Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story

Honolulu, HI

#960285 Aug 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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You live under quite a big rock, don't you?
What has Obama said that isn't a fraud, is the question you should be asking.
Hope & Change!
Close Gitmo?
Unemployment stayed under 8%?
We will save money with Obamacare?
Al Queada decimated?
Obama to stop NSA spying?
Any other questions, 2008Bill?
But it's an American rock, son!

Honolulu, HI

#960287 Aug 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Right Toyota especially, and people have lost value rapdidly because of the serious quality & safey problems with toyota vehicles.
lol! I've lost value in American vehicles faster son.

Bronx, NY

#960288 Aug 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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trolls with no new material.
active may be an overstatement.
lolololololohahahahahaha it falls apart he lies he cheats he is a fake HE LIES hahahahahahahahahlolololololol ololol OBAMA lolololololhahahahahahaha the same script COLIN POWELL SO WHAT A ROMAINIAN WOMAN WANTS HIM WHAT OBAMA YOU THINK YOU THE ONLY ONE WITH SWAGG lololololHAHAHAHAh POWELL HAS SERVED THIS COUNTRY WELL OBAMA YOU CAME FROM NOWHERE

Windsor, CT

#960289 Aug 6, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
Unemployment is at 7.3% and would be a percentage point lower if the republican in the house stop obstructing, trying to repeal Obamacare and pass the jobs bill that the president gave them.
Obamacare hasn't been fully implemented and it's already cut health insurance costs in New York and Calif. People are getting money back from health insurance providers. Even republican governor Jan Brewer, hardly a fan President Obama, s on board and is implementing the program.
The NSA is doing it's job. Keeping us safe.
Keep up now.
Sure thing, Marx!

Blah, blah, blah...

Honolulu, HI

#960290 Aug 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Majority leaders Pelosi and Reid are beyond pathetic and were the chief cooks in the kitchens of Hell when W left office and determining the spending levels you idiot.
The Hells kitchen chef's Pelosi and Reid cooked-up and produced nothing but poison, since 2007, losing 750,000 jobs per month, the worst recession in 80 years, a Housing Collapse, a near financial meltdown, tripling the debt, two quagmire wars democrats voted for and you evil Democrats are still killing our country, 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 complete idiot...
It's the culture...
lol! Psst! Just an fyi since you're not all that smart...

... Pelosi isn't majority leader. However, with the right wing idiocy going on, that can change in a couple of years!

Bronx, NY

#960291 Aug 6, 2013
HE CAME TO SAVE US ALL lolololhahahahahahaha In the 21st century, the jobs created by “the world’s largest economy” have been lowly-paid, non-tradable, domestic service third world jobs. Manufacturing and tradable professional service jobs such as software engineering have been moved offshore to low-wage, low-salary locations. The savings in labor costs have enriched corporate executives, Wall Street, and shareholders.
I have made this point monthly for many years, and it has had no effect on economists, policymakers, money managers, or financial markets, all of which continue in their make-believe world of make-believe reality.
Here we go, one more time. Of the 161,000 reported private sector jobs gained in July, 157,000 or 97.5 percent, are in non-tradable domestic services. A non-tradable service is a job that produces services that cannot be exported, such as waitresses, bartenders, hospital orderlies, retail clerks, warehousemen. Thus, no matter how large the number might be, it cannot reduce the huge US trade deficit. Most of these jobs are part-time jobs without health or pension benefits. People in these jobs tend to live hand-to-mouth. These jobs do not produce sufficient income to drive a consumer economy.
Of these 157,000 reported jobs, 63,000 or 40 percent are reported to be in trade, transportation, and utilities. Of these 63,000 jobs, 60,500 of them or 96 percent are in wholesale and retail trade.
Before we go to the next category, ask yourself if you believe that in an economy that has had no recovery, in which there are no new manufacturing or construction jobs, in which the labor force participation rate is down, in which shopping center parking lots are far from full, stores with such a poor sales outlook would hire so many people in July?
Financial activities account for 15,000 of the reported new jobs. The Federal Reserve accounted for 80 percent of these jobs and bill collectors for the rest.
Professional and business services accounted for 36,000 of the new reported jobs. About half of these jobs were temporary help services and services to buildings and dwellings.
Health care and social assistance accounted for 8,300 jobs of which ambulatory health care services comprised 80 percent.
Waitresses and bartenders contributed 38,400 jobs. I have previously noted the anomaly of a population without good employment prospects or rising incomes going out to eat and to drink more and more often, so often that waitresses and bartenders comprise each and every month a significant percentage of the new employees.
In her commissioner’s statement accompanying the jobs report, Erica Groshen acknowledges that 8,200,000 or 6 percent of the currently employed are “involuntary part-time workers” who cannot find full-time employment.
The July 2013 payroll employment level of 136,038,000 stands 2,018,000 below the employment level in January 2008, which was 5 years and 7 months ago. If it requires 130,000 new jobs each month to keep employment equal with population growth, the US economy is behind by 10,728,000 jobs. These missing jobs show up in the declining labor force participation rate and the large number of discouraged workers who are no longer counted as unemployed.
Obviously, there is no economic recovery, despite the reporting of such by the presstitute financial press. Most likely the US economy is sinking further into a depression. The numerous indicators of economic collapse are ignored by economists and financial media busy at work weaving the Matrix to support The Lie.
As former executives of the “banks too big to fail” and their proteges run the US Treasury, the financial regulatory agencies, and the Federal Reserve, US economic policy has been focused on bailing out the excessively large banks created by mindless deregulation. The purpose of US economic policy is to save the large banks from their bad bets on poorly understood new financial instruments in the gambling casino created by deregulation.

