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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Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#929941 Jun 23, 2013
been there9 wrote:
This president is no worse or better than any other president for the last several years since Eisenhower's Industrial War Complex speech and since Kennedy was assassinated. Since then we have been expected to be sheep who don't question the dictations of our government "investigations" and the media interpretation of it all. Real reporters of news are few as real news is rarely reported anyway.
Well depends on what news you source, Fox news for instance would not know what investigative reporting is, let alone break a story. They just comment on someone else's work and spin it out to suit a political message. The days of Watergate are over, so all that is left are whistle blowers and Wikileaks who are also crippled by the same system. PBS networks do some decent storys as well but News papers can't afford to have reporter work months on a story. So we have to settle for what the Kardashians are wearing this week.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929942 Jun 23, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm talking about you being told what not to think. As opposed to hearing both sides and thinking for yourself.
that from one who refuses to acknowledge that one side is even worth listening to.

and when you're paraphrasing BillO are you thinking for yourself? hell, BillO doesn't even think for himself: he's reading a script.

i bet they even storyboard the shows. Hollywood would be proud.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929943 Jun 23, 2013
For John Boehner, it’s job security vs. legacy

House Speaker John Boehner stopped by the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on Thursday afternoon to pitch a gathering of the National Association of Manufacturers on the Republicans’ plans for jobs and growth.

“While my colleagues and I don’t have the majority here in Washington,” the speaker vowed,“we will continue to pursue our plan.”

Or will they?

Not an hour after those words were uttered, Boehner’s House Republicans dealt him the latest in a series of humiliations. Sixty-two Republicans defied him and voted against the farm bill, defeating a major piece of legislation Boehner had made a test of his leadership by pushing for it publicly and voting for it personally — something speakers only do on the most important bills.

The dispute this time was over food stamps and agricultural subsidies, but the pattern was the same: House leaders lost Democratic support by tilting the bill to satisfy the Republican base, but a group of conservative purists remained upset that the legislation didn’t go far enough.

Much the same dynamic confronts Boehner as the House prepares to take up immigration legislation next month. A similar set of pressures has kept Boehner from negotiating a long-term budget deal with the White House.

In all instances, Boehner faces a choice: his job or his legacy. He can enact landmark compromises but lose his job in a conservative coup. Or he can keep his job but get nothing much done.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#929944 Jun 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Debunk this you idiot...
Ghetto is not a Republican invetion.... Ghetto is a man made demokratic party disaster...
It's the culture...
FloriDUH. Urban areas have had poor sections long before this country ever existed.

This make you an idiot.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929945 Jun 23, 2013
Fox News Ratings: Fanning The Flames Of Scandal Pays Off – Sort Of

....However, it is inescapable that Fox’s obsession with hyperbolic attacks on President Obama and his administration is not resonating with younger viewers. Fox is repeating the mistakes they committed last year by harping on wild conspiracies, extreme rightist rhetoric, and fantastical allegations for which they have no support. That’s the sort of behavior that turned them into a laughing stock and produced an audience that was stunned when Republicans cratered at the ballot box. The same sort of shock is going to strike Fox viewers when these myriad scandals all peter out. Their gullible audience will once again wonder how Fox could have assured them that the Obama administration was near collapse, but nothing close to that takes place. If there is one constant that Fox is careful to maintain, it is their determination to mislead their flock by feeding them the fringe-flavored chum they crave.

The near future will likely be more of the same barring any unforeseen circumstances. There are no predictable events on the horizon (i.e. elections) that are likely to stir the pot. Although the currently simmering pseudo-scandals may still have a little heat in them, and the Supreme Court will be dropping some decisions this summer. Other than that, stay tuned to be underwhelmed, unless you’re Fox viewer. In which case — be afraid, be very afraid.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#929946 Jun 23, 2013
Heard Boehner yesterday. The Republican's plans for the economy: Lower taxes, cut spending, and Drill, baby, drill.

Same old crap from the same Republicans in Congress that spent like crazy under Bush.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#929947 Jun 23, 2013
It’s High Time That the GOP Faces Its Real Enemy: House Republicans

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/22/high-t...
LNC Llin

United States

#929948 Jun 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Heard Boehner yesterday. The Republican's plans for the economy: Lower taxes, cut spending, and Drill, baby, drill.
Same old crap from the same Republicans in Congress that spent like crazy under Bush.
Will assist them in losing elections
Bosslikers

United States

#929949 Jun 23, 2013
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“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#929950 Jun 23, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sent to prison long before me.
His downfall has to be one of the greatest crushing defeats in all of American history.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#929952 Jun 23, 2013
been there9 wrote:
This president is no worse or better than any other president for the last several years since Eisenhower's Industrial War Complex speech and since Kennedy was assassinated. Since then we have been expected to be sheep who don't question the dictations of our government "investigations" and the media interpretation of it all. Real reporters of news are few as real news is rarely reported anyway.
Agree in as much as each of said Presidents has expanded the reach of the Executive branch. Each of these expansions become entrenched and accepted by the "sheep". In a few years the ideas of investigative journalism and individual privacy will be quaint memories. The last vestiges of government accountability are being ground out by this President.

