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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#956602 Jul 30, 2013
endeavor wrote:
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Imbecile:
7 Times In 2008 Obama Promised To Create 7 Million New Jobs
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/7-tim...
May 17, 2012 ... President Obama often comes under attacks from Republicans for his failure to deliver on promises of new jobs that he made as a candidate...
Who keeps shooting down the jobs bill? Republicans!!! It's not Obama's fault that he can't deliver on his promises. It is the fault of the Republicans and people will remember that come election time.

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#956603 Jul 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Who keeps shooting down the jobs bill? Republicans!!! It's not Obama's fault that he can't deliver on his promises. It is the fault of the Republicans and people will remember that come election time.
The Magic Negro is not a consensus builder, not a leader.

He's an arrogant tribal chieftain taking care of his own hood.

So his promises are empty ones.

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#956604 Jul 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Condi Rice claimed bushie boy had them at battle stations in August 2001.
For a person who claims to put the blame where it belongs, you sure try your hardest to put it somewhere else.
And history doesn't lie.
Bush was looking for a fight from the moment he was elected. Remember his inauguration speech? He was a man obsessed to avenge his father:

"We will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors."

And he continued to lay the groundwork from there....

February 16 2001:

"Saddam Hussein has got to understand that we expect him to conform to the agreement that he signed after Desert Storm. We will enforce the no-fly zone, both south and north. Our intention is to make sure that the world is as peaceful as possible. And we're going to watch very carefully as to whether or not he develops weapons of mass destruction, and if we catch him doing so we'll take the appropriate action."

February 22, 2001:

"...the primary goal is to make it clear to Saddam that we expect him to be a peaceful neighbor in the region and we expect him not to develop weapons of mass destruction. And if we find him doing so, there will be a consequence."

February 27, 2001:

State of the Union "Our nation also needs a clear strategy to confront the threats of the 21st century -- threats that are more widespread and less certain. They range from terrorists who threaten with bombs to tyrants in rogue nations intent upon developing weapons of mass destruction. To protect our own people, our allies and friends, we must develop and we must deploy effective missile defenses. "

June 12, 2001:

Press Conference with Spanish President Aznar "Those new threats are terrorism, based upon the capacity of some countries to develop weapons of mass destruction, and therefore, hold the United States and our friends hostage."

There are new threats, new forms of terror: cyberterrorism, fundamentalist extremists, extremism that certainly threatens us, threatens Israel, who is our strong ally and friend, threatens Russia. We've got to deal with it. The threat in Europe at sometime, perhaps. We must deal with that issue. And one way to do that is coordinate security arrangements, is to talk about how to -- as to how to deal with the new threats, but also is to be able to have the capacity to rid the world of blackmail, terrorist blackmail"

August 7, 2001:

Press Conference
"As I said, Saddam Hussein is a menace, he's still a menace and we need to keep him in check, and will.

Q Are they ratcheting it up, though? We've had a lot of incidents lately.

THE PRESIDENT: No -- are they, the Iraqis? He's been a menace forever, and we will do -- he needs to open his country up for inspection, so we can see whether or not he's developing weapons of mass destruction."

What? Couldn't be...In August, 2001, the president answered "No" to the question pf whether the Iraqis were "ratcheting" up their development of weapons of mass destruction.

Bush didn't care who was behind 9/11....his obsession with Saddam clouded his judgment. He ignored the intelligence reports and made his decision based on emotion rather than common sense.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/bush/ir...

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#956605 Jul 30, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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The Magic Negro is not a consensus builder, not a leader.
He's an arrogant tribal chieftain taking care of his own hood.
So his promises are empty ones.
The arrogant tribal chieftain taking care of his own hood is Boehner.
Obama can't legislate...that's the job of Congress.

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#956606 Jul 30, 2013
Good morning DemocRATs!

"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money."-Thomas Sowell
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#956607 Jul 30, 2013
The Agriculture Department has paid millions of dollars to dead farmers over the last several years, according to an audit released Monday.

The Government Accountability Office estimated in a new report that agencies within the department may have paid more than $30 million to thousands of deceased recipients between 2008 and 2012. The findings come as Congress tries to pass a new farm bill, and could stir concerns among conservatives that the government's many subsidy programs are not being carefully managed.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/30/wa...

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#956608 Jul 30, 2013
On Sunday's “Meet the Press,” David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama, said of Weiner, "He is not going to be the next mayor of New York, he is wasting time and space."

