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
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968401 Aug 21, 2013
steve richards wrote:
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Oblama continues his illegal murders abroad with drone strikes, when will he be tried, convicted and executed?
In defense of Obama's drone war

By Charles Krauthammer

1. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of enemies abroad? What criteria justify assassination?

Answer:(a) imminent threat, under the doctrine of self-defense, and (b) affiliation with Al Qaeda, under the laws of war.

2. But Awlaki was no ordinary enemy. He was a U.S. citizen. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of an American? Where's the due process?

Answer: Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process. You retain only the protection of the laws of war -- no more and no less than those of your foreign comrades-in-arms.

3. Who has the authority to decide life and death targeting?

In war, the ultimate authority is always the commander in chief and those in the lawful chain of command to whom he has delegated such authority.

This looks troubling. Obama sitting alone in the Oval Office deciding what individuals to kill. But how is that different from Lyndon Johnson sitting in his office choosing bombing targets in North Vietnam?

Moreover, we firebombed entire cities in World War II. Who chose? Commanders under the ultimate authority of the president. No judicial review, no outside legislative committee, no secret court, no authority above the president.

OK, you say. But today's war is entirely different: no front line, no end in sight.

So what? It's the jihadists who decided to make the world a battlefield and to wage war in perpetuity. Until they abandon the field, what choice do we have but to carry the fight to them?

....Now, for those who believe that the war on terror is not war but law enforcement,(a) I concede that they will find the foregoing analysis to be useless and (b) I assert that they are living on a different and distant planet.

For us earthlings, on the other hand, the case for Obama's drone war is clear. Pity that his Justice Department couldn't make it.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/15/in-...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968402 Aug 21, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Obama will be there after the Fast & Furious true is revealed.
The federal government under the Bush administration ran an operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be transferred to suspected arms traffickers — the same tactic that congressional Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama's administration for using, two federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968403 Aug 21, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Here comes the Liberals rewriting history again!
If what you say is true then why are they calling Obama phones and not Reagan phones or Bush phones?
See? You are clueless!!!
Let me help you...
They are called Obama phone because idiot stupid brainless Liberals want to give credit to Obama as a caring loving partial-birth abortion proponent, president who cares so much for the lazy miserable Liberals in the ghettos that took a prior free program and now uses tax payers dollars as all Liberal policies do until they run our of money as Liberals did in Detroit.
That is why!
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
they're called Obamaphones because conservatives lie about everything. and it sounded good when the FOX talking heads were doing their race-baiting bit.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968404 Aug 21, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Maybe Obama will be there after he remove the legal silence on the Benghazi eye witnesses.
Fox News has learned that at least five CIA employees were forced to sign additional nondisclosure agreements this past spring in the wake of the Benghazi attack. These employees had already signed such agreements before the attack but were made to sign new agreements aimed at discouraging survivors from leaking their stories to the media or anyone else.
CNN has also reported that dozens of people working for the CIA were in Benghazi on the night of the attack, and that employees are being intimidated into staying silent.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/02/be...
yawn
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968405 Aug 21, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Maybe Obama will be there after his real birth certificate is found.
major yawn.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968406 Aug 21, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
The economy has seen an "unprecedented" number of long-term unemployed under the Obama administration, according to a liberal think tank, and economists say plans pursued by Democrats in Washington are unlikely to curb the problem.
Nearly 5 million workers are classified as long-term unemployed, while 900,000 more have stopped looking for work altogether, according to a new series of reports issued by the Urban Institute.
Three percent of the labor force has been out of work for more than six months, an improvement of only one percentage point since unemployment spiked in October 2009, according to the study.
"That long-term unemployment would rise during a recession is not at all surprising, but the extent of the increase and its persistently high level since the start of the recovery are both troubling and unprecedented," the report states. "The U.S. economy is now well into its fourth year of recovery, the unemployment rate is below 8 percent, yet the long-term share of unemployment is still near 40 percent."
The center-left think tank said that those startling figures are unlikely to change unless the United States can achieve dramatic job growth, rather than the middling 2 percent overall economic growth figures the Obama administration has averaged.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/21/nu...
but the stock market continues to rise...right???...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968407 Aug 21, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
UPS dropping spouse coverage due to Obamacare, I Love It!!!
Liberals blaming UPS instead of Obamacare, as expected.
Only Fox News reporting the true about UPS and Obamacare.
Every time a Liberal looses a job or benefits due to Obama, I get happy!!!
Today I will celebrate UPS-Obanacare story with the fat filled ice cream, monkey face Mitchell Obama is tax-suing!!!
Like many other businesses, UPS is covering spouses who have coverage from their own jobs. Of course, the other coverage may not be as good, but too bad. Adios.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968408 Aug 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The average expectation can be placed on a family of 4 receiving up to $900 for their TANF allowance. A single person household can expect an average of up to $300.
FT minimum wage pays around $1200 a month.
Why would anybody work 40 hours per week for an extra $300 per month in a society that glorifies freeloaders?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968409 Aug 21, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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This is getting comical....
Find out what Valerie Plame's job was, moron.
CIA desk clerk and Washington party girl.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968410 Aug 21, 2013
TSM wrote:
Howard Dean is considering running for president in 2016 there’s one undeniable truth about Liberals they never go away even when they dye it seems they pot up in November to Vote!! I’m waiting now for John Edwards to throw his hat into the ring!! Democratic Primary Theme could be ‘Oldies for Goodies or The Flash of the Past!!
Dean is a real liberal compared to a crypto-fascist like Hillary.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968412 Aug 21, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Damn right I will "mooch". After all it is my money. Been paying into the rip off Social Security since the 50's, still paying. You do your mooching in the present tense, your food stamps, your rent subsidies, and free health care.
Peace
KMA
Trying to break a corrupt system by extracting every dollar to which you are entitled is not mooching.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968414 Aug 21, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Contrary to President Obama's often-repeated promises, these UPS employees and their spouses liked their health-care plans, but they couldn't keep them. It's the latest in a long string of stories about coverage evaporating because of O'bamaCare. Liberals evidently expect corporations to absorb millions of dollars in government-mandated cost without batting an eye, because the bloated government they adore barely notices anything less than a billion dollars. Of course, unlike the government, corporations can't print money to cover ballooning expenses. It is all unraveling there genius--you are going to have to get a JOB.
ObamaKKKare has focused attention on the cost of medical care, so that even companies who have always covered their employees are searching for ways to cut back their coverage to the minimum required by the law.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968415 Aug 21, 2013
steve richards wrote:
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Ask any muslim, Oblama international war criminal and mass murderer.. Can 1 billion people be wrong?
and i wonder what they say about G.W. Bush The Torture President??

