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

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#913911 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The economy was doing just fine until the democrats screwed up the housing loan crisis, you nose picker.
The fat little liar is at it again, I see.

Bush was President, but had no power, eh?? You wear your ignorance like a tailored suit.

Care to talk about Bush's scandals?? You seem focused on misdemeanors from a staffer of Clinton's that occurred several years after Clinton left office.

And you stupidly accuse others of bias, while you're the most biased idiot on this thread??

Not working, Lorac. Doesn't matter how many times you change your name, your lies come shining through.

Let's jog your memory, fool;
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* Bush sits with schoolchildren for seven minutes after being informed on September 11, 2001 that U.S. is under attack; several days later his administration over-rides the FAA ban on air travel and has bin Laden's relatives and other wealthy Saudis flown out of U.S. "for their safety."

* White House vigorously opposes creation of the 9-11 Commission.

* Bush and Cheney finally appear before 9-11 Commission together, and censor report's findings on Saudi involvement in attack.

* Judge Advocate General under Gen. Tommy Franks forbids a Predator Drone direct strike on Taliban leader Mullah Omar in first few hours of Afghan war. The hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is then delegated to Afghan rebels in Tora Bora. Both terrorists escape and are still at large when Bush leaves office seven years later.

* Drug companies get their way as 2003 Medicare Bill prohibits government from negotiating lower prescription drug prices for seniors.

* U.N. weapons inspectors kicked out of Iraq when they find no Weapons of Mass Destruction; Bush administration uses "mushroom cloud" scare and false story of Iraqi involvement in 9-11 attacks to gain American support for Iraq invasion.

* U.S. military defends Iraqi Oil Ministry while Baghdad museums are looted of priceless antiquities.

* Iraqi army disbanded by Coalition Provisional Authority head Paul Bremer, over objections of Gen. Garner. This throws 250,000 angry, armed Iraqis out of work, creates insurgency and helps enable flow of foreign fighters into Iraq. Asked later about how the decision was made to disband the Iraqi army, Bush says he can't remember.

* Halliburton (Dick Cheney, former CEO) secures war contracts worth billions of dollars by sealed, noncompetitive bids.

* American troops travel in unarmored Humvees and have to buy their own body armor.

* Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forced to stop sending "killed in action" condolence letters signed by autopen after an outraged father complains to his Congressman and it comes out in a hearing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913912 May 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republicans' claims are far more likely than Democrats' to be rated false by the fact-checking site PolitiFact, according to a study released Tuesday.
Big surprise!

PolitiFact is a leftwing Soros propaganda front.

Probably tax exempt.
Lincoln

United States

#913913 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Getting back to the more serious and pressing issues at hand...
New evidence in the IRS scandal:
Letters show IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups.
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.
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/...
(Please note the credible source.)
Long term problems for republicans

GOP’s problems with Latinos could get much, much worse
By Jamelle Bouie, Published: May 14, 2013 at 11:43 amE-mail the writer
Given the current scandal-mania, it’s no surprise this went under the radar, but in Florida, the GOP’s state director of Hispanic outreach, Pablo Pantoja, has resigned his position, left the Republican Party, and changed his party identification to “Democrat.”
His reasoning is straightforward: For all the focus on outreach to Latino communities, Pantoja believes that there is a “culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party.” In a letter, he cites the recent revelations surrounding Jason Richwine, a former scholar at the Heritage Foundation, and his ideas on race and intelligence.“Although the organization distanced themselves from those assertions,” writes Pantoja,“other immigration-related research is still padded with the same racist and eugenics-based innuendo.”
And then there’s also all the GOP rhetoric about immigration. It’s not hard to find examples of prominent Republicans using racially-loaded terms like “anchor babies” and “illegals” to describe unauthorized Latino immigrants and their children. Indeed, the Republican presidential primaries were soaked with derogatory rhetoric towards immigrants, and one candidate — Texas Governor Rick Perry — began his slide to defeat after he expressed sympathy for the children of unauthorized immigrants.