Senator Diane Feinstein on CNN's “State of the Union” was equally critical of San Diego mayor Bob Filner. "I don't think that somebody who is lacking a moral compass really sets a role model or really will provide the kind of leadership that San Diegans want," she said.

That combined criticism for three of the party's heavy hitters represents a sea change from what some believe is a scandal double-standard.

"I do think there is a double standard," Karl Rove told Fox News Monday. "If a Republican is involved in a sex scandal, it's used to depict the entire party as hypocritical because it's a party of traditional family values. When Dems do this kind of stuff, it's general entertainment and in some instances a basis for getting them back into politics," he said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/30/su...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#956609 Jul 30, 2013
Sign a petition urging we do not fund Obamacare:

http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956610 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The stimulus bill cost 821 billion according to the CBO.
My point is that Galt keeps screaming that tax cuts don't cost money.
Yet Galt claims the stimulus cost 821 billon. Is Galt too stupid to know 38% of the stimulus bill was tax breaks? Or is Galt admitting tax breaks cost money.
Which is it?
A "cost" is what you spend.
If I only work 32 hours in a week and get less money, that doesn't make the cost of bread go up, dumbass.
Our biggest problem is, you idiots don't know definitions to words in the English language, and we end up discussing inane things like decreasing taxes makes costs increase.
The government spends too much money.
To cure that problem, the government has to spend less money.
Congress has not been able to even budget the government, and we survive on continuing resolutions. This is analogous to being on life-support.

The debt is increasing at an annual rate of 8 percent. The calculated economic growth is 2 percent, which includes all government (almost 25 percent of the economy) in that calculation. The real economy that pays for everything is only three quarters of the published figures for the total economy, and it is stagnant.
An idiot can tell you our government is facing imminent collapse. We must act now.

No more debt. Not for any reason. When any agency or department expends all money appropriated, shut that agency or department down until there is money in the treasury to appropriate.
No more debt. Not for any reason.

If Congress can't control spending, this is the only other alternative to save the country.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#956611 Jul 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Bush was looking for a fight from the moment he was elected. Remember his inauguration speech? He was a man obsessed to avenge his father:
"We will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors."
And he continued to lay the groundwork from there....
February 16 2001:
"Saddam Hussein has got to understand that we expect him to conform to the agreement that he signed after Desert Storm. We will enforce the no-fly zone, both south and north. Our intention is to make sure that the world is as peaceful as possible. And we're going to watch very carefully as to whether or not he develops weapons of mass destruction, and if we catch him doing so we'll take the appropriate action."
February 22, 2001:
"...the primary goal is to make it clear to Saddam that we expect him to be a peaceful neighbor in the region and we expect him not to develop weapons of mass destruction. And if we find him doing so, there will be a consequence."
February 27, 2001:
State of the Union "Our nation also needs a clear strategy to confront the threats of the 21st century -- threats that are more widespread and less certain. They range from terrorists who threaten with bombs to tyrants in rogue nations intent upon developing weapons of mass destruction. To protect our own people, our allies and friends, we must develop and we must deploy effective missile defenses. "
June 12, 2001:
Press Conference with Spanish President Aznar "Those new threats are terrorism, based upon the capacity of some countries to develop weapons of mass destruction, and therefore, hold the United States and our friends hostage."
There are new threats, new forms of terror: cyberterrorism, fundamentalist extremists, extremism that certainly threatens us, threatens Israel, who is our strong ally and friend, threatens Russia. We've got to deal with it. The threat in Europe at sometime, perhaps. We must deal with that issue. And one way to do that is coordinate security arrangements, is to talk about how to -- as to how to deal with the new threats, but also is to be able to have the capacity to rid the world of blackmail, terrorist blackmail"
August 7, 2001:
Press Conference
"As I said, Saddam Hussein is a menace, he's still a menace and we need to keep him in check, and will.
Q Are they ratcheting it up, though? We've had a lot of incidents lately.
THE PRESIDENT: No -- are they, the Iraqis? He's been a menace forever, and we will do -- he needs to open his country up for inspection, so we can see whether or not he's developing weapons of mass destruction."
What? Couldn't be...In August, 2001, the president answered "No" to the question pf whether the Iraqis were "ratcheting" up their development of weapons of mass destruction.
Bush didn't care who was behind 9/11....his obsession with Saddam clouded his judgment. He ignored the intelligence reports and made his decision based on emotion rather than common sense.
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/bush/ir...
The War They Wanted-the lies they needed___Graig Unger.

