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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#935027 Jun 30, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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First, the head of the investigation overpromises.“This was a targeting of the president’s political enemies, effectively, and lies about it during the election year so that it wasn’t discovered until afterwards,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said in May of the IRS targeting scandal. He later declared President Barack Obama’s press secretary a “paid liar” for stating otherwise.
Next, facts emerge to undermine the investigator’s presuppositions. Documents released by Ways and Means Committee Democrats last week show that the IRS, in addition to targeting tea party groups, also had “Be on the Lookout”(BOLO) lists for groups using descriptors such as “progressive,”“health care legislation,”“medical marijuana,”“paying national debt” and “green energy.”
Finally, evidence surfaces that the investigator stacked the deck. Last Tuesday night, the Hill newspaper quoted a spokesman for Treasury’s inspector general, Russell George, saying the group was asked by Issa “to narrowly focus on tea party organizations.” The inspectors knew there were other terms, but “that was outside the scope of our audit.”
Certainly, something went badly wrong at the IRS that caused groups to be targeted because of ideology. But it’s nothing like the conspiracy Issa cooked up.
The White House deserves some of the blame for letting things get this far; a full release of information by the administration at the outset would have put the controversy to rest quickly.
But the collapse of the Issa-driven scandal has reinforced a growing impression in the capital that ultimately will help Obama: The chairman is full of it.
When I covered President Bill Clinton’s second term, White House officials were delighted to have the eccentric Dan Burton in charge of the House Oversight Committee. He gained prominence by shooting a melon to try to prove that Clinton aide Vince Foster hadn’t killed himself but had been murdered.
Now Issa has fallen to Burtonian levels of credibility. He’s launched a dozen or so probes, but what often begins as a legitimate inquiry turns quickly into a lunge for the Oval Office, missing each time.
Even before the Republican victory in 2010 gave him the chairmanship, Issa announced the discovery of “Obama’s Watergate”— the White House floating an administration job for a Democratic congressman to keep him out of a Senate primary. Issa backed off after learning that the Bush administration had done similar things.
Shortly before the 2010 election, Issa told Rush Limbaugh that Obama “has been one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.” He later said Obama isn’t “personally corrupt” but his administration is.
Issa then set out to prove it. He led a probe into the failed “Fast and Furious” gun sting by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Issa declared that “it went all the way to the White House,” insisting that the plan was approved “at the highest levels of the Obama appointees,” and that the Justice Department “has blood on their hands.”
The Justice Department inspector general determined that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder didn’t even know about the program until after it was shut down.
After the failure of Solyndra, a government-aided solar company, Issa probed Department of Energy loan guarantees, saying “I want to see when the president and his cronies are picking winners and losers ... that it wasn’t because there were large contributions given to them.”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jun...
Why such a long post? it's simple...liberals like you will believe anything O'bama and his administration say. Like I said before O'bama was elected the first time. O'bama could be picking off seniors with an AK47 in Downtown Chicago, as they got off the bus, and people like you would say, "Well O'bama really didn't do that." (even though there was a video showing him doing just that.)

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#935028 Jun 30, 2013
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Sorry liar. Going with Eed.
Get a clue.
Wow, another right whiner who thinks the national debt is over 21 trillion.

No winder you are such a fool, you don't know sh*t.

