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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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#928787 Jun 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said in May that he’d written off votes from 47 percent of Americans who are collecting government aid. Turns out many of them are part of his political base.
Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. They include Republican strongholds like King County, Texas, which in 2008 backed Republican John McCain by 92.6 percent, his largest share in the nation; and fast-growing Douglas County, Colorado.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/repu...
So liberals were the majority on food stamps before the recession. As the working folk (republicans) lost their jobs they began using the safety net.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928788 Jun 21, 2013
Saudi Arabia Deporting Hezbollah Supporters Due To Lebanese Militant Group's Involvement In Syria Conflict

BEIRUT — In the latest sign of the fissures growing in the Arab world over the Syrian civil war, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Beirut has announced that the kingdom plans to deport Lebanese who supported Hezbollah, one of Damascus' key allies.

The warning comes as the Lebanese Shiite militant group takes an increasingly prominent role in the Syrian war, fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's troops in a key battle earlier this month. Saudi Arabia is a strong backer of the mostly-Sunni Syrian opposition trying to remove Assad from power. Assad belongs to the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

It follows the decision earlier this month by the Gulf Cooperation Council – which includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates – to crack down on Hezbollah members in the Gulf and limit their "financial and business transactions."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/saud...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#928789 Jun 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You ignore the VAT & the idea we have a pile of deductions other countries do not.
Foreign made profits are taxed.
Currently the foreign made profits are taxed in the countries where they were made. Then the US corporations owe the US the difference in the foreign rate & the US rate.
My God Galt, you didn't know this?
We used to get this tax in the year these profits were made.
This was changed to when the profits were repatriated.
This encourages corps to not bring home their overseas profits & instead invest then overseas.
Mitt Romney's plan would just make all foreign made profits tax free which would create an exodus of US jobs going overseas.
but many Americans, low rung liberals like yourself, have been lulled into O'bamanomics and his Tinkle-Up Economy (As opposed to Trickle Down) which dictates that if the government gives (borrows and prints money) enough free stuff and money to the poor (and to those earning up to 4 times the poverty level), then those noveau riche poor will pour their windfall profits via the generosity of Uncle Sam back into the economy, and thereby pump up the U.S. economy. Over four years and 4 Trillion Dollars later, we are still waiting. Remember President O'bama's attempt to boost the economy (buy votes) has come via his most recent Tinkle-Up Economic tactic, O'bama Calls for $12.7 Trillion in New Welfare Spending,(this was before the sham election last year)which promised to make it even easier for non-workers to receive welfare benefits, especially if they have no desire to work.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#928790 Jun 21, 2013
If the government spys on eveyone, who's to say they didn't dig up dirt on someone like judge roberts and use that dirt to get him to do their bidding? Or won't do something similar in the future?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#928791 Jun 21, 2013
The Spreading Stain of Obama's Incompetence

An estimated 93,000 people have died in Syria's metastasizing civil war. Hundreds of thousands of that conflict's refugees strain resources and stability in neighboring countries.

Iran continues its steady march toward nuclear weapons development.

North Korea menaces its neighbors and episodically threatens to launch nuclear missiles at Los Angeles.

Turkey, long lauded by Obama as a model for the region, is violently cracking down on peaceful demonstrators.

Slow growth and high unemployment hobble the world's most advanced economies as growing bureaucracy and crippling debt take their toll.

Islamist movements are making gains in Mali, Indonesia, Pakistan and Iraq after gaining power in Egypt and Tunisia.

The Taliban is boldly flying the flag of the "Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan" (the name of the country when they controlled it before 9/11) from their new offices in Doha.

China is aggressively expanding its navy, engaging in barely concealed cyber espionage on American businesses and government and manufacturing territorial disputes with neighbors in the South China Sea.

Russia is sliding steeply into tyranny, and Islamic terrorists have recently scored two victories -- one on the streets of Boston and one in London.

and what is Obama's main focus besides fundraising for Dems and expensive vacations and golf????

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#928792 Jun 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack yearns for the days of the two handed set shot.
Flack years for the days when the rules were followed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#928793 Jun 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Silly,
Dave has refused repeatedly to answer the question of what legislation did the Dems pass to reform Fannie and Freddie prior to the Housing Bubble Burst.
It was well known that their was a problem for almost a decade. So put up Sonic, name ONE dem who voted for reform of Freddie and Fannie when these laws were purposed.
The House bill, the 2005 Federal Housing Finance Reform Act, would have created a stronger regulator with new powers to increase capital at Fannie and Freddie, to limit their portfolios and to deal with the possibility of receivership.

