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

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#913818 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ghetto trash on parade, the modern Obama man.
Black folks refuse to learn to be human.
Racist.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#913819 May 29, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Does that apply to presidents who call our servicemen "corpse-men", repeatedly? I wouldn't blame someone for giving Obama a pass on this one, after all, there are far more serious flaws in his character than just the disrespect and cavalier indifference he pays to "his" men - our defenders. Now I see where he had another bout of amnesia and "forgot" to return a salute to a Marine charged with protecting him...what an a**hole.
This from a supporter of a man who lied to invade a country that killed over 4000 of our soldiers.

The mere idea that you have a GD fit about a salute, an umbrella, or a mispronounced word while supporting a party that sent so many to die just proves what a GD idiot you are.

Barack Obama has done so much for our soldiers & their families that you, your pathetic party, or George W Bush EVER did.

My God, start a war about oil & send soldiers to it without body armor or properly armored vehicles - that is respect for our troops?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913820 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Just another doze at the office for union’s ‘scarf-&-snore’ prez
By RICH CALDER
Last Updated: 11:51 AM, May 28, 2013
Posted: 1:31 AM, May 28, 2013
Union fat cat Mark Rosenthal spends more time sleeping at his desk than organizing labor, a series of damning photos reveals.
The 400-pound president of Local 983 of District Council 37 — the city’s largest blue-collar municipal-workers union — often downs a huge meal, then drops into dreamland in the early afternoon, members of the union’s executive board told The Post.
IT'S A DREAM JOB: Mark Rosenthal, who pulls in $156,000 a year as head of Local 983 of District Council 37, nods off at his desk during one of a series of postlunch naps that have outraged members of the union’s executive board.
“He eats lunch when he arrives at work at 2 p.m. Then, like clockwork, he goes to sleep with a cup of soda on the table and the straw in it,” said Marvin Robbins, a union vice president.
“Then he wakes up, looks at his watch and says,‘I have to get out before the traffic gets bad.’ He’s usually out by 4 p.m. after being at the office two hours.”
Rosenthal is a former Parks Department employee who rose to power campaigning to rid the union of corruption in the late 1990s.
He last made embarrassing headlines in 2009, when he inspired a City Council bill requiring jumbo-size ambulances for morbidly obese patients after he had a stroke at City Hall.
Since then, he hasn’t been making much of an effort to give the city’s ambulances a break and slim down. Union officials say he racks up $1,400 in monthly food bills on the union dime.
Much of the 5-foot-7, 400-plus-pound Rosenthal’s food tabs are for catered union events and meals he writes off as “union business,” board members claim.
They say he significantly overorders at eateries like Dallas BBQ, the Stage Door Deli and Pine Restaurant in The Bronx, a hangout for local politicians, and takes the extra food back to his Bronxdale apartment.
“He’s always walking off with a doggie bag or extra boxes of food,” said another executive board member.
Rosenthal, who earns $156,000 annually, yesterday denied being a free spender— and insisted he works “12-to-14-hour days.”
He says the allegations are “part of a smear campaign” by a faction trying to get another Local 983 vice president, Joseph Puleo, elected president in a June 5 showdown.
He said it’s normal for executives to take “power naps.”
He also blamed his meetings with the sandman on the effects of pain medication he takes for backaches he has suffered since he fell through a chair at a McDonald’s last year.
“The chair broke because I’m big,” Rosenthal said.
“I’m 60 years old, so if I eat during my lunch hour and take a little medication, can’t I close my eyes?” he said outside his apartment complex.“Is it so outrageous?”
Rosenthal is also under fire from the union’s executive board for allowing lawyer Arthur Schwartz to allegedly rack up an average of $12,000 a month in union legal fees for years despite being on a $5,500 monthly retainer, board members said.
But Schwartz claims he has submitted only one monthly bill over $10,000 in 15 years representing the union and averages about $7,000 per month in fees.
he is the typical liberal democrat. Everyone should see the picture of who is representing thousands of people.
http://www.news.com.au/business/companies/uni...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913822 May 29, 2013
Hey, Yeah, there was no formal "declaration of war" by Congress under Johnson in the Vietnam War either.

So you can stop barking up that tree now.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#913823 May 29, 2013
EU announces they will lift the ban on shipping arms to Syria.

Russia announces they are sending anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's government. They state their reason for doing so is to prevent intervention.

Back to check-mate.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#913824 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> When your weak debate skills fail you , you pull the race card. Holder has the Obama Administration's complete confidence. The only reason republicans want Holder to resign is because he's finally rethinking the possibility of sending Wall Street bankers who were responsible for stealing American homes and savings and wrecking the U S economy in 2007-08 in jail.
When liberals have no valid retort for opposing statements to their views, they fire the accusation of racism. It usually helps deflect the attention away from the fact that they have no facts.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913825 May 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
California voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
'Californians are just smarter consumers than the rest of the US...'- John Galt
you voted to tax yourselves even more and to not allow GMO food to be labeled. I say you are not smart at all. And then you voted for O'bama.
RUSH10ME

Warsaw, VA

#913829 May 29, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Boehner is trying to introduce legislation to name the new sewage treatment plant after you.....
Leo is a sewage treatment plant.

