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

Indianapolis, IN

#976961 Sep 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Good grief, FYI
"
The Swedish Army trains land combat and air defence units which, in concert with Air Force and naval units, can be deployed operationally on both national and international missions.
The Army’s land forces are being reoriented towards an increasingly clear rapid-response, mission-oriented role which includes participation in international operations."
http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/en/Organisation/...
In the Oval Office in December 2002, the president met with a few ranking senators and members of the House, both Republicans and Democrats. In those days, there were high hopes that the United States-sponsored ''road map'' for the Israelis and Palestinians would be a pathway to peace, and the discussion that wintry day was, in part, about countries providing peacekeeping forces in the region. The problem, everyone agreed, was that a number of European countries, like France and Germany, had armies that were not trusted by either the Israelis or Palestinians. One congressman -- the Hungarian-born Tom Lantos, a Democrat from California and the only Holocaust survivor in Congress -- mentioned that the Scandinavian countries were viewed more positively. Lantos went on to describe for the president how the Swedish Army might be an ideal candidate to anchor a small peacekeeping force on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Sweden has a well-trained force of about 25,000. The president looked at him appraisingly, several people in the room recall.

''I don't know why you're talking about Sweden,'' Bush said.''They're the neutral one. They don't have an army.''

Lantos paused, a little shocked, and offered a gentlemanly reply:''Mr. President, you may have thought that I said Switzerland. They're the ones that are historically neutral, without an army.'' Then Lantos mentioned, in a gracious aside, that the Swiss do have a tough national guard to protect the country in the event of invasion.

Bush held to his view.''No, no, it's Sweden that has no army.''

The room went silent, until someone changed the subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/17...

''No, no, it's Sweden that has no army.'', that Sweden?

you guys actually voted for that idiot? what were you thinking?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976962 Sep 6, 2013
Grampy wrote:
As a rule at G8 and G20 summits foreign leaders swarm to get a photo op with the American President. Why are these leaders avoiding Obama in St. Petersburg? Its like he's got leprosy.
Obama has gone from World Leader to World Leper.
Liar
Annie

New York, NY

#976963 Sep 6, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Bush did not lie about anything...
When Clinton Lied.. America Died!!!
Bill Clinton killed a half million Muslim children in Iraq you fool...Osama Bin Laden was made in the USA...(by Bill Clinton)
The War Mongering Sickness and Poison of Unconscious Idiot Liberalism
It's the culture...
Oh, how I long for the days when liberals wailed that "the rest of the world" hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at us.

But I guess that's what happens when a "Community Organizer Goes to War."

With the vast majority of Americans opposing a strike against Syria, President The-Buck-NEVER-Stops-Here-Obam a has requested that Congress vote on his powers as commander in chief under the Constitution. The president doesn't need congressional approval to shoot a few missiles into Syria, nor -- amazingly -- has he said he'll abide by such a vote, anyway.

Why is Congress even having a vote? This is nothing but a fig leaf to cover Obama's own idiotic "red line" ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on chemical weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to get Congress on the record so that whatever happens, the media can blame Republicans.

No Republican who thinks seriously about America's national security interests -- by which I mean to exclude John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- can support Obama's "plan" to shoot blindly into this hornet's nest.

It would be completely different if we knew with absolute certainty that Assad was responsible for chemical attacks on his own people.

I'm still waiting to see if it was a Syrian upset about a YouTube video.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#976964 Sep 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Australian billionaire: Rupert Murdoch discovered wife Wendi Deng was a Chinese spy so he ‘got rid of her’
She’s been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence. She was trained in southern China. I’m telling you the truth,” Palmer said.
“Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy and that’s why Rupert got rid of her.”
He continued:“And this guy (Murdoch) wants to control Australian politics. He wants to control what you think.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/05/austral...
Your ignorance lily and running on empty is still a morons best choice.

The War Mongering Sickness and Poison of Unconscious Liberalism

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#976965 Sep 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar
Anything else lily is a fairy tale.

It's the culture...

Since: Nov 11

United States

#976966 Sep 6, 2013
Obama to go to war to placate his ego!!!

Liberals cheer!!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976967 Sep 6, 2013
22,000 Jobs Lost in Hollywood: One industry badly hit last month was "the motion picture and sound recording"
Annie

New York, NY

#976968 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sending humanitarian aid does not make them friends or allies. We offer to send aid to every country when disaster strikes.
Of Course, Assad would say we were wrong invading Iraq, he thought he might be next.
You are sofa king stupid, you think Sadam send WMDs to Syria when he thought he would be attacked. Yep, that makes perfect sense " OMG OMG I'm going to get attacked. Better deplete our arsenal"
This is how stupid you are.
Instead of admitting Bush was wrong on Iraq's WMD, you f*cking morons concoct that extremely dumb story about adam sending them to Syria.
Obama is really making Bush look good. Hell, he even makes Carter look good. Or Pee Wee Herman for that matter.