BushCo began discussing how to go about dragging the US into a war with Iraq before W was even sworn in.

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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956612 Jul 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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According to who moron? You? You're full of crap like you always are. The total amount allocated for transportation projects in the stimulus was $27.5 billion. We need to spend at least ten times that amount to bring our roads and bridges up to acceptable safety standards. According to a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers failure to address our deteriorating infrastructure will cost $3.1 trillion in lost GDP by 2020. The same report says that our poorly performing infrastructure has cost $130 billion in 2010 alone. Tom Donahue President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated;
"Today’s report from the American Society of Civil Engineers further reinforces that the U.S. is missing a huge opportunity to ignite economic growth, improve our global competitiveness, and create jobs,"
If you own a house and you keep putting off needed roof repairs it won't be too long before you'll also have structural water damage that's going to cost you a hell of a lot more.
So how about this lamebrain? We spend the money we need to before we end up with the infrastructure of a third world country and commerce and the economy slows to a crawl.
You're an idiot DB!
So, what was all the "shovel-ready" bullshit coming out of Obama's mouth about?
In one motion, more money was spent than the total cost of the war in Iraq from beginning to end. That was enough money to rebuild the entire infrastructure of the United States... the goddam "shovel-ready" jobs Obama was lying about.
Where did that money go? It was stolen, of course. Just look at the people allocating it. An idiot can tell you those people are thieves.
The total 10-year cost of Porkulus will be 3.3 trillion dollars, to include 744 billion (call it a trillion) dollars debt servicing.
Stop the insanity.
No more debt. Not for any reason. And definitely not another Porkulus lie.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956613 Jul 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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How do you know Obama was a poor student at Occidental dumbass? Yes he did go to Columbia and received his BA in 1983. He attended Harvard law and was elected President of the Harvard Law Review and was the subject of a New York Times article in February 1990.
So where's your quote DB? Who made it? In what context?
You're a goddamned liar DB!
From the comments of the people in his classes at Occidental, dumbass, unlike the people in the classes at Columbia where no-fucking-body every met him.
There has never been any proof Obama was ever on the campus at Columbia. Nobody in his class ever met him, dumbass. He wasn't there. It doesn't take a lot of effort to look into this.
The only things you lying frauds have to say is in links that describe Obama living with his boyfriend (that actually did transfer from Occidental to Columbia coincidentally at the same time Obama supposedly transferred from Occidental to Columbia). There has never been any description published anywhere of Obama having ever been on the campus at Columbia.
Nobody in his class ever met him. They had no idea who Obama was and that he was supposed to be in their class with them in 2008. It doesn't take a lot of effort to look into this, dupe.

But, tell us what name is on the supposed diploma he supposedly received from Columbia.
... got a problem there, don't you?

Since: Jun 13

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#956614 Jul 30, 2013
Waxman wrote:
The Agriculture Department has paid millions of dollars to dead farmers over the last several years, according to an audit released Monday.
The Government Accountability Office estimated in a new report that agencies within the department may have paid more than $30 million to thousands of deceased recipients between 2008 and 2012. The findings come as Congress tries to pass a new farm bill, and could stir concerns among conservatives that the government's many subsidy programs are not being carefully managed.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/30/wa...
Out of the thousands of dumbass posts you've made here you finally came up with one that made some sense. I'd take this further and ask that the LIVE farmers receiving subsidies also be investigated.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956615 Jul 30, 2013
Obama sends $500 million to Hamas by Executive Order

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Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956616 Jul 30, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I didn't say "deserve", I said "caused". Lots of things from Iraq Food for Oil to installing the Shah of Iran in the 50's to a proposed permanent military base in Saudi. OBL spelled it all out in his '96 fatwah. Fact is, most countries that haven't meddled in Middle Eastern affairs have not been targeted by Islamic extremists and its not likely we would have had our government adhered to the US Constitution.
I'd have thought a "libertarian" constitutionalist such as yourself would know that.
Let's see...
Providing food and buying their oil. Oh, yeah. I can see where that would piss them off.
Installing the Shah. Let's count the bodies from the Shah's era and compare that to the mountain of corpses the mullahs stacked up. Yeah. I can see where not letting a murderous horde take over a country would piss them off. Let's count the middle class Iranians in universities here and in Europe when the Shah ran Iran, and compare that to the number of middle class Iranians being educated in western universities today. Yeah. I can see where educating the population would piss them off.