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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#913830 May 29, 2013
Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.

Congress authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.

Congress authorized Johnson to use military force in Vietnam under the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

So if the Iraq War was unconstitutional, so were all conflicts and wars since WWII - all of them authorized by Congress.

Liberals just like to play the "double standard card" when it suits their bias.

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are you stupid or joking

Coffeyville, KS

#913833 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> This from a supporter of a man who lied to invade a country that killed over 4000 of our soldiers.
The mere idea that you have a GD fit about a salute, an umbrella, or a mispronounced word while supporting a party that sent so many to die just proves what a GD idiot you are.
Barack Obama has done so much for our soldiers & their families that you, your pathetic party, or George W Bush EVER did.
My God, start a war about oil & send soldiers to it without body armor or properly armored vehicles - that is respect for our troops?
Yes I'm sure all those thousands of soldiers waiting and waiting and waiting for their disability claims to go through would be so happy to stand in the line of "supporters" for just how much Obama and his administration do for them. Oh, and don't forget all those soldiers that were vics of the "work place violence" at Fort Hood. I bet they are some of Obama's biggest supporters. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#913834 May 29, 2013
"Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington."

"Among the letters were several that bore return IRS addresses other than Cincinnati, including “Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C.,” and the signatures of IRS officials higher up the chain. Two letters with ”Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C.” letterhead were signed by “Tax Law Specialist(s)” from Exempt Organizations Technical Group 1 and Technical Group 2. Lerner’s signature, which appeared to be a stamp rather than an actual signature, appeared on a letter requesting additional information from the Ohio Liberty Council Corp."

"Cleta Mitchell, another attorney representing conservative groups that allege they were targeted, said an IRS agent in Cincinnati told her a “task force” IRS office in Washington, D.C., was making the decisions about the processing of applications, and that she subsequently dealt with IRS representatives there. "

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/...

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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#913835 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> This from a supporter of a man who lied to invade a country that killed over 4000 of our soldiers.
The mere idea that you have a GD fit about a salute, an umbrella, or a mispronounced word while supporting a party that sent so many to die just proves what a GD idiot you are.
Barack Obama has done so much for our soldiers & their families that you, your pathetic party, or George W Bush EVER did.
My God, start a war about oil & send soldiers to it without body armor or properly armored vehicles - that is respect for our troops?
Do you really think lying about the imagined iniquities of a former president has any bearing on the gross incompetence of this one? Not hardly. Besides, give the dandy a little more time, he's stirring a pot that'll make Iraq look like a weekend at the beach.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#913836 May 29, 2013
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
May 28, 2013 1:42 pm

President Obama said the government would be there for the “folks in Monroe, Oklahoma after the devastation of last week” during his address on the Jersey Shore Tuesday afternoon, making him the second Democrat Tuesday to call Moore, the city crushed by a tornado May 20, by the same incorrect name.

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Gering, NE

#913837 May 29, 2013
are you stupid or joking wrote:
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Yes I'm sure all those thousands of soldiers waiting and waiting and waiting for their disability claims to go through would be so happy to stand in the line of "supporters" for just how much Obama and his administration do for them. Oh, and don't forget all those soldiers that were vics of the "work place violence" at Fort Hood. I bet they are some of Obama's biggest supporters. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!
Well stated

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Patriot

Boulder, CO

#913838 May 29, 2013
FYI AMERICA

An Illinois community is rallying around a teacher who is reportedly up against disciplinary action for informing his students of their rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment before the high-schoolers answered a survey regarding their personal behavior.

http://intellihub.com/2013/05/29/teacher-faci...

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#913839 May 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>At least you, unlike your rightwing brethren agree that housing prices are going up which is the bellweather of a growing, strengthening economy. Kudos to you.
housing prices going up are in part the bellweather of the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PUSHING SUBPRIME MORTGAGES --- AGAIN. So, we'll have another housing bubble and eventual financial collapse due to (Democrats in) government's social meddling in the housing sector and pushing bad loans for "racial justice." And Dumb Dave and the rest of the Obot Topix Brigade will be writing about how it was Bush's fault.

Eyes open people. History is repeating itself.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#913842 May 29, 2013
Media Helping Obama Reinflate Housing Bubble
Subprime Scandal:

In an eerie bit of deja vu, the major media are suddenly gushing warm-&-fuzzy anecdotes of at-risk families who've found new "hope" in easy home-lending programs.

