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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959732 Aug 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Tea Party Turns on Republicans, Threatens to Sit Out 2014
When you organize a protest and only 6 people show, including yourself, your movement might be in serious trouble.
Waving a rather sad, given the context, but large “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, Juan Fiol, a Miami real estate broker and Marco Rubio protest organizer, wondered where everyone was.“It was supposed to be a big event,” he told Naples News, as he stood with the five other Tea Partiers to protest Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA) for being a “back-stabber” and a “liar” over immigration reform. That desolate July protest must have stung.
....Republicans keep trying to fool the Tea Party just like they fool voters; for example, they’re trying to sell Rubio’s immigration reform as border security. But the Republican Party bred and fed a particularly virulent strain of paranoia in order to turn the Tea Party against their own best economic interests and keep them misinformed. It was inevitable that at some point, that paranoia would turn on the Republican Party – and it looks like that’s beginning to happen.
Some of the embittered Tea might sit out 2014, but don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. Finding no national platform, the Tea Party is following the Republican game plan of 40-50 years ago. Tea Partiers are infiltrating on the local level, running for “school boards, county commissions and city councils, focusing on issues such as unfunded pension liabilities and sewer system repairs,” according to Naples News. So the people who know the least about government and governing and hate government the most want to be in charge of it. Since no one will hand them the national reins, they’re taking over on a local level. What could go wrong?
Meanwhile, House Republicans remain clueless and Foxified against the national reality. They only care that they can get re-elected; they don’t care what they are doing to their party.
Thus the party vaunting the morality of self-interest now has to live with the downside of self-interest as a guiding principle. It turns out that it’s not all the conservative idea of a good time — denying poor people food and cheering the deaths of the unemployed.
Eventually, the self-interest they gloat about bites them in the bum and even the Republican Party can’t force their own self-interested members to behave anymore. Now the activists are threatening to stay home because the GOP didn’t hate on immigrants enough. Let’s not forget, it was the Republican Party who taught the Tea Party how to control via terror, fits, and tantrums.
Turns out, it was the Republican Party and not President Obama who took it upon themselves to tread on the Tea Party. That was predictable, as is their rage at being used.
Tick tock, Governors Scott and Kasich.
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/05/tea-pa...
If the Republican Party hierarchy supports ObamaKKKare and amnesty for illegal aliens in defiance of the vast majority of their supporters, then the party is irrelevant and deserves to expire.
LCN Llin

United States

#959733 Aug 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
According to one of Obama's foreign-policy staffers, Obama prefers to "lead from behind."
Like Chauncey Gardiner, the character played by Peter Sellers in the 1979 movie "Being There" - a clueless gardener who is mistaken for a Washington eminence and becomes a presidential adviser - after asked if you can stimulate growth through temporary incentives, Gardiner says, "As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all will be well in the garden."
"First comes the spring and summer," he explains, "but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again." The president is awed as Gardiner sums up, "There will be growth in the spring."
Kind of reminds you of Barack Obama's approach to the federal budget.
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf was asked last week if the CBO had prepared estimates in a speech Obama had made about $4 trillion in long-term spending cuts - but without any specifics. "We don't estimate speeches," Elmendorf, a Democrat, explained. "We need much more specificity than was provided in that speech for us to do our analysis."
Evidently "first we have the spring and summer" was not enough.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/201...
Loved the film.

"One cut of the film includes bloopers from a deleted scene, played during the closing credits: Sellers, lying on a gurney, tries in vain to recite the "message" given by the gang leader (one of the gang members is played by future Allman Brothers band bassist Oteil Burbridge), which includes quite a bit of swearing, with a straight face. Sellers ends up flubbing the lines and laughing instead"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_There

Visited the "Biltmore Estate"

Post more films
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959734 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Obama went out & sough worldwide sanctions against Iran & they are having a effect on Iran's economy. Bush would have invaded by now, spent another couple of unfunded trillion & killed another 4,000 of our best in war.
Obama's so-called sanctions are a joke and have zero effect on Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#959735 Aug 5, 2013
Just hit the press:

DEA Agents Are Told To Cover Up Spying Program Used Against Americans

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/dea-agents-cov...

Obama/Democrat government = government gone wild...
LCN Llin

United States

#959736 Aug 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Republican Party hierarchy supports ObamaKKKare and amnesty for illegal aliens in defiance of the vast majority of their supporters, then the party is irrelevant and deserves to expire.
Think GOP should destroy all RINO Senators during the Republican primary season.
Richard Lugar was one of the first to go.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#959737 Aug 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.
Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, "received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns, even though I'm a supporter of Obama. I couldn't imagine why this call was made." Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, "that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials."
...We either have a very thin-skinned president or the poster child for narcissistic presidents.
Or both.
He is a fascist.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959738 Aug 5, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
National Unity
US senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are due to arrive in Cairo as diplomatic efforts to end Egypt's political crisis intensify.
US and EU envoys have been meeting officials from the military-backed government and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Their talks took place amid mounting tension over plans to break up two mass sit-ins by Morsi loyalists in Cairo.
A government helicopter dropped leaflets urging people to leave.
The pamphlets, which were dropped over the Rabaa al-Adawiya square, pledged protesters would face no action if they had not committed a crime whilst demonstrating.
More than 100 Morsi supporters have been killed in clashes since the president was overthrown by the military on 3 July.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-2...
Two Quislings covering Obama's ass, and perhaps kissing same.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959739 Aug 5, 2013
Dead Tree Media in Rapid Decline

BOSTON – Businessman John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, has entered into an agreement to buy The Boston Globe for $70 million, a massive drop from its record $1.1 billion price two decades ago.

