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

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#977942 Sep 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...including unnecessary wars that are none of our business.
You people are in favor of group rights, but opposed to individual rights.
are you talking about Iraq and Afghanistan? Weren't they started by a republican?

geesh John, history is not your strong suit, and apparently critical thinking isn't either
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#977943 Sep 7, 2013
Presently there is a growing rift that has grown into a chasm within the republicans. Looks like the old guard republican are now emulating our forefathers of 1773 and are gathering up the Tea and casting it out unto the waters of oblivion.
Republicans seeking a rebirth to their Progressive Grand Old Party? First they must perform an abortion. Casting out the Teabaggers out to the waters of political oblivion. Democrats will lend a hand in cleaning up another republican dysfunctional mess. Then we will roll out the barrel and celebrate. Returning to arguments, debates, compromise, and moving on to A bipartisan celebration!
Feuding within the republican clan’s is heating up. Thursday {May 23 2013], across the bow shouts could be heard, between the forces of the traditionalist republicans and the Tea Party.
John McCain {R} accuses the Tea Party of overplaying their hand and tempting the democrats to change the minority rule in favor of up and down votes. Eliminating the 60% needed to pass a bill. All that would be required is simple majority.{51%”} Similar to the six times the republicans evoked during the Bush administration.
Established conservatives of voted 76 opposing to the 40 remaining Tea Party newcomers, lead by John McCain, disagreeing to consuming any more Tea. Moves on seeking to establishing a budget; as the Tea Party opposes any budget conferences on the issue.
Eric Cantor {R} leads the gang of four; Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul {R} of Kentucky, Mike Lee {R} of Utah and Marco Rubio {R} of Florida. They won their seats in opposition to the traditionalist republicans. They are Infamous for their roles in the Hostage/Ransom scenarios and “Our way or the Highway” scenarios for governing our USA. Ahh the foul fragrances of dictatorship vaporizing from the Tea Potters…
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#977944 Sep 7, 2013
White Dallas man shoots 8-year-old black boy in the face as he plays ‘tag’

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/06/white-d...

according to white America: What's the problem?

no, some things never change.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#977945 Sep 7, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Hey Johnny Dunce, can you tell me in what year the recession started, who was the President at the time and who controlled the 109th Congress?
I'll wait.
Recessions happen regularly as a natural part of the business cycle, but only Obama and FDR have delayed recovery for so long because of government policies.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#977946 Sep 7, 2013
Once again the Tea Party will supply the Clowns for their candidates.
A growing rift within republican party is widening into a chasm! From the depths will their come rebirth or desolation?
Chasm widens. Will this give birth to the Progressive Grand Old Party?
Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} from Texas has launched his desires for the 2016 presidenticy as has Marco Rubio {R Tea Party} of Florida.
Cruz has revealed as he says “ A dirty little secret, republicans {traditionalist} would like very much to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our democrat friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.”
Mike Lee {R Tea Party} and Ted Cruz prefer the hostage/ransom method to block any progress of the Congress. John McCain {R Traditional} disagrees as this will inflame the scenario of an up and down vote by the democrats. Who will then expand that to all Key issues.
Democrats begin to set the stage. Complaining of how the republicans are blocking or delaying confirmation of top White House nominees. Including Federal Judges. Accusing a small group are abusing their powers to block actions for our Congress to proceed with the governing of our Nation.
The Chasm Widens…

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#977947 Sep 7, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>He was an actor.
Boy, he really had you fooled!
"yuck"
At least Reagan had a profession. Our current president, nobama is a proven failure. A little boy unable to do a man's job. I will say this, about nobama, he has fooled you, an easy job in as much as you are a fool. You are in love with an admitted hard drug user and one who has indulged in homosexual acts. One who is a flip flopper, you know as when he was against same sex marriage before he was for it, one who promised to get those who killed American's in Benghazi and did nothing, the one who drew a red line in the sand and then denied it, or the one who told putin before he was re-elected that when he won his second term he would have more freedom to act, and look at that situation now, putin laughs at our president.
Son, you have to get your head out of your behind.
Peace
KMA

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#977948 Sep 7, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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What a terrible setback for the Australian people; yes, he's open for business, he'll sell the country to the Chinese.
They now have universal single payer healthcare and a high minimum wage; and I think free university education; not sure, but don't think he can mess with that. His views on women are sexist and backward, like most rightwingers who are so threatened by women.
"silly"
Nothing is free. Someone is picking up the tab.
Peace
KMA
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#977949 Sep 7, 2013
Tea Party validate their vindictive policies with various hyper false red herrings. Example; IRS issue has always been used by all administrations dating back to F.D.R. Only difference with the Obama administration is that it started from the bottom up, as all others started from top down. Another red herring is Benghazi, and if you will remember Libya, lack of security issues. Considering it was the Tea Party leading with the Hue and Cry to deny Obama’s request for additional funds to increase security to our embassies’, right after the Libyan War. Now they PROJECT their errors onto the Executive branch. Using this to validate their need to hold Congress and the Nation into another Hostage/Ransom, Our Way or The Highway scenarios. Refusing any conferences that promotes a budget. Accusing democrats of over reach and obfuscation.??? Hmmm Paradox leadership.. Tea promotes Emperor ideologies.
Gazing at some of these comments I see people stating thoughts that they can not defend. Just what the Truth is, they can’t say anymore, nevermore…

