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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Well Carol as Kerr, Mills proved states aren't better at dispensing funds. Only 28 out of 50 states even bothered to set up programs and in those that did only a fraction of those eligible for benefits saw any under that program and were subject to intrusive means testing and in some states their houses could be seized after their deaths to recover costs. In some states recipients were limited to what doctors they could see and what medical facilities they could use. So no Carol, no reasonable person would prefer a state run system.
The government doesn't make health care decisions for you twit, that's between you and your health care provider. My late mother was on Medicare for 20 years and not once was there any problems with what treatments, tests, procedures or medications she needed. The only thing that the IRS wants to know is if you have coverage. Period. They have no interest beyond that point.
Your ignorant paranoia about the government proves that my cats are smarter than you.
Morning RealDumbDave.. Your sheet is showing! You need to Pull up them pants and act like a man you loser...

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<quoted text>I saw the coverage, their testimony was bullsht particularly "bulldog" Hicks who spent the better part an hour talking about himself.
Yet in your post I responded to, you described the three as CIA agents. Make up your mind babe.
The CIA doesn't want us to know what was going on in Benghazi. Do you think that agency can be effective if the American people and by proxy the people of the world know what they're doing? And again, CIA operatives and contractors don't give a fk about the President or any other politicians.
A stupid argument heavily influenced by Realtime ignorance and vast tracts of deranged gray matter...

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Republicans fighting republicans - Enjoy
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio is renewing his outreach to tea party supporters and his advocacy for GOP causes as he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard-bearer.
The shift comes after the potential 2016 presidential candidate pushed the Senate to approve an immigration overhaul bill that's been panned by some on the right who could be crucial to his future.
Rubio joined about 50 conservative activists and other lawmakers Tuesday at a meeting of the Senate's tea party caucus, putting him in a room with representatives of grassroots activists who helped fuel his unlikely Senate victory in 2010.
The Florida senator, considered a formidable presidential candidate in 2016 if he seeks the White House, spent months advocating for a comprehensive immigration reform proposal but has been largely absent from lobbying efforts since the process moved to the House. Instead, he has returned to conservative causes he has supported in the past, highlighting his opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law by pushing for an elimination of its funding, backing a measure to place more restrictions on U.S. funding of the United Nations and opposing the White House's choice to lead the Labor Department.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/marc...
huffingtonpost?? Patrick's cut-n-paste self-congratulatory discussion, where little to no brain activity or thought progress is never made...

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So a wealthy Mexican can fund the elections inside of my country while his family tree sneaks across the border for free healthcare and making anchor babies while they vote in those same elections, too, because Democrats don't want Voter ID Cards.
We are lost.
Thank Citizens United for allowing foreign money to influence our elections.

There is no evidence of significant voter fraud from illegal aliens voting.

Why would a person that is living in the shadows walk into a government installation where they could be asked to show ID.

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Lord Obama keeps proposing the same thing he threw $800 BILLION in taxpayer money at years ago: more bridges, more roads, and more kickbacks to his buddies and donors in solar and wind power.
An idiot thinks he can get a different result from doing the same thing. We're still at over 7.5% unemployment (going on FIVE YEARS!), the GDP growth is a anemic 2.6% after many quarters in the 1-2% range. But you think we should do what the Lord says: more bridges and roads. What does that make you?
As for Fannie and Freddie, she was right again. Mortgage bankers had a sweet deal going. The federal gubbermint guaranteed mortgages regardless of the quality of the borrower. In fact, Dodd and Frank were buying votes from unreliable and irresponsible people (core Socialist/Democrat voters), so the bankers just took advantage of an opportunity. If you saw a $100 bill on the sidewalk would you pick it up?
As for health care, how about this: you socialists can fund your own gubbermint-run system. You sign up for Obamacare, you get taxed to support it. Those of us that would rather buy our own DON'T get taxed for it. You can't use our private hospitals, we can't use your gubbermint-run hospitals. How about that?
Of course you wouldn't like it. As with every other liberal scheme, it's simply to transfer money from people that earn it (conservatives) to pathetic, lazy losers (liberals). A gubbermint run system would fall apart even faster if there weren't the Evil Rich to tax to support it.
800 billion was NOT spend on infrastructure & green energy projects.