It would be different if instead of killing a few hundred civilians, Assad had killed 5,000 civilians with poison gas in a single day, as well as tens of thousands more with chemical weapons in the past few decades.

It would be different if Assad were known to torture his own people, administer summary executions, rapes, burnings and electric shocks, often in front of the victim's wife or children.

It would be different if Assad had acted aggressively toward the United States itself, perhaps attempting to assassinate a former U.S. president or giving shelter to terrorists who had struck within the U.S.-- someone like Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood terrorist.

It would be different if Assad were stirring up trouble in the entire Middle East by, for example, paying bounties to the families of suicide bombers in other countries.

It would also be different if we could be sure that intervention in Syria would not lead to a multi-nation conflagration.

It would be different if we knew that any action against Syria would not put al-Qaida or the Muslim Brotherhood in power, but rather would result in a functioning, peaceful democracy.

And it would be different if an attack on Syria would so terrify other dictators in the region that they would instantly give up their WMDs -- say, Iran abandoning its nuclear program.

If all of that were true, this would be a military intervention worth supporting!

All of that was true about Iraq, but the Democrats hysterically opposed that war. They opposed it even after all this was known to be true -- indeed, especially after it was known to be true!

The loudest opponent was Barack Hussein Obama.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976969 Sep 6, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
From the 'what a difference a year makes' file...
"FLASHBACK: Biden accused Romney of wanting war with Syria"
http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/02/biden-all-g...
Totally amazing

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#976970 Sep 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
any time i see Matthews and MSNBC in one sentence at the beginning of a right wing rant i just stop reading it.
you were saying?
Lately, I just stop reading as soon as I see the name of the poster for most of "them." "It's the [lack of] culture."

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#976971 Sep 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely! They really do want robots... only on their team.
Lifeless...
Unthinking...
Clueless...
They just can't handle people who don't exhibit these conservative 'qualities!'
No Yeahoo, what we can't handle are leeches such as you. Barack Hussein Obama is my savior I shall not want. Problem there is, it isn't his money, The guy never worked in his life. Now he plays Santa Claus with Other Peoples Money. "Such a deal I gots for you".
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976972 Sep 6, 2013
John Ensign, a former Republican senator from Nevada, is going down a new career path after leaving the political world behind. He’s about to open a luxury hospital for pet animals in Las Vegas. Ensign, who’s trained as a veterinarian, describes his business model as a blend of “cutting-edge care with Ritz-Carlton services.”

A profile in the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the former lawmaker’s new pet hospital includes a 1,600-square-foot exercise area, pet boarding suites with flat-screen televisions showing the DOGTV channel, webcams so owners can monitor their dogs online, high-density insulation to help keep down on noise and “reduce pet stress,” and on-site ultrasound and digital X-ray machines. Ensign explained even in the struggling economy, spending on pets has increased.
When asked about his feelings about leaving Washington, DC behind, Ensign told reporters that he did not miss the nation’s capital. The Review-Journal’s piece notes that “the only time he brought up politics unprompted was when a reporter asked how big he wanted his nine-employee clinic to get. He smiled and said he didn’t want more than 50 employees — a dig at the health coverage mandate on businesses that pass that threshold under Obamacare, the insurance-reform law Ensign voted against.”

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/05/25...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976973 Sep 6, 2013
We are back to Jimmy Carter's economy of 1978 with labor participation at the same level

