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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National Unity on Foreign Policy

The laying of a wreath at the American embassy in Dar es Salaam Tuesday symbolized a big theme of both the Barack Obama and George W Bush administrations: The war against al Qaeda.

President Obama was warmly greeted by throngs in Tanzania, but his message of trade was overshadowed by other events around the world.

The two men met in Tanzania to to honor the memories of the 224 people – 12 of them Americans – killed by al Qaeda truck bombs at that embassy and the one in Nairobi, Kenya, on Aug. 7, 1998.

Osama bin Laden’s embassy attacks were precursors of 9/11; signals, unmistakable in retrospect, that bin Laden and his allies had launched a new kind of war.

For both friends and foes Bush’s handling of all that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001, will be the major part of his legacy, a legacy about which Bush said in an interview with CNN Monday he wasn’t worried:

“history will judge the decisions that I made. And I won't be around because it's going to take a while for the objective historians to show up.”

But in dealing with al Qaeda, Obama hasn’t turned out to be exactly what his supporters expected in 2008.

Obama expanded Bush’s strategy of using unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

There’s continuity with President Bill Clinton, too. Clinton tried to kill bin Laden after the 1998 embassy attacks with a cruise missile strike in Afghanistan – not so different from a drone strike.

Bush – who has been circumspect and has said almost nothing about terrorism since leaving office – has not only refrained from criticizing his successor, but on Monday essentially endorsed Obama’s handling of the NSA/ Snowden mess.

“I know he (Snowden) damaged the country. The Obama administration will deal with it,” the former president said.

Asked about the NSA surveillance, Bush said,“I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.”

He added,“I think there needs to be a balance (between individual liberty and national security) and as the president (Obama) described, there is a proper balance.”

Obama, he said magnanimously, has “got plenty on his agenda and it's difficult. A former president doesn't need to make it harder” by criticizing him.

In his National Defense University speech, Obama said that “this war, like all wars, must end,” but the war which included the 1998 embassy bombings will likely continue after Obama leaves the White House.
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LCN Llin wrote:
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Putin was surprising yesterday with his comments supporting the US.
President Bush supporting President Obama on security.
Egypt verging on civil war?
Yes, it's certainly interesting! Meanwhile; Snowden has no passport and nowhere to go! Of course President Bush and any President would be supportive! After all, he created the program in the first place.
Looks bad in Egypt; who do they want to be President anyway?
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TSM wrote:
Liberals/Democrats telling the American People Obamacare were the greatest thing since Apple Pie, Democrats trying to suppress confusion, hide cost of ObamaCare another ‘I Told You So!’ But just think after Obamacare is fully implemented still 30 million Americans will be without coverage!!
Egaw
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Whatever wrote:
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Another nonsensical comment-you can't help yourself.
HEH

and put that in your herd pack net of wittle bouncy bawrls
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Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>“She’s so spirited; you know, she has such energy, and she seems to have such commitment,”
"But it seems to me, and I think it seems to many Americans, that what she is speaking for and standing for is something we recognize as infanticide, late-term abortion, the taking of a little child’s life. That is really, really serious.”
“Oh my goodness,” Noonan continued,“we’re celebrating something that even in Europe they call a matter of brutality and barbarism.”
If Trayvon had been a full-term fetus, it wouldn't matter that he'd been killed by a Dr Mengeles Nazi type doctor.
Ewe...why parasites are only good for eradication
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Whatever wrote:
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You have repeatedly proved my point.
I am done with your idiotic pissing contest, moron.
Finally see the weirdness and freakishness in the depravity of stalking and pretending huh?

About time.

(because there IS really something OFF-as in -NOT right in the head- in that kind of stuff!!)
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That's a very strange world you hypocritical paranoid righties reside in where defending the indefensible becomes the norm, and reality is what ever fits your political fantasies.????
As in sick in the head (for real!)!
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At a time when Washington is extremely concerned about excessive spending, the cost of one congressman's overseas trip has raised eyebrows.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) booked a $19,525 flight to Egypt in November 2012. The ticket was paid for by taxpayers.

Pearce spokesman Eric Layer defended the exorbitant price tag to the Journal, noting the Veterans Day trip was booked with less than two weeks' notice after a congressional delegation trip was canceled. However, the Journal emphasized that an online search for roundtrip airfare leaving for Egypt in less than two weeks found tickets for $2,477, less than 13 percent of what taxpayers shelled out for Pearce's five-day excursion.

