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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Is the GOP self-destructing?
The Republicans can't seem to agree on anything.
We've all grown used to a Congress locked in bitter warfare between two parties, producing gridlock on federal spending and other pressing issues. But the Congress that left Washington last week hit a new high in another category: gridlock among Republicans.
Take last week's unremarkable proposal by President Obama for a deal to combine corporate tax cuts (an idea Republicans love) with an increase in spending on roads and other public works (an idea only some Republicans love).
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has emerged as Obama's chief partner in trying to negotiate bipartisan deals, praised the idea as "a good start." Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate Republican leader, denounced it as a trick to boost government spending. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a leader of the up-and-coming tea party faction, said Republicans should stop talking about any deals and threaten to shut down the federal government instead.
And that was only in the Senate. In the House, where Republicans run the chamber, the chaos was even worse. When House leaders tried to pass exactly the sort of deep cuts in transportation and housing programs they've been calling for, they suddenly discovered that they didn't have a majority; some GOP members thought the cuts were too deep, and others thought they weren't deep enough.
How divided are Republicans in Congress? So divided, one conservative joked, that it shouldn't be called a civil war: "It's not organized enough for that."
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentar...
Democrat party had already self destructed years ago in the 1960's with those New Left Democrats as they called themselve tookover the party and LBJ was there leader who was a racist.
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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...
It's the culture...
Of NO and/or flip FLOPPED Failed Foreign Policy.

Good article-

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<quoted text>The stimulus repaired our 'crumbling' infrastructure...remember?
This is leading up to the stimulus, which he would put in place a few months later.
OBAMA: There will be a two-year nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We'll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges.
February 17th, 2009, O'bama was in Denver at the Museum of Nature and Science.
OBAMA: Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees, bringing critical broadband connections to businesses and homes in nearly every community in America, upgrading mass transit, building high-speed rail lines that will improve travel and commerce throughout our nation.
Repairing our infrastructure is not repairing all of it. You're ridiculous..

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"this suggests"
will facts ever trump opinions in wingnut-land?
no.
will opinions ever appear in a college economics textbook?
no.
was Bush so bad that those who voted for him will keep making excuses for him until there's another (R) in the WH?
yes.
and maybe you've forgotten....Bush was all about minorities owning a home. even those who didn't qualify for a loan. as long as he could buy some votes the consequences of what he wanted were of no concern.
Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.
"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
I thought Bush was a racist, now you are saying the Republicans loved the minorities. You can't have it both ways Sososupporter.

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<quoted text>If you go back, that stimulus is what got all of this O'bama fraud started.
What fraud is that? You mean the fraud put forth by the Republicans as this was their start of obstructionism putting their poor excuse of a Party ahead of our country's interests? That Fraud?
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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...
Republicans have abandoned "he was born in Kenya" and taken up serious infighting which may destroy the party?
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White House Philosophy Stoked Mortgage Bonfire

From his earliest days in office, Mr. Bush paired his belief that Americans do best when they own their own home with his conviction that markets do best when let alone.

He pushed hard to expand homeownership, especially among minorities, an initiative that dovetailed with his ambition to expand the Republican tent — and with the business interests of some of his biggest donors. But his housing policies and hands-off approach to regulation encouraged lax lending standards.

Mr. Bush did foresee the danger posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance giants. The president spent years pushing a recalcitrant Congress to toughen regulation of the companies, but was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal. And the regulator Mr. Bush chose to oversee them — an old prep school buddy — pronounced the companies sound even as they headed toward insolvency.