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#977950 Sep 7, 2013
Save USA wrote:
Obama Nominates Billionaire Fundraiser Penny Pritzker for ...
www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-internationa... ... Cached
Obama Nominates Billionaire Fundraiser Penny Pritzker for Commerce Job Obama also tapped senior economic adviser and former Citigroup executive Michael ...
THIS IS THE JEW WHO ROBBED ORLANDO FLORIDA OUT OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WITH THE HELP OF BILL CLINTON , MAYOR GLENDA HOOD , MAYOR BILL FREDERICK AND OTHER CRIMINALS .
Navy-base Deals Turn Dirt To Gold
Orlando's Rush To Develop The Former Naval Training Center Put The Prime Land -- And Plenty More -- In The Hands Of A Billionaire Chicago Developer.
November 4, 2001|By Dan Tracy, Sentinel Staff Writer
When the federal government ordered the Orlando Naval Training Center closed in 1993, dozens of pages of fine print laid out a pecking order of who could lay claim to the valuable property.
Other branches of the military, state and local public agencies and the homeless were first in line. Billionaire developers were not on the list.
But eight years later, one of the nation's wealthiest families owns the 1,093-acre base in Orlando. And they got it for next to nothing, while the city of Orlando lost a chance to use the base for a broader public benefit. Aided by low-interest loans and other incentives quietly doled out by the city, the developers even control a small government created to help them build an upscale housing enclave there.
A partnership controlled by the Pritzkers of Chicago -- owners of the posh Hyatt hotel chain -- two years ago paid just $7.6 million to secure title to nearly two square miles of Central Florida's choicest land in a complex series of deals orchestrated with the city. The $6,900 an acre they paid for the base would have been a good price for land in rural Lake County, let alone in downtown Orlando.
An Orlando Sentinel investigation of the behind-the-scenes deal-making since that time shows that the Pritzkers have been able to parlay a $19 million investment into a real-estate gold mine now worth at least $130 million. They have succeeded, in large part, because:
They had help from two Orlando mayors, past and present. Mayor Glenda Hood pressed passionately for development of the defunct complex as part of her administration's legacy. Her predecessor, ex-Mayor Bill Frederick, was briefly a Pritzker business partner in a key phase of the family's drive to buy the base.
Hood and her staff treated public ownership of the base as if it were a liability, never giving serious consideration to other options beyond unloading it quickly and cheaply for a private housing and commercial development. The city owned the so-called NTC for less than a day. Officials were so eager to close the deal with the Pritzkers that they fashioned an unprecedented, multimillion-dollar package of loans and other breaks that included exempting the developers from normal planning reviews. More clogged roads may be the future price Orlando pays.
The city approved a "community development district" government for the Pritzkers, enabling them to issue $76 million in tax-free bonds and legally steer as much as a third of the proceeds to their own company. Future homeowners will repay much of that debt with assessments on their property stretched over three decades. What residents will get for that portion of the bond money are otherwise unmarketable scraps of raw land slated for such uses as drainage areas and roads. The price commanded by the Pritzkers was about $91,000 an acre. That's 13 times what they paid per acre just two years earlier.
shouldn't you be condemning the two republican mayors who facilitated the deal?

seems to me that Penny Pritzker was doing the capitalist thing and taking advantage of a good business deal. Isn't that what you free market economy capitalists are all about?

If anybody here gets the blame for robbing Orlando of a good deal, it should be the REPUBLICAN mayors who allowed it to happen
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#977951 Sep 7, 2013
Fox's Friendly Forum For Rumsfeld

Fox continued to prove itself a safe haven for conservatives as former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld enjoyed an easy interview on Fox & Friends. Fox News chose to ignore Rumsfeld's role in the Iraq war while other outlets questioned him about manipulated intelligence and the role the war played in America's standing in the international community.

The softball questions lobbed by hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade stood in stark contrast to the challenging questions asked by Chris Cuomo of CNN's New Day and Savannah Guthrie of NBC's Today. The Fox interview comes on the heels of a new report detailing the cozy relationship between Fox News and Republicans and the friendly forum Fox presents to their conservative guests.

While Cuomo and Guthrie asked Rumsfeld questions about the lingering effects of the Iraq war and Rumsfeld's role in the intelligence failures leading up to it, the hosts of Fox & Friends chose to avoid any mention of Iraq. Hosts Gretchen Carlson, Brian Kilmeade, and Steve Doocy made no mention of the botched intelligence and instead asked leading questions that gave Rumsfeld an opportunity to criticize President Obama's handling of the developing situation in Syria.