They've won and we've known for years that Ike was right.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#929953 Jun 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Debunk this you idiot...
Ghetto is not a Republican invetion.... Ghetto is a man made demokratic party disaster...
It's the culture...
Debunk if? How 'bout somebody citing the Feinstein quote, not just re-quoting the misquote?

I know, y'all are lazy. That's why you love spoon-fed opinions.

Here ya go:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/0...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#929954 Jun 23, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Debunk this you idiot...
Ghetto is not a Republican invetion.... Ghetto is a man made demokratic party disaster...
It's the culture...
Oops, got Floriduh mixed up with Whatever.

Disregard moron.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#929955 Jun 23, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News Ratings: Fanning The Flames Of Scandal Pays Off – Sort Of
....However, it is inescapable that Fox’s obsession with hyperbolic attacks on President Obama and his administration is not resonating with younger viewers. Fox is repeating the mistakes they committed last year by harping on wild conspiracies, extreme rightist rhetoric, and fantastical allegations for which they have no support. That’s the sort of behavior that turned them into a laughing stock and produced an audience that was stunned when Republicans cratered at the ballot box. The same sort of shock is going to strike Fox viewers when these myriad scandals all peter out. Their gullible audience will once again wonder how Fox could have assured them that the Obama administration was near collapse, but nothing close to that takes place. If there is one constant that Fox is careful to maintain, it is their determination to mislead their flock by feeding them the fringe-flavored chum they crave.
The near future will likely be more of the same barring any unforeseen circumstances. There are no predictable events on the horizon (i.e. elections) that are likely to stir the pot. Although the currently simmering pseudo-scandals may still have a little heat in them, and the Supreme Court will be dropping some decisions this summer. Other than that, stay tuned to be underwhelmed, unless you’re Fox viewer. In which case — be afraid, be very afraid.
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
Wonder how many Republicans didn't turn out last year 'cause Fox was assuring them that Romney was a slam-dunk?

Who does Fox really work for? They've done a hell of a job making a joke out of the Republican Party and so-called "conservatives".

Its either one of the most elaborate, clever conspiracies ever or they're a bunch of idiots leading idiots.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#929956 Jun 23, 2013
Amman denies that CIA and US special forces have been training Syrian rebels in Southeast Jordan.

The F-16's and Patriot missile batteries used in recent training operations in Jordan will be staying however.

Talk about sending mixed messages eh?

There are currently over a half million Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#929957 Jun 23, 2013
Why isn't America furious over the NSA leaks? I mean in the right way in that we should never be comfortable with the government routinely spying on us.

Maybe its because we've been numbed by the endless stream of nonsensical conspiracies that always end up to be much ado ...

Roger Aisles' and his right-wing brethren's relentless pursuit of BS has provided this President with the cover he desperately needs right now.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#929958 Jun 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Heard Boehner yesterday. The Republican's plans for the economy: Lower taxes, cut spending, and Drill, baby, drill.
Same old crap from the same Republicans in Congress that spent like crazy under Bush.
"Bush". You're obstinance is pathetic.

How can higher taxes, less disposable income, all-encompassing bureaucratic intrusion, and dependence on foreign oil, possibly invigorate an economy? It's ridiculous on it's face and impossible under any circumstances.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#929959 Jun 23, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Abortion is only legal under certain circumstances. Late term abortions are only legal with dangerous health issues for the woman.
Your lie is the word most.
Using your own logic: In that poll, 47% identify themselves as pro-Life. So, according to you, that means 53% think abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances..
Yu took a poll & added your own erroneous assumptions.
No, the words used in the poll data was "limited circumstances" that does not apply 'most'.

It means legal in limited circumstances or illegal in most.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929960 Jun 23, 2013
Boycott the racist Food Network!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#929961 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Any Republican that votes for that should be tarred and feathered.
Galt believes his elected representatives should be forced to take healthcare ,but not himself. Galt only believes in freedom of choice for him.

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