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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Ray Donovan wrote:
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Agreed.
The truly funny thing is politicians, no matter what their affiliation, are highly trained liars.
They're some of the most convincing BS artists on the planet.
This is interesting stuff. To a certain degree, politicians must lie in order to get elected. Tell the truth to a group of urban dwelling welfare frauds and see how far you get in the voting booth. Tell the truth to a Liberal about budgets, waste and the fundamental failures of Socialism and you'll be labeled by them and their media cohorts as being an uncaring monster from Conservative Hell with ice water running in your veins.

Did Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin get where they did by telling the truth? Strange, but Churchill told Brits the truth in their finest hour and they accepted it with pride.

Hitler and Stalin loved children. Just like the Magic Negro supposedly does, too. Lies work more often than not.

It is the human condition.

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LMAO.
Patriot: "A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors."
Some of you won't even pledge your unwavering allegiance to the United States of America and most all of you go out of your way to disparage America every chance you get (ie: aligning yourself with Putin; claiming America lied about Benghazi; claiming America has abandoned Israel). Shame on the Tea Party.
Creative Lying 101. This is so simple, you should be embarrassed to try this stuff before an adult audience.

No one says America lied about Benghazi but patriots know that the Magic Negro and his thugs lied about Benghazi.

Playing silly word games makes you look that much more immature.
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BS. Most studies indicate conservatives have an average IQ 20+ points higher than the average liberal. This isn't surprising since the studies also indicate many democratic voters are dead.
What studies moron? You're just another typical right winger who pulls stuff out of his azz and expects everyone to believe that it's chocolate ice cream.
You're an idiot!
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First sentence in an article about Obamacare glitches:
"Hurry up and wait—for your Obamacare health insurance."
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101082111
Prophetic. Theme for future health care...hurry up and wait.
What this really does Carol is to totally destroy the right wing argument that no one was going to be interested in applying for the exchanges under the ACA.
The level of interest was really unexpected, 7 million unique visitors to the federal portal, Healthcare.gov , since it opened. You missed this part of the article you cited;
Omar Hussain, CEO of the health-care IT security company Imprivata, said that any new technology platform will draw detractors who "will find something to criticize and find something negative."
But Hussain said the rollout of the exchanges, and their associated tech hiccups or flaws, were a necessary step toward bringing health care and insurance to the same technological level that manufacturing and retail business have achieved over the past two decades.
"Without innovation, without technology, health care will strangle the economy," he said. "This is just a new system, with new glitches. I'm sure they have a lot of challenges. The design will improve, the capability will improve, but the important part is transforming an industry."
I'd be willing to bet that most of the traffic comes from Republican controlled states that have refused to set up their own exchanges. In states like New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut they don't have to log onto the federal site they can go to those provided by their state.

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What this really does Carol is to totally destroy the right wing argument that no one was going to be interested in applying for the exchanges under the ACA.
The level of interest was really unexpected, 7 million unique visitors to the federal portal, Healthcare.gov , since it opened. You missed this part of the article you cited;
Omar Hussain, CEO of the health-care IT security company Imprivata, said that any new technology platform will draw detractors who "will find something to criticize and find something negative."
But Hussain said the rollout of the exchanges, and their associated tech hiccups or flaws, were a necessary step toward bringing health care and insurance to the same technological level that manufacturing and retail business have achieved over the past two decades.
"Without innovation, without technology, health care will strangle the economy," he said. "This is just a new system, with new glitches. I'm sure they have a lot of challenges. The design will improve, the capability will improve, but the important part is transforming an industry."
I'd be willing to bet that most of the traffic comes from Republican controlled states that have refused to set up their own exchanges. In states like New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut they don't have to log onto the federal site they can go to those provided by their state.
Kinda like I always say about Medicare. You got all these TeaBaggers wanting NO government in anything but the Repub hypocrites line up to signup for Medicare.
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demonkRATs: Tax granny's wheel chair! Mo' Money!
Hairy Reid demonkRATs: Let the children with cancer die..

demonkRATs: Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during obama's shutdown...