"targetted by Islam"
Let's take a look at where Islam borders the rest of the world and compare that with your idiocy. How about we start with Morocco.
Morocco sends terrorists into Spain.
Algeria is separated from the rest of the world by the Mediterranean Sea.
Lybia is a source for international terrorists.
Egypt is routinely at war with Israel.
The entire border of Israel is a war zone.
Lebanon is a war zone.
They had to build a wall across Cyprus to separate the Islamists from everyone else.
The Balkans.
No war across the Black Sea.
Georgia and Daghestan.
No war across the Caspian Sea.
Iran...
Afghanistan...
Pakistan is at war with India routinely.
No war across the Indian Ocean.

You fucking idiots don't see that Islam finds some reason to be at war with every goddam thing it is in contact with.
The only reason they are at war with us is we exist. If we didn't exist, they would be at war with whatever other country occupied our place in the world, which is superior to their place, which is the real reason Islam is at war with everything it is in contact with.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#956617 Jul 30, 2013
flack wrote:
Obama sends $500 million to Hamas by Executive Order


lol

Obama Approves $30 Billion in Military Aid to Israel Over Next Decade

http://news.antiwar.com/2009/12/18/obama-appr...

you'd think one the nutjob right wing sites who are obsessing over the $500 million might have mentioned that.

yeah right.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956619 Jul 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Let's see...
Providing food and buying their oil. Oh, yeah. I can see where that would piss them off.
Installing the Shah. Let's count the bodies from the Shah's era and compare that to the mountain of corpses the mullahs stacked up. Yeah. I can see where not letting a murderous horde take over a country would piss them off. Let's count the middle class Iranians in universities here and in Europe when the Shah ran Iran, and compare that to the number of middle class Iranians being educated in western universities today. Yeah. I can see where educating the population would piss them off.
"targetted by Islam"
Let's take a look at where Islam borders the rest of the world and compare that with your idiocy. How about we start with Morocco.
Morocco sends terrorists into Spain.
Algeria is separated from the rest of the world by the Mediterranean Sea.
Lybia is a source for international terrorists.
Egypt is routinely at war with Israel.
The entire border of Israel is a war zone.
Lebanon is a war zone.
They had to build a wall across Cyprus to separate the Islamists from everyone else.
The Balkans.
No war across the Black Sea.
Georgia and Daghestan.
No war across the Caspian Sea.
Iran...
Afghanistan...
Pakistan is at war with India routinely.
No war across the Indian Ocean.
You fucking idiots don't see that Islam finds some reason to be at war with every goddam thing it is in contact with.
The only reason they are at war with us is we exist. If we didn't exist, they would be at war with whatever other country occupied our place in the world, which is superior to their place, which is the real reason Islam is at war with everything it is in contact with.
So people like it when a foreign country bribes their leaders &steal their natural resources while changing their culture.

Bin Laden give reasons, perhaps you should find out what they were.

And really, isn't you Tea Baggers running round declaring war on American Muslims? "OMG OMG you can't build a mosque there" "OMG OMG OG no Sharia Law" "OMG OMG OMG muslims in the White House"

You are one suck demented bigoted fool.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956620 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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lol
Obama Approves $30 Billion in Military Aid to Israel Over Next Decade
http://news.antiwar.com/2009/12/18/obama-appr...
you'd think one the nutjob right wing sites who are obsessing over the $500 million might have mentioned that.
yeah right.
The thing is idiot Israel is not a terrorist organization. You libtards get dumber by the day.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956621 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So people like it when a foreign country bribes their leaders &steal their natural resources while changing their culture.
Bin Laden give reasons, perhaps you should find out what they were.
And really, isn't you Tea Baggers running round declaring war on American Muslims? "OMG OMG you can't build a mosque there" "OMG OMG OG no Sharia Law" "OMG OMG OMG muslims in the White House"
You are one suck demented bigoted fool.
You'll be one of the first ones they kill libtard.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956622 Jul 30, 2013
flack wrote:
Obama sends $500 million to Hamas by Executive Order
Flack exposes his ignorance once again. He needs to learn about the Palestinian Authority instead of regurgitating right whiner blabbering.

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