Forward in fast speed in reverse.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976974 Sep 6, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, how I long for the days when liberals wailed that "the rest of the world" hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at us.
But I guess that's what happens when a "Community Organizer Goes to War."
With the vast majority of Americans opposing a strike against Syria, President The-Buck-NEVER-Stops-Here-Obam a has requested that Congress vote on his powers as commander in chief under the Constitution. The president doesn't need congressional approval to shoot a few missiles into Syria, nor -- amazingly -- has he said he'll abide by such a vote, anyway.
Why is Congress even having a vote? This is nothing but a fig leaf to cover Obama's own idiotic "red line" ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on chemical weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to get Congress on the record so that whatever happens, the media can blame Republicans.
No Republican who thinks seriously about America's national security interests -- by which I mean to exclude John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- can support Obama's "plan" to shoot blindly into this hornet's nest.
It would be completely different if we knew with absolute certainty that Assad was responsible for chemical attacks on his own people.
I'm still waiting to see if it was a Syrian upset about a YouTube video.
Jane reports from the NYPost
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#976975 Sep 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The tax credit comes from where??? Stupid liberal.
Where did the tax credits come from that Bain got for shipping Sensata lock, stock and barrel to China moron? But it's okay with right wingers like you to give out taxpayer money to companies that eliminate jobs but not for people to get health insurance.
You're an idiot!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#976976 Sep 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't lose anything you clueless twit. Mitt Romney does have sociopathic traits. He's outwardly charming but has no empathy as evidenced by his interaction with the guy in the wheelchair in New Hampshire.
www.youtube.com/watch...
He lies like a rug. He claimed that Chrysler was shipping Jeep production to China when in fact it was expanding production for that model right here in the US. He claimed that Obama "gutted the work requirement for welfare when in fact he was giving waivers to states to come up with better plans to get recipients to work. Something Romney himself had requested as Governor of Massachusetts. Even Republican Governor Sam Brownback called that a lie. He claimed that Obamacare would get between patients and their doctors when there's nothing in the ACA that would do any such thing.
How do you know he'd be putting people back to work? Do you have some portal into an alternate universe where Romney won? We should have more people working but the onus is on the GOP controlled House which has refused to even consider any legislation put forth by the President that would have done that. Romney's record in the private sector shows him to be more of a job destroyer tan a job creator.
You seem to keep forgetting that he had his shot in an executive position as Governor of Massachusetts and when he left office he had a 34% approval rating and the citizens of that state again soundly rejected him in the 2012 election by a 23% margin.
Contrary to your asinine statement, historically the middle class has always done better under progressive policies and foundered under the right wing.
He gave that man in a wheelchair his undivided attention and listened to his every word bending down to his eye level until he heard the entire story about his condition. He exchanged dialogue with him showing obvious empathy for his illness even though many other people were standing around waiting to shake his hand.

The issue of medical marijuana was not as understood or accepted in 2007 as it is today. Romney was put in a position of either having to spend a considerable amount of time debating this controversial issue with this one man or stating his stance on legalizing marijuana - medical or otherwise - while expressing his empathy and leaving it at that. It was not the time or place for anyone to ask a politician such a loaded question.

A lot of people at that time thought using marijuana for medicinal purposes was just an excuse to legalize it. Politicians "working a room" rarely, if ever, get into a political debate over a controversial issue with one person in the room.

Romney, I'm sure, considered it a "gotcha" question and wasn't going to tell the man something he couldn't promise or back up after being put in that compromising position.

If he was against legalizing marijuana, he couldn't very well say he personally would not have anyone arrested for breaking the law.

People's opinion about medical marijuana have changed with more information and education over the years. If asked the same question today, Romney might have had a completely different answer.

Romney responded no differently than any other politician when asked a "no win" question working a crowded room. For all we know, the man in the wheelchair could have been a plant.

In California, using marijuana for medicinal purposes had become a farce. Everyone had some kind of medical issue and prescriptions were being handed out like candy. Marijuana stores were on every street corner.

Maybe you can see it in a different light now.

All of your other claims are just that. Claims without substance.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976977 Sep 6, 2013
Chicago Tribune: "we cannot ask members of Congress to support [Obama's] call for a use-of-force resolution.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ed...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976978 Sep 6, 2013
"Most important, Obama has to explain what he expects after missiles devastate Syrian targets: Would U.S. assaults shorten this civil war and its suffering? Or would strikes risk regional warfare and new waves of refugees?"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ed...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#976979 Sep 6, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Obama to go to war to placate his ego!!!
Liberals cheer!!!
A liberals obsession and addiction to obama is Not only amusing, but curious...

Liberalism is a psychological condition where these idiots become sympathetic towards their abuser, in which a deranged liberal develops emotional attachment rather than "recusing themselves" from their abuser or controlling entity or in obama's case a black man.

This condition called Trauma Bonding, a liberal chooses to remain loyal to their abuser (obama) because they made him into or has become a victim....

The Poison of Unconscious Liberalism

It's the culture...
Enrique

New York, NY

#976980 Sep 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Australian billionaire: Rupert Murdoch discovered wife Wendi Deng was a Chinese spy so he ‘got rid of her’
She’s been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence. She was trained in southern China. I’m telling you the truth,” Palmer said.
“Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy and that’s why Rupert got rid of her.”
He continued:“And this guy (Murdoch) wants to control Australian politics. He wants to control what you think.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/05/austral...
The glove didn't fit, so they had to aquit.

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