There is no government run healthcare

You people are dumber than sh*t.
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<quoted text> Thank Citizens United for allowing foreign money to influence our elections.
There is no evidence of significant voter fraud from illegal aliens voting.
Why would a person that is living in the shadows walk into a government installation where they could be asked to show ID.
LOL... There is no evidence of significant voter fraud from illegal aliens voting.. Yet there is...

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<quoted text>No Doc loans had nothing to do with Capitalism. It had to do with liberals thinking they were entitled to 'get a house. Clinton made sure they did.


No Doc loans had nothing to do with the CRA.
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800 billion was NOT spend on infrastructure & green energy projects.
There is no government run healthcare
You people are dumber than sh*t.
RealDumbDave parroting what you want to believe doesn't make it true...

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No Doc loans had nothing to do with the CRA.
As a reminder RealDumbDave... Just because you choose to believe something doesn't make it true...

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It is not what you read...
it's what you want to believe...
Who is the caretaker of the 'knowledge' in the USA REalDave?
I can guarantee you its not Fox news...
Can you back up your claim or not?

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<quoted text>Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office - It Was Only 7.8% This is an indisputable fact. There's no grey area here. Unemployment was at 7.8 percent in January 2009. It didn't get to 10% until O'bama had been in office for 10 months.
In January we were still on a growing trend of increasing job losses losing 750,000 jobs. It took just 8 months for Obama to stop that trend thanks to his stimulus bill.
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Can you back up your claim or not?
What proof or in your case "actual facts" do you have that you are not an idiot RealDumbDave???..eh... PDupont... Tell us??...

Can you back up your claim or not? Just because you choose to believe something doesn't make it true...

Yes We Can!!

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In January we were still on a growing trend of increasing job losses losing 750,000 jobs. It took just 8 months for Obama to stop that trend thanks to his stimulus bill.
The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007, losing 750,000 jobs per month and still cooking-up more poison for America when W was and left office, something, an overdose of poison even a sellout obama still can't recover from today you idiot...

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So a wealthy Mexican can fund the elections inside of my country while his family tree sneaks across the border for free healthcare and making anchor babies while they vote in those same elections, too, because Democrats don't want Voter ID Cards.
We are lost.
Jesus H Kerist. You probably have a problem with this too
NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

July 27, 2013
Food-stamp fraud in New York has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.

Last week, The Post revealed how New Yorkers on welfare are buying food with their benefit cards and shipping it in blue barrels to poor relatives in the Caribbean.

But not everyone is giving the taxpayer-funded fare to starving children abroad. The Post last week found two people hawking barrels of American products for a profit on the streets of Santiago.

“It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.

The 47-year-old Bronx native told The Post she scalps barrels of Frosted Flakes and baby formula bought with welfare money in the United States.

Maria-Teresa said she gets new barrels every few weeks from her sister, who buys everything at a Western Beef on Prospect Avenue near East 165th Street in Foxhurst.

The scamming sibling pays $75 per barrel to transport the items to the DR through Mott Haven’s Luciano Shipping. Sometimes the family fraudsters take advantage of a special: three barrels for the price of two.

Maria-Teresa said she uses some of the products but vends the rest out of her Santiago home, providing markdowns of $1 to $2 compared to what her buyers would pay in local shops.
“I don’t know how much of a business it is, but I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.

The black-market maven even takes her customers’ requests for hot-ticket items. Her best-sellers include a 19-ounce box of Frosted Flakes, which goes for $6.50 at Dominican supermarkets. She sells it for $2 less — after her sister buys it on sale for $2.99.