Mr Oxley reached out to Barney Frank, then the ranking Democrat on the committee and now its chairman, to secure support on the other side of the aisle. But after winning bipartisan support in the House, where the bill passed by 331 to 90 votes, the legislation lacked a champion in the Senate and faced hostility from the Bush administration.

Adamant that the only solution to the problems posed by Fannie and Freddie was their privatization, the White House attacked the bill. Mr Greenspan also weighed in, saying that the House legislation was worse than no bill at all.

Oxley isn’t too happy about all the criticism Congress is getting for letting Fannie and Freddie get too big.

“All the hand wringing and bedwetting is going on without remembering how the House stepped up on this,” he says.“What did we get from the White House? We got a one-finger salute.”

http://www.salon.com/2008/09/10/greenspan_bus...

and there ya go.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#928794 Jun 21, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> That is the most stereotypical lie. Falls in the category of a "white lie," a half truth! They my work cheaper but, they don't work harder. Not to say they don't work hard but, 1st of all, they're not physically built to work harder than blackman. Anybody that wants to work will do what the job requires so, when you say they work harder, do they do beon their job requirements? No, just like you don't! You don't work harder than a true blackman that wants to work. Black people worked in the fields also or don't you remember! You just blurt out dumshit without a second thought as to what you're say! Stereotyping the entire race from the exploited you see on the news channels. My fathers been working at the same glass factory since before I was born. Most of the plant has moved down South, all but 2 departments. Only 3 people on my dads job can run the machine gee runs, so when 1 of the other guys take vacation, he & the other alternate working doubles for a month, sometimes 2. You're a silver Spooner, pointing the finger at someone that started from the bottom & worked his way up to have everything you have & maybe more.
Everyone in America has the opportunity to be a silver spooner--But since O'bama was elected they choose not to-a plastics spoon iz gudz enuffs fo them.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928795 Jun 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
That's exactly it. We were warned about the Boston bombers and yet nothing was done to secure them or question them.
Even after the fact, Holder made sure the FBI couldn't question the surviving bomber without a lawyer present.
Then there's the Fort Hood jihadist. If this administration can't identify the red flags this guy was waving in lieu of political correctness and would then call it workplace violence after the fact, what kind of reassurances do we have that spying on us has any merit or credibility?
It's not so much the data mining that bothers me. It's Obama describing conservatives against big government a possible "threat to democracy" and going after them while giving our real enemies every protection under the law.
We simply cannot trust this administration to keep us safe and protect its citizens' rights. This administration has to go.
There is no proof of your first statement.
Nidal Hassan was an American citizen, he was being surveilled under the Bush administration.
You seem to have no concept of how things work. The rest of your post is the usual gobbledegook.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#928796 Jun 21, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
So liberals were the majority on food stamps before the recession. As the working folk (republicans) lost their jobs they began using the safety net.
FOX says you're hired.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928797 Jun 21, 2013
Eman wrote:
If the government spys on eveyone, who's to say they didn't dig up dirt on someone like judge roberts and use that dirt to get him to do their bidding? Or won't do something similar in the future?
Here's another dolt that thinks this is something new!
OBAMA the GENIUS

Raleigh, NC

#928798 Jun 21, 2013
Hey byytch!

Do you believe the slop you post?

Your bushy boy was warned over and over about terrorists: he went on vacation!

Because of his terrible leadership: 3,000 killed on US soil, thousands more killed in dumb wars, TRILLIONS OWED, ECONOMY CRASHED, MILLIONS OF LOST JOBS, ETC.