Pantoja’s departure from the Republican Party is instructive. Not only does it illustrate the dynamic of the last four years — where Latino voters responded to negative Republican rhetoric by going further into the Democratic camp — but the potential dynamic of the next decade. As Greg noted earlier this morning, conservative Republicans in the Senate are preparing to introduce a variety of “poison pill” amendments to the immigration bill — which is happening right now as we speak — designed to make the package unpalatable to supporters. Likewise, House Republicans have yet to offer their support to a comprehensive bill.
The combination of right-wing rhetoric and figures like Jason Richwine have created the perception of racialized opposition to immigration reform, where attempts to kill the legislation stem from anti-Hispanic bigotry. If the immigration bill fails, it could damage the GOP’s relationship with Hispanic voters even further for another generation. Which means — for Republican supporters — that it has to pass. There’s no other option.
The good news is that a bill is still possible, as key Republicans like Marco Rubio remain behind the proposal. But they still need to break through right-wing opposition, and so far, it’s hard to see that happening.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#913914 May 29, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You are the vacuum.
Your nickname on the street is Hoover.
lol! poor baby. no original thought.

must be that space between your ears!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913915 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Perhaps you can explain the concept of redlining, why banks used it, and why it coincidentally coincided with racial boundaries.
In other words, why did all the people who never paid their bills and drove down real estate value live in black neighborhoods?
Banks don't care what color you are. They only care if you pay your goddam bills on time. The only color they see is green.
Perhaps if you wouldn't burn down your own goddam neighborhood so goddam often, you might get a real bank to make a loan in there.
Maybe if there were fewer drive-by shootings and you didn't stack the bullet-riddled corpses to the rafters in the morgues every goddam weekend, you might get a real bank to make some loans in your neighborhood.
Maybe if you became civilized, you might reap the benefits of civilization.
Care to review what an idiot you are??
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney in a landslide, dufus.
Then, we're going to start getting some answers about a lot of things.
One thing we're going to get some answers on is where was the president during the Benghazi battle and what was he doing. We're going to find out who is making the decisions the president should be making. We're going to find out why the US government set up the consulate to be unarmed for a preplanned Al Qaeda attack, and why the US government hung those Americans out to dry.
It was the White House that killed those 4 Americans.
We're going to find out who it was. You can count on that.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913916 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The idea that you asked if John McCain met with Al Qaeda to see what help they needed implies that we would have given he opportunity.
The idea you ask shows that you just aren't very well informed, as we already suspected.
After all, wouldn't a Republican want to get Al Qaeda to attack another consulate so they could mount another investigation in hopes of winning more votes?
After all, they already used the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya for political purposes, they have already made sure our recovery from the Bush recession suffered for political purposes, so heck, why not arrange another terrorist attack.
McCain was probably seeing if the RNC & the NRA could hire a few terrorist.
McCain is an Obama Quisling, no longer a Republican.
Lincoln

United States

#913917 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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.
Under President Bush

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)

September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#913918 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.
lol! As opposed to a president like bushie boy who claims to be in the Bible?