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#935029 Jun 30, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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First, the head of the investigation overpromises.“This was a targeting of the president’s political enemies, effectively, and lies about it during the election year so that it wasn’t discovered until afterwards,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said in May of the IRS targeting scandal. He later declared President Barack Obama’s press secretary a “paid liar” for stating otherwise.
Next, facts emerge to undermine the investigator’s presuppositions. Documents released by Ways and Means Committee Democrats last week show that the IRS, in addition to targeting tea party groups, also had “Be on the Lookout”(BOLO) lists for groups using descriptors such as “progressive,”“health care legislation,”“medical marijuana,”“paying national debt” and “green energy.”
Finally, evidence surfaces that the investigator stacked the deck. Last Tuesday night, the Hill newspaper quoted a spokesman for Treasury’s inspector general, Russell George, saying the group was asked by Issa “to narrowly focus on tea party organizations.” The inspectors knew there were other terms, but “that was outside the scope of our audit.”
Certainly, something went badly wrong at the IRS that caused groups to be targeted because of ideology. But it’s nothing like the conspiracy Issa cooked up.
The White House deserves some of the blame for letting things get this far; a full release of information by the administration at the outset would have put the controversy to rest quickly.
But the collapse of the Issa-driven scandal has reinforced a growing impression in the capital that ultimately will help Obama: The chairman is full of it.
When I covered President Bill Clinton’s second term, White House officials were delighted to have the eccentric Dan Burton in charge of the House Oversight Committee. He gained prominence by shooting a melon to try to prove that Clinton aide Vince Foster hadn’t killed himself but had been murdered.
Now Issa has fallen to Burtonian levels of credibility. He’s launched a dozen or so probes, but what often begins as a legitimate inquiry turns quickly into a lunge for the Oval Office, missing each time.
Even before the Republican victory in 2010 gave him the chairmanship, Issa announced the discovery of “Obama’s Watergate”— the White House floating an administration job for a Democratic congressman to keep him out of a Senate primary. Issa backed off after learning that the Bush administration had done similar things.
Shortly before the 2010 election, Issa told Rush Limbaugh that Obama “has been one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.” He later said Obama isn’t “personally corrupt” but his administration is.
Issa then set out to prove it. He led a probe into the failed “Fast and Furious” gun sting by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Issa declared that “it went all the way to the White House,” insisting that the plan was approved “at the highest levels of the Obama appointees,” and that the Justice Department “has blood on their hands.”
The Justice Department inspector general determined that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder didn’t even know about the program until after it was shut down.
After the failure of Solyndra, a government-aided solar company, Issa probed Department of Energy loan guarantees, saying “I want to see when the president and his cronies are picking winners and losers ... that it wasn’t because there were large contributions given to them.”
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jun...
Thanks for posting the link to your opinion piece.

However, many of the claims made by the pundit have already been proven unfounded and dealt with in other posts here already.

Take one of your claims and support it using sources outside of the opinion piece and we will go through them.

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#935030 Jun 30, 2013
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Has the Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrated the Romney Campaign?
Anti-Muslim activists on the Right have consistently warned that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration. But if their unhinged McCarthyism is to be believed, then Mitt Romney’s campaign has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood as well, as Romney’s campaign has named George Salem, Samah Norquist and David Ramadan “National Co-Chairs of Arab Americans for Romney.”
Pamela Geller labeled George Salem’s Arab American Institute a “nototrious anti-Israel Israel [sic] organization” composed of “Islamic supremacists” and led by a “Jew hater.” She even suggested that the AAI seeks “Jewish annihilation” by backing Mideast peace efforts.
Geller, Frank Gaffney, Robert Spencer, William Murray, Andrea and James Lafferty and others sent a letter to Edwin Meese demanding he withdraw his endorsement of Virginia Del. David Ramadan because of his purported ties to Muammar Gadaffi and “radical views,” including his support for the right to build the Park 51 Islamic Community Center. James Lafferty said Ramadan is an “extremist” who should not even “be allowed to continue to live in the United States,” and Geller said he is a “stealth jihadist” and a “Muslim Brotherhood plant.”
Perhaps no chair of Romney’s committee is despised more than Samah Norquist, wife of conservative leader Grover Norquist. Glenn Beck and Jerry Boykin have said that Norquist is a lackey for the Muslim Brotherhood and according to anti-Muslim activists like Gaffney and David Horowitz, Norquist secretly converted to Islam and joined the Muslim Brotherhood at the behest of his wife. Conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell wrote in a report for the American Conservative Union that she is “certain that Mr. Gaffney’s hatred [for Norquist] is further fueled by the fact that Grover is married to a Muslim-American woman (who also has worked for the United States government in very responsible positions, I might add!).”
Of course, these spurious claims against Ramadan, Norquist and Salem are just as baseless and wrong as their attacks against the Obama administration and the Muslim-Americans serving in it.
But while extremists like Geller, Gaffney, Horowitz and others are quick to attack Obama with such bogus charges, for some reason it seems unlikely Romney will receive similar treatment.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/has-mus...
Mornin', spaceshot.