keep your head in the toilet: anyone here knows you're a POS!
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
That's exactly it. We were warned about the Boston bombers and yet nothing was done to secure them or question them.
Even after the fact, Holder made sure the FBI couldn't question the surviving bomber without a lawyer present.
Then there's the Fort Hood jihadist. If this administration can't identify the red flags this guy was waving in lieu of political correctness and would then call it workplace violence after the fact, what kind of reassurances do we have that spying on us has any merit or credibility?
It's not so much the data mining that bothers me. It's Obama describing conservatives against big government a possible "threat to democracy" and going after them while giving our real enemies every protection under the law.
We simply cannot trust this administration to keep us safe and protect its citizens' rights. This administration has to go.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#928799 Jun 21, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> That is the most stereotypical lie. Falls in the category of a "white lie," a half truth! They my work cheaper but, they don't work harder. Not to say they don't work hard but, 1st of all, they're not physically built to work harder than blackman. Anybody that wants to work will do what the job requires so, when you say they work harder, do they do beon their job requirements? No, just like you don't! You don't work harder than a true blackman that wants to work. Black people worked in the fields also or don't you remember! You just blurt out dumshit without a second thought as to what you're say! Stereotyping the entire race from the exploited you see on the news channels. My fathers been working at the same glass factory since before I was born. Most of the plant has moved down South, all but 2 departments. Only 3 people on my dads job can run the machine gee runs, so when 1 of the other guys take vacation, he & the other alternate working doubles for a month, sometimes 2. You're a silver Spooner, pointing the finger at someone that started from the bottom & worked his way up to have everything you have & maybe more.
Didn't you say most republicans are racist? That's also stereotyping an entire group of people.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#928800 Jun 21, 2013
Eman wrote:
If the government spys on eveyone, who's to say they didn't dig up dirt on someone like judge roberts and use that dirt to get him to do their bidding? Or won't do something similar in the future?
Is it me or did all you rightwingers just wake up? The government has been spying on it's people for last 100 years or more. Is it me?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928801 Jun 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Stick with Nascar, basketball is clearly too fast paced for you old timer. Buncha jackwagons driving around in a circle. Yeah yeah so they are at Sonoma on a road course this week, Homer knows, Homer a fan.
Flack pines away for the old days! He envisions the game from the he was playing in his highschool gym in 1965. Can't accept change.

Great game last night! Totally phenomenal!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#928802 Jun 21, 2013
Obama Incompetence on Display
all he's got is tabloid celebrity and dorm room musings read from the teleprompter (when it works).

Syria, China, Russia, terrorists in Boston,....

Yet the president of the United States thinks the issue that urgently requires his attention is reducing the nuclear arsenals of Russia and America.

Speaking in Germany to a crowd of 4,500 invited guests -- a small fraction of the 200,000 who gathered to adore him in 2008 -- the president reprised his stale "citizens of the world" platitude. He also returned to a theme he favored as a senator and presidential candidate: "We may no longer live in fear of global annihilation, but so long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not truly safe."

Accordingly, the President will seek "negotiated cuts" with Russia to reduce our nuclear arsenal by one-third from levels agreed to in 2010.

The president talks of moving beyond "Cold War postures," but by focusing on nuclear arsenals, he seems to be the one in a time warp. Is he longing to revisit or even rewrite the history of the Cold War? Does he wish he could have been in Reagan's place at Reykjavik? Obama would doubtless have cheerfully agreed to abandon the Strategic Defense Initiative, as Reagan declined to do. And what then? Would the world have been safer? What about the little detail that we won the Cold War? Perhaps he'd like to rewrite that, as well?

Obama invokes the goal of "ridding the world of nuclear weapons." Sorry, but this is sophomoric. YOU MIGHT AS WELL FAVOR OUTLAWING FIRE. He does, alas, have the power to weaken our nuclear deterrent. THAT'S WHAT WE GET FOR RE-ELECTING HIM DESPITE OVERHEARING HIS WHISPER to Dmitri Medvedev that he would have "MORE FLEXIBILITY" after the election. But the idea of setting a good example for the other nuclear powers is sheer childishness.

Will Pakistan, India or, God help us, North Korea, be moved by our example? Were they in 2010, THE LAST TIME OBAMA REDUCED OUR ARSENAL? This kind of thinking is unworthy of the leader of a great nation and frankly, a little frightening.

It's also worrying that Obama has proved such a terrible judge of character. Bad enough that he alienated Netanyahu and embraced Erdogan. He continues to portray the thuggish Vladimir Putin as a worthy partner.

In the space of the last year, Putin has signaled that he may withdraw Russia from the post-Cold War treaty governing conventional forces in Europe and from the 1987 IMF treaty. He has threatened that if the U.S. gives even 10 missile interceptors to our ally Poland, Russia will have to "get new targets in Europe."

For the 1ST time since the Cold War, Russia has resumed heavy bomber sorties.

