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
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998448 Oct 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Who is to say that the life and health of a poor person is less important than a wealthy person?
The poor person shouldn't demand Cadillac health care at the expense of working people.
hahaobama

Waterbury, CT

#998450 Oct 8, 2013
Why is al sharpton a civil rights leader what civil rights laws did he get enacted him and jackson were put in place after real and effective leaders Were Murdered two frauds

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#998451 Oct 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Stock markets down since the Repugnant shutdown.
Most Americans have IRA's, 401k's, other investments.
SBA can't make loans, hurting small businesses. DUH
The Repugnant shutdown is hurting all Americans, but many don't even realize it. They will when they get their next quarterly statement.
You also connect werewolf appearances with full moons and bad luck during solar eclipses.

I connect a poor economy, unemployment, social degradation and America's loss of world prestige with the appearance of the Magic Negro.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#998452 Oct 8, 2013
Spin Spin Spin Spin
Bottom line:
Republicans overplayed their hand. Obama has nothing to lose. He isn't running for anything ever again. Republicans dubbed ACA Obamacare to try to insult him but what they did was personalize it even more for him. There is no way he will retreat from his signature accomplishment.
Teabaggers will absorb the blame for the tanking economy.
Own it dumbasses.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#998453 Oct 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Nonsense.
He and many people reject to the ICU care for people with terminal diseases within one to two weeks of their death.
Oh? Who paid for Terry Schiavo to be kept on life support for 14 years?
You're full of shyt.
hahaobama

Waterbury, CT

#998454 Oct 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I didn't read the article; however I will say this: If the wealthy give more to charities; it's usually done to claim a tax deduction.They may set up foundations with lofty sounding names and have their photos taken with a check surrounded by a few poor black kids that they can frame and put in their offices. That money rarely gets to a poor person. It's money laundering.
Oh yes, they have their fancy balls for the see and be seen; and the next day, rush to pick up The Shiny Sheet in Palm Beach so they can see their photos and compare ball gowns. It's all bullshyt. If you want to help someone; do it directly.
Those who are wealthy got their by the sweat of others who worked for them and more is expected of them. Why don't they just pay their taxes?
Your first line says it all shut the f up and read first then comment
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#998455 Oct 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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The poor person shouldn't demand Cadillac health care at the expense of working people.
But the wealthy person should? Why should poor people have to grovel and be humiliated and made to feel unworthy because of money?
You're a mental case.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998456 Oct 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Stock markets down since the Repugnant shutdown.
Most Americans have IRA's, 401k's, other investments.
SBA can't make loans, hurting small businesses. DUH
The Repugnant shutdown is hurting all Americans, but many don't even realize it. They will when they get their next quarterly statement.
Stock markets doing fairly well during the first part of the shut down and then Obama start shouting NO negotiations on debt ceiling.

That is a loser for both Obama and the stock market.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998457 Oct 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Well, this is what happens when Republicans close down National Parks. We all know who to blame and it isn't Obama.
Tell Boehner to present the clean budget resolution to a vote and this will all be over.
The longer the government stays shutdown, more the blame falls on our fearless Leader and chief obama...

Tear down this Wall Obama...

It's the culture...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#998458 Oct 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh? Who paid for Terry Schiavo to be kept on life support for 14 years?
You're full of shyt.
Her husband, who was pissed about it. There went all the lawsuit money.

What was your point?
hahaobama

Waterbury, CT

#998459 Oct 8, 2013
Obama doesnt have a history in this america as this black american I was born in Anniston, Alabama, in the 50s and had to fight for my equality most of my life. You see, there were many who thought I should be treated like a second class citizen, drink from a different water fountain, sit in the back of the bus, be counted as three-quarters of a person, go to a different school, eat and sit in the black section of restaurants, use a different bathroom; you know, be separate but equal. Then came Dr. Martin Luther King and all that started to change and praise God! I became a Christian in 1969. Today, I find myself again being put in that same category as a second class citizen, and I am not going to have that same fight.

I did not become a Christian to live the 50s and 60s all over a second time. Muslims have more rights and freedom of religion than I do as a Christian. Tell a Muslim he can’t pray at school or at the airport or downtown when prayer time is called for, and see what happens. Tell a Muslim cleric serving as a chaplain in our brilliant military that he has to marry a same-sex couple, and see what happens. Some of you are saying “what is that about?” Well hold on to your hat, there is more to come.