THIS IS HOW IT GETS STARTED positive spins about homeownership by pro-government newspapers only to turn later into disaster stories when the artificially created housing boom goes bust.

We know how this "affordable housing" fairy tale ends: Weak homebuyers walk away from their properties; & lenders get stuck with the bad debt, taxpayers with bailouts, & investors with massive losses.

How soon we forget the ECONOMIC DEVASTATION FROM WASHINGTON'S LAST GRAND SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. According to the Federal Reserve, the ensuing financial crisis from 2007-09 wiped out $14 TRILLION in U.S. household net worth — the greatest destruction of wealth in history.

Still, affordable-housing zealots argue too many low-income buyers, particularly MINORITIES, are being shut out of the housing market.

At a recent conference, the Urban Institute made the same reckless arguments for "flexible" lending to promote multicultural housing that it made before the crisis, while continuing to deny any responsibility for the millions of risky subprime loans that went bust.

During the debate over new mortgage rules, the institute lobbied against down-payment requirements, even though equity reduces the risk mortgage loans will default. It got its wish.

Borrowers don't have to meet minimum credit scores, either. They can even count welfare & child-support payments as qualifying income.

THE URBAN INSTITUTE'S GOAL, ONE SHARED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, IS TO CLOSE THE "RACIAL WEALTH GAP." In a just-released study, it points out that black families lost 31% of their wealth between 2007 & 2010, compared with 11% for white families.

Predictably, the NY Times trumpeted the findings last week, claiming "discriminatory lending practices were a factor." As proof, it noted blacks took out a disproportionately high share of subprime mortgages, while neglecting to point out this same demographic tends to default on loans at a disproportionately high rate, regardless of the loan terms — prime, subprime; high cost, low cost; adjustable, fixed doesn't matter.

The point of the Times story was TO GUILT LENDERS into giving subprime borrowers a second chance.

Meanwhile, the LA Times is reporting how this is already happening in CA, a state still haunted by the subprime nightmare. Thanks to lenders "venturing back into (the) subprime market," the paper said, former homeowners with bankruptcies & foreclosures are seeing their "dream" restored.

In a "credit barren world," the Times said, high-priced loans for high-risk customers are better than no credit at all. The paper went on to praise the Obama administration for encouraging credit unions to make "responsible" loans that fall OUTSIDE UNDERWRITING "GUIDLINES FOR RESPONSIBLE MORTGAGE LENDING."

Last month, the Washington Post reported the FHA is wooing subprime borrowers with WEAK lending standards. & now President Obama wants to put in charge of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac an affordable-housing activist-politician Democrat Rep. Mel Watt.

VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE WE LOOK, WE SEE SIGNS OF A NEW & DANGEROUS INFATUATION WITH RISKY HOMEBUYERS.

It's a scandalous replay of history. Too many American homeowners most acutely minority families have already experienced the horrific impact of the government's previous crusade to gut lending standards to fuel a housing boom that went famously bust.

Let's not repeat the same tragic mistake. Rather, let's recognize the long-term benefit of prudent underwriting standards: greater assurance that a homeowner who buys a home, stays in a home.

http://news.investors.com/print/ibd-editorial...

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913844 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The president does NOT have the power to wage war/conflict.
The U.S. Congress DOES. Resolution H.J. Res. 114 authorized President Bush to use the Armed Forces of the United States against Iraq.
Just like Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress also authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
That's how it works. Like it or not.
You're getting worse. Congress declares war; the President conducts it as he sees fit. That's the separation of powers in the U S Constitution.

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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#913845 May 29, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>housing prices going up are in part the bellweather of the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PUSHING SUBPRIME MORTGAGES --- AGAIN. So, we'll have another housing bubble and eventual financial collapse due to (Democrats in) government's social meddling in the housing sector and pushing bad loans for "racial justice." And Dumb Dave and the rest of the Obot Topix Brigade will be writing about how it was Bush's fault.
Eyes open people. History is repeating itself.
"Bernanke: "There Is No Bubble"

It was only two weeks ago that Fed governor Jerremy Stein delivered a speech titled "Overheating in Credit Markets" in which he observed the obvious and warned that a new credit bubble was forming (not to mention housing, tech, student loan, GM channel stuffing and much more). And it was only yesterday that we learned that Bernanke, after a 6 year hiatus, just had his latest "everything is contained" moment.
Bernanke signals Fed stimulus to continue, warns budget cuts a risk

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strongly defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus before Congress on Tuesday, saying its benefits clearly exceed possible costs. The Fed chairman also urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect on Friday, which he warned could combine with earlier tax increases to create a “significant headwind” for the economic recovery." Check this out: http://www.bullfax.com/...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#913846 May 29, 2013
Liberals/Democrats would agree Obama waged an Unconstitutional War against Libya and should be charge with War Crimes….Right!! if not, why Not?

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