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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971711 Aug 28, 2013
Lo, and behold, I agree with the UN.

Ban Ki-moon: Syria needs diplomatic solution. Security Council can’t be “missing in action.”

It seems the Arab push back against Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies like Obama has some traction.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#971713 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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There must be a reason the White House offered to pay the cost of ObamaKare for Congress. Obviously, Democrats in Congress don't think it's worth the cost and is a bad deal, and they want to exempt themselves.
Why does every Democrat in Congress hate ObamaKare?
So, say you get health Insurance coverage thru BC/BS that your employer pays 75% of the cost. It is part of your benefit package.

So, your employer then decides instead to no longer use BC/BS & opts to go to Aetna.

Won't they still cover 75%?

The White House did not offer to pay, Congress did. They did it when they defined the employee benefit package. Congress also decided to switch from their current supplier options to the options in the exchange.

Obama had nothing to do with that. Republicans added that stipulation to the ACA & all the Democrats voted for that amendment.

You right whiners should really become better informed.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#971714 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
Lo, and behold, I agree with the UN.
Ban Ki-moon: Syria needs diplomatic solution. Security Council can’t be “missing in action.”
It seems the Arab push back against Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies like Obama has some traction.
Here you are blabbing about the Middle East & possible US action.

At the same time,you promote the lie that Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood.

It is a lie. You know it. So either provide some prove or STFU.

STFU?

Yep STFU.

The moe you right whiners present that lie, the more likely people in the Middle East might think it is true & hurt our position on that region.

But hey, what else would I expect from an Anti American clan like the Tea Party.

I know, you can press your Republican buddies to pass a resolution against military action in Syria unless Obamacare is repealed. That would be par for the course for the pathetic Republican/Tea Party.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#971716 Aug 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I would suggest YOU familiarize yourself with the War Powers Resolution which gives the President 90 days within which to notify Congress after committing armed forces to military action "without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war."
I would further suggest you familiarize yourself with our duties under the United Nations Charter and NATO. When the Charter was signed, Congress authorized the President to commit armed forces as part of an international body. Besides, Obama's attempt to stitch together a multilateral alliance before turning to Congress doesn't violate a damn thing and only makes common sense.
It's a catch 22! I understand &, support the need for intervention in the civil war in Syria, in which America got the ball rolling in the first place but, in the hood, there's a saying " I got my mind right, money right, ready for war." America's not at a collective so, our mind's not right. We're also deep in debt so, our money's not right which leaves us incapable of war at this present time. Other countries recognize our weakness &, are doing their best to exploit them. You have to build home &, take care of home before you commit to such a thing. I think we should mind our business on this one. We're not strong enough to go to war with another superpower. Russia is backing Syria. This has the propensity to get very ugly!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#971717 Aug 28, 2013
I will say again.'Why do I feel like we are looking for a gas leak by lighting a match?'
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971718 Aug 28, 2013
Embracing misinformation on Obama

“Obama derangement syndrome is running pretty high right now among a certain segment of the Republican base,” Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, told me.“There’s a certain segment of people who say,‘If you’re going to give me the opportunity to stick it to Obama, I’m going to take it.’&#8201;”

In other words, a large number of that 29 percent who said Obama was responsible for the Katrina response knew that he wasn’t but saw it as a chance to register their displeasure with the president. Obama has driven a large number of Republican voters — Jensen puts it at 15 to 20 percent of the overall electorate — right off their rockers. And to that, there is only one thing to say.