Since achieving power, the former KGB colonel has poisoned British citizen Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London, and Ukrainian leader Victor Yushchenko, who was maimed but survived. At least 14 journalists who challenged Putin have been assassinated. One in suburban Maryland was shot in the groin. Business leaders have been exiled and jailed. Ukraine, Estonia and Georgia have been bullied. Press freedoms have been radically curtailed. Russia has agreed to build two new nuclear reactors in Iran.

Putin has shown contempt for the NAIVE OBAMA. Last month, Putin kept Secretary of State John Kerry waiting for 3 hours when Kerry visited to ask his cooperation on Syria. After the meeting, Russia announced that it was sending Assad the S-300 air defense missile system.

World leadership is not for beginners. It requires something beyond tabloid celebrity and dorm room musings.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#928803 Jun 21, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> That is the most stereotypical lie. Falls in the category of a "white lie," a half truth! They my work cheaper but, they don't work harder. Not to say they don't work hard but, 1st of all, they're not physically built to work harder than blackman. Anybody that wants to work will do what the job requires so, when you say they work harder, do they do beon their job requirements? No, just like you don't! You don't work harder than a true blackman that wants to work. Black people worked in the fields also or don't you remember! You just blurt out dumshit without a second thought as to what you're say! Stereotyping the entire race from the exploited you see on the news channels. My fathers been working at the same glass factory since before I was born. Most of the plant has moved down South, all but 2 departments. Only 3 people on my dads job can run the machine gee runs, so when 1 of the other guys take vacation, he & the other alternate working doubles for a month, sometimes 2. You're a silver Spooner, pointing the finger at someone that started from the bottom & worked his way up to have everything you have & maybe more.
If there's just one good thing about this kind of forum is you learn a lot. I recently learned that blacks were turned away from even low skilled industrial jobs in the northern cities after the Great Migration to the north and west.

It was an "aha" moment for me because I realized that many blacks had just given up and why urban cities in the blue states are a haven of poverty which has become a vicious cycle. And they can't be blamed for that.

But it's also why many blacks from Chicago and New York are moving back to the south. The south now represents the rest of the nation in a two-party system without the Southern Democrat bloc, the integration of northeners and the combination has led to southerners moving toward the middle class.

The question you should be asking yourself as a black man is why the urban cities in the northern blue states run primarily by democratic leadership have not done more to provide the same opportunites to blacks as the red states?

And why aren't more blacks moving away from those poverty stricken urban areas to where opportunities still exist?

And why was Valerie Jarrett, Obama's top advisor, a notoroious slumlord in Chicago?

At least these are some questions you would think about anyway.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#928804 Jun 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you're OK with it if stricter loan standards result in minorities being denied financing in disproportionate numbers?
As long as they qualify, it's not a problem.

But it's the same thing as CRA.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#928805 Jun 21, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
The Spreading Stain of Obama's Incompetence
An estimated 93,000 people have died in Syria's metastasizing civil war. Hundreds of thousands of that conflict's refugees strain resources and stability in neighboring countries.
Iran continues its steady march toward nuclear weapons development.
North Korea menaces its neighbors and episodically threatens to launch nuclear missiles at Los Angeles.
Turkey, long lauded by Obama as a model for the region, is violently cracking down on peaceful demonstrators.
Slow growth and high unemployment hobble the world's most advanced economies as growing bureaucracy and crippling debt take their toll.
Islamist movements are making gains in Mali, Indonesia, Pakistan and Iraq after gaining power in Egypt and Tunisia.
The Taliban is boldly flying the flag of the "Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan" (the name of the country when they controlled it before 9/11) from their new offices in Doha.
China is aggressively expanding its navy, engaging in barely concealed cyber espionage on American businesses and government and manufacturing territorial disputes with neighbors in the South China Sea.
Russia is sliding steeply into tyranny, and Islamic terrorists have recently scored two victories -- one on the streets of Boston and one in London.
and what is Obama's main focus besides fundraising for Dems and expensive vacations and golf????
LOL, stupid Jane wants the USA to be the babysitter of the world and longs for more military involvement in every corner of this world. BTW, our ally, Saudi Arabia is backing the rebels, along with the other moderate Arab nations. The Russians, Iran and China backing the regime. And you, dummy, think we should get involved? How?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#928806 Jun 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Kind of like allowing government employee unions to finance the campaigns of the officials who then negotiate contracts with them?
And yet, you know what government unions you're up against.

Citizens United not only opened that door, but forced indirect contributions to be secret.... by law.

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