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
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1002963 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
The baggers are very much like the beginning of the Nazi party under Hitler. They have a lot in common.
Nazi scientists were psychoTic freaks!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1002964 Oct 13, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
<quoted text>
Considering what the Grand Old Party has become, Lincoln, T.R. and Ike must be rolling over in their graves. It's hard to believe that the party's leaders once stood for equality and the square deal.
When are you going to get a life?

Drop Dead American... Still spending every waking moment bent over and punked by a "FOX NEWS" avatar, him blaming others because he's the idiot, you with a redundant nonsense avatar on this meaningless pathetic blog. You a pathetic loser..

Drop Dead American always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for his addiction to idiot, with an avatar all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize "FOX NEWS" and idiot..

Show me a ghetto and I will show you a liberal. If it's ghetto, illiterate or idiot... It's commie, loser, liberal or Detroit..

It's the culture...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1002965 Oct 13, 2013
Hold the line Obama....

Hold the line!!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002966 Oct 13, 2013
Shutdown is solely in the lap of Republicans.

"Late on the night of Sept. 30, with the federal government just hours away from shutting down, House Republicans quietly made a small change to the House rules that blocked a potential avenue for ending the shutdown."

Here's what happened.

The House and Senate were at an impasse on the night of Sept. 30.

With less than two hours to midnight and shutdown, Speaker John Boehner's latest plan emerged. House Republicans would "insist" on their latest spending bill, including the anti-Obamacare provision, and request a conference with the Senate to resolve the two chambers' differences.

Under normal House rules, according to House Democrats, once that bill had been rejected again by the Senate, then any member of the House could have made a motion to vote on the Senate's bill. Such a motion would have been what is called "privileged" and entitled to a vote of the full House. At that point, Democrats say, they could have joined with moderate Republicans in approving the motion and then in passing the clean Senate bill, averting a shutdown.

But previously, House Republicans had made a small but hugely consequential move to block them from doing it.

Here's the rule in question:

"When the stage of disagreement has been reached on a bill or resolution with House or Senate amendments, a motion to dispose of any amendment shall be privileged."

In other words, if the House and Senate are gridlocked as they were on the eve of the shutdown, any motion from any member to end that gridlock should be allowed to proceed. Like, for example, a motion to vote on the Senate bill. That's how House Democrats read it.

But the House Rules Committee voted the night of Sept. 30 to change that rule for this specific bill. They added language dictating that any motion "may be offered only by the majority Leader or his designee."

So unless House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) wanted the Senate spending bill to come to the floor, it wasn't going to happen. And it didn't.

"I've never seen this rule used. I'm not even sure they were certain we would have found it," a House Democratic aide told TPM. "This was an overabundance of caution on their part.'We've got to find every single crack in the dam that water can get through and plug it.'"

Congressional historians agreed that it was highly unusual for the House to reserve such power solely for the leadership.

"I've never heard of anything like that before," Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, told TPM.

"It is absolutely true that House rules tend to not have any explicit parliamentary rights guaranteed and narrowed to explicit party leaders," Sarah Binder, a congressional expert at the Brookings Institution, told TPM. "That's not typically how the rules are written."

Republican staff on the House Rules Committee did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But here's what House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) told Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) when she raised those concerns before the rule change was approved.

"What we're attempting to do is to actually get our people together rather than trying to make a decision," Sessions said. "We're trying to actually have a conference and the gentlewoman knows that there are rules related to privileged motions that could take place almost effective immediately, and we're trying to go to conference."

"You know that there could be a privileged motion at any time...," Sessions continued as Slaughter continued to press the issue.

"To call for the vote on the Senate resolution," Slaughter interjected. "I think you've taken that away."

"I said you were correct. We took it away," Sessions said, "and the reason why is because we want to go to conference."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-house-gop...

“Weak People Blame Others”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#1002967 Oct 13, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>When are you going to get a life?

Drop Dead American... Still spending every waking moment bent over and punked by a "FOX NEWS" avatar, him blaming others because he's the idiot, you with a redundant nonsense avatar on this meaningless pathetic blog. You a pathetic loser