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sonicfilter

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#935031 Jun 30, 2013
Darrell Issa and the overblown scandals

....Certainly, something went badly wrong at the IRS that caused groups to be targeted because of ideology. But it’s nothing like the conspiracy Issa cooked up in which the president and his men supposedly used the tax authority to attack their political foes.

The White House deserves some of the blame for letting things get this far; a full release of information by the administration at the outset would have put the controversy to rest quickly. But the collapse of the Issa-driven scandal has reinforced a growing impression in the capital that ultimately will help Obama: The chairman is full of it.

When I covered President Clinton’s second term, White House officials were delighted to have the eccentric Dan Burton in charge of the House oversight committee. He gained prominence by shooting a melon to try to prove that Clinton aide Vince Foster hadn’t killed himself but had been murdered.

Now Issa has fallen to Burtonian levels of credibility. He’s launched a dozen or so probes, but what often begins as a legitimate inquiry into government failure turns quickly into a lunge for the Oval Office, missing each time.

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

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Waxman

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#935032 Jun 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Wow, another right whiner who thinks the national debt is over 21 trillion.
No winder you are such a fool, you don't know sh*t.
Oh, really?

Did Bush "abandon" Afghanistan like you said?

Baawaaahhh!!!!

You are a liar and a fool.

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Whatever

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#935033 Jun 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"OMG OMG OMG heres the link,.. Where's the back up OMG OMG OMG"
Previously you said Obama's disapproval rating was 55%.
Where was your back up?
WAI, WAI, WAI,

What An Idiot you are Dave.

Still messy your pants over one point makes you look petty and not too bright.

But, hey, keep it up.

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Waxman

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#935034 Jun 30, 2013
Dumb Dave pulls his standard weasel routine:
RealDave wrote:
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"OMG OMG OMG heres the link,.. Where's the back up OMG OMG OMG"
Previously you said Obama's disapproval rating was 55%.
Where was your back up?

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Waxman

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#935035 Jun 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Wow, another right whiner who thinks the national debt is over 21 trillion.
No winder you are such a fool, you don't know sh*t.
Show me where I said the debt is over 21T, liar.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#935036 Jun 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Blah, blah, blah Benghazi, IRS Gestapo tactics, Blah, blah, blah.
Everything you've posted has been totally debunked.
What? Ambassador Stevens being murdered isn't true anymore?

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“On Deck”

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#935037 Jun 30, 2013
"What difference, at this point, does it make"

Hillary Rodham Clinton on the murders of four red-blooded Americans in Barack Obama's war-torn Libya.

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Waxman

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#935038 Jun 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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WAI, WAI, WAI,
What An Idiot you are Dave.
Still messy your pants over one point makes you look petty and not too bright.
But, hey, keep it up.
They don't come any dumber or thicker than Dumb Dave.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#935039 Jun 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Darrell Issa and the overblown scandals
....Certainly, something went badly wrong at the IRS that caused groups to be targeted because of ideology. But it’s nothing like the conspiracy Issa cooked up in which the president and his men supposedly used the tax authority to attack their political foes.
The White House deserves some of the blame for letting things get this far; a full release of information by the administration at the outset would have put the controversy to rest quickly. But the collapse of the Issa-driven scandal has reinforced a growing impression in the capital that ultimately will help Obama: The chairman is full of it.
When I covered President Clinton’s second term, White House officials were delighted to have the eccentric Dan Burton in charge of the House oversight committee. He gained prominence by shooting a melon to try to prove that Clinton aide Vince Foster hadn’t killed himself but had been murdered.
Now Issa has fallen to Burtonian levels of credibility. He’s launched a dozen or so probes, but what often begins as a legitimate inquiry into government failure turns quickly into a lunge for the Oval Office, missing each time.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...
Another opinion piece

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“On Deck”