But as a Christian, let me say Merry Christmas on a national holiday called Christmas and you’d think Satan incarnate himself just showed up. I’m sorry that is a bad example because if Satan did show up, he would get more respect than Christians, Jews, Tea Partiers, patriots and conservatives. Thus all the forenamed groups, and any like them, must stand and fight for their equal rights that are disappearing faster than San Antonio fans after game seven of the NBA championship in Miami. This brings me to the point of Al Sharpton’s recent comments about our movement of taking back our civil rights as conservatives.
hahaobama

Waterbury, CT

#998460 Oct 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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But the wealthy person should? Why should poor people have to grovel and be humiliated and made to feel unworthy because of money?
You're a mental case.
save your pity party and adopt a few homeless into your home and stfu
hahaobama

Waterbury, CT

#998461 Oct 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh? Who paid for Terry Schiavo to be kept on life support for 14 years?
You're full of shyt.
not obamacare for sure ask jon stewart
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#998462 Oct 8, 2013
John Boehner Too Embarrassed to Defend His Own Extortion Demands

Like President Obama, John Boehner used his remarks today to reiterate his same position on the debt ceiling and the government shutdown. Boehner’s central rhetorical thrust, as it has been all along, has been to elide the crucial distinction between hostage-taking and normal political negotiation. The latter involves mutual concessions in order to arrive at policy changes both parties agree would improve the status quo. The former involves one party forcing the other to accept otherwise unacceptable policy changes by threatening to undertake actions that both sides agree are harmful.

Boehner began by repeating his debunked and obvious falsehood that the debt ceiling is always used in the manner he proposes to use it now. Boehner’s line here is that “27 times” in the past it has forced the parties to deal with the deficit. In his earlier press conference, Obama explained why this is false: Those instances actually entailed the two parties negotiating in the traditional fashion and appending a debt-ceiling increase onto the final result. They did not involve a party actually threatening default to wrest un-reciprocated concessions.

Rather than engage with Obama’s debunking, Boehner simply repeated his original, false formulation. Boehner augmented his talking point by mentioning that Democrats in Congress declined to lift the debt ceiling in 2010. But this doesn’t strengthen Boehner’s case — it weakens it even more. The Democratic Congress was not threatening default, nor was it attempting to force Obama to accept policies he opposed. It was simply holding off on a vote in a (wildly misguided) belief that Republicans should have to take ownership of the debt issue rather than blame it on them.

Even more audaciously, Boehner dismissed the notion of lifting the debt ceiling and then negotiating the budget as “unconditional surrender.” How it could be unconditional surrender when he publicly favors lifting the debt ceiling, Boehner did not say. Obama and Boehner disagree on a wide array of budget policies. They agree that the debt ceiling needs to be lifted. Doing the thing both parties agree upon is a bizarre definition of unconditional surrender. If Boehner was an actual debt-ceiling truther, who argued that lifting the debt ceiling somehow worsens the fiscal position of the U.S. government, then lifting the debt ceiling would be surrender. But he isn’t. He agrees with Obama on the merits of the debt ceiling. Unconditional surrender is when one party agrees to do something it opposes but the other party wants — say, delaying Obamacare, as Boehner is proposing.

The most telling thing about Boehner’s remarks is their brevity. The Speaker spoke for about five minutes, responded briefly to one question, and bolted out the door. Obama’s disquisition earlier today may have been long (over an hour) and professorial. But he was able to defend his position against questions, engage counterarguments, and marshal facts to support his position. Boehner couldn’t do any of those things. So he did the only thing a man in his position could do: repeat a handful of false or crazy talking points and quickly flee the premises.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998463 Oct 8, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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Uh huh.
Just keep repeating that.
You know, like the way you kept repeating that Romney would win!
Patrick sucks...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#998464 Oct 8, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Spin Spin Spin Spin
Bottom line:
Republicans overplayed their hand. Obama has nothing to lose. He isn't running for anything ever again. Republicans dubbed ACA Obamacare to try to insult him but what they did was personalize it even more for him. There is no way he will retreat from his signature accomplishment.
Teabaggers will absorb the blame for the tanking economy.
Own it dumbasses.
Patrick sucks...
hahaobama

