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

Noblesville, IN

#982889 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
After purging the Demo-lite Eastern establishment, Republicans won five of the next six Presidential elections, that's how it worked.
yeah, it really worked.

The rankings can also be used for performance comparisons of the two political parties. Conveniently, there are six Republicans and six Democrats, so if we take the average for Democratic and Republican presidents we can make a head-to-head party comparison. The Democratic presidents scored substantially higher than the Republican presidents, with a score of 26.95. Republican presidents scored -26.95.

Other statistical tests, including the so-called min-max method, which moderates the influence of extreme indicator values, produce similar results. These are consistent considering that the top three performers are Democrats and two out of the lowest three are Republicans. Five out of six Democrats reduced the national debt as a percentage of GDP, while four out of six Republicans raised it. The story is similar on budget deficits, with five of the top six performances recorded by Democrats and four of the bottom five recorded by Republicans.

With respect to GDP growth, three of the top four performers were Democrats and four of the bottom five were Republicans. In reducing the poverty rate, the top three were Democrats and two of the bottom three were Republicans. The Democrats also had a better record on employment.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-25/demo...
christofascists

Florence, OR

#982890 Sep 14, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Good morning, leftist phags! Its a beautiful AZ day, with the sun shining down in glorious fashion!! Dont cry over all the beatings you received this week (Baruck/Putin, odumbocare defunding, senators recalled, etc etc). Do something positive, like killing yourself!!
You mean beating down and frying your bald-headed azz, don't you ancient, impotent desert closet case? Try one of those frozen turd snax you keep stocked in the freezer for a quick pick-me-up!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982891 Sep 14, 2013
UAE leads Gulf front against Egypt's Islamists
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Sep 14, 2:18 AM (ET)

By BRIAN MURPHY

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)- More than six months ago, Dr. Mahmoud al-Jaidah was asked to step out of line as he transited through Dubai en route home to Qatar. He has been held ever since, allowed to visit his family once a month after a blindfolded trip from an undisclosed detention facility.

UAE authorities have given no public statements on the case. But the family of the 52-year-old doctor has no doubt why he was detained: He has been caught up in the escalating pressures across the Western-backed Gulf states against the now-battered Muslim Brotherhood and its perceived Islamist allies.

The crackdowns in the Gulf began more than a year before the Muslim Brotherhood's political collapse in Egypt this July, but now they take on wider regional implications, meshing with the campaign of arrests by Cairo's new military-protected leadership against the Brotherhood.

The Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi on July 3 further emboldened the UAE and other Gulf states to step up arrests of suspected Brotherhood supporters, whom they see as a threat to the Gulf's tightly run fraternity of monarchs, sheiks and emirs.

And in turn, several Gulf countries have stepped up as critical sources of cash for Egypt's new military-backed leadership as it cracks down on Morsi's Brotherhood. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have promised Cairo $12 billion in aid. Several thousand Brotherhood members and other Islamists have been arrested in Egypt since Morsi's fall.

"The Gulf states and Egypt are now bonded together in the belief of the Muslim Brotherhood as their common enemy," said Christopher Davidson, an expert in Gulf affairs at Britain's Durham University. "This is a powerful alliance."

The Gulf's rulers have long considered the Brotherhood as a danger. In Saudi Arabia, for example, the Brotherhood's version of political Islam is seen as a challenge to the country's monarchy backed by the strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam. The group is also seen as part of the wave of Arab Spring upheavals, which so far Gulf rulers have ridden out, though not without clampdowns on social media and other tools of budding political opposition.

Now, Gulf officials have become fearful of anything that could serve as potential footholds for the Brotherhood. In rhetoric at least, the group has begun to replace Iran as the most worrisome threat in the eye of many officials. The exception is Qatar, which has cultivated the Brotherhood regionwide and strongly backed Morsi.....
christofascists

Florence, OR

#982892 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, didn't Obama make Putin back down?
You too, dumb virulent midget righty sycophant. Maybe the desert hunchback will flip you a turd snack if you blow him just right, and wiggle your flipper up there just right ...
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#982893 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Maher on TV?
yes. and this one too.

Maddow to conservatives: Your man-crush Putin is just not that into you

She compared this collective man-crush on the part of the right wing to the point in the 2008 campaign when things got “a little NC-17&#8243; over then-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The National Review’s Rich Lowry said Palin was giving off “little starbursts” of sexual charisma through the television during the vice presidential debates.

“It’s one thing for the right to fall in love with its own politicians,” Maddow said,“to make Reagan a saint, Sarah Palin their own collective girlfriend, but the president of Russia, he is not that into you. Seriously, I know you guys hate Pres. Obama, so it feels good to have a man-crush on somebody else, but this guy is the president of Russia. Zip it up, you guys, seriously. Have some respect.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/14/maddow-...
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#982894 Sep 14, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Baawwaaaahhh!!!
Let me break the news to you Reichtard. Nobody is shaking in their boots because of what you, or Bill Maher think.
As usual, the left distracts & blames others for their failures.
any idea when you folks who voted for Bush are going to own up to that debacle?