Obama: Close all National Parks and make people suffer, even though a sellout obama could write an executive order and keep anything open...

facebook hates obamacare: Read the posts & see ads that pander to blacks and hispanics...
https://www.facebook.com/Healthcare.gov...

The government shutdown is on obama's watch. Stock Market is up and the Government is shutdown and obama's continued deficit spending campaign on hold... 800,000 Non-Essential government workers stay home...

The American Patriot truly see demonkRATs for what they truly are: ghetto, nazi, losers and obstructionists.

AND... We Tea Party Patriots don't give a shit what you illiterate ghetto ass-clown commie liberals think...

It's the culture...

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Sense Of Unease Growing Around The World As U.S. Government Looks Befuddled

By STEVEN R. HURST 10/05/13 12:06 AM ET EDT AP

Government Shutdown, Government Shutdown 2013, Shutdown, Shutdown 2013, Us International, Us World, World Us, World News

-- An unmistakable sense of unease has been growing in capitals around the world as the U.S. government from afar looks increasingly befuddled — shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of defaulting on sovereign debt, which could plunge the world's financial system into chaos.

While each of the factors may be unrelated to the direct exercise of U.S. foreign policy, taken together they give some allies the sense that Washington is not as firm as it used to be in its resolve and its financial capacity, providing an opening for China or Russia to fill the void, an Asian foreign minister told a group of journalists in New York this week.

Concerns will only deepen now that President Barack Obama canceled travel this weekend to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Bali and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. He pulled out of the gatherings to stay home to deal with the government shutdown and looming fears that Congress will block an increase in U.S. borrowing power, a move that could lead to a U.S. default.

The U.S. is still a pillar of defense for places in Asia like Taiwan and South Korea, providing a vital security umbrella against China. It also still has strong allies in the Middle East, including Israel and the Gulf Arab states arrayed against al-Qaida and Iran.

But in interviews with academics, government leaders and diplomats, faith that the U.S. will always be there is fraying more than a little.

"The paralysis of the American government, where a rump in Congress is holding the whole place to ransom, doesn't really jibe with the notion of the United States as a global leader," said Michael McKinley, an expert on global relations at the Australian National University.

The political turbulence in Washington and potential economic bombshells still to come over the U.S. government shutdown and a possible debt default this month have sent shivers through Europe. The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, worried about the continent's rebound from the 2008 economic downturn.

"We view this recovery as weak, as fragile, as uneven," Draghi said at a news conference.

Germany's influential newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung bemoaned the U.S. political chaos.

"At the moment, Washington is fighting over the budget and nobody knows if the country will still be solvent in three weeks. What is clear, though, is that America is already politically bankrupt," it said.
O no he didnt

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So. Farrahkhan. Want. A. Race. War. Because. The. Grafted. President. Is. Not. Worshipped. By. All. America. Should. Be. Destroyed. The. Same. Language. He. Uses is. Now. A. Problem. Because. His. God. Obama. Sucks. So. They. Race. As. An. Excuse
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<quoted text> show us how it's done son...
WASHINGTON (AP)

President Barack Obama says he would "think about changing" the Washington Redskins' name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word many consider offensive to Native Americans.

As a natural born native American-

Like this-

STHU with the tons of BULLCHIT IGNORANCE already, and Grow the hell up.

Don't like AMERICA-LEAVE, loser idiot race baiting commie marxist wanker wanna be's.

UNREAL.

No wonder people are SICK of this administration--nothing BUT Idiotocracy.
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<quoted text> no negotiating with terrorists....
Yeah-ship the current kids on the DC hill to Gitmo or something... They'd be just cheaper to maintain.

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Obama finds himself at the nexus of a government in chaos at home and a wave of foreign policy challenges.
He has been battered by the upheaval in the Middle East from the Arab Spring revolts after managing to extricate the U.S. from its long, brutal and largely failed attempt to establish democracy in Iraq. He is also drawing down U.S. forces from a more than decade-long war in Afghanistan with no real victory in sight. He leads a country whose people have no interest in taking any more military action abroad.
As Europe worries about economics, Asian allies watch in some confusion about what the U.S. is up to with its promise to rebalance military forces and diplomacy in the face of an increasingly robust China.

