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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The Farm Bill & ‘Libertarian Populism’

Can the GOP be pro-worker and anti-government? A bill that showers subsidies on agribusiness is the opposite.

One step forward, two steps back. The Republican Party is like an alcoholic in recovery, with periods of sobriety punctuated by long, destructive benders as it once again falls off the wagon.

In June, a critical mass of House conservatives helped vote down a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that merged all the protectionism and cronyism that dominates modern agriculture policy with the worst excesses of the food stamp program.

Republican leaders were reportedly very unhappy, but the sweetheart deals for the sugar industry and federal crop insurance program are two corporate welfare programs that are totally counterproductive for the taxpayer. Moreover, while it may make political sense to link food stamps and farm subsidies, the economic justification is less obvious.

Defeating the bloated farm bill gave Republicans an opportunity to separate these spending items so they could then trim and reform them both. Without nutrition programs for the poor making up 80 percent of the price tag, welfare for Archer Daniels Midland would receive more scrutiny.

So naturally, Republicans followed a moment of clarity by taking a nasty spill off the wagon again.

Last week, the House passed a farm bill containing all the agribusiness largesse of the one it voted down in June. In fact, the crop insurance program and the sugar subsidies were made permanent. But there was no money for food stamps, combining a fiscal disaster with a political one.

Republicans voted for this monstrosity by a margin of 216 to 12. To be sure, some felt pressure from the leadership to vote for the bill since Eric Cantor and company had magnanimously heeded their request to separate out the food stamp spending. And absent some congressional action, the country would have reverted back to the price controls and central planning of the Truman-era Agriculture Act of 1949.

But the takeaway is that the Republicans once again favor welfare for the rich and politically connected while opposing it for the poor and others unrepresented by K Street lobbyists. Needless to say, it’s unclear that naked redistribution to benefit GOP clients is preferable to such redistribution on behalf of Democratic constituencies.

It’s one of the reasons Newt Gingrich’s 2012 critique of a “food stamp president” rang so hollow. Gingrich tried to make an obvious point that a measure of economic success is how many people are receiving paychecks rather than food stamps. But Republicans too often lack credibility on this point, making it easy for Democrats to suggest his complaints were just racist code words.

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Each citizen starts off with one vote. But those with the money buy control of the information that we base our voting decisions on. Optimistically, that takes 1/5, leaving the rest of us with 4/5 of our original vote.

But then the politicians waffle, weasel word, and wimp out. So optimistically, they may try to deliver on 4/5 of what they promised (I won’t bother estimating how much they succeed at delivering — that’d just be depressing!) So now your down to 3/5 of a vote.

Sadly, this time around, the 3/5 compromise means that each of us gives up 3/5 of our vote. The next 1/5 seems to be going more and more to foreign interests (which are probably controlled by some of the same big money people who took the first 1/5) through secretive trade agreements, international banking organizations, etc.

The 14th Ammendment is supposed to guarantee us equal protection under law. But how can there be equal protection when representation is so unequal? And how can we ever hope for equal representation unless big money gets kicked out of politics?

Enjoy your 2/5 of a vote. If you can. Your spouse is probably trying to take half of
The 3/5 Compromise: How Much of a Vote do YOU Have
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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Heck, Dave, he stole the "often imitated, never duplicated" from Ferrerman...his real namE is thief.
If not foe Kentucky, Ohio would nor exist you hillbilly...

It's the culture...

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Eman wrote:
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Zimmerman is a minority.
So you want America overrun by lying PeruvaNazis? Well, as long as they shoot black kids, I guess.
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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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You dropped the "hi phaggg" routine?
Score one for the Genius!
Who t f is ruthie?
My rather large bbbbboner going in and out of your sister says you are a liar!
LOL
Carry on "phagggg"
Oh, "hi" phag.

YOU are little ruthie cohen from North Carolina; a known mental defective.

Any other questions?
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Eman wrote:
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What did his family have to do with martins death? People like you are idiots with no regard for human life but demand free healthcare.
You damn right because, they ( including ) you have no regard for ours! They can wipe his mom & dad off the map for lying as well. Casualties of war= collateral damage! All's fair in love & war!

“Come Home America!”

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LoisLane59 wrote:
I love my country. The country we sure used to be.
"We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons, we passed and struck down laws for moral reasons. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and cultivated the world's greatest artists and the world's greatest economy. We reached for the stars, and we acted like men. We aspired to intelligence; we didn't belittle it; it didn't make us feel inferior. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered."
-Newsroom
America is not the greatest country in the world anymore because we are NOT informed, and we revere self-serving liars. We still haven't recognized the problem so we cannot solve the problem.
Our hope to turn things around was an honest man who recognized the problem and believed together we could solve it but who we chose not to lead.
In just less than a year, things have already gotten worse. Our government is less trusted, our health care system is about to take a turn for the worst, our deficit is going to continue to grow, more people are going to become dependent on working taxpayers and more money is going to be taken out of middle class income earners' checks.
Employers are putting off hiring for another year and unemployment will remain stagnant.
Liberal democrats will still create invisible wars between the races, genders and classes to divide us and keep our attention off their failure to lead.
In other words, we're on our own if we don't unseat those in the Senate who still don't recognize the problem. Three more years of the same I fear will be too many.
I hope I'm wrong.
(Had to get this off my chest.)
No, you 'love' the Mickey Mouse, Leave It To Beaver more simpler caricature of the real America of a mixed -melting pot of ethic cultures and religions in conflict and cooperation for the legal tender and life every day.