'But, but, Obama!'

so weak.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#982895 Sep 14, 2013
These guys can’t be happy after pounding the pavement getting Obamacare pass Obama shows his respect by sending them a sweet nothing Kiss!! Administration Rejects Union Request for Obamacare Subsidies!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982896 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You haven't got anything straight yet so why make an exception now.
Arming KNOWN terrorist groups is not the answer. The agreement just signed is.
lol! Looks whose talking about not being right......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982897 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982898 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Bush actively fought against al Qaeda; Obama is arming them.
lol! poor baby. so deaf....

so blind...

so ruled by his party!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982899 Sep 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
now if only right wing assertions were mainstream.....
case in point: Obama's still in the WH, isn't he?
AND.....

they're fighting amongst themselves in the House!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#982900 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Ah! The government has given them a choice. I see.
Not federal government, but the more rational state government.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982901 Sep 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
yes. and this one too.
Maddow to conservatives: Your man-crush Putin is just not that into you
She compared this collective man-crush on the part of the right wing to the point in the 2008 campaign when things got “a little NC-17&#8243; over then-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The National Review’s Rich Lowry said Palin was giving off “little starbursts” of sexual charisma through the television during the vice presidential debates.
“It’s one thing for the right to fall in love with its own politicians,” Maddow said,“to make Reagan a saint, Sarah Palin their own collective girlfriend, but the president of Russia, he is not that into you. Seriously, I know you guys hate Pres. Obama, so it feels good to have a man-crush on somebody else, but this guy is the president of Russia. Zip it up, you guys, seriously. Have some respect.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/14/maddow-...
Maddow should wear a bag over his head when on TV.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#982902 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
UAE leads Gulf front against Egypt's Islamists
Email this Story
Sep 14, 2:18 AM (ET)
By BRIAN MURPHY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)- More than six months ago, Dr. Mahmoud al-Jaidah was asked to step out of line as he transited through Dubai en route home to Qatar. He has been held ever since, allowed to visit his family once a month after a blindfolded trip from an undisclosed detention facility.
UAE authorities have given no public statements on the case. But the family of the 52-year-old doctor has no doubt why he was detained: He has been caught up in the escalating pressures across the Western-backed Gulf states against the now-battered Muslim Brotherhood and its perceived Islamist allies.
The crackdowns in the Gulf began more than a year before the Muslim Brotherhood's political collapse in Egypt this July, but now they take on wider regional implications, meshing with the campaign of arrests by Cairo's new military-protected leadership against the Brotherhood.
The Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi on July 3 further emboldened the UAE and other Gulf states to step up arrests of suspected Brotherhood supporters, whom they see as a threat to the Gulf's tightly run fraternity of monarchs, sheiks and emirs.
And in turn, several Gulf countries have stepped up as critical sources of cash for Egypt's new military-backed leadership as it cracks down on Morsi's Brotherhood. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have promised Cairo $12 billion in aid. Several thousand Brotherhood members and other Islamists have been arrested in Egypt since Morsi's fall.
"The Gulf states and Egypt are now bonded together in the belief of the Muslim Brotherhood as their common enemy," said Christopher Davidson, an expert in Gulf affairs at Britain's Durham University. "This is a powerful alliance."
The Gulf's rulers have long considered the Brotherhood as a danger. In Saudi Arabia, for example, the Brotherhood's version of political Islam is seen as a challenge to the country's monarchy backed by the strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam. The group is also seen as part of the wave of Arab Spring upheavals, which so far Gulf rulers have ridden out, though not without clampdowns on social media and other tools of budding political opposition.
Now, Gulf officials have become fearful of anything that could serve as potential footholds for the Brotherhood. In rhetoric at least, the group has begun to replace Iran as the most worrisome threat in the eye of many officials. The exception is Qatar, which has cultivated the Brotherhood regionwide and strongly backed Morsi.....
Now you are getting it. Obama was supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

He now is arming a branch of them in Syria.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982903 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Not federal government, but the more rational state government.
Talk to Galt about his government.

And it's not necessarily better where I live either.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982904 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Maddow should wear a bag over his head when on TV.
You should exercise your right to change the channel instead of demanding others change for you son.
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#982905 Sep 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Maddow should wear a bag over his head when on TV.
she should act like the bimbos on FOX who have to act like they didn't go to college?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#982906 Sep 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
any idea when you folks who voted for Bush are going to own up to that debacle?
'But, but, Obama!'
so weak.
Well, I guess 911 never happened according to cons.

Oh wait... they blamed Clinton for that one.

Wow.... it's amazing how 'pure' cons view themselves when they're in mental retreat!
sonicfilter

Noblesville, IN

#982907 Sep 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>AND.....
they're fighting amongst themselves in the House!
the RINOs against the CINOs. finest kind.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982908 Sep 14, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Not federal government, but the more rational state government.
more accurately, the people, by electing legislators who were willing to stand up to abusive, predatory labor unions..

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