for supplying arms to Al Qaeda in Libya and other countries.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913350 May 28, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberalism is more important that safety, security and freedom.
And freedom is more important than safety and security.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#913351 May 28, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>She's become a jbs.org devotee, one stop shopping for Obama and America haters.
Zimmermans trial begins June 10.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913352 May 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Geez. Four posters have shown nothing but contempt for our military personnel by judging your posts negatively. That's just the Republican way. They are the first to throw our service men and women under the bus if it furthers their hatred of liberals. Disgusting little twits.
Hypocrites like you breed contempt. True Americans see right through weasels like you. You two Anti-Americans need to go play over in Tehran and see how long you last. It's just a "stones throw" away! If you need money, I can Western Union it to the both of you, one way ticket of course.

Have a nice day, NERD!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913353 May 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
What if Syria demand that we turn McCain over to them for illegally being in their country? And makes it an integral part of any peace agreement?
That would give Governor Brewer the opportunity to replace McCain with a Republican.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#913354 May 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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A single look in the mirror will satisfy your curiosity, Dumb Dave.
Is it true that GWB plays Michael Jacksons song "I'm Looking at the Man in the Mirror" while painting himself looking at himself in the mirror while in the shower?

What a perv.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913355 May 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
WASHINGTON (AP)— The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?
There's no consensus yet on how to do it. With the next election three years away, Republicans are tiptoeing around policy changes even as they size up potential candidates who range from tea party heroes to pragmatic governors in Republican- and Democratic-leaning states.
There's a partial road map, but it's more than two decades old, and the other party drafted it. Democrats, sick of losing elections and being tagged as out-of-touch liberals, moved their party toward the center and rallied behind Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton in 1992.
Strategists in both parties say Clinton's achievement, however impressive, may look modest compared to what a Republican leader must do to construct a new winning formula, given the nation's changing demographics.
"Our challenge was to get voters back," said Al From, a chief architect of Clinton's political rise. "Their challenge is harder: get voters to come into a new coalition."
That will be complicated, From said, because the Republicans' conservative base "is more demanding and more important" than the Democrats' liberal base.
An array of Republican campaign veterans agree. They say the party's loyal base of conservative activists — including evangelical Christians, anti-tax crusaders and anti-abortion advocates — is too big, ideological and vital to be treated with anything but great care and respect. Republicans will go nowhere if they lose a hard-core conservative every time they pick up a new unaligned voter with a more moderate message.
http://news.yahoo.com/gop-dilemma-draw-voters...
I wish them all the best. Homer longs for the Eisenhower years when the word Republican meant something.
Clinton won by only 43% in 1992, boner.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#913356 May 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Really! Why would I think the 1st black president is a threat? The bigger question is,"why you would think so?
You people are the only people on the planet that believes Clinton getting brains really means something. I'm quite sure you've had yours done a few times also.
I wouldn't expect you to think black presidents are a threat, but I do expect you to realize THIS black president IS.

It wasn't the blow-job (that is what you were talking about, right?), it was his lying to America, Congress AND the Federal Grand Jury, that does matter. Obama learned from Clinton, he employs 'ignorance of the fact', rather than chance being proved a liar. Ignorance of the law does not excuse, but ignorance of the fact, does.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913357 May 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
There's this thing called the Internet. It's loaded with all kinds of facts and information.
Then there's a whole bunch of news sources and weather channels. You'd be surprised what you can learn. You just have to turn on the TV.
But you can always fact check anything. I try to provide enough credible and neutral sources for you to do that.
Mostly, I'm just passing on information that's out there and can be easily researched.
Anything I can do to help you out, Lincoln.
The facts, ma'am...just the facts.
Really??

Funny how you never admit to Bush's many scandals, but focus on a misdemeanor by a staffer of Bill Clinton, one that happened 10 years ago, no less.

So let's look at Bush's scandal record, just for fairness, eh??

We know how you love fairness, right Lorac?? Almost as much as you love cigarettes!!

Wanna compare Jack Abramoff to Sandy Berger?? Both committed crimes, but Abramoff went to prison for felonies. Berger got community service.

You expose yourself as a moron once again. No surprise there.

