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: Dec 12

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#960904 Aug 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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A shooter in a clock tower is taken out by SWAT. Why wasn't the shoter arrested & brought to trial?
A US Citizen sits in Yemen sending bombers to kill Americans. Why isn't he captured & brought to trial.
What is the difference?
If we knew where a terrorist camp was that had several leaders including a US citizen terrorist leader & send in helicopters or a scud, would that be OK with you?
I don't get it.
What's the difference if this American Terrorist charged a US installation as part of an attack or if he hid in the mountains with a sniper rifle or commanding others to attack us.
The difference is the shooter in the tower is actively shooting at police or the public. Your terrorist in Yemen's execution was ordered regardless of what activity he may have been engaged in at the time of his execution.

The objective of the police is to subdue and arrest the shooter and protect the public, sometimes there's no other way other than to kill him. Nobody ordered them to execute him before they left the station.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960907 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Unfortunately for you, Americans view your 'positives' as being obstructionist.
Your problem is to convince people your political platform is worth screwing them over.
Your only hope is they're stupid enough to believe what benefits you is worth their sacrifice.
Finally O'bama condemns all Moslem countries about their treatment of GAYZOES...WOMEN...and Christians!!!! wow just wow!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#960908 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Government programs are born and retired all the time. When was the last time you saw the WPA?
Actually , President Obama and Jay Leno talked about the WPA in reference to why republicans and democrats can no longer agree that government public works infrastructure projects (WPA,TVA, reforestation of the country under the CCC, Hoover Dam, San Francisco Bay Bridge, I-95 and other major interstate construction,u s ports and waterways upgrades, etc.)are no longer a good thing for lowering unemployment and improving the economy like it once was. The reward: Leno being the one to ask about infrastructure,“Why is that a partisan issue?” and wonder aloud why Republicans won’t work with Obama to set up a WPA-style corps to rebuild crumbling bridges and be sent in to rehabilitate Detroit, among other projects.

Obama eagerly took the lob — once the crowd had finished applauding for Leno.

“Used to be Republicans and Democrats, they loved cutting those ribbons, and we’ve got a bunch of construction workers who aren’t working right now — they’ve got the skills, they want to get on the job and it would have a huge impact on the economy not just now but into the future,” Obama said.“I’m just going to keep on pushing Republicans to join with us and let’s try to do it.”

Remember, Obama said, when he was the common-sense guy who just wanted to bust through the silliness in Washington and finally get things done?

“We don’t need a huge government, but we need government doing some basic things, and we should all agree on a sensible mechanism that can go ahead and pay for it,...

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/barack-...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#960909 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Government programs are born and retired all the time. When was the last time you saw the WPA? Wars are government enterprises and up until recently they always end.
the WPA has been replaced by more horrific government entities. Not exactly a shining example.
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#960910 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Communism is a system in which the State owns the means of production and distribution. Not when they make you do stuff you don't want to do. I've never wanted to pay income taxes so you would call income taxes "communist".
Socialism is production for use....not profit...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#960911 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Communism is a system in which the State owns the means of production and distribution. Not when they make you do stuff you don't want to do. I've never wanted to pay income taxes so you would call income taxes "communist".
EPA. The state sponsered Eco terrorists do just that. I would call taxes communist when they extend beyond what they were originally intended for. And when they keep increasing to fund communist programs.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#960912 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Ah! So you've eliminated individual choice as part of your party platform I see!
Now it's orders from 'central command'!
The Republican primary debates were brutal, the RNC chairman should protect his candidates from one another before worrying about debating the (D) candidate on CNN or PBS.

Since: Dec 12

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#960913 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No disagreement here.
Individual policies should be a la carte with respect to coverage.
Group policies paid primarily by the employer may be a different matter.
By the way, Bo Jackson had hip replacement surgery at age 29.
Probably from all that Mahjong he was playing. That and Bingo seem to be the leading causes.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#960914 Aug 7, 2013
A lot of rambling here so I’ll ramble on.
Another Stalin in the making?
Here in Florida it is more subdued. Recently Gov. Rick Scott gives us an example of one that was allowed to come to light. Imagine how many have been shaded from the light.
Our Ricky has just opened a door for removing any voters rights to elect their representatives. Try beating that..
Political corruption has once again reared its head in Florida with Gov. Rick Scott. He now claims authority to, at will dismiss what the voters voted for. Transferring a republican legislator that opposed his penal sell off and Rick’s desires on the property insurance issue. Republican Mike Frasno has be removed from his constituents voted legislating official seat to be a tax collector. If the constituents of Frasno desire him to be their legislator they must reelect him, come 2014. Double jeopardy on the voters rights? This should be taken to the Florida supreme court for their ruling as to its legality. With this strategy what are we the voters to anticipate for the future? Governors will merely take opposition to their administration and remove them to some obscured position denying the voters their representatives, that they voted for. That opens the door to all forms of anti democracy corruptive scenarios. Will the President of the U.S. now gather up the Tea members and assign them to some obscured ambassador position. Example; Senator McConnell to be Antarctic ambassador with Senator Rand to the Artic and Senator Ted Cruz to Russia. Then replace them with more favorable representatives to his causes.
Gov. Rick Scott has once again demonstrated why Florida is ranked as number one most politically corrupt.

Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#960915 Aug 7, 2013
Bear on housing
Obama is weaning the Mortgage companies from the governments dependency.
Its been seven long years of the housing markets starting to fall apart since the republicans ignited the fuse that exploded the Housing Markets. 2006 to 2011 American homes lost, on “Average” 33% of their purchased value. Politicians on both sides of the aisle promised , and promised, and promised to build a more secure system of financing American homes. Results of their inability due to a dysfunctional congress cemented the nationalization of housing financing.
Last year 87% of the new mortgages were government guaranteed through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration. Near on to 9 out of 10 new homes were under the terms of the guaranteed mortgages and or loans.
August 6th 2013 that would be challenged and demands for a change from Obama in a speech stating that the housing market is on the mends and its time to “wind down” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.. In the Phoenix speech Obama stated “I believe that our housing system should operate where there’s a limited government role and private lending should be the backbone of the housing market,”
Obama praised how the bipartisan effort on replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac… New system, would charge lenders, for a government guarantee, if they should so require one. Increasing the cost of loans is a given. A braking mechanism to runaway housing scenarios.
Obama is seeking to return the housing markets to the levels prior to the lighting of the fuse in 2006. Pass 5 years 87% new mortgages were government guaranteed. Before the republican’s creation of the deregulated crisis, less than 40% was government guaranteed new mortgages. We are witnessing the slow transition of returning housing markets back to the private sectors. One is with the rising cost of interest on a 30 year loan in July was 4.37 %, which is a full percentage point higher from the previous year. Government is pulling back its suppression to foster low interest rates to new mortgages. Consumers damaged credit due to the Great Recession is suppressing a return to housing markets by the consumers. Further consumer suppression strategies for housing is now being demonstrated by Freddie Mac that requires credit scores 756 and higher to be eligible for application for a mortgage. That’s an increase from their 720 credit score requirements from the 2006 era of mortgaging.
Mortgage companies are fearing the pursuit of refunds from the lenders when borrowers default is to aggressive. Obama counters that to continue with government subsidizing the responsibility of the lender is not acceptable in the long run for housing.
Taxpayers will remain on the hook for future housing bubbles without some coherent reform to the present system is put forth. Bipartisan will demand sound and rational debate. Difficulty is when , Tea is being served during House debates interrupting rational intelligent debates to move forward.
Interest groups, banks, builders, real estate agents and the consumers will seek to persuade the politicians course in their goals for financial reform in the housing markets. Standard obstacles in a bipartisan debate. No doubt they will be again. Hopefully without Tea being served.
A distasteful scenario appears on the horizon. Cost of owning a home will rise without the government support and increase the reluctance for mortgage companies to lend. Now this where politicians go to work and earn their pay. Negotiate, debate, argue, compromise, present the nation with a results and move on.
That leaves an unpalatable choice between making the cost of the system an explicit government obligation, or making it harder for Americans to buy homes.

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#960916 Aug 7, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Obama's Economic Stimulus program was paid for through our own government tax revenue unlike Bush's two wars run on money borrowed from China. Bush's Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for seniors was never paid for, but under Obamacare ,'Bush's Medicare Prescription Drug Plan' for seniors will be paid for just one thing a 10%'sin' tax on tanning salons ---Anyone really think that a small fee on someone wealthy enough to afford going to a tanning booth will bankrupt them or prevent them from still splurging on a tanning salon?
Do you really think a 10% tax on tanning booths is gonna raise $50 billion a year in revenue?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#960917 Aug 7, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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"Says the welfare slug who's very existence depends on Gvt cheese".
LOL!! Always have your hand out, huh??
Get your fat chinaman butt back in the kitchen, Dong!! Chop suey today....:-)
lol! Son, you obviously contradict yourself.

But that's no surprise. You're a contradiction to begin with!