Heckuva job, Barry.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#971719 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well."
~Booker T. Washington
Yeah I noticed that this quote is a favorite of a lot of right wing web site who like you just throw it out without any understanding of the context or history attached to it.
In the period following the Civil War there were divisions among black leaders on how best to advance the rights of blacks. Booker T Washington's ideas were more on the line of "go along to get along" as opposed to WEB Dubois who advocated a more active and confrontational strategy. Washington was the architect of the Atlanta Compromise, an unwritten deal he struck in 1895 with Southern white leaders who had taken over government after the failure of Reconstruction. The agreement provided that Southern blacks would submit to discrimination, segregation, lack of voting rights, and non-unionized employment; that Southern whites would permit blacks to receive a basic education, some economic opportunities, and justice within the legal system; and that Northern whites would invest in Southern enterprises and fund black educational charities. Du Bois felt that African Americans should fight for equal rights, rather than passively submit to the segregation and discrimination of Washington's Atlanta Compromise.
They also differed in their approach to education with Washington of the opinion that black education should be limited to the industrial arts and agriculture while Du Bois felt that black schools should also offer a liberal arts curriculum (including the classics, arts, and humanities), because liberal arts were required to develop a leadership elite. Booker T Washington also didn't want to alienate his wealthy patrons like Andrew Carnegie who basically liked his accomodationist philosophy which relegated blacks to second class status.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971720 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, say you get health Insurance coverage thru BC/BS that your employer pays 75% of the cost. It is part of your benefit package.
So, your employer then decides instead to no longer use BC/BS & opts to go to Aetna.
Won't they still cover 75%?
The White House did not offer to pay, Congress did. They did it when they defined the employee benefit package. Congress also decided to switch from their current supplier options to the options in the exchange.
Obama had nothing to do with that. Republicans added that stipulation to the ACA & all the Democrats voted for that amendment.
You right whiners should really become better informed.
That contribution my employer makes will soon be counted as income to me, and I'll have to pay taxes on it. This will give me less money to put into the real economy, and more money for the government to waste and put into the pockets of crony thieves.

Now, please tell us why every Democrat in Congress hates ObamaKare.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971721 Aug 28, 2013
President Barack Obama said in an interview published Tuesday that his signature legislative achievement would have been backed by Martin Luther King.

Ahead of Obama's address Wednesday that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" speech, radio host Tom Joyner asked the President what the civil rights icon would have said about the new federal health care law widely known as Obamacare.

"Oh, he would like that," Obama said. "Well, because I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege; it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/o...
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#971722 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Carol , none of these articles has anything to say on whether Iraq had an active WMD program prior to our invasion but only that they existed in the past. In fact you seem to have missed this little gem;
"Bush later said that the biggest regret of his presidency was "the intelligence failure" in Iraq,[17] while the Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2008 that his administration "misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq".[18] A key CIA informant in Iraq admitted that he lied about his allegations, "then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war".[19]

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971723 Aug 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>It's a catch 22! I understand &, support the need for intervention in the civil war in Syria, in which America got the ball rolling in the first place but, in the hood, there's a saying " I got my mind right, money right, ready for war." America's not at a collective so, our mind's not right. We're also deep in debt so, our money's not right which leaves us incapable of war at this present time. Other countries recognize our weakness &, are doing their best to exploit them. You have to build home &, take care of home before you commit to such a thing. I think we should mind our business on this one. We're not strong enough to go to war with another superpower. Russia is backing Syria. This has the propensity to get very ugly!
So, you support Al Qaeda and support Obama's effort to help them acquire chemical weapons, right?

It's not a civil war in Syria. The opposition to the Assad government is mostly Al Qaeda insurgents who invaded Syria and are trying to take over the country. If the Assad government falls, it will be Al Qaeda that replaces it and gains control of the chemical weapons facilities and stockpiles.

Besides, nobody knows who used the chemical weapons. It could very well have been Al Qaeda. After all, they've massacred a few villages already in Syria.

Both are enemies of the United States. We don't have a dog in that fight. If we get involved, we should kill the people who want to kill you just because you're an American. That means we should help Assad kill Al Qaeda, moron.

Most Americans don't support Al Qaeda, and don't want to see Al Qaeda take over another country like they took over Afghanistan while the Taliban was the figurehead government.