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Global concerns about U.S. policy came to a head with Obama's handling of the civil war in Syria and the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime of President Bashar Assad. But, in fact, the worries go far deeper.

"I think there are a lot of broader concerns about the United States. They aren't triggered simply by Syria. The reaction the United States had from the start to events in Egypt created a great deal of concern among the Gulf and the Arab states," said Anthony Cordesman, a military affairs specialist at the Center for International Studies.

Kings and princes throughout the Persian Gulf were deeply unsettled when Washington turned its back on Egypt's long-time dictator and U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak during the 2011 uprising in the largest Arab country.

Now, Arab allies in the Gulf voice dismay over the rapid policy redirection from Obama over Syria, where rebel factions have critical money and weapons channels from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf states. It has stirred a rare public dispute with Washington, whose differences with Gulf allies are often worked out behind closed doors. Last month, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal warned that the renewed emphasis on diplomacy with Assad would allow the Syrian president to "impose more killing."

After saying Assad must be removed from power and then threatening military strikes over the regime's alleged chemical weapons attack, the U.S. is now working with Russia and the U.N. to collect and destroy Damascus' chemical weapons stockpile. That assures Assad will remain in power for now and perhaps the long term.

Danny Yatom, a former director of Israel's Mossad intelligence service, said the U.S. handling of the Syrian crisis and its decision not to attack after declaring red lines on chemical weapons has hurt Washington's credibility.

"I think in the eyes of the Syrians and the Iranians, and the rivals of the United States, it was a signal of weakness, and credibility was deteriorated," he said.

The Syrian rebels, who were promised U.S. arms, say they feel deserted by the Americans, adding that they have lost faith and respect for Obama.

The White House contends that its threat of a military strike against Assad was what caused the regime to change course and agree to plan reached by Moscow and Washington to hand its chemical weapons over to international inspectors for destruction. That's a far better outcome than resorting to military action, Obama administration officials insist.

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Gulf rulers also have grown suddenly uneasy over the U.S. outreach to their regional rival Iran.

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said Gulf states "must be in the picture" on any attempts by the U.S. and Iran to open sustained dialogue or reach settlement over Tehran's nuclear program. He was quoted Tuesday by the London-based Al Hayat newspaper as saying Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to consult with his Gulf "friends" on any significant policy shifts over Iran — a message that suggested Gulf states are worried about being left on the sidelines in potentially history-shaping developments in their region.

In response to the new U.S. opening to Iran to deal with its suspected nuclear weapons program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly that his country remained ready to act alone to prevent Tehran from building a bomb. He indicated a willingness to allow some time for further diplomacy but not much. And he excoriated new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a "wolf in sheep's clothing."

Kerry defended the engagement effort, saying the U.S. would not be played for "suckers" by Iran. Tehran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy production, while the U.S. and other countries suspect it is aimed at achieving atomic weapons capability.

McKinley, the Australian expert, said Syria and the U.S. budget crisis have shaken Australians' faith in their alliance with Washington.

"It means that those who rely on the alliance as the cornerstone of all Australian foreign policy and particularly security policy are less certain — it's created an element of uncertainty in their calculations," he said.

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Running against the tide of concern, leaders in the Philippines are banking on its most important ally to protect it from China's assertive claims in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Manila still views the U.S. as a dependable ally despite the many challenges it is facing.

"We should understand that all nations face some kind of problems, but in terms of our relationship with the United States, she continues to be there when we need her," Gazmin said.

"There's no change in our feelings," he said. "Our strategic relationship with the U.S. continues to be healthy. They remain a reliable ally."

But as Cordesman said, "The rhetoric of diplomacy is just wonderful but it almost never describes the reality."