Fox's treatment of the former Defense Secretary, and Republicans in general, has become a noticeable pattern. The Rumsfeld interview comes after a recent report by Harvard University's Shorenstein Center detailing Fox's unique role as a safe haven for conservative candidates.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/09/06/foxs-...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#977952 Sep 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong speech, you lying sack-o-shit. Go to the one later in the day where Obama is in the Rose Garden with Biden. Starting at 1:45 in the video.
Why do you need the help of your opponents to make your point son?
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#977953 Sep 7, 2013

From the republican’s horses mouth. Out with The Tea…
A wedge has been further pounded down, increasing the chasm in republican party. Senator Rand Paul {R} of Kentucky, who is also going to run for the presidenticy in 2016, filibustered his opposition to using drones to eradicate terrorist suspects. Conservative republicans disagree.
Gun reforms on back ground checks is opposed by the Tea Party as the traditionalist republican disagree. John McCain {R traditionalist} counters.“Isn’t it a little bizarre that we are saying’ basically, on this side of the republican aisle, is that we do not trust our colleagues on the other side of the capitol, who are in the minority republican.
LOL republicans are once again filling their primaries for 2016 with a mixture of loony toons. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio to lead the parade. Fox will entertain us with his merry band playing a’ la propaganda for the week.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#977954 Sep 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Recessions happen regularly as a natural part of the business cycle, but only Obama and FDR have delayed recovery for so long because of government policies.
And the GOP obstructionists Congress, who have used the filibuster more times than the total in History up to President Obama taking office share no blame.

Its one thing to blame the President and Democratic party if you allow them to implement their policies....

its another biased stupid idea to lay the blame on them if you block their proposed legislation and not allow them to implement their policies,

John, i always thought you were a just a plain dumb partisan hack, too blinded by his own prejudice to actually see and understand reality. But now I'm convinced you're just a total idiot, incapable of critical thinking and logic.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#977955 Sep 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Recessions happen regularly as a natural part of the business cycle, but only Obama and FDR have delayed recovery for so long because of government policies.
"John Galt"
As you know WW2 was the reason the great depression ended. Will it take WW3 to end the nobama depression?
Peace

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#977956 Sep 7, 2013
oppressed vagina's...

"...Of all households with children younger than 18, the share of married mothers who out-earn their husbands has gone up from 4% in 1960 to 15% in 2011, nearly a fourfold increase..."

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/29/bre...
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#977957 Sep 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Recessions happen regularly as a natural part of the business cycle, but only Obama and FDR have delayed recovery for so long because of government policies.
John your comment as usual FALSE! Nothing new there for a habitual liar.
Right Wing cries too fast, too fast, too fast, slooooow down..
“It Is All About The Economy Stupid”{Trivia;} who had that on his presidential desk?
Following inspired by the CBO report.
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.{R}
“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits.{R} Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#977958 Sep 7, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"yuck"
While the British were asking fore assistance, the French had already surrendered.
Peace
KMA
The Brits were fortunate they had a "moat" the Germans couldn't cross.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#977959 Sep 7, 2013
Obamacare score card...

"ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs"

included 258 employers and counting...

http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#977960 Sep 7, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me help you out, chimpy dave:
1)"Nothing" as far as a loser like you would know
2)He didnt take overt military action because he was 50 times smarter than odumbo, and knew the middle east for what it is: a useless shthole of a morass where smelly camel pumpers have been killing each as long as they have existed.
That will be $42.50. Feel free to take a banana from petty cash....
so deploying the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit to Lebanon was not an overt military action?

but you are partially right, after terrorists bombed the Marine Barracks killing 241 Marines, Reagan did do nothing.

or how about taking sides in the Iraq/Iran war, providing chemical, biological and nerve agents to Saddam, intel on large concentrations of Iranian troops to maximize the lethality of using those weapons and providing Naval escorts for Iraqi oil tankers...have you ever heard of the USS Stark? try googling it?
again so that is not taking overt military action?

or how about supplying arms and munitions to a known South American terrorist group, responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians, including 7 American missionary nuns and a priest?

feel free to take an course in American history and learn something
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#977961 Sep 7, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
And the GOP obstructionists Congress, who have used the filibuster more times than the total in History up to President Obama taking office share no blame.
Its one thing to blame the President and Democratic party if you allow them to implement their policies....
its another biased stupid idea to lay the blame on them if you block their proposed legislation and not allow them to implement their policies,
John, i always thought you were a just a plain dumb partisan hack, too blinded by his own prejudice to actually see and understand reality. But now I'm convinced you're just a total idiot, incapable of critical thinking and logic.
obstructionists?? you idiot... Lets just say NO to more war you deranged moron...

Obama is gonna start World War III. What a dumbass you are! Karma whining ignorant idiot bullshit and crying stupid...

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