But because the sister uses her Electronic Benefit Transfer card, she actually pays nothing — taxpayers foot the $2.99.
Maria-Teresa also offers a 24-ounce Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box for $2, compared to the $4 Dominican counterpart. The Kellogg’s variety costs $2.99 on sale at Western Beef.
A 23-ounce container of powdered Enfamil baby formula goes for $25 in the US and $19 in Santiago but Maria-Teresa sells it for $15.“People want the best quality for the price, so they buy the formula made in the US,” she said.

And the food-stamp fraud doesn’t stop there. She said her sister has Bronx grocers ring up bogus $250 transactions with her EBT card.

In exchange, the stores hand her $200 cash and pocket the rest. No goods are exchanged. Instead, Maria-Teresa’s sister sends the money to Santiago — when she’s not spending it on liquor or other nonfood items.“We do it all the time, and a lot of people do this,” Maria-Teresa said.“It’s a way of laundering money, but it’s easier because it’s free.”
Jean, another public-assistance cheat in Santiago, told The Post he has peddled welfare food in Santiago since getting deported from New York in 2010.
A 30ish Haitian national, he said his sister in Queens uses her EBT card to purchase food before shipping it to him from NY.

“Every other month, I receive the barrels from my sister in NYC,” he told The Post.“Whatever I don’t need, I sell.
“My sister uses food stamps to buy most of the things she sends me,” Jean added. He says the barrels are filled with cereal, baby formula, juices, olive oil and canned soup.
He said his sister uses Long Island City’s Santiago Cargo Express, where barrels full of food cost $100 to ship to the DR.

Thank you Food Stamp President Obama for giving people the tools they need to establish a business. You Republicans have a problem with everything.
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In January we were still on a growing trend of increasing job losses losing 750,000 jobs. It took just 8 months for Obama to stop that trend thanks to his stimulus bill.
I hate when people say Obama hasn't created jobs. Like he could actually, really do something. And they don't give him credit for all the flexibility the new part-timers have or all the leisure time those who have completely given up looking have.

And I hate when they say things like

Falling down on the jobs
Barack Obama just can't crack the unemployment problem

The latest abysmal report on the American workplace makes clear that President Obama hasn’t a prayer of talking his way to robust job creation. He’ll have to do a whole lot more than give speeches.

Thud, the government’s numbers went Friday.

The economy added just 162,000 jobs in July, the lowest monthly total since January, and the counts for the previous two months were revised downward. At this pace, the U.S. would languish for more than a decade before returning to pre-Great Recession employment levels.

And the news was worse than that. Hidden in the statistics was the fact that America has gotten most proficient at creating part-time rather than full-time jobs. This helped put a falsely happy face on an ever so slight decline in the unemployment rate to 7.4%.

Fully 8.25 million Americans who would rather have full-time work are now part-timers. And another 1.2 million are marginally attached to the labor force.

In July, the average work week and average hourly earnings fell. The number of people officially in the workforce dropped, by some 40,000. The labor participation rate is at a 34-year low.

Obama has begun to talk about some of the wreckage — kind of.

After running a reelection campaign in which he purported to see progress in the comeback from the collapse he inherited in 2008, the President is delivering addresses aimed, he says, at pushing Washington to move on a job-creation agenda.

Despite the economy’s persistent, debilitating weakness, he asks the country to accept the premise that “we’ve started to lay a new foundation for a stronger, more durable America” and then he says that, of course, more must be done.

Never does he squarely assess the emergency, an evasion that undermines a sense of urgency while sparing him from having to defend his failure to deliver more for the U.S. worker.

Although he has put constructive ideas on the table — including corporate tax reform and infrastructure spending — the President has heated his pitch with populist appeals on income inequality and attacks on congressional Republicans. None of which will get Obama any closer to a job-creation program than he got to gun control.

Like it or not, if he is going to remedy the declining standard of living of America’s working and middle classes, Obama must partner more constructively with his GOP adversaries.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, he signaled that he might head in that direction, saying:“I want to make sure that all of us in Washington are investing as much time, as much energy, as much debate on how we grow the economy and grow the middle class as we’ve spent over the last two to three years arguing about how we reduce the deficits.” Then he was asked about his legacy should America remain stalled. He answered:

“I think if I’m arguing for entirely different policies and Congress ends up pursuing policies that I think don’t make sense and we get a bad result, it’s hard to argue that’d be my legacy.”