Since: Dec 12

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#960918 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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That is possible and would make it even worse.
Seems that OBL could have easily been taken alive.
But if they are all dead, we will never know.
Exactly.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#960919 Aug 7, 2013
THIS IS WHAT WHITE LIBERAL SUBURBAN CREATED IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY BY TELLING BLACK WOMEN THEY DIDNT NEED MEN IN THEIR LIVES and their children DIDNT NEED THEIR FATHERS AND USED WELFARE TO REPLACE THE FAMILY WHILE THEY STAYED WITH THEIR DRUNK ABUSIVE HUSBANDS FOR THE CHILDRENS SAKE look at the EDUCATION LEVEL OF OUR CHILDREN WHY IS IT ******* FIND THE LOWEST EXAMPLE TO COMPARE THEMSELVES TO they WORSHIP WHITES SO MUCH AND HATE THEMSELVES the JIM CROW DEMOCRATS WHY ELSE WOULD YOU CALL YOURSELVES *******A young boy was savagely beaten by three teenage thugs on a Pinellas County school bus recently. The 13-year-old boy suffered a broken hand and facial injuries when three thugs.

But the bigger story here is the racist Pinellas County police department’s decision to seek charges against the 64-year-old bus driver for not doing enough to stop the attack.

We’ve all seen videos of similar incidents of violence on board school buses and city buses. The bus drivers rarely get out of their seats to intervene for fear of becoming victims themselves.

It’s clear that the police, prosecutors and the media are quick to judge James Moody because he is the same race as the three attackers.
SO BECAUSE WHITE KIDS ARE KILLING WHITE KIDS IT's OK FOR SHAALIVER TO SHOOT TRAYVON istead they should be saying LOOK AT OUR CHILDREN THEY CAME FROM THE bottom AND NOW LOOK WE CAME OUT OF SLAVERY, JIM CROW FREED OUT SELVES FROM THE JIM CROW ECONOMY no DEMOCRATS GAVE YOU PRISON, POISON(drugs),BAD HEALTH THEY GOT SKINNY YOU GOT FAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABITES funny they are the doctors that control your ILLNESS NOT CURE CONTROL and you have ******* like NJ RAIDER1

Since: Dec 12

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#960920 Aug 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Under a 1993 order passed by then-President Bill Clinton, carrying a private firearm on a military base was banned on military bases in the United States. Individuals could privately own firearms if they lived on base, but those firearms could not be carried on the person while on base. This order was revised on Pentagon orders in 2010, and now specifically requires that every private gun brought onto base be registered with the Military Police. The rules also require harsher enforcement of rules forbidding the carrying of private firearms on base.
* If George Washington had learned that soldiers under his command had died from a turncoat attack within an American Fort — not because arms weren’t available for his men to defend themselves but because an American officer didn’t trust American soldiers to bear arms — I’m fairly certain that American officer would have been summarily executed by the same firing squad as the turncoat.
I never knew a single person that carried a personal firearm on base.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960921 Aug 7, 2013
In an uphill battle fought partly in court and partly in the neighborhoods of Detroit, former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan heads for a showdown in November with Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon as both seasoned political figures vie to become the next mayor of Detroit.

“There was one message tonight: Detroiters wanted change,” said Duggan to about 1,000 supporters who cheered him Tuesday night at the Antheneum Hotel in Greektown.

“My opponent went out and aired negative ads,” Duggan said.“Then, out of the city’s 500,000 registered voters, they found Mike Dugeon.”

With 100% of the precincts reporting, Napoleon had 28,352 votes or 30% of the total votes cast, to 50,328 votes or 53% for write-in candidates, with Duggan presumably garnering the vast majority of those. Duggan said about 97% of write-ins were correctly spelled for Duggan. The Mike Dugeon he referenced is a 31-year old barber who was added as a write-in candidate one day before the deadline.

Since: Aug 11

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#960922 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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They always have a choice not to get a mortgage. This is a contract freely entered into by both parties, unlike ObamaKKKare.
Contrary to myth, automobile insurance is not required by law in many states, California included.
Social Security is the same way too individuals are forced to pay the tax and have no rights to it.

http://www.ssa.gov/history/nestor.html
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960923 Aug 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> And a corporation should be free to produce a TC miniseries.
Just as a political party should be free to decline to use biased moderators.
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#960924 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Unfortunately for you, Americans view your 'positives' as being obstructionist.
Your problem is to convince people your political platform is worth screwing them over.
Your only hope is they're stupid enough to believe what benefits you is worth their sacrifice.
Vote Democratic!

Clean ball sacks in every pair of underwear!

Clothes hangars for every 25 year old girl!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#960925 Aug 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>so... a person could choose not to work, right? a contract that you freely enter, right?
ObamaKKKare is totally unrelated to work and the individual mandate has no exceptions.

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