It's only treasonous dupes like you that support Al Qaeda.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#971724 Aug 28, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You dudes are complete switch siders. Wasn't it a campaign tactic to attack Obama for wanting to bring the troops home, painting him as too incompetent to understand foreign policy &, times of war? Now you're screaming " bring the troops home as a party slogan, just to be in opposition of Obama. Iyour whole demeanor reeks of hypocrisy!
Agreed!! That whole democraptic election spiel of "Bring the troops home" absolutely(!)REEKS, to the moon even, of hypocrisy. About as valid as "stopping the oceans from rising" and the rest of the blah blah blah anything to get poliTically relected rhetoric.

Best define I've seen of what we have now:

Ineptocracy [in-ep-toc'-ra-cy]



A system of government where:



1. The least capable to lead are elected by those least capable of producing, and

2. Where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated [taxed] wealth of a diminishing number of producers.



When a state reaches a position in which enough (~50%) of it’s citizens rely on the largesse of the state for their continued sustenance, the form of government becomes one of “ineptocracy”.



In summary:“Government of the people, by the least capable, for the least productive”.

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Looking FORWARD-

CHRISTIE/PAUL/Napolotano/Uncle Joe(s) et al 2016!

Real Leadership FOR ALL of America again, not divide AGAINST it!!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971725 Aug 28, 2013
Why Republicans Are Starting to Love Health Reform

Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions.

In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971726 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Here you are blabbing about the Middle East & possible US action.
At the same time,you promote the lie that Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood.
It is a lie. You know it. So either provide some prove or STFU.
STFU?
Yep STFU.
The moe you right whiners present that lie, the more likely people in the Middle East might think it is true & hurt our position on that region.
But hey, what else would I expect from an Anti American clan like the Tea Party.
I know, you can press your Republican buddies to pass a resolution against military action in Syria unless Obamacare is repealed. That would be par for the course for the pathetic Republican/Tea Party.
Just one example:

Before President Barack Obama departed for Israel earlier this year, he took time to consult with Mohamed Magid.
White House officials have praised Magid's organization, ISNA, as a pillar of the American-Muslim community.
We know from the Muslim Brotherhood's own documents that ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood front -- they say that explicitly in one of their 1991 secret memos. Internal Muslim Brotherhood documents, captured by the FBI, name ISNA as one of 29 American-Muslim organizations with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
They said their work in America is “a kind of grand jihad, in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”

Obama is a key player in this “grand jihad”.

ISNA began in 1982 in Plainfield, Ind. A founding member, Sami al Arian, was convicted in a U.S. federal court of conspiring to support the terror group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Adurahman Alamoudi also worked closely with ISNA for years. He's currently serving a federal prison sentence for funding al Qaeda.
ISNA's founders were even given a tour of the White House in March 2013.

In short, Obama is part of the jihad, and is working toward the destruction of the evil United States.

Perhaps that explains why Iraq devolved into chaos and the Taliban are once again a threat in Afghanistan, and Al Qaeda went from hiding in caves to taking over countries since Obama was made president.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971728 Aug 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you support Al Qaeda and support Obama's effort to help them acquire chemical weapons, right?
It's not a civil war in Syria. The opposition to the Assad government is mostly Al Qaeda insurgents who invaded Syria and are trying to take over the country. If the Assad government falls, it will be Al Qaeda that replaces it and gains control of the chemical weapons facilities and stockpiles.
Besides, nobody knows who used the chemical weapons. It could very well have been Al Qaeda. After all, they've massacred a few villages already in Syria.
Both are enemies of the United States. We don't have a dog in that fight. If we get involved, we should kill the people who want to kill you just because you're an American. That means we should help Assad kill Al Qaeda, moron.
Most Americans don't support Al Qaeda, and don't want to see Al Qaeda take over another country like they took over Afghanistan while the Taliban was the figurehead government.
It's only treasonous dupes like you that support Al Qaeda.
treasonous dupes....

A big group of foreign policy experts, from across the ideological spectrum, is calling on President Obama to impose "meaningful consequences on the Assad regime" for their use of chemical weapons.