That reality worldwide, he said, "is a real concern about where is the U.S. going. There is a question of trust. And I think there is an increasing feeling that the United States is pulling back, and its internal politics are more isolationist so that they can't necessarily trust what U.S. officials say, even if the officials mean it."

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EDITOR'S NOTE — Steven R. Hurst, The Associated Press' international political writer in Washington, has covered foreign affairs for 35 years, including extended assignments in Russia and the Middle East.
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RealDave wrote:
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So, you are admitting it is OK to use racial slurs under certain circumstances.
Your mental twin posts racial slurs & it is my problem for calling him out.
Wow.
I have a suggestion. Why not tell your buddies not to posts racial slurs and then I won't have to call them out for it.
Dumbass
Look at what reps this nation.

Idiot, whiny azz, race baiters...that are under some delusion that every one should all be lookey like DUH same.

No wonder this nation is so mentally challenged poliTically the past few years.

Gaw....it just doesn't get any more imbecilic than the juvenile Ignorance of some of these megalomaniac juveniles.

SOOO looking forward to teh hope of CHANGE 2106...when we can clean the scourge and maybe get at least SOME actual rational ADULTS back into offices again!

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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Look at what reps this nation.
Idiot, whiny azz, race baiters...that are under some delusion that every one should all be lookey like DUH same.
No wonder this nation is so mentally challenged poliTically the past few years.
Gaw....it just doesn't get any more imbecilic than the juvenile Ignorance of some of these megalomaniac juveniles.
SOOO looking forward to teh hope of CHANGE 2106...when we can clean the scourge and maybe get at least SOME actual rational ADULTS back into offices again!
Don't worry, the problem will be solved before 2016. America will remove the terrorist teabaggers in 2014.

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Morons at Fox News mistakenly air parody of Obama offering to personally fund Muslim museum:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/fox-news...
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Don't worry, the problem will be solved before 2016. America will remove the terrorist teabaggers in 2014.
Where will they put all you jackboot lickers? HUD gulag camps?

How to confuse jackboot PARASITE, idiot libuhrulTics.

Put them in a round room...and tell they to paint theyselves into the chair in the corner, that awaits what holds they self perceived intelligence (aka, they arsehole) for speshull commentary from they megalomaniac world of delusions on having the universe all figggered out.

The amount of dark matter in the universe will determine if the universe is open (continues to expand), closed (expands to a point and then collapses) or flat (expands and then stops when it reaches equilibrium)

The kids on the current DC admin should weally like the concept!

On the same par level as the idiot imbecile types that think the term "flat earth society" is supposed represent some sort of actual "intelligence".

GROW UP DC kids-learn to compromise like ADULTS living in the REAL grown up world-not some majikal, poliTical wand waving one of Omniscience.

TEA!

Americans FOR America...not deplete and drain Against it!!!!!!

(Go Cavato-thank you adapting some ETHICS and TACT-in sparing America just more toxic poison blowbag hot air gas of the botox queen Nancy Peelosis--and those like her--just playing some juvenile WHINE and blame game!)

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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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President Barack Obama says he would "think about changing" the Washington Redskins' name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word many consider offensive to Native Americans.
As a natural born native American-
Like this-
STHU with the tons of BULLCHIT IGNORANCE already, and Grow the hell up.
Don't like AMERICA-LEAVE, loser idiot race baiting commie marxist wanker wanna be's.
UNREAL.
No wonder people are SICK of this administration--nothing BUT Idiotocracy.
Funny how racists like Theindependentinority work so hard at defending their right be be racist f*cks.

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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Look at what reps this nation.
Idiot, whiny azz, race baiters...that are under some delusion that every one should all be lookey like DUH same.
No wonder this nation is so mentally challenged poliTically the past few years.
Gaw....it just doesn't get any more imbecilic than the juvenile Ignorance of some of these megalomaniac juveniles.
SOOO looking forward to teh hope of CHANGE 2106...when we can clean the scourge and maybe get at least SOME actual rational ADULTS back into offices again!
I have news, racist f*ck. Replying to a racal slur is not race baiting.

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