Waterbury, CT

#998465 Oct 8, 2013
Let me see if I can explain something to you, Al, that it seems you have forgotten. When you and Dr. King fought for our civil rights, was it because no one else had their equal rights? Black people were the first to get their equal rights, right? I presume you think that is correct the way you are talking. We both know that the reason why Dr. King and thousands of others fought during the Civil rights movement was because someone else had their rights and liberties, and blacks didn’t. My question to you Mr. Sharpton is who had those rights when we as a black people didn’t? It is true then that equal rights existed first for us to want them. Seems to me it was the white race that enjoyed that freedom. We saw it, said we wanted some of that, and fought and died until we got it. So why is it that you think Judeo-Christian believers, the religious right, tea partiers, patriots and white people in general who are starting to feel like second class citizens and separate but equal; are being scrutinized by the IRS and spied on by the NSA. Why should they not stand up and demand equal treatment under the law and the Constitution of these United States of America? The greatest nation ever founded under the banner of freedom, one nation under God, gives its citizens certain inalienable rights and the promise that they have the right to pursue their happiness. I believe we are endowed with those rights Mr. Sharpton, and deep down you know we are too.

As a black man Al, who went through the Civil rights fight in the 60s just like you did, and saw the first freedom bus burn in my home town of Anniston, Alabama, on May 14, 1961; I hated Dr. King for his non-violent philosophy. That did not change until I became a Christian later in life. Then I understood God’s biblical truth of love your enemy and do good to those who hate and persecute you. I think I have the right to tell you this sir; I think the likes of you and Jesse Jackson have done more damage to the black race than any white man will ever accomplish. You see as long as you can produce an ethnicity with a victim mentality to keep them in poverty, as the two of you get richer – you know like poverty pimps – and convince them that it is the white man’s fault because he has his boot on their necks, and as long as you teach our beautiful black women that there is a government out there to be their baby’s daddy, the two of you win. You are the self-proclaimed, appointed leaders of the black people. How we as black people have swallowed the lie that we have to have certain black leaders to get on the government teat escapes me.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#998466 Oct 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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It might surprise you, but I intake no sugar. For whatever reason, I have no taste for it, since I was about 30.
15 years later, I don't drink much coffee, use splenda when I do. Don't like cookies, pie, donuts, pudding.
I do get a lot of exercise, walk an average of 6 miles a day, even more when I'm working.
I only like giving you a hard time about it Carol, I hope you manage it well. None of us know what's ahead, healthwise.
Anything can happen to any one of us. I just hope to die fast, not lingering. But when you started talking about how much you liked sweets and pies, I had to comment.
You've only got to deal with me for a few more days. Then I'll be gone for awhile.
Probably the nicest post I've read from you.

You're very fortunate to have an aversion to all the things many of us love.

I deserve a little harassment about eating sweets. I take my pills religiously and get blood work and follow ups regularly but, otherwise, I'm a terrible patient. Luckily, my doctor gets me.

Also, fortunately, my blood sugars have always been within the normal range.

Just 15 pounds lighter and I'd be pill free as well. Already did it once. Became rather sedentary in the past few years. Not proud of it. Was very active most of my life.

I rarely took an aspirin until the age of 49 and am now cursed with taking pills - for diabetes and also high blood pressure and high triglycerides - for the rest of my life.

So kudos to you if you've done everything right and won't have to deal with any diseases that come back to haunt you in later years.

Believe me, I'm jealous.

(Oddly enough, I think we just bonded. Seems a little strange. Say something good about Obama. Quickly.)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#998468 Oct 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Galt is opposed to the healthy caring for the long term illnesses of others. Let them die.
let them plan and pay for their own medical care, just like everyone else....

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#998469 Oct 8, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Nonsense.
He and many people reject to the ICU care for people with terminal diseases within one to two weeks of their death.
you advocate death panels.

Who gets to play God??

Therein lies the problem. Most healthcare spending is on people in the final stage of life.

But who gets to decide who's terminal and isn't worth treating??

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