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LCN Llin wrote:
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Faux news :-)
You can't ignore the parts you don't like
You mean NBC News. Who got caught lying and manipulating the truth which ended up forcing them to issue a public apology.

As I said, you can't ignore the parts you don't like.
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<quoted text> Hispanic-Americans are a large enough 'minority ' to have made the difference in voting for the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in 2012.
Hispanic-Americans are still a minority you idiot...

It's the culture...

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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"says the ferret-faced sow rockin one of many stolen celebrity profile pictures"......
Don't forget, Fenny, I saw the picture you emailed (to another man) that you said was you...'course I later saw it displayed as another poster's son-in-law. Louisiana seems a good location for you, Swamp Thing.
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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>God, Fenny, you are SUCH a liar...and a braggart...and a pathetic old man. Maybe you ought to pull out your Enoch, his Cherokreep soldier, and the twenty-five-year-old with the Swedish immigrant girlfriend socks out again...they were ever so much more believable (sarcasm) and could spell Negros correctly...
Hahahahah! You are really flailing away (and landing no strikes whatsoever).

Say, I've got a picture I'd like you to look at. How does this make you feel?

http://static01.mediaite.com/med/wp-content/u...

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LoisLane59 wrote:
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If Trayvon Martin had gone home and not waited around to ambush Zimmerman, we wouldn't be having this conversation either.
Blinders obstruct one's peripheral vision. Take them off.
If George Zimmerman had offered instead to help Trayvon Martin, offered him a ride home that rainy night then we wouldn't be having this conversation too. We would be celebrating another American success story that starts with helping one another.
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<quoted text>You damn right because, they ( including ) you have no regard for ours! They can wipe his mom & dad off the map for lying as well. Casualties of war= collateral damage! All's fair in love & war!
Big talk from a little negro chihuahua. Bring it wimp, so we can read about it....

"Boom"!!

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You mean NBC News. Who got caught lying and manipulating the truth which ended up forcing them to issue a public apology.
As I said, you can't ignore the parts you don't like.
How many times have FoxNews been caught manipulating the truth, even admitted it, but never issued a public apology or retraction?
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<quoted text>Don't forget, Fenny, I saw the picture you emailed (to another man) that you said was you...'course I later saw it displayed as another poster's son-in-law. Louisiana seems a good location for you, Swamp Thing.
More BS. How'd you like that pic I just posted for you?:-)
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"A theory that a conspiracy has been working consciously for many centuries is not very plausible unless one attributes to them a religious unity.having been failed by Christianity, and with unemployment on every hand, those who have been without jobs for five years or more will turn away from the church and seek solace in drugs. That is when full control of the drug trade must be completed in order that the governments of all countries who are under our jurisdiction will have a MONOPOLY which we will control through supply.... Drug bars will take care of the unruly and the discontent, would be revolutionaries will be turned into harmless addicts with no will of their own...

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Jane Says wrote:
i don't recall Obama making any statements when
a 'white Hispanic' toddler was shot in the face and killed by a black teen several months ago because his mother didn't have any cash while being mugged.
and there was barely any news coverage.
zero outrage or teleprompter moments there, but the president felt obligated to interject himself in the case of a black teen shot. and the lapdog media in heat is still sniffing his pants legs like the fools they are.
O'bama is now considered a 'white' African American.
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OK, one last installment of "learning to spell with NJraider1" before I exit.

The word for this segment is "EGYPT".

Now, lets have little NJ use it in a sentence:

"ah gots dis black eye from ma buddy Jamals when I try & gits ma money egypt me outta".....

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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Hahahahah! You are really flailing away (and landing no strikes whatsoever).
Say, I've got a picture I'd like you to look at. How does this make you feel?
http://static01.mediaite.com/med/wp-content/u...
Just a little more nauseated...being on the same planet as you already makes my skin crawl. You're already dead and totally soulless.

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NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Your outside in view is foggy as a fall morning! You talking about 1 gang war. I grew up in an allPuerto Rican project. We look at eachother like kin. The blood & Latin kings go to war for eachother. Aaron Hernandez ( Hispanic) is a blood. The bloods are apredominately black gang. You're talking about Mexicans from Mexican drug cartels, warring with crips over territory. An isolated incident!
"Of the 11 assaults on Mexicans in the Port Richmond area of Staten Island since April 2010, 10 have involved Blacks attacking Mexicans. For many commentators, that statistic alone has been sufficient to presume that inter-ethnic economic competition and anti-immigrant resentment have ignited the violence."

"Although the FBI doesn’t maintain specific data on hate crimes committed by blacks against Latinos, hate crimes against Latinos rose by 40 percent from 2003 to 2007 before dropping slightly in 2008, according to FBI hate crime statistics. And the number of hate crimes committed by African-Americans also rose from 11.8 percent in 2004 to 20.2 percent in 2008, FBI data shows. 2009 data is not yet available"

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