why don't you give it up until you can find one thing about Obama that can't be laid back on the guy you voted for.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968417 Aug 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yes it is possible and that's what successful Americans are doing. What's not possible, as I keep pointing out to everyone who moans about it, is for us to ever again compete with the likes of Indonesia in widget manufacturing.
Those jobs are gone, need to learn another skill beyond pushing a button on a press in the widget factory.
Many industries, including those that produce "widgets", have become highly automated so that labor costs are not that significant.

However, environmental regulations have essentially made some industries impossible in the US, and the cost of power is another major factor. It's not all just cheap wages.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968418 Aug 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Hey, why don't you want to talk about the white guy who took an assault rifle to an elementary school 'cause he wanted to kill some cops? You seem drawn to violent crime and criminals.
Don't be dismissing just 'cause he's white, he's still a violent criminal idn't he?
He didn't shoot anybody.

The point in the Oklahoma story is the difference in the Obama reaction, or lack thereof, all based on race.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968419 Aug 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Huh? Did they put out a list of targeted people earning over $250k???
OK, so you think it's acceptable to increase taxes only on certain people, then respond with a wiseass comment.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968420 Aug 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
Here's a quiz for the brain deads I'm apparently stuck with (where's the Homers and Carols of the thread?)
Just turned on CNBC and today:
DJIA, S&P, and NASDAQ all down.
Oil down.
Secondary bond market par values down across the board.
Treasury yields up.
Precious metals down.
Been like this for a couple of days. What financial factor is driving these changes?
Correct answer wins a chicken pot pie.
The stock market has been driven by the Fed for several years.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968421 Aug 21, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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America desperately needs to begin a dialogue about black teen thugs and racially insensitive bigot Presidents.
Only whites can commit hate crimes.

Blacks are exempt by Executive Order.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#968422 Aug 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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He didn't shoot anybody.
The point in the Oklahoma story is the difference in the Obama reaction, or lack thereof, all based on race.
No one condoned that heinous crime
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#968423 Aug 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Dean is a real liberal compared to a crypto-fascist like Hillary.
Love him.

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