He was wrong. His legacy would be a two-term President who just couldn’t get things done, but played the most golf and wifey had the best vacations.
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Embassy, consulate closures = Al Qaeda 'on steroids' since Benghazi attack...

One Year ago Obama said al-Qaida on run and now WE are on run...

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“Too Ugly to Win”

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<quoted text>No, the republican party killed the republican party! Their 1 true God attitude is fine but, when you begin trying to force your religious beliefs on an entire nation, you lose support. They've continuously, made the past 3 elections about moral superiority. Their stance on abortion took the cake. It's like the party is filled with cast members from Little House on the Prairie. The right claims to be bible thumpers. Then this shift in political direction should come as no surprise. " The meek shall inherit the earth." " The first shall be last &, the first shall be first." The first of the warning sign of what is to come shortly. All because y'all let arrogance , self perseverance &, greed weigh the scales of justice &, equality in this land of inequality. Slap me once, shame on me.
Slap me twice, shame on you.
Slap me 3 times &, you deserve what you got coming!
The slapping is over &, y'all deserve every bit of misfortune you all have headed your way.
So let's get this straight. After four and a half years in office with the unemployment rate at 7.4 percent and the economy continuing to stagnate, the president's master plan is to raise the minimum wage and provide community college job training? Holy hell O'bama.
Really... do we as Americans deserve an idiot like this?

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<quoted text>lol! No, you only agree with someone who agrees with you.
Instead of facts, you rely on a mutual admiration society to confirm your beliefs. And as long as it remains there, it's not a problem.
you just explained yourself.
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Unemployed person #1: How do you spell jobs?
Unemployed person #2: J-o-f-b-s.
Unemployed person #1: But there's no f in jobs.
(Get it? No "effin" jobs?)
And whose fault is that you clueless twit? The GOP controlled House has blocked any job creation proposals from the White House. Have they proposed anything that would create jobs, repair our crumbling infrastructure and bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas? No, instead we got 40 useless going nowhere votes to repeal Obamacare at a total cost of 60 million wasted taxpayer dollars.
You're an idiot Carol.
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Republicans Against Reality

Last week House Republicans voted for the 40th time to repeal Obamacare. Like the previous 39 votes, this action will have no effect whatsoever. But it was a stand-in for what Republicans really want to do: repeal reality, and the laws of arithmetic in particular. The sad truth is that the modern G.O.P. is lost in fantasy, unable to participate in actual governing.

Just to be clear, I’m not talking about policy substance. I may believe that Republicans have their priorities all wrong, but that’s not the issue here. Instead, I’m talking about their apparent inability to accept very basic reality constraints, like the fact that you can’t cut overall spending without cutting spending on particular programs, or the fact that voting to repeal legislation doesn’t change the law when the other party controls the Senate and the White House.

Am I exaggerating? Consider what went down in Congress last week.

First, House leaders had to cancel planned voting on a transportation bill, because not enough representatives were willing to vote for the bill’s steep spending cuts. Now, just a few months ago House Republicans approved an extreme austerity budget, mandating severe overall cuts in federal spending — and each specific bill will have to involve large cuts in order to meet that target. But it turned out that a significant number of representatives, while willing to vote for huge spending cuts as long as there weren’t any specifics, balked at the details. Don’t cut you, don’t cut me, cut that fellow behind the tree.

Then House leaders announced plans to hold a vote cutting spending on food stamps in half — a demand that is likely to sink the already struggling effort to agree with the Senate on a farm bill.

Then they held the pointless vote on Obamacare, apparently just to make themselves feel better.(It’s curious how comforting they find the idea of denying health care to millions of Americans.) And then they went home for recess, even though the end of the fiscal year is looming and hardly any of the legislation needed to run the federal government has passed.

In other words, Republicans, confronted with the responsibilities of governing, essentially threw a tantrum, then ran off to sulk.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/opinion/kru...

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