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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Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over
Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report, as well as the House Oversight Committee’s own interviews, which the Republican majority tried to suppress and which (when the Democrats released them) showed the operation was an independent, well-intentioned effort to enforce the law led by an IRS official who happens to be a conservative Republican.
McConnell’s speech is an attempt to reframe the issue in a way that it can survive the utter absence of incriminating facts. One method he employs is to flip around the burden of proof:
Now we have an administration that’s desperately trying to prove that nobody at the top was involved in any of this stuff, even as they hope that the media loses interest in this scandal and moves on …
Got that? Before Republicans were going to prove that Obama’s administration was involved. All of the evidence suggests it wasn’t. So now McConnell is framing the question as Obama trying to prove he wasn’t involved. Which, of course, he can’t. For that matter, McConnell can’t prove that he didn’t mastermind the IRS. You can’t prove a negative.
McConnell also argues that the scandal is larger than facts about illegality or misconduct —“what we’re dealing with here is larger than the actions of one agency or any group of employees.” By "larger," McConnell means the scandal is just the same nebulous suspicions they have always had about Democrats running the government:
The attacks on speech that we’ve seen over the past several years were never limited to a few Left-wing pressure groups or the DISCLOSE Act. They extend throughout the federal government, to places like the FEC, the FCC, HHS, the SEC, and as all Americans now know — even to the IRS. These assaults have often been aided and abetted by the administration’s allies in Congress.
The “Disclose Act” is a proposed measure that would require unregulated political groups to publicly disclose their donors. Back when campaign finance reformers were trying to actually put limits on outside donations, McConnell was a fierce advocate of this idea. Since the Supreme Court killed spending limits, disclosure has become the best reformers can hope for, and McConnell has now turned against it and indeed portrays it as a sinister Nixonian attempt to suppress free speech.
The belligerent and borderline-paranoid tone of McConnell’s speech today is a kind of covered retreat, signaling the IRS scandal’s turn into a vague trope that conservatives use with other members of the tribe, the way liberals liked to say “Halliburton” during the Bush years, to signal some dark beliefs they don’t need to back up.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/...
McConnell isn't driving the bus.

Both he and Boehner are on thin ice.

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Eman wrote:
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Someone slap this idiot. She thinks all medical facilities charge the same. And she ignores the part about "depending on payment to survive". Stupid ows trash.
Someone explain to this prolific purveyor of stupidity that SOMEONE has to pay for health care for the indigent. Pretending that these costs are somehow "absorbed" by a walk in clinic is absolute idiocy.
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Someone explain to this prolific purveyor of stupidity that SOMEONE has to pay for health care for the indigent. Pretending that these costs are somehow "absorbed" by a walk in clinic is absolute idiocy.
The poor are covered by Obamacare (they gotta have insurance, right), but non-emergency treatment will be much less costly at a clinic. Colds, sore throats, and tummy aches don't belong in hospital emergency rooms.

Hey, you fools claim Obamacare will fix everything.
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Low Income Workers May Not Qualify for Obamacare Exchange Subsidies; May Pay the Full Load

Here is the truth that Obamabots do not understand.

Obamacare is complicated, but essentially companies with 50 or more full-time workers are required to offer coverage that meets certain basic standards and costs no more than 9.5 percent of an employee’s income. Failure to do so means fines for the employer.(Full-time work is defined as 30 or more hours a week, on average.)

But do the math from the worker’s side: For an employee making $21,000 a year, 9.5 percent of their income could mean premiums as high as $1,995 and the insurance would still be considered affordable.

With such a small income,“there is just not any left over for health insurance,” said Shannon Demaree, head of actuarial services for the Lockton Benefit Group.“What the government is requiring employers to do isn’t really something their low-paid employees want.”

Aren’t low-income workers supposed to get tax credits to help them purchase private insurance, though? Yes indeed — unless their employer has offered them “affordable” coverage and they’ve turned it down. So if you reject the sort of “affordable” coverage described above, if only out of simple necessity, you’re out of luck on subsidies.

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John Galt wrote:
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The poor are covered by Obamacare (they gotta have insurance, right), but non-emergency treatment will be much less costly at a clinic. Colds, sore throats, and tummy aches don't belong in hospital emergency rooms.
Hey, you fools claim Obamacare will fix everything.
Exactly, "non-emergency room treatment will be less costly at a clinic". Maybe your moron friend Eman will believe it if he hears it from you. Then explain to him that you can't get money from poor people that don't have money to pay for the clinic provided health care. Then explain to your moron friend Eman that SOMEONE has to pay for this care. Then look in the mirror and tell that moron that Obamacare is the cost efficient delivery system to pay for this health care.

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More to the point, which law school?
I ran her off too!

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Someone explain to this prolific purveyor of stupidity that SOMEONE has to pay for health care for the indigent. Pretending that these costs are somehow "absorbed" by a walk in clinic is absolute idiocy.
Who is going to pay the billions to all those cheated black farmers?

White people?
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GEt over your pity pot. You posted something that was dumb and nonfactual. It isn't anyone's fault but your own.
Russia does not support Obama on Syria
Silly
I never said that you Moran. You support Putin over the us, traitor.

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Gang of 8...

bologna...

