Barack Obama, our next President

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931257 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Who says football players are the most physically fit?
That's s new one.
The government prefers the compulsive runners who weigh 110 pounds and have broomstick arms and hollow chests.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931258 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
See, that's why you're confused. The propaganda is coming from the same side you're on. You just think it's coming from the other side. Your ears are playing tricks on you.
lol! Sucker!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931259 Jun 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush On Jobs: The Worst Track Record On Record
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bus...
(That fact from the Wall Street Journal.)
O'bama now has the worst track record. Your article is from 2009--O'bama wishes he could have GW Bush's low unemployment rates. But O'bama is too stupid--and not only that-he doesn't care.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931260 Jun 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
For starters, you wander, avoid topics at hand, divert, digress and present inane statements. There's your proof of being a Progressive.
You've described yourself quite well son.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931261 Jun 24, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If Bush43 had been a 'democrat' then you and Fox & Friends would have nailed him for lack of leadership, and running up the national debt by 1.5 trillion dollars on two unpaid for foreign wars and a Medicare D bribe to potential elderly voters in Florida.
Bush pushed Part D because the Democrats would have otherwise.

Mistake by Bush.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#931262 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberaltarian. Not really a libertarian and not really a liberal. Just has an irrational hatred towards conservatives.
Librarians are notoriously anti-conservative. They put conservative books on the wrong shelves and everything.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931263 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Tenzing would call that propaganda. All other liberals will simply pretend you didn't post it. It became invisible as soon as Bush was credited for a good economy before the democrats ruined it with the bad mortgage loan crisis.
lol! Still hanging on to that mortgage lie.

poor baby...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931264 Jun 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Now I understand why you place so much alcohol into your mouth.
It's a disinfectant.
See son? inane statements! You sure are great at it.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#931265 Jun 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
She has largely succeeded in putting you on a low level instead of any 'side'.
I wish you were as high as 'low level' son.

But I'm rooting for you!
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931266 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>bettie has a warped sense of reality.
In a recent blog post, Paul Krugman compares the response of the Bush administration to the 2001 recession to that of the Obama administration to the Great Recession, and finds that president Bush oversaw a response that was quite superior. Referring to current fiscal policy as "amazing" in how bad it is, he argues that W's policies, including to some extent the war in Afghanistan and the liberation of Iraq, helped the U.S. economy recover from the outfall of the tech bubble burst and the 9/11 attacks.

The graph shows how different Obama's response to the Great Recession has been: in spite of persistent high unemployment, government spending, even in nominal terms, slowed relatively soon after the recession and where Krugman claims that Bush helped the recovery through his national-security policies, Obama hindered it.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-...

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/a...
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931267 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Sucker!
Say goodnight Gracie.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#931268 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You know? They must really like eating crow!
You eat dog Gilligan?

It's the culture...
LNC Llin

United States

#931269 Jun 24, 2013
The IRS targeted liberal groups as well as conservatives for extra scrutiny in tax exempt applications, using the term "progressive" among other liberal sounding terms to screen for groups engaged in political activity, multiple congressional sources tell CNN.

The revelation that "progressives" were targeted like "tea party" groups came after the IRS delivered more than 20 "Be on the lookout memos" known as BOLOS to congressional committees in conjunction with the IRS internal review of the controversial practice released Monday.

Paranoia spreads
LNC Llin

United States

#931270 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that's just a ridiculous comparison.
Clinton had the dot.com bubble that eventually burst just in time for his exit and a Republican congress who stabilized the budget even though Clinton was smart enough to go along with them.
Bush not only had 9/11 temporarily disrupting job growth but, by the end of his term, had the housing market collapse also which would obviously affect the overall job growth percentage number.
He isn't to blame for either crises. So those numbers of comparison have no comparison to other presidents who didn't have a 9/11 or a housing market collapse on their watch.
When George W. Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001, the S&P 500 stock market index stood at $1,342.54.

The day he left office, it was $805.22, a drop of 40 percent
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#931271 Jun 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama now has the worst track record. Your article is from 2009--O'bama wishes he could have GW Bush's low unemployment rates. But O'bama is too stupid--and not only that-he doesn't care.
When Bush began his first term in January 2001, total nonfarm employment was 132.47 million. When his second term began four years later, it was 132.45 million, or effectively zero job growth.

Obama's first term isn't technically over yet, but so far, employment has risen from 133.56 million in January 2009 to 134.02 million in the latest report, for December 2012. That's a net gain of about 460,000 or 0.3 percent. As paltry as that is, it beats Bush's first-term performance.

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/rick-newman/...

what surprises me is that you folks who voted for the Republican non-job creators in Congress even try to go after Obama about jobs.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#931272 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>See son? inane statements! You sure are great at it.
Inane? It's only inane to someone like you who doesn't have a clue about what's being discussed. You need to wear a Life-jacket here, Dood.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931273 Jun 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The design of these tax cuts was ill-conceived, resulting in significantly less economic stimulus than could have been accomplished for the same budgetary cost. In part because the tax cuts were not as effective as alternative measures would have been, job creation during this recovery has been notably worse than in any other recovery since the end of World War II.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
2004.
keep trying.
Read and learn.

MSN Money

Sweeping tax cuts passed in June 2001 came at a time when the economy was in a recession on the heels of the dot-com bust...which Clinton capitalized on during the boon and narrowly escaped when it burst.

Then came 9/11 and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Still, the deficit actually shrank between 2004 and 2007.

The unemployment rate was 4.2% at the start of 2001. The economic drag of 9/11 contributed to a slight rise in unemployment. At the World Trade Center, 1100 businesses were disrupted. It took four years before the unemployment rate returned to its pre-9/11 level but stabilized at a healthy 5% or below in the mid to late 2000s.

Today, about 14 million Americans are out of work, and there are few signs of rapid improvement on the labor front. Long-term unemployment remains a stubborn problem, with 6.0 million workers unemployed for at least 27 weeks.

http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/articl...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931274 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
The IRS targeted liberal groups as well as conservatives for extra scrutiny in tax exempt applications, using the term "progressive" among other liberal sounding terms to screen for groups engaged in political activity, multiple congressional sources tell CNN.
The revelation that "progressives" were targeted like "tea party" groups came after the IRS delivered more than 20 "Be on the lookout memos" known as BOLOS to congressional committees in conjunction with the IRS internal review of the controversial practice released Monday.
Paranoia spreads
So, it wasn't just two rogue agents in Cincinnati?
LNC Llin

United States

#931275 Jun 24, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh well, it might be a bit late for that.

I just don't understand why the rightwingers seem so surprised about spying;

it's always been done, by every country. I just don't the general public should be privy to all intelligence operations; there's no need for it.
I also don't get why Bush & Co. brought prisoners to Gitmo rather then causing them to just disappear. Do we trade those 5 Afghanis for the American they're holding?
Lack of historical knowledge?

Mad they lost the election in 2012?

Surprised their party is so divided their last President did not choose to attend the GOP convention?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931276 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
The IRS targeted liberal groups as well as conservatives for extra scrutiny in tax exempt applications, using the term "progressive" among other liberal sounding terms to screen for groups engaged in political activity, multiple congressional sources tell CNN.
The revelation that "progressives" were targeted like "tea party" groups came after the IRS delivered more than 20 "Be on the lookout memos" known as BOLOS to congressional committees in conjunction with the IRS internal review of the controversial practice released Monday.
Paranoia spreads
Surely you understand that the targeting based on politics is the problem, regardless of the politics.

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