Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

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#993849 Oct 2, 2013
If Obama had a hemorrhoidectomy, we'd lose about half a dozen posters.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993850 Oct 2, 2013
Snap

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993851 Oct 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Hmmmm.... I heard the 80 members of the House who are holding Americans hostage represent only 18% of the population.
Clearly they don't represent the American people by any stretch of any imagination... unless you're a right wing nut!
homosexuals only make up about 3% of the population but you guys have a tizzy over them.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993852 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Peter King is not in the same position or have the same power as Harry Reid.
He's just one voice in a sea of Republicans. Reid is the voice of Obama.
He said Cruz is crazy. Does that sound like someone King or Reid should/would work with? King agrees with Reid, he in no way wanted to shut the government down nor use ACA as the vehicle to do so.

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#993853 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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This question has already been answered. Big business and corporations are exempt because they and republicans whined, cried and begged for a delay. "They couldn't get their ducks in a row." No such problem for the individual mandate. The exchanges didn't ask for a delay. They had invested a lot of time and money getting prepared and it would have been unfair to delay the individual mandate. The only ones asking for a delay were republicans.
"unfair to delay the individual mandate"? How so?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993854 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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They may not have a "contract" but they do have a legally binding benefit agreement.
wtf is a legally binding benefit agreement?

<hint; its a fcking contract>
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993855 Oct 2, 2013
From Daley Plaza to Syria: Obama’s Forgotten, Fading Imperial Promise
Purported progressives who claim to be shocked and appalled at President Obama’s warmongering have been willfully ignorant for a very long time.“Its’ a shame folks in leading ‘progressive’ circles didn’t look more seriously into the militantly imperial content of Obama’s speeches and publications during and before his initial presidential campaign.”Let us hope that the American ‘left’ will show a new determination to never be fooled again.”

Some liberals and progressives who opposed Barack Obama’s attempted attack on Syria seemed taken aback and surprised at the president’s readiness to make brazenly illegal, unilateral war on another sovereign nation. I’m glad they helped block the bombing of Syria, but I find surprise at Obama’s imperial militarism distressing. That militarism has been on rich display from the beginning of his presidency, generating countless victims from Somalia and Yemen to Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Pakistan among other locations.

The Invasion of Iraq as a Mistake, Not a Crime

But then, Obama’s imperial militarism was evident well before he took up residence in the White House. Obama was never anything remotely like the “antiwar” politician many liberal and progressive Democrats fantasized about during the long national Cheney-Bush 43 nightmare. Illinois State Senator Barack Obama’s October 2002 speech against George W. Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in Chicago’s Daley Plaza – an oration that was subsequently lodged into the screen doors of Iowa City progressives on the eve of the 2008 Iowa Democratic Party presidential Caucus – is a case in point. It was much less anti-war than many imagined.“I am not opposed to all wars,” Obama said early in his speech,“I’m opposed to dumb wars.”[1]

Calling Bush’s imminent war “dumb” but not criminal or immoral, Obama deleted the petro-imperial ambitions behind the Iraq invasion being planned in Washington. He said nothing about racist nature of the Bush administration’s determination to preposterously link Iraq to the jetliner attacks of September 11, 2001 and to al Qaeda. Contrary to his presidential campaign’s later effort to brand him as a friend of the antiwar movement, his 2002 speech spoke against the planned invasion in much the same terms as George Bush Senior’s former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and much of the rest of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. It argued that invading Iraq would be a foreign policy mistake – something that would not work for U.S. global power. It did not mention that the war and occupation being worked up by the White House and Pentagon would be a brazenly illegal and imperial transgression certain to kill many innocent Iraqis. The reasons Obama gave not to invade Iraq – economic cost, uncertain outcomes, risks of regional destabilization, etc.(but not immorality, criminality, and the likelihood that many Iraqis would die)– were widely voiced concerns on the part of top conservative imperial thinkers.

Obamas color was use by the elite to block dissent it has not worked because all blacks do not support how he governs
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993856 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
If Obama had a hemorrhoidectomy, we'd lose about half a dozen posters.
Agreed.