"Gang of Eight: Broken Promises & Special Deals"

Illegals and gangs:
"...giving illegal aliens a free pass on any gang offenses committed under the age of majority"

Illegals and back taxes:
"... Gang of Eight's amnesty bill (S.744) shows that illegal aliens will in fact not be required to pay back taxes in order to receive legal status, which the bill calls "registered provisional immigrant" (RPI) status."

Illegals and access to our courts:
"...The Senate Gang of Eight amnesty bill (S.744) authorizes illegal aliens to file lawsuits – including class action lawsuits – against the United States in order to force the government to give them amnesty."

http://www.fairus.org/legislation/activism%20...
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What was your husbands ranking in his 'law' class?
What was yours?

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Exactly, "non-emergency room treatment will be less costly at a clinic". Maybe your moron friend Eman will believe it if he hears it from you. Then explain to him that you can't get money from poor people that don't have money to pay for the clinic provided health care. Then explain to your moron friend Eman that SOMEONE has to pay for this care. Then look in the mirror and tell that moron that Obamacare is the cost efficient delivery system to pay for this health care.
"...that Obamacare is the cost efficient delivery system to pay for this health care"

as long as the Fed keeps printing that phoney money...

or take Mitt Romneys....
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McConnell isn't driving the bus.
Both he and Boehner are on thin ice.
Oh really? Says who?
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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I never said that you Moran. You support Putin over the us, traitor.
You haven't made sense all day.
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<quoted text>That thread would probably be in the fantasy section.
You can still open one up. Then you can find out how many people have the same dreams.
The president and Hillary lying about four dead Americans before an election and the president setting the climate for the IRS going after his political enemies is not fantasy.

We wouldn't even be talking about it if Romney had won. So that isn't fantasy either.

So we'll go ahead and talk about your fantasies of Obama on this thread for the time being.
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I ran her off too!
Is this woman always as disjointed as she is acting today?
GOP idiots

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John Galt wrote:
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Cuomo is the leading non-black Democrat candidate for 2016.
Hillary's already defeated him.
None of the current crop of GOP clowns has any shot at beating Hillary.

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sonicfilter wrote:
Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over
Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report, as well as the House Oversight Committee’s own interviews, which the Republican majority tried to suppress and which (when the Democrats released them) showed the operation was an independent, well-intentioned effort to enforce the law led by an IRS official who happens to be a conservative Republican.
McConnell’s speech is an attempt to reframe the issue in a way that it can survive the utter absence of incriminating facts. One method he employs is to flip around the burden of proof:
Now we have an administration that’s desperately trying to prove that nobody at the top was involved in any of this stuff, even as they hope that the media loses interest in this scandal and moves on …
Got that? Before Republicans were going to prove that Obama’s administration was involved. All of the evidence suggests it wasn’t. So now McConnell is framing the question as Obama trying to prove he wasn’t involved. Which, of course, he can’t. For that matter, McConnell can’t prove that he didn’t mastermind the IRS. You can’t prove a negative.
McConnell also argues that the scandal is larger than facts about illegality or misconduct —“what we’re dealing with here is larger than the actions of one agency or any group of employees.” By "larger," McConnell means the scandal is just the same nebulous suspicions they have always had about Democrats running the government:
The attacks on speech that we’ve seen over the past several years were never limited to a few Left-wing pressure groups or the DISCLOSE Act. They extend throughout the federal government, to places like the FEC, the FCC, HHS, the SEC, and as all Americans now know — even to the IRS. These assaults have often been aided and abetted by the administration’s allies in Congress.
The “Disclose Act” is a proposed measure that would require unregulated political groups to publicly disclose their donors. Back when campaign finance reformers were trying to actually put limits on outside donations, McConnell was a fierce advocate of this idea. Since the Supreme Court killed spending limits, disclosure has become the best reformers can hope for, and McConnell has now turned against it and indeed portrays it as a sinister Nixonian attempt to suppress free speech.
The belligerent and borderline-paranoid tone of McConnell’s speech today is a kind of covered retreat, signaling the IRS scandal’s turn into a vague trope that conservatives use with other members of the tribe, the way liberals liked to say “Halliburton” during the Bush years, to signal some dark beliefs they don’t need to back up.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/06/...
McConnell more likely is regretting that the GOP has tied its wagon so close to tea party loonies and hoping to fool them into approving a more moderate approach to meeting the Obama Administration on immigration,un control, and winding down the war on terror, repealing the Patriot Act.

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RealDave wrote:
Explanation of Shningeletron, Galt Moocher Eed, Eman, Whatever, FloriDUH, and all the racist, bigoted, slur slinging right whiners.
“Hodson and Busseri (2012) found in a correlational study that lower intelligence in childhood is predictive of greater racism in adulthood, with this effect being mediated (partially explained) through conservative ideology. They also found poor abstract reasoning skills were related to homophobic attitudes which was mediated through authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact.”
In this same study: "we found that lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology"
No links. Poof!

Who in the hell are Hodson and Busseri? A gay couple with a burr beneath their pink saddles?

Liberal Academicians all feed on grudges and feed this crap to each other back and forth until some Liberal rag like Slate, Mother Jones or thinkprogress.org will publish it.

Go find your marbles and play with them.

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forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Chicago schools failing and Liberals will blame whitey...
"Union boss Karen Lewis blames ‘rich white people’ for Chicago school district woes"
http://eagnews.org/union-boss-karen-lewis-bla...
Wow. What a pig!

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