Honolulu, HI

#960292 Aug 6, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Are we talking gaffs here? I'd list list Obama's and Biden's but there's neither the time nor the space. Obama's the "President in Absentia" on multiple levels.
Is bushie boy still looking for his wmd's son? Is he still at 'battle stations' just like he told his staff to be in 08/2001?

Honolulu, HI

#960293 Aug 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
wOW. Over 2,000 posts since I last checked in. If nothing else, you people are prolific.
Looks like the military machine is working on increasing our electronic surveillance in the sky to eliminate some of the independent third party contractors that can't be trusted to have our best interest in hand. Where there is a will, there is a way.
"The U.S. Navy has extended its (2004) contract with Boeing Co. for P-8A Poseidon airplanes, the company said Thursday.
It ordered 13 more of the planes, which are based on a 737 airframe and are used for anti-submarine, anti-surface and surveillance missions, for $1.98 billion.
The deal is the extension of an existing contract that is ultimately planned to include 100 Poseidons. The Navy has now ordered 37 and Boeing has delivered 10, with the first planes due to be operational by the end of the year."
The P-8A is designed to operate in conjunction with the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle.
lol! Glad to see you're back. You've missed a lot of fun...

... and right wing extremist desperation!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960294 Aug 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! When you raise the minimum wage then people have more money in their pockets which they spend and buy stuff which in turn stimulates the economy.
Community colleges are one of our greatest resources. They used to be just stepping stones to a four year college but now they offer courses like precision machining, CAD, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, nuclear medicine, medical imaging and many more needed skills.
You're the idiot!
Community colleges are worthless and none of the courses tat they offer should ever be called "engineering" or "medicine", which is gross consumer fraud.

Higher minimum wage just causes higher unemployment, particularly among minorities.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#960295 Aug 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The debt has not tripled. You people are dumber than sh*t.
The Debt when Obama took office was around 10.5 trillion.
The financial meltdown was announced in August of 2008. The Democrats had controlled Congress for 18 months, not two years. What policy did they change to create this?
The Recession started in 4th quarter of 2007. Please list the legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession. How much debt is directly attributabe to the Bush recession?
The housing collapse started in 2006.
Carol, you keep worshiping George Bush, Eric Cantor,John Boehner, Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan. They took us from the balance budget you fricken idiots vlim to love to economic disaster. ON PURPOSE. They voted to take us off that path.
The national deficit was nowhere near $17 trillion in 2008.

Obama gets a pass for the first few years after the crisis. But because he was more concerned about passing Obamacare, he is responsible for the deficit tripling under his watch and slowing down the economy and job growth because of it.

Back in 2010, CBS News reported estimates put the deficit near $20 trillion by 2016 and almost $26 trillion by 2020.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960296 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I've lost value in American vehicles faster son.
you know about toyota vehicle with rust problem, acceleration problems, engines problems and tundra trucks catching fire.

Bronx, NY

#960297 Aug 6, 2013
DEMOCRATS The architects of financial deregulation, such as former Senator Phil Graham and President Bill Clinton were rewarded for their service with fortunes of their own. The free market dupes, who aided and abetted Bill and Phil and misrepresented the repeal of financial stability as a new beginning for laissez faire capitalism, still pretend that the crisis resulted from Congress requiring banks to make mortgage loans to poor black people who could not pay.