The signatories on the letter addressed to President Obama inlcude Senator Joe Lieberman, Bernard-Henri Levy, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Leon Wieseltier, and many others. Right now, 66 experts have signed the letter.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/experts-o...

i see some right wing traitors in that list.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#971729 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
and there aren't even many 50s museums.
Speaking of-I skimmed an article in a New England mag yesterday--retro 50's stuff...in shades of pshycodelic laundromat hues, embellished with surgical steel accessories.

Brrrr...WTH trip were some of THEM on back then?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#971730 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Little did Obama voters know that what the President really meant to say during his initial campaign was:“I hope no one notices how I change after I sucker them into voting me into office with empty promises about upholding the Constitution.”
There has been a great deal of Internet chatter in recent months about the massive difference between Senator Barack Obama and President Barack Obama. In light of the National Security Agency Spying revelations and what appears to be a looming military engagement in Syria, a 2007 Boston Globe interview with Senator Obama is a paramount example of how the President has changed— or, perhaps, of how he lied his way into the White House.
Here are a few key Obama statements from the interview:
The Supreme Court has never held that the president has such powers. As president, I will follow existing law, and when it comes to U.S. citizens and residents, I will only authorize surveillance for national security purposes consistent with FISA and other federal statutes.
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.
Warrantless surveillance of American citizens, in defiance of FISA, is unlawful and unconstitutional.
I believe the [Bush] Administration’s use of executive authority to over-classify information is a bad idea. We need to restore the balance between the necessarily secret and the necessity of openness in our democracy – which is why I have called for a National Declassification Center.
Any President takes an oath to,“preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The American people need to know where we stand on these issues before they entrust us with this responsibility – particularly at a time when our laws, our traditions, and our Constitution have been repeatedly challenged by this [the Bush] Administration.
Read the full interview here.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/spec...
Little did Obama voters know that what the President really meant to say during his initial campaign was:“I hope no one notices how I change after I sucker them into voting me into office with empty promises about upholding the Constitution.”
*I guess what you are saying is O'bama lied because he is black. er eh well I I I um see I I I well?
Should've heard one of those poitus supporters on the tube last night, trying to justify nuclear arm WARHEAD missiles as anything else--EXCEPT for what they ARE.(nuclear WARhead missiles).
Slurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp.

Pa-the-Tic.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971731 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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treasonous dupes....
A big group of foreign policy experts, from across the ideological spectrum, is calling on President Obama to impose "meaningful consequences on the Assad regime" for their use of chemical weapons.
The signatories on the letter addressed to President Obama inlcude Senator Joe Lieberman, Bernard-Henri Levy, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Leon Wieseltier, and many others. Right now, 66 experts have signed the letter.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/experts-o...
i see some right wing traitors in that list.
A larger group of foreign policy experts are speaking the truth and telling everyone it isn't a civil war in Syria, but an Al Qaeda invasion attempting to take over the country.

How do you know it wasn't Al Qaeda that used the chemical weapons?

If the Assad government falls, Al Qaeda will take over the government and all the chemical weapon facilities and stores.

Do you support Obama's efforts to help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?

Or, do you think we should be killing Al Qaeda wherever we find them?

If we get involved in any way, we should kill Al Qaeda. They are still at war with the United States and will kill you only because you are an American.
Obama is ok with that. In fact, Obama is helping Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons so they can kill a lot of other Americans when they kill you.

Or, you can tell us why Al Qaeda wants to kill me, and you, for some reason, believe they don't want to kill you.
In Al Qaeda's world, what's the difference between me and you?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971732 Aug 28, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of-I skimmed an article in a New England mag yesterday--retro 50's stuff...in shades of pshycodelic laundromat hues, embellished with surgical steel accessories.
Brrrr...WTH trip were some of THEM on back then?
'The Wave of the Future'

sci-fi was the new genre of the day.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#971733 Aug 28, 2013
WalMart to offer benefits to domestic partners

What oh what will the libtards do?

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