Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#935954 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, here's the whole story - the important stuff you forgot to mention.
Paul had certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology before letting it lapse in favor of certification from the board he heads.
Asked when he would address the issue, he replied, "Uh, what does this have to do with our election?"
Paul did release a statement that explained he formed his board out of frustration that the American Board of Ophthalmology forced doctors certified after 1992 to be recertified every decade.
"I thought this was hypocritical and unjust for the older ophthalmologists to exempt themselves from the recertification exam...Is it fair that the ophthalmologist down the street can claim board certification without renewing it but that a younger ophthalmologist who passed the same boards is disallowed?"
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-200076...
I liked his initial response better. "Uh, what does this have to do with our election?"
You libs are so sneaky. Already getting warmed up to dupe and distract again.
Is there a war against Rand Paul now?
It all lends itself to his character, when he didn't like the rules he took his bat and ball and went home or in this case he created a new board run by himself and his family. It's embarrassing to say the least.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935955 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Too numerous to mention here, but here is a list of his top 50 -
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/mar...
These will all weigh heavily into his historical record and put him up there as a top 10-15 President.
Really, Homer? This is the list?

I could discredit the first 10 in one post but I simply don't have the strength - especially since it would be a big waste of time.

You just don't get it. The holes in this list are so big, you could walk through them.

It's been stated numerous times by numerous people with numerous sources who don't agree with anything on your list for good reason.

But you keep believing it, Homer. Your world would crumble apart otherwise.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#935956 Jul 1, 2013
The Red Pill wrote:
Nancy Pelosi Booed For Calling Edward Snowden a Criminal at Netroots Nation Conference: You Suck!
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DVk4O12ySY0XX
vs.
Sarah Palin: Edward Snowden Is Not The Problem - 6/21/13
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Only extreme liberals and right wing morons think Edward Snowden isn't a criminal. Moderates understand that some privacy must be sacrificed for a safe America. Same logic applies to background checks.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#935957 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Too numerous to mention here, but here is a list of his top 50 -
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/mar...
These will all weigh heavily into his historical record and put him up there as a top 10-15 President.
I pinned homer as smarter than to link to something like that. Most of that list is a joke

<be honest, you didn't read it>
LCN Llin

United States

#935958 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Too numerous to mention here, but here is a list of his top 50 -
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/mar...
These will all weigh heavily into his historical record and put him up there as a top 10-15 President.
So You have an interest in history!
-

President Obama

1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.

2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.

3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.

4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.

5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.

6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.

7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.

8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
The Red Pill

Waynesboro, MS

#935959 Jul 1, 2013
The House of Rothschild (1934 full length historical biography movie)
Watch:

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935960 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Attempted to help you out. Two of two hundred.
When you wander into history you often get bitten
Bitten? By what? A mosquito that's easily swatted?

I'll help you find some books on learning the lessons of history. That's more important now than rehashing history you want to repeat for some reason.
LCN Llin

United States

#935961 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Too numerous to mention here, but here is a list of his top 50 -
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/mar...
These will all weigh heavily into his historical record and put him up there as a top 10-15 President.
10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: In March 2011, joined a coalition of European and Arab governments in military action, including air power and naval blockade, against Gaddafi regime to defend Libyan civilians and support rebel troops. Gaddafi’s forty-two-year rule ended when the dictator was overthrown and killed by rebels on October 20, 2011. No American lives were lost.

11. Told Mubarak to Go: On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring. Mubarak ended thirty-year rule when overthrown on February 11.

12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions. Also released the secret Bush legal rulings supporting the use of these techniques.

13. Improved America’s Image Abroad: With new policies, diplomacy, and rhetoric, reversed a sharp decline in world opinion toward the U.S.(and the corresponding loss of “soft power”) during the Bush years. From 2008 to 2011, favorable opinion toward the United States rose in ten of fifteen countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, with an average increase of 26 percent.

14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. Starting July 2010 all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years,$36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.

15. Created Race to the Top: With funds from stimulus, started $4.35 billion program of competitive grants to encourage and reward states for education reform.

16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.

17. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit and other support to emerging market countries, which kept them liquid and avoided crises with their currencies.

18. Passed Mini Stimuli: To help families hurt by the recession and spur the economy as stimulus spending declined, signed series of measures (July 22, 2010; December 17, 2010; December 23, 2011) to extend unemployment insurance and cut payroll taxes.

19. Began Asia “Pivot”: In 2011, reoriented American military and diplomatic priorities and focus from the Middle East and Europe to the Asian-Pacific region. Executed multipronged strategy of positively engaging China while reasserting U.S. leadership in the region by increasing American military presence and crafting new commercial, diplomatic, and military alliances with neighboring countries made uncomfortable by recent Chinese behavior.