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#935040 Jun 30, 2013
Keep your eyes on Egypt today.
It is a volatile country and the US State Department is advising Americans to "steer clear" of the danger zone.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#935041 Jun 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Has the Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrated the Romney Campaign?
Anti-Muslim activists on the Right have consistently warned that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration. But if their unhinged McCarthyism is to be believed, then Mitt Romney’s campaign has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood as well, as Romney’s campaign has named George Salem, Samah Norquist and David Ramadan “National Co-Chairs of Arab Americans for Romney.”
Pamela Geller labeled George Salem’s Arab American Institute a “nototrious anti-Israel Israel [sic] organization” composed of “Islamic supremacists” and led by a “Jew hater.” She even suggested that the AAI seeks “Jewish annihilation” by backing Mideast peace efforts.
Geller, Frank Gaffney, Robert Spencer, William Murray, Andrea and James Lafferty and others sent a letter to Edwin Meese demanding he withdraw his endorsement of Virginia Del. David Ramadan because of his purported ties to Muammar Gadaffi and “radical views,” including his support for the right to build the Park 51 Islamic Community Center. James Lafferty said Ramadan is an “extremist” who should not even “be allowed to continue to live in the United States,” and Geller said he is a “stealth jihadist” and a “Muslim Brotherhood plant.”
Perhaps no chair of Romney’s committee is despised more than Samah Norquist, wife of conservative leader Grover Norquist. Glenn Beck and Jerry Boykin have said that Norquist is a lackey for the Muslim Brotherhood and according to anti-Muslim activists like Gaffney and David Horowitz, Norquist secretly converted to Islam and joined the Muslim Brotherhood at the behest of his wife. Conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell wrote in a report for the American Conservative Union that she is “certain that Mr. Gaffney’s hatred [for Norquist] is further fueled by the fact that Grover is married to a Muslim-American woman (who also has worked for the United States government in very responsible positions, I might add!).”
Of course, these spurious claims against Ramadan, Norquist and Salem are just as baseless and wrong as their attacks against the Obama administration and the Muslim-Americans serving in it.
But while extremists like Geller, Gaffney, Horowitz and others are quick to attack Obama with such bogus charges, for some reason it seems unlikely Romney will receive similar treatment.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/has-mus...
I stand corrected these were Islamist on Romney's team. I know that Chris Christie has the same ignorance when it comes to Islamists. Here is the problem now. Until we get a candidate (on both sides) that will stand against the Islamist infiltration in this country we are done. Thank you Sonic for bringing this to my attention. It appears even the smartest people buy the propaganda of the moslems.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#935042 Jun 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Another opinion piece
an 'opinion' piece refuted by an opinion.

very impressive.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#935043 Jun 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure moron, he embraced the hell out of Osama Bin Laden didn't he? So where and when is or has killed Christians and their beliefs?
The only people that don't accept him as a Christian are ignorant bigots like you.
sure bigots like me and Rev WRight.

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#935045 Jun 30, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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lily, this was so dumb, that you should have used the correctly named Emoron to post it.
Your total lack of logic is glaring.
Teachers demanding any problem child be drugged is not a Republican thing.
Your bizarre claim that teachers are demanding that kids be drugged is so dumb that you should have used your waxman sock to post it. The right wing attack on education "snobs" is no cover for their celebration of ignorance.

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NJ raider 1

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#935046 Jun 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>What? Ambassador Stevens being murdered isn't true anymore?
What was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi without his security detail, in a location not identified as the consulate? Answer those questions, then you might have the answer the to why he had no rescue team sent for him.

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Waxman

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#935047 Jun 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>What? Ambassador Stevens being murdered isn't true anymore?
P-DUH-Pont also doesn't know the IRS admitted targeting political enemies, Nixonian style on steroids:

"The Internal Revenue Service dropped a bombshell on the political world Friday morning, acknowledging that it inappropriately targeted conservative political groups in the 2012 campaign, subjecting them to additional screening in their applications for tax-exempt status"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

P-DUH-Pont loves to lie and practice ignorance.

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