Galt, Flack, Carol(Lois Lane), DBwriter, The No Surprize sockpuppet brigade, Eed, they've all been on his ass for over four years now.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#993857 Oct 2, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know what Pi$$ing in the wind is?
Answer: The Tea Baggers shutting down the government.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993858 Oct 2, 2013
It's funny Obama wanted minority rule for Syria but his supporters wont accept that for America is that stupid or what and they just cant see how racists and bigotted they are what they want for other countries they dont want for Americans WOW
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#993859 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Don't pee your pants just yet, Homer. More headlines are to come in the days ahead and more "glitches" when reality sinks in.
Let's wait to celebrate Obama's 1% margin of victory until after the debt ceiling debate soon and Obamacare really hits the fan.
By the way, do you favor Obamacare over the Affordable Care Act?
Just testing...people in the streets chose one over the other on the Jimmy Kimmel show the other night and even explained why.
Proving more people are completely clueless than we even imagine.
Many are confused by the nonsense they're watching on TV, just moments ago (R) Wisconsin congressman Duffey was lying his azz off on MSNBC. Pitiful lies which included made up statistics.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

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#993860 Oct 2, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Illinois was where he lived. Not necessarily the place he called "home".
"Barack has led by example. When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home
country in Kenya.."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993861 Oct 2, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Many incidences of violence and mayhem at Tea Party rallies babe__including a bunch of old fks attacking some members of the media.
You said that you'd only attended a couple TP gatherings right?
What's your need to lie???
Well, you and your pals at the Moose Lodge must have been the only ones to hear about it.

The liberal media would have been all over that - even one minor incident - and made it look like the Revolutionary War had started over again.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#993862 Oct 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Thought I should pass this on.
To the United States Federal Government:
The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You had 237 years to get it right and it is broke.
Social Security was established in 1935. You had 77 years to get it right and it is broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964. You had 48 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the
poor" and they only want more.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You had 47 years to get it right and they are broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You had 42 years to get it right and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 35 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
And now you want to run our health care system.
Does anyone have any common sense anymore?
Obviously you don't...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#993863 Oct 2, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
If it turns out that President Obama can make a deal with the most intrasigent, hard-line, unreasonable totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with the Republicans, maybe he's not the problem.
Now that they are taking a hit in the polls, even Republicans are blaming the Tea Party.
Lakeesha Bocateesha

Lakewood, NJ

#993864 Oct 2, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
John Boehner gave a rallying speech to Congress and the Tea Party today. He thanked his loved ones tobacco lobbyists, the oil companies, and the CEO's.
notice he ain't thankin the free-loading non-working governmental parasites like you...LOL
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#993865 Oct 2, 2013
Homer wrote:
Also of note -
Democrats have extended their lead over Republicans to four points – 42% to 38%- in the latest Generic Congressional Ballot. This is their biggest lead and highest level of support since mid-April.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
Interesting. I thought the Republicans were looking to make some serious gains, maybe take over the Senate.
Ethics Gomer!
Do you regularly abandon your ethics?

Would you sacrifice your ethics for a White Republican?
super steve

Denver, CO

#993866 Oct 2, 2013
piece of human filth Ostupida spitefully tries to shut down open air Washington monuments:

Veterans break past World War II Memorial barricade - CNN Political ...
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/.../veterans-br... ;
23 hours ago - Update 1:45 p.m. ET: House GOP leadership sources tell CNN they plan to vote on a series of bills to fund the government, beginning Tuesday ...

Veterans push past barricades to visit closed WWII memorial amid ...
rt.com/usa/veterans-wwii-memorial-tourists-61...
13 hours ago - Despite a government shutdown resulting in closed national monuments and parks, a group of Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight Veterans ...

Visiting veterans storm closed war memorials - The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com/...wwii-memorial/.../0... -...
14 hours ago - World War II, Korean War vets say the government shutdown won't ... to face metal barricades and signs announcing that the memorial was .

What a disgusting dirtbag this AA failure is.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993867 Oct 2, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
wtf is a legally binding benefit agreement?
<hint; its a fcking contract>
LOL!.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993868 Oct 2, 2013
News Flash Politicians lie their A$$es of all of the Democrat or republican

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