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Is the GOP self-destructing?
The Republicans can't seem to agree on anything.
We've all grown used to a Congress locked in bitter warfare between two parties, producing gridlock on federal spending and other pressing issues. But the Congress that left Washington last week hit a new high in another category: gridlock among Republicans.
Take last week's unremarkable proposal by President Obama for a deal to combine corporate tax cuts (an idea Republicans love) with an increase in spending on roads and other public works (an idea only some Republicans love).
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has emerged as Obama's chief partner in trying to negotiate bipartisan deals, praised the idea as "a good start." Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate Republican leader, denounced it as a trick to boost government spending. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a leader of the up-and-coming tea party faction, said Republicans should stop talking about any deals and threaten to shut down the federal government instead.
And that was only in the Senate. In the House, where Republicans run the chamber, the chaos was even worse. When House leaders tried to pass exactly the sort of deep cuts in transportation and housing programs they've been calling for, they suddenly discovered that they didn't have a majority; some GOP members thought the cuts were too deep, and others thought they weren't deep enough.
How divided are Republicans in Congress? So divided, one conservative joked, that it shouldn't be called a civil war: "It's not organized enough for that."
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentar...
another thing, you are a using a left wing source for your information just pointing that out since you accuse everybody else as using right wing sites that dont fit the Pseudo Liberal Agenda which is based on false pretense and Detroit Michigan has proven that.

Media bias in the United States

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Can you back up your claim or not?
Gilwigan...is that yew??? Them occupie anyone elses anything ghetto streeters are depleting yer gruel stew!
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<quoted text>Democrat party had already self destructed years ago in the 1960's with those New Left Democrats as they called themselve tookover the party and LBJ was there leader who was a racist.
The new left destroyed the Democrats in the 1960s.

Love the RINO fight! Tea party against the Republicans in 2013.

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Repairing our infrastructure is not repairing all of it. You're ridiculous..
Remember those shovel (shit) ready jobs??? ROTFLMAO--did you buy a shovel for the O'bama crap? According to Recovery.gov , the President’s own website which accounts for the stimulus funding (ahem), of the first $787 billion stimulus bill, only $18.5 billion (less than seven percent) has been paid out by the Department of Transportation on these “shovel ready” jobs.

Let me repeat that: less than seven percent has gone for the promised transportation infrastructure.

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<quoted text>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.
When you bring up golf & vacations, we all know you are an idiot.
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Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.

Representatives of the real estate and homebuilding industries, through their nationwide networks or affiliates, are committed to broadening homeownership. They made the commitment to help meet the national goal we set.

Freddie Mae -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- I see the heads who are here; I want to thank you all for coming --(laughter)-- have committed to provide more money for lenders. They've committed to help meet the shortage of capital available for minority home buyers.

....Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.

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<quoted text>Actually, yes they did. The regulators charged with enforcing the CRA praised them. At the behest of HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, Fannie and Freddie promised to buy $2 trillion of “affordable” mortgages. The government was intentionally decreasing the risks to the original lenders in order to increase loans to low-income borrowers, and minorities in particular. Alright, so let's blame the 'minoritites' for signing a piece of paper--hell, if you don't want to blame CRA, let's blame the ignorant who thought they were getting something for nothing, a democrats' Utopia. Low income and no income dwellers, lower-income neighborhoods, where the foreclosures are almost twice as likely. This suggests that the kind of low income borrowers targeted by the CRA are likely to be responsible for the majority of subprime foreclosures. O'bama and his community organizing antics sure did a lot of damage in Chicago. I am sure Detroit had the same community agitating problems.
Now you claim all FHA loans are CRA loans.

Show me where the CRA called for no Doc loans.

Do you know what a community organizers is? I didn't think so.
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The new left destroyed the Democrats in the 1960s.
Love the RINO fight! Tea party against the Republicans in 2013.
With silver anvils fashioned in little sociolist euro derwinian "hamlets" for atop they pointy little heads?

lol
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<quoted text>I do not believe there were any threats. If there was as much chatter as there was before 9-11 something, somewhere would have been blown up. And closing embassies? what ever happened to:
"These colors never run."
O'bama shows the world what a liberal coward looks like. There were no threats-just another game played by O'bama.
And if there were another attack, we liberals would have to be on the lookout for signs of patriotism that we can later label as too rah, rah. It just isn't cool and as the first lady proudly said in disgust, "All this for a flag?"

We libs have to stay politically correct, and I for one am tired of this patriotism being put out there for all to see like when people actually sing the Star Spangled Banner without grabbing their crotchs and spitting.