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4. The Indian Gaming Scandal

The scandal: Potential influence peddling to the tune of $82 million, for starters. Jack Abramoff, a GOP lobbyist and major Bush fundraiser, and Michael Scanlon, a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), received that amount from several Indian tribes, while offering access to lawmakers. For instance, Texas’ Tigua tribe, which wanted its closed El Paso casino reopened, gave millions to the pair and $33,000 to Rep. Robert Ney (R-Ohio) in hopes of favorable legislation (Ney came up empty). And get this: The Tiguas were unaware that Abramoff, Scanlon and conservative activist Ralph Reed had earned millions lobbying to have the same casino shut in 2002.

The problem: Federal officials want to know if Abramoff and Scanlon provided real services for the $82 million, and if they broke laws while backing candidates in numerous Indian tribe elections.

The outcome: Former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on March 29, after pleading guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in a deal that requires him to cooperate in an investigation into his relationshps with members of Congress. Sources familiar with the federal probe have told The Post that half a dozen lawmakers are under scrutiny, along with Hill aides, former business associates and government officials.

The scandal prompted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) and Rep. Robert Ney (R-Ohio) to give up their leadership posts, and on Oct. 13, 2006, Ney pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the scandal. On Jan. 19, 2007, Ney was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in the scandal. Two of Abramoff's former business partners have pleaded guilty. Three men have been arrested in the slaying of Gus Boulis, who sold Abramoff and partners a fleet of Florida casino ships in the fall of 2000. Another former Abramoff associate, David H. Safavian — most recently the top contracting official in the White House Office of Management and Budget — was convicted for lying about his dealings with Abramoff.

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Funny you'd trouble yourself over a minor misdemeanor, yet choose to ignore political influence peddling at the highest levels of the Republiclown Party. One that landed Abramoff and several others in prison, and was an embarassment not just for Bush, but displayed the corrupt nature of the entire Republiclown Party.

Of course, your being a hateful teabagger and demagogue wouldn't have anything to do with it now, would it??

Just the facts, maam.

Next we can discuss the Repugnant scandal concerning Terri Schiavo.

I'm sure a 'truth teller' like you will enjoy that sample of insanity from Bush, his brother, and many leading Republiclown Senators like Bill Frist.

What ever happened to Bill Frist?? HAHAHAHAHAHA
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913358 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmermans trial begins June 10.
Who cares? I just hope justice is served and he is vindicated from you filthy racists. Other than that, so what? Get a life, airhead.
RUSH10ME

Mathews, VA

#913359 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Zimmermans trial begins June 10.
And soon after he will be found not guilty by a jury of his peers .
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913360 May 28, 2013
[QUOTE who="Homer"\
I wish them all the best. Homer longs for the Eisenhower years when the word Republican meant something.[/QUOTE]

And when the Democrats were not Socialists.
Lileesha Intoxicita

Lakewood, NJ

#913361 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it true that GWB plays Michael Jacksons song "I'm Looking at the Man in the Mirror" while painting himself looking at himself in the mirror while in the shower?
What a perv.
drunken lily loves perversion fantasies
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#913362 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it true that GWB plays Michael Jacksons song "I'm Looking at the Man in the Mirror" while painting himself looking at himself in the mirror while in the shower?
What a perv.
Are you seeing someone to get the couch time you need? If not, you should do so post-haste, libtard.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#913363 May 28, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Son, since you agree with me, then it's clear Romney is just as incompetent as Nagin.
But thanks for the support.
I'll give you this, a**hole, you never let truth or common sense get in your way.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913364 May 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton won by only 43% in 1992, Homer.
And? So? Point? His Republican opponent got less.
Lileesha Intoxicita

Lakewood, NJ

#913365 May 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
There's this thing called the Internet. It's loaded with all kinds of lies and misinformation.
You can always find some quack to back up any lie, no matter how incredible it may seem
You wouldn't know a fact if it was sitting on your face.
You are a typical propogandists dream come true.
drunken lily loves all kinds of lies and misinformation, quacks to back them up, and face-sitting. Have another drink.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#913366 May 28, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
"You people"?? WTF are you talking about homo; the Vikings?
I'm going to have my groomsman feed the stallion a little viagra so he will have plenty of spunk left over for you (after he finishes with "yeah")......
"groomsman"??? WTF, Fenny, your mama still dressing you up in the Cinderella outfit. You're one feckless old fool--back to the permanently ignored socks with you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913367 May 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares? I just hope justice is served and he is vindicated from you filthy racists. Other than that, so what? Get a life, airhead.
The judge is running a kangaroo court to try to save the prosecution by maintaining the saintly image of young Trayvon.

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