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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957612 Jul 31, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Maybe he'll become an actor next, kinda like reverse Reagan
The problem with your comparison is Reagan was a two-term successful governor of one of the largest states in the union after he left the acting profession.

Obama was a community organizer who dreamed of becoming a celebrity president.

See the difference there?

BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957613 Jul 31, 2013
Q: Why did confederate soldiers not wear shoes? A: It saved the others the time it'd take to figure out how to unlace and steal them.
Same Song

Waynesboro, MS

#957614 Jul 31, 2013
BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957615 Jul 31, 2013
Q: How do you know when you're in the south? A: The white women are all runnin' around with the big black guys.
BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957616 Jul 31, 2013
Q: How many southerners does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Just one, but it takes the entire trailer park to run around in the wire wheel fast enough to get it lit.
Waxman

United States

#957617 Jul 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Maybe CNN can explain it better.
The gross domestic product rose at a 1.7% annual rate in April through June, slightly faster than the 1.1% rate in the first quarter...[and just 0.1% the quarter before that].
Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had predicted GDP would grow at a 1.2% annual pace, so the report was better than expected and seen as an encouraging sign for the recovery.
That said, 1.7% growth is STILL CONSIDERED WEAK historically.
Since 1929, the U.S. economy has grown an average of 3.3% per year.
http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/31/news/economy/...
Which is the increase we have to see again if we're ever going to get anywhere.
I've decided you're a primate that can type flap-jaw. Incompetent dweeb.
BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957618 Jul 31, 2013
Q: How can you tell the U.S. Marine at a Halloween party? A: He's the guy who shows up dressed like a clown with a gun.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#957619 Jul 31, 2013
Texas Tom Magee wrote:
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"Banned" huh? That's some mighty tough talk, pard'ner. But I'm sorta use to tough talk from little men (when I say 'little', well, you know what I mean.) Yes, I know "the wolf" doesn't have kids, I was just checkin' to see if you did. It is a tough shot though, those little hydro-encephalitic, walnut sized brain pans. It's kind of amazing we Yankees were able to win the civil war. Maybe it was because southerners never figured out that hiding behind a rail fence might not be the best source of cover? But here's the thing, coward, you just said one thing and did another. Never a good idea when the other guy is sooooooo much smarter than you.
Don't mess with Texas ,Fenris.
BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957620 Jul 31, 2013
Q: How can you tell the wife of a U.S. Marine at a Halloween party? A: She's the one the Marine clown is holdin' under the water in the apple dunking tank.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#957621 Jul 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The problem with your comparison is Reagan was a two-term successful governor of one of the largest states in the union after he left the acting profession.
Obama was a community organizer who dreamed of becoming a celebrity president.
See the difference there?
Reagan was a B actor in Hollywood, a failed governor of California, and it took him 12 years in the political wilderness of republican campaign politics to finally ring from Trent Lott endorsement to be the 1980 GOP Presidential nominee in exchange for Reagan support for states rights efforts in the Deep South to overturn the Civil Rights , Voting and Open Housing Rights of the Kennedy-Johnson Administrations.
BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957622 Jul 31, 2013
So, a southerner, A Navy Seal, and a pig are walkin' along a dirt road in Mississippi. The Navy Seal says, "Man, I'ym hun-gry. Iff'n I was back home I'd have my mama fix me some mashed taters, collard greens and hog jowls." The pig says, "Man if I was back home I'd ask farmer Bob to fill me up a big ol' bucket of slops an' stick my face down in there until the whole trough was empty. The southerner just stared blankly ahead and said nuthin'. They're not too smart ya know.
Waxman

United States

#957623 Jul 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The problem with your comparison is Reagan was a two-term successful governor of one of the largest states in the union after he left the acting profession.
Obama was a community organizer who dreamed of becoming a celebrity president.
See the difference there?
Odd. Let me guess... you're lonely and overweight? Anyone who spends this much time sitting on their ass must have a rather large one. Do you do this grandiose delusional pontification routine everyday?
BIg Bob Magee

Paris, France

#957624 Jul 31, 2013
Ok, ok, serious question. Raise your hand if you think the U.S. military can ever actually win anything no matter how much money we waste on them.
Wreckless Blogging

Waynesboro, MS

#957625 Jul 31, 2013
Florida is the "New" Palestine.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#957626 Jul 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The key commander in Benghazi? ROFLMMFAO
There was a Benghazi "mission" which was supposedly staffed by state department employees, six or perhaps seven on the evening of the attack. There was also a nearby CIA compound which was said to house +/- two dozen CIA agents-operatives-contractors take your pick.
So you're saying that this mystery commander who's been abroad and could not be reached via cell phone or subpoena has finally decided to drop in on a congressional hearing.
You've lost you mind lady___give it a rest! You've become a bigger embarrassment to this thread than the codpiece from Sring TX.
Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command leadership.

But I'll cede your point and call him a "key player" or "key witness" in testifying to what actually happened.

The Pentagon told CBS News on July 5 that Bristol, the commander of the Joint Special Forces Task Force-Trans Sahara, could not testify because he was retired.

But the Marine Corps Times first reported two weeks ago that Bristol had not yet retired and was actually on active duty, preparing for retirement through the end of the month.

So hope that clears up any confusion on your part.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#957627 Jul 31, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Stop. Look. Listen.
There has never been an answer to this question, other than the most recent post I just responded to.
What do you think of their response?
As I said, not something you'll accept anyway son.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#957628 Jul 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Once again, the majority of blacks and Hispanics are anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage.
Society dictates its moral standards. The abolitionists brought attention to slavery and ending it. The majority joined the cause for civil rights because it was the right thing to do.
But who looks out for the rights of human beings who are unborn?
And why must society redefine something as timeless and enduring as marriage to keep those who are having temper tantrums to get their way happy?
The government should respect the will of the people. The people know what's best for the people.
If anyone tried to dictate the will of the people, it was southern democrats who tried to dictate racism. Not the other way around.
Carol hard at work again to drive voters to the DemoKKKrat party.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#957629 Jul 31, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Reagan was a B actor in Hollywood, a failed governor of California, and it took him 12 years in the political wilderness of republican campaign politics to finally ring from Trent Lott endorsement to be the 1980 GOP Presidential nominee in exchange for Reagan support for states rights efforts in the Deep South to overturn the Civil Rights , Voting and Open Housing Rights of the Kennedy-Johnson Administrations.
I'm an actor too, kinda, sorta. And I get so upset when those nasty rightwingers say Reagan brought prosperity and pride to America while Obama is known as the food stamp president who blames and vacations while more Americans slip into poverty.

Its all true, but I don't like when they say it and thank God the media doesn't report it.
LCN Llin

United States

#957630 Jul 31, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Bill Cosby is not ostracized from the black community and Juan Wlliams is not the spokesperson for it either.
Blacks are not a monolithic group. Jesse Jackson is a jackass to many in the black community.
Now see!
You have introduced reality into her life.
Time to see Woody Allen's new film
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#957631 Jul 31, 2013
BIg Bob Magee wrote:
Q: How can you tell the wife of a U.S. Marine at a Halloween party? A: She's the one the Marine clown is holdin' under the water in the apple dunking tank.
Q: How can you tell who the poor pencil neck feminine liberal nerd is? A: He's the one that makes posts like you do.

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