So the patriot named Billy Eisengrein, better known as the third firefighter on the right on Sept. 11, 2001, stood amid the wreckage of Ground Zero when he spotted two firefighters. One held in his hand a miracle: a large, unscathed American flag.

Climbing atop the roof of a construction trailer, piled with debris that used to be the World Trade Center, the men — George Johnson (on the left), Daniel McWilliams (center), and William “Billy’’ Eisengrein — proudly hoisted that flag into the air.

The moment was captured, in its poetry, by the shutter of Record photographer Thomas Franklin.


But 12 years later, because of libs that moment has been reduced to rubble.

Patriotic Americans at the 9/11 museum wanted to display the picture of the men, victoriously raising the Stars and Stripes in defiance of the terrorists who tried to destroy us, but were slammed and slandered by some PC liberal staffers at the yet-to-open 9/11 Museum.

Creative director Michael Shulan called the snap too “rah rah America.’’ Eventually, the photo was placed in the museum — grouped with two other pictures, its power reduced by America-averse pinheads.

Once again, Billy Eisengrein feels he’s under attack.

“It offends me as an American,’’ he told me.“To downplay and diminish [the picture]. It is bulls--t!

“It’s political correctness and trying to rewrite history. People are not afraid about offending Americans, and people who have a strong belief on what this country was founded on,’’ said Billy, 49, still a firefighter at Rescue 2 in Brooklyn.

“If it was up to me — and you can print this — if he thinks that picture is too rah-rah America, he should move someplace better in this world to live. I’ve had it with political correctness. It’s taking the country down.’’

Oh Billy! So what if we’ve fallen far since 9/11. The case of the savaged picture illustrates how displays of patriotism makes us liberal folks uncomfortable. Many in power, in the media, and even those designing museums that co-star terrorists would rather meditate on what America did to make them hate us, rather than what we can do to vanquish our enemies. A compromise over the picture was proposed by curator Jan Ramirez. The flag-waving photo was minimized in favor of three shots, taken at different angles of the scene.

As Michelle put it, "all this for a flag?" What is we offend future pilots of jets that will fly into buildings?

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<quoted text>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?
You are lying. Obama never said that was all that was needed.

The idea that there are certain jobs looking for trained employees would make a normal person think about providing training opportunities, But evidently not a dumbf*ck like you.

I love it how you right whiners call Obama an idiot because you think he isn't fixing the worst recession in 80 years, housing collapse, near financial meltdown, two quagmire warsfasts enough while you still support those that created that mess under YOUR PARTY's George W Bush.

Now that s pathetic.
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Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.
Representatives of the real estate and homebuilding industries, through their nationwide networks or affiliates, are committed to broadening homeownership. They made the commitment to help meet the national goal we set.
Freddie Mae -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- I see the heads who are here; I want to thank you all for coming --(laughter)-- have committed to provide more money for lenders. They've committed to help meet the shortage of capital available for minority home buyers.
....Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.
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Partisan libuhrulTic Duhmbocrats would blame a Bush..any Bush if...

A. The current o'prezidink tripped over he own mistied shoelaces.

B. Fo' Those givverment entileMENTALcase "sentinent cheese" crowds thinking duh givverment gonna pay they mortgages along with they fwee cell phone bills each month too.

I'm gonna have to start keeping a copy and paste "WahWahWah it awrl Bushes faurlt" list here.....
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Those wacky chimps are at it again!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/05/justice/florida...
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You are lying. Obama never said that was all that was needed.
The idea that there are certain jobs looking for trained employees would make a normal person think about providing training opportunities, But evidently not a dumbf*ck like you.
I love it how you right whiners call Obama an idiot because you think he isn't fixing the worst recession in 80 years, housing collapse, near financial meltdown, two quagmire warsfasts enough while you still support those that created that mess under YOUR PARTY's George W Bush.
Now that s pathetic.
Whatever would you whiners do if you couldn't wahwahwah it awrrl Bushes fault allllllllllll the time.

They oughta mandate a day-NO Bush whining.

Might be a spike on crayola crayon sales for the day lol.

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