The impending purchase from The New York Times Co. marks Henry's "first foray into the financially unsettled world of the news media," the Globe said Saturday. The deal will give Henry the 141-year-old newspaper, its websites and affiliated companies, it said.

The Times bought the Globe from the family of former Globe executive Stephen Taylor in 1993 for what it said was the highest price paid for an American newspaper. The price Henry is paying is less than 7 percent of the 1993 price.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#959740 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
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Republicans met in December of 2008 to formulate a plan of action in Congress during the Obama administration. Obama was going to take office & that why they were PLANNING.
The idea you did not know this shows how uninformed you are.
You just repeat what you see from google searches, idiot.

Hey idiot, is Al Qaeda on the run like Obama said May 23rd last year?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#959741 Aug 5, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Think GOP should destroy all RINO Senators during the Republican primary season.
Richard Lugar was one of the first to go.
How much do you get for welfare each month?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959742 Aug 5, 2013
(Reuters)- A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don't know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence - information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

"I have never heard of anything like this at all," said Nancy Gertner, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency has been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared toward stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals, primarily drug dealers.

"It is one thing to create special rules for national security," Gertner said. "Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are phonying up investigations."
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#959743 Aug 5, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
sonicmoron Spam - typical sonicflutter copy & paste - no remarks....
<quoted text>
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...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#959744 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Obama went out & sough worldwide sanctions against Iran & they are having a effect on Iran's economy. Bush would have invaded by now, spent another couple of unfunded trillion & killed another 4,000 of our best in war.
How do you know? Did Bush tell you that, sockpuppet?

With Obama, Iran is going Nuclear, far worse than us taking out their Nukes. The USA has a weak president nobody respects. Obama is a joke. Putin laughs in his face.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959745 Aug 5, 2013
Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies.

Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones — the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax.

A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawley’s wages as a nurse there.

She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic.

“It’s a long time coming,” said Pagones, 52, who to this day is more interested in extracting a confession from Brawley than cash.

“Every week, she’ll think of me,” he said.“And every week, she can think about how she has a way out — she can simply tell the truth.”

Brawley’s advisers in the infamous race-baiting case — the Rev. Al Sharpton, and attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox — have already paid, or are paying, their defamation debt. But Brawley, 41, had eluded punishment.

She’s now forced to pay Pagones $627 each month, possibly for the rest of her life. Under Virginia law, she can appeal the wage garnishment every six months.

“Finally, she’s paying something,” said Pagones’ attorney, Gary Bolnick.“Symbolically, I think it’s very important — you can’t just do this stuff without consequences.”

Pagones filed for the garnishment with the circuit court in Surry County, Va., in January, a few weeks after tracking down Brawley to tiny Hopewell, Va.

Before that, not even her own co-workers knew she was the teen behind the spectacular 1987 case.

“I don’t want to talk to anyone about that,” Brawley growled after a Post reporter confronted her about her sordid past in December.

Employing aliases including Tawana Thompson and Tawana Gutierrez, she leads a relatively normal life by all appearances, residing in a neat brick apartment complex and working as a licensed practical nurse at The Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#959746 Aug 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton sent cigars up the snatch of a young Jewish woman, then he used Intel that was three years old to bomb an aspirin factory. Then he signed into law a regime change in Iraq supported by all democrats AND republicans.
Now about the putz O'bama: We have already muddied any message of fearlessness by turning our embassies into bunkers. Now, we are admitting that these bunkers aren’t safe. What next? Virtual embassies on Facebook? Ambassadors who never leave Washington? Fearless O'bama shaking in his yellow tennis shoes blowing out his candles. Let them eat cake.
Only to an uninformed right whiner is regime change the same as invading.

As for closing some embassies, if only we had Bush to declare "Bring it On!!" Yep, that would fix them.

Our Embassies & Consulates are all built to be bunkers, dumbass & have been since before Obama.

BW, don't get your panties in a twist because you are obviously jealous that Monica got the "cigar" instead of you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#959747 Aug 5, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Think GOP should destroy all RINO Senators during the Republican primary season.
Richard Lugar was one of the first to go.
You people put your boy in the White House and the net result has been regression for the black community.

An empty victory.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#959748 Aug 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's so-called sanctions are a joke and have zero effect on Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Iran's economy is a mess. Iran's new leader said the solution is talking to the West about these sanctions.
LCN Llin

United States

#959749 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Only to an uninformed right whiner is regime change the same as invading.
As for closing some embassies, if only we had Bush to declare "Bring it On!!" Yep, that would fix them.
Our Embassies & Consulates are all built to be bunkers, dumbass & have been since before Obama.
BW, don't get your panties in a twist because you are obviously jealous that Monica got the "cigar" instead of you.
if they ignore reality of republican problems maybe these problems will go away
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#959750 Aug 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Obama went out & sough worldwide sanctions against Iran & they are having a effect on Iran's economy. Bush would have invaded by now, spent another couple of unfunded trillion & killed another 4,000 of our best in war.
Clinton demokrats and Iraq war John Kerry: I voted for the war before I was against it...

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#959751 Aug 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.
Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, "received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns, even though I'm a supporter of Obama. I couldn't imagine why this call was made." Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, "that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials."
...We either have a very thin-skinned president or the poster child for narcissistic presidents.
Or both.
When his feet were held to the fire on his unsubstantiated remark, Woodward backtracked from his "regret" remark.

The old guy has become irrelevant and it's killing him.

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