wow.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913919 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps you can explain the concept of redlining, why banks used it, and why it coincidentally coincided with racial boundaries.
In other words, why did all the people who never paid their bills and drove down real estate value live in black neighborhoods?
Banks don't care what color you are. They only care if you pay your goddam bills on time. The only color they see is green.
Perhaps if you wouldn't burn down your own goddam neighborhood so goddam often, you might get a real bank to make a loan in there.
Maybe if there were fewer drive-by shootings and you didn't stack the bullet-riddled corpses to the rafters in the morgues every goddam weekend, you might get a real bank to make some loans in your neighborhood.
Maybe if you became civilized, you might reap the benefits of civilization.
More BS, we have 2 vacant houses in our neighborhood, both former residents were white.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#913920 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Wrong;it was only Romney and Ryan that Wall Street Bankers gave more political donor money to.
Check your facts, dufus.
Like Holder is going to send to prison the people who gave so much money in bribes to Obama, it was only Christopher Dodd in the entire Congress they gave more money to.
That was some powerful kool ade you drank this morning. You might want to go check yourself into a clinic about now.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#913921 May 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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No, byytch.
That was your Bush who said "make that happen"
Everyone gets a loan!
Cut taxes for Billionaires!
One guy with over a thousand million dollars!
Bush/Cheney: "we are due"
Time for a big fuuuuuuccckkkkk you America!
Cut taxes for the richest,(gov help for billionaires!)
AND
BORROW OVER A TRILLION FOR WAR IN IRAQ!
hey byytch!
You dumbfffcckkks owe that money. YOU get to pay for that!
At least the Genius Obama borrows long term at 1.8% to fix YOUR GUYS FFFFFFCKKKKK UPS!
A North Carolina Hil-William, ain't you just the cat's pajamas. You are ignorant of how Giverment works.. Your idiocy is front and center when you post. The English language isn't your first language, foul mouth is!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913922 May 29, 2013
They did take their Bush signs down before they were evicted.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#913923 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The economy was doing just fine until the democrats screwed up the housing loan crisis, you nose picker.
Wrong again byytch!

Your Bush presided over the worst meltdown in generations.

How many jobs lost?

How much owed for war?

How much "loaned" to bailout wall st.?

How much money handed out to billionaires?
$50 million each! Per Bush year!
To the richest on earth. Free money gov help.

Hey byytch!

That was your team in action!

THE WORST PERFORMANCE EVER! <----- REPUBLICANS!

(and you defend these child killers?)
Jane Says

New York, NY

#913924 May 29, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> would it be possible for you to at least try to th ink befor posting your ignorance?? Reality check.. if you want a loan for something you don't have the means to pay for its not discrimination when you get turned down its responsible lending.
the bottom line is that no matter what bad decisions, policies, actions or inactions by the Obama administration, Dumb Dave HAS TO post in Obama's defense. he can't help himself without some kind of 12-step program. then there's that monkey see, monkey do theory. i.e., in 2009, Dumb Dave started to crave dog meat, and i'm not talking about Michelle.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#913925 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Get your finger out of your nose and wise up.
It was the oldest school in Moore. All other schools were built with storm shelters.
So eat your boogers and blame republicans. Both are just as disgusting.
(FYI: The housing market collapse brought down the economy you imbecile. Obama and your precious democrats spent more in three years than Bush did his entire presidency.)
You disgust me beyond words.
"We're going to be there for the folks in Monroe Oklahoma."
I'm surprised he didn't say Mogadishu Oklahoma.
Putz!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913926 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ghetto tough guy.
Obama class act.
While antiAmerican scum like you atacks American Corporations and pledges your allegiance to foreign nations.

Your hate America routine proves you to be a very sick Teabagger.

Too bad the facts prove you to be dead wrong on every issue.

You remain a hateful, racist loser.

Obama's got more class in one finger than your entire family of wretched ignoramuses.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913927 May 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
California voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
'Californians are just smarter consumers than the rest of the US...'- John Galt
Consumers, not voters.

Just like many other states, California gets swamped by the urban horde.

Homer's adopted state would be solidly Republican without the Philadelphia cesspool.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#913928 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Yes! Now you're talking! But it wasn't a resolution for war. It was an authorization for the use of force as bushie boy saw fit to defend America.

So clearly, bushie had NO Constitutional powers to engage in a conflict!

As for the Bosnian resolution, you'll need to show me that one.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913929 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.
If true, Holder is certainly finished. Goldman Sachs will order Obama to fire Holder.
Florida

Seminole, FL

#913930 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Poor Jane, yearning for the good old days when banks could discriminate.
YOU all are a bird of a feather RealDave.. Racist

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