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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#930395 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Who is you guys?
Galt and Aunt Bettie were two singing his praises
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930397 Jun 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No, you brought up public works projects like the Food Stamp program so, it's very relevant as it goes to historical perspective. The U S Government has always been in the business of picking winners and losers and the Food Stamp program was to pick the poor as potential winners.
Give it up Johnny!



Why do you think you get so many lemons?

As a typical Democrat, you have no common sense, or ability to take things in context.

Libtard on, Rapunzel!

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930398 Jun 23, 2013
Democrats are like 7th grade girls. Everything is based on emotion.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930399 Jun 23, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Galt and Aunt Bettie were two singing his praises
I admit I do not read all posts here. BUT,

The last post I did read from Bettie was what most Americans would say if polled

Is it good Americans knows about NSA keeping data on all citizens? Yes
Was it right for Snowden to share info with foreign governments? No

It is two prong like NSA itself
-Do you approve of NSA tracking foreign terrorist? Yes
-Do you approve of NSA keeping data on ordinary citizens? No
LNC Llin

United States

#930400 Jun 23, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Democrats are like 7th grade girls. Everything is based on emotion.
politics seems based on emotion and dominated by television.
LNC Llin

United States

#930401 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I admit I do not read all posts here. BUT,
The last post I did read from Bettie was what most Americans would say if polled
Is it good Americans knows about NSA keeping data on all citizens? Yes
Was it right for Snowden to share info with foreign governments? No
It is two prong like NSA itself
-Do you approve of NSA tracking foreign terrorist? Yes
-Do you approve of NSA keeping data on ordinary citizens? No
freedom vs security?
When people are scared they often choose security.
Do we want a national security state?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#930402 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
1. Surveillance has contributed to thwarting more than 50 terror plots since 9/11, according to the NSA.
NSA Director Keith Alexander testified that NSA surveillance has played a role in preventing more than 50 terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. FBI deputy director Sean Joyce provided an outline of four of those cases:
2. The NSA doesn't need court approval each time it searches Americans' phone records.
3. 10 NSA officials have permission to give information about US citizens to the FBI
There are 10 NSA officials—including Inglis and Alexander—involved in determining whether information collected about US citizens can be provided to the FBI. It can only be shared if there's independent evidence that the target has connections to a terrorist organization. Inglis said that if the information is found to be irrelevant, it must be destroyed. If the NSA mistakenly targets an American citizen, it must report this to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
4. Other countries are less transparent than the US, officials say.
Cole said that the FISA Amendments Act provides more due process than is afforded to citizens of European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Alexander added that "virtually all" countries have laws that compel telecommunications firms to turn over information on suspects.
5) Fewer than 300 phone numbers were targeted in 2012.
NSA officials say that even though the agency has access to Americans' phone records, it investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers connected to US citizens in 2012. The officials did not provide any detail on the number of email addresses targeted.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/5-new...
Mother Jones would defend Josef Stalin and Hugo Chavez.

So what's your point?

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Since: Mar 08

Felton California

#930403 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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What is your point?
What action do you suggest?
Awareness, speaking out , and discussion without the preconceived idea that we always know the whole story. When the system itself has been corrupted, pitting one side against the other doesn't fix the system.

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#930404 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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fkoff you stupid racist polack closet queen
Knee-Jerk that you are....

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#930405 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yup, the only change will be the worsening of things.
With two political parties putting on a show for the Media we often end up with the same policies no matter who wins?

We remain optimistic if we have good friend and family

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Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#930406 Jun 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>George Washington did something bigger than all that , he founded the first public corporation to build the largest public works project of his time in building the Erie Canal and opening the American West to expansion and development.
He also chopped down a Cherry Tree but what does this have to do with blaming the present Day Magic Negro's unconstitutional abuses of power?

Get relevant or get lost.

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Aunt Bettie Lou

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#930407 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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... been a winning formula in recent election cycles?
Only because you and Yeah and far too many others are being told what not to think and ya'll are doing what you're not told to do very well.

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John Galt

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#930408 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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The next Republican president will keep the National Security State in place as well.
After the Boston attack, public questioned why the security services had NOT followed up on tips from Russia.
Remember
Peace
The argument isn't about having the NSA, but rather about using it for extensive spying on American citizens. For those who can't see the difference, well....

Boycott the Food Channel!

Bloomberg for President!

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Aunt Bettie Lou

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#930409 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thomas Paine is puking in his grave.
Right?? Thanks to progressive liberalism, the author of "Common Sense" IS puking in his grave.

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Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#930410 Jun 23, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>Awareness, speaking out , and discussion without the preconceived idea that we always know the whole story. When the system itself has been corrupted, pitting one side against the other doesn't fix the system.
To what extent do we EVER know the whole story?

We don't. But making a stab at fixing perceived wrongs is both a right and an obligation. How often do people in power use the "State Secrets" BS on the citizens who ask questions? Often. VERY often.

With this administration, arguably more than ever.

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John Galt

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#930411 Jun 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>George Washington did something bigger than all that , he founded the first public corporation to build the largest public works project of his time in building the Erie Canal and opening the American West to expansion and development.
Completely false.

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#930412 Jun 23, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>Awareness, speaking out , and discussion without the preconceived idea that we always know the whole story. When the system itself has been corrupted, pitting one side against the other doesn't fix the system.
No. Being an idiot though, contributes to decay.

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#930413 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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With two political parties putting on a show for the Media we often end up with the same policies no matter who wins?
We remain optimistic if we have good friend and family
Skepticism comes in two varieties; Healthy and Unhealthy.

For a government of the people, for the people and by the people to remain responsive *TO* the people, citizens need to keep a healthy skepticism in place at all times.

With the present administration in place especially, our keeping a healthy skepticism will save the Republic.

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Since: Feb 08

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#930414 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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He is in flight to Ecuador who has granted him immunity.
"Whatever"
The congress should not give another dollar of tax payer money to Ecuador. Not a dime.
Peace

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John Galt

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#930415 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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The entire mish-mash of whistle blower laws?
I'm saying the Obama administration is busy putting an end to whistle blowing and investigative journalism effectively ending government accountability.
Get it?
Whistle blowing is a good thing, but the whistle blower must be willing to accept the consequences, particularly if inaccurate.

Investigative journalism is essential.

The fact that Obama is trying to crush both raises serious questions as to why.

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