The lack of reality in America is extreme. I do not believe anything like it has ever existed in the modern world. Essentially, no one in government or out understands anything.

The combination of the power of vested interests with ideological thinking remote from empirical reality is destroying the US economy and the economic prospects of the American people. The employment profile of the US economy is increasingly that of a third world country. Economic security, except for the rich, has disappeared. A large and growing percentage of the population experiences the insecurity of poverty or near-poverty, while the waiting lists for $50 million yachts expands. The distribution of income is so skewed upward that people of enormous wealth bid up the prices of used Ferraris from the 1950s and 1960s to $12,000,000 and $35,000,000. I can remember when a used Ferrari was something that a person with a moderate income could afford to purchase. I have a friend who bought and sold for $9,000 in the 1960s the Ferrari that last sold for $35 million.

Detroit, once the fourth largest American city and the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, is bankrupt. The populations of the cities that once were America’s thriving manufacturing base are declining. Cleveland has boarded up homes. St. Louis has 20 percent of its homes vacant. Welfare is under attack by the Republicans and even some Democrats as the plight of the population worsens and despair rises.

Washington only responds to the half dozen powerful, rich private interest groups that fund election campaigns. The American people have no one to represent them. The American people have been placed outside the system of “democratic capitalism” which is only for the one percent.

As Jeffrey St. Clair has made clear, America no longer has a left-wing. America is a right-wing world in which people, including “progressives” have been brainwashed into perceiving reality in racial contrast: the whites are well off and the blacks are poor and destitute.

This is the false reality of the Matrix. As whites are a larger percentage of the population than blacks, there are more poor whites than poor blacks. Moreover, the percentage of poor whites is growing. The way the jobs-offshoring, bail out the rich, US economy operates today makes every one poor, including the remnants of America’s once flourishing middle class. It is not a racial issue. It is a class issue. A few people have the power, and they are driving everyone else into the ground. The US government is their agent.
LCN Llin

United States

#960298 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Is bushie boy still looking for his wmd's son? Is he still at 'battle stations' just like he told his staff to be in 08/2001?
VP Biden great in the Veep debate.

Honolulu, HI

#960299 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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As usual, you're in denial the Democrats had a little something to do with the housing collapse and the financial meltdown - especially since the spending increased the most during the last two years before the meltdown when they controlled Congress.
You also forgot to mention the debt has tripled and will quadruple under this administration. Before it's all over but the cryin'.
lol! You idiots keep making that same unsupported claim of the housing / financial crisis as being a political issue...

... when it was a capitalistic on.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960300 Aug 6, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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over Honda?
GM has the Yugo beat.

End of story.

Bronx, NY

#960301 Aug 6, 2013
So go wave the flag, support the troops, believe the government’s and media’s lies, but unless you are the well-connected one percent, don’t expect any future for your children. You have been sold out by “your” government. Obama is making pretty speeches, but only the stupid will be fooled.


Honolulu, HI

#960302 Aug 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Oh, did I mention the poverty level has increased, unemployment among minorities is in the two digits, job growth is moving like a snail and 90% of jobs added recently are part-time because of Obamacare?
Before the Democrats said everything was just fine with bad mortgage loans up until the very end, unemployment averaged in the 5% range during Bush's entire two terms.
lol! No son...

... that's you're claim.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960303 Aug 6, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Okay you Repub wackos I'm still hung up on this NSA thing were you think they are listening to your calls and reading your emails. It's estimated there are 3 to 4 Billion calls and emails per DAY just in the US. If we go by the low 3 Billion and each is read or listened in on just for 1 minute that's 50,000,000 hours per day. How many people does it take to listen in or read 50 Million hours of info per day?
Repub math.
If the government listens to just one conversation without a warrant, that is unacceptable.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#960304 Aug 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Is bushie boy still looking for his wmd's son? Is he still at 'battle stations' just like he told his staff to be in 08/2001?
Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction

Windsor, CT

#960305 Aug 6, 2013
"Jimmy Carter's ghost stalks Obama White House"

"Vague terrorist threats shutting down nineteen of our embassies, Russian strongman Putin thumbing his nose at President Obama, Iran jerking our chain – the U.S. hasn’t looked this cowardly on the world stage since the Jimmy Carter administration. "

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