20. Increased Support for Veterans: With so many soldiers coming home from Iraq and Iran with serious physical and mental health problems, yet facing long waits for services, increased 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs budget by 16 percent and 2011 budget by 10 percent. Also signed new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade, and provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935962 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It all lends itself to his character, when he didn't like the rules he took his bat and ball and went home or in this case he created a new board run by himself and his family. It's embarrassing to say the least.
Oh my heaven's. Knowing the nefarious affiliations of this president and you want to talk about a certified ophthalmologist's character?

You cwazy as a June bug, Homer.

God help us.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#935963 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, Homer? This is the list?
I could discredit the first 10 in one post but I simply don't have the strength - especially since it would be a big waste of time.
You just don't get it. The holes in this list are so big, you could walk through them.
It's been stated numerous times by numerous people with numerous sources who don't agree with anything on your list for good reason.
But you keep believing it, Homer. Your world would crumble apart otherwise.
That's just the top 50, you asked, I provided. History will judge Obama and Bush, right now the only thing going in Bush's favor is the billions he spent in Africa for AIDS.
LCN Llin

United States

#935964 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, Homer? This is the list?
I could discredit the first 10 in one post but I simply don't have the strength - especially since it would be a big waste of time.
You just don't get it. The holes in this list are so big, you could walk through them.
It's been stated numerous times by numerous people with numerous sources who don't agree with anything on your list for good reason.
But you keep believing it, Homer. Your world would crumble apart otherwise.
"I simply don't have the strength - especially since it would be a big waste of time."

Don't be modest, you have been wasting time before, why stop now?
LOL
The Red Pill

Waynesboro, MS

#935965 Jul 1, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Only extreme liberals and right wing morons think Edward Snowden isn't a criminal. Moderates understand that some privacy must be sacrificed for a safe America. Same logic applies to background checks.
Hilarious...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#935966 Jul 1, 2013
DUNCES READ Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarketold The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

“There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers”— including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said.

On Saturday, Infowars.com posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. Kathleen Fisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies. Fisher admitted that the Pentagon has researched remotely controlling cars through hacking on board computers.

In 2011, Car and Driver magazine published an article substantiating the Pentagon research.“Currently, there’s nothing to stop anyone with malicious intent and some ­computer-programming skills from taking command of your vehicle. After gaining access, a hacker could control everything from which song plays on the radio to whether the brakes work,” writes Keith Barry, citing research conducted by the Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security, a partnership between the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington.

“What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it’s relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn’t want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn’t want the brakes on, to launch an air bag,” Clarke told The Huffington Post.“You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it’s not that hard.”
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#935967 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So You have an interest in history!
-
President Obama
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
Love history, was my favorite subject in school. I got straight A's, the other students used to try and sit as close to Homer as possible during tests in hopes per chance of peeking at my correct answers.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#935969 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So You have an interest in history!
-
President Obama
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
HE ALSO CREATED HUMANITIARIAN disasters in LIBYA, SYRIA, AMERICA he LIES his policies do nothing for the poor, homeless, also the war in Iraq was over the WORLD looks no better with OBAMA only to those with ROSE colored glasses on

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#935970 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It all lends itself to his character, when he didn't like the rules he took his bat and ball and went home or in this case he created a new board run by himself and his family. It's embarrassing to say the least.
Homer, you're starting to sound like the dumbass l.l.w. here. Get some bush already!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935971 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So You have an interest in history!
-
President Obama
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
I'll let others pick this apart like buzzards on road kill.

I'd just be regurgitating the same old facts and it makes me feel kind of sick just thinking about doing it again.

But bon appetit!

Later.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#935972 Jul 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> So, you agree with George W Bush's support of President Barack Obama in the NSA surveillance issue and Edward Snowden.
Bush neither supported Obama nor criticized him, if you watched the actual interview.
The Red Pill

Waynesboro, MS

#935973 Jul 1, 2013
Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers leaker):'Obama Should Thank Snowden'
Watch:


Keep a close watch on Glenn Greenwald. Real journalist are very rare in America these days.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#935975 Jul 1, 2013
Despite the overwhelming evidence that Michael Hastings was targeted and assassinated for his journalism – most notably his story resulting in the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and remarks on NSA surveillance – the establishment media continues to portray the attack on Hastings as the delusional meanderings of conspiracy theorists. Clarke’s comments serve as the latest pièce de résistance in an unfolding drama revealing just how far the government will go to silence critics and truth tellers.

Prior to his murder, Hastings said the Obama administration had declared war on the press. His desire to go into hiding – expressed in an email mere hours before his assassination – demonstrates the ability of the government to monitor opponents by using a well-developed NSA surveillance grid and take executive action against investigative journalists and others who dare to stand up to the national security state.

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