Over the past year, Pearce has also traveled to Ghana, the United Arab Emirates and Germany. The travel for those trips was provided by the U.S. military.

Pearce has been known for chastising his fellow elected officials for reckless spending. The Wall Street Journal described him as "a fiscal conservative who has made cutting wasteful government spending a hallmark of his tenure in the House."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/stev...
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Another nonsensical comment-you can't help yourself.
Eh gaw "skanknasty" again.
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Finally see the weirdness and freakishness in the depravity of stalking and pretending huh?
About time.
(because there IS really something OFF-as in -NOT right in the head- in that kind of stuff!!)
eh gaw "skanknasty"again.
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BERLIN - The German government said on Monday if media reports of large-scale U.S. spying on the European Union were confirmed, it would be unacceptable Cold War-style behavior between partners who require mutual trust.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/01...
Now Germans know how Americans who oppose this administration feel.
Does anyone still believe Obama is improving foreign relations? Or uniting this country?
You voted for Bush, right? Supported him?
Well he spoke very clearly yesterday about the NSA program and supports our current POTUS [position with respect to protecting Americans.

///Former president George W. Bush criticized Edward Snowden and expressed confidence that the Obama administration would appropriately handle the controversy about its surveillance tactics in an interview filmed Sunday with CNN in Zambia.

Speaking to CNN’s Robyn Curnow, Mr. Bush said Mr. Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked classified National Security Agency information, had “damaged the security of the country.” Mr. Bush said he was sure the administration would “deal” with the aftermath of the leaks, and said he approved of the NSA’s tactics.“I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance,” he said. The full interview is airing later Monday////

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/07/01/bush...

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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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Are YOU on the glue?
The USA has THOUSANDS OF COMPANIES ready to get it done!
But they picked only one!
NO BID CONTRACTS.
fill in the price later!
would you hire a contractor like that? NO WAY!
$125,000 for a non army truck driver.
think about that!
YOUR USA Army son or daughter was paid $18,000.
THE BIGGEST RIP OFF EVER!!
$6 TRILLION DOLLARS TOTAL COST.
$6 THOUSAND BILLION DOLLARS.
ALL BORROWED BY REPUBLICANS.
EVERY CENT.
Borrowed against your next 40 generations.
for a stupid war.
IRAQ NEVER ATTACKED US, EVER. NEVER.
(it is said the USA provided Iraq with chemical weapons in the first place to use on Iran?)
CHRISTIANS walked the street in peace in Iraq,
Until the Bush Invasion.
Now YOU lose your head if you wear a cross in Iraq.
Thanks Bush: you set back relations a thousand years!
You still haven't written how the government contract bidding system works? All the gobble-de-gook you provided is a smoke screen? Give it up.
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You voted for Bush, right? Supported him?
Well he spoke very clearly yesterday about the NSA program and supports our current POTUS [position with respect to protecting Americans.
///Former president George W. Bush criticized Edward Snowden and expressed confidence that the Obama administration would appropriately handle the controversy about its surveillance tactics in an interview filmed Sunday with CNN in Zambia.
Speaking to CNN’s Robyn Curnow, Mr. Bush said Mr. Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked classified National Security Agency information, had “damaged the security of the country.” Mr. Bush said he was sure the administration would “deal” with the aftermath of the leaks, and said he approved of the NSA’s tactics.“I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance,” he said. The full interview is airing later Monday////
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/07/01/bush...
Funny how your name is GOP idiots and you loons always said and still say Bush was an idiot, yet now you quote him to defend your idiot.

Bush the RINO speaketh, you swallow.
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Liberals/Democrats would have been celebrating Snowden as a Hero if this had happen during the Bush Presidency!! WHAT’S UP?
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lily, continues her fantasy that all who dare question the Supreme POTUS be institutionalized or removed from the country.
Very liberal of you
Questioning the POTUS is what rational people do...Making up your own facts...relying on FOX to program you daily and being against any and every thing that he says or does is what FANATICAL haters do. See, that's what rational sounds like. Confusing to you isn't it?
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Liberals/Democrats would have been celebrating Snowden as a Hero if this had happen during the Bush Presidency!! WHAT’S UP?
For sure.

The socialists only politicize and do things to support harm to America when it helps Democrats. Remember, Democrat/Socialist Party 1st, Country last...
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Funny how your name is GOP idiots and you loons always said and still say Bush was an idiot, yet now you quote him to defend your idiot.
Bush the RINO speaketh, you swallow.
I think you "MISUNDERESTIMATE" Bush's stupidity.
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<quoted text>Chicago used to have Special Ops. But then the community agitators like O'bama decided to start suing the city-costing the city millions of dollars because the same terrorist thugs who were shooting up everyone were the same terrorist thugs mom's, bros, aunties, cousins and uncles that sat on the jury. Now after PDiddy O'bama made a law before he left the Illinois state senate to have every municipality have 10% poor thug housing, it is out of control. The negroes run the city. Al Sharpton is moving to the city of Chicago to run the next riot. It is plain and simple. The blacks have no jobs and nothing better to than shoot their own-and not a damn thing can be done about it-nor do I believe that the democrats that run the city want to do anything about it. It was evidenced by Booby Rush, former Black Panther.
and the limousine liberal mindset of the left helped shape high crime areas:

'…One of the oldest and most dogmatic of the crusades of the left has been disarmament, both of individuals and of nations. Again, the focus of the left has been on the externals -- the weapons in this case.

If weapons were the problem, then gun control laws at home and international disarmament agreements abroad might be the answer.

But if evil people who care no more for laws or treaties than they do for other people's lives are the problem, then disarmament means making decent, law-abiding people more vulnerable to evil people.

Since belief in disarmament has been a major feature of the left since the 18th century, in countries around the world, you might think that by now there would be lots of evidence to substantiate their beliefs.

But evidence on whether gun control laws actually reduce crime rates in general, or murder rates in particular, is seldom mentioned by gun control advocates. It is just assumed in passing that of course tighter gun control laws will reduce murders.

But the hard facts do not back up that assumption. That is why it is the critics of gun control who rely heavily on empirical evidence, as in books like "More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott and "Guns and Violence" by Joyce Lee Malcolm.

National disarmament has an even worse record. Both Britain and America neglected their military forces between the two World Wars, while Germany and Japan armed to the teeth. Many British and American soldiers paid with their lives for their countries' initially inadequate military equipment in World War II.

But what are mere facts compared to the heady vision of the left?

What if the real problem is the cussedness of human beings?

Rousseau denied this in the 18th century and the left has been denying it ever since. Why? Self preservation.

If the things that the left wants to control -- institutions and government policy -- are not the most important factors in the world's problems, then what role is there for the left?

What if it is things like the family, the culture and the traditions that make a more positive difference than the bright new government "solutions" that the left is constantly coming up with?

What if seeking "the root causes of crime" is not nearly as effective as locking up criminals? The hard facts show that the murder rate was going down for decades under the old traditional practices so disdained by the left intelligentsia, before the bright new ideas of the left went into effect in the 1960s -- after which crime and violence skyrocketed.'

http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2...
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and the middle class will reap what is has sown by re-electing Obammy, the Flexible President.

While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies.

Certainly Obama deserves to be condemned for the Nixonian corruption and Carteresque incompetence of his administration, but what Obama is doing to middle class Americans is just as despicable.

He's slowly, but surely squeezing them into oblivion.

Sadly, many Democrats are fine with this because they've calculated that a poor voter or better yet in their eyes, a voter dependent on welfare and food stamps, is more likely to support them than a voter in the middle class.

Whatever happened to having a government that tries to make it easier for people in the middle class as opposed to putting harmful policies in place?
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Obammy's War on the Middle Class

1) Higher Energy Costs: When Barack Obama was running for office, he said, "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Obama seems to have few qualms about lying to the American people when it benefits him, but that is one campaign promise he's working very hard to fulfill. He blocked drilling in ANWR, dramatically slowed offshore drilling and he's blocked the keystone pipeline, which would bring cheap Canadian oil to America. So, when your eyes get big because of how much you have to pay to fill up your car, make sure to say, "Thank you, Obama."

Of course, Obama's also working around Congress to put new regulations on coal and emissions in place that may raise the cost of your energy bills by as much as 60%. So, if your energy bill seems higher this summer, make sure to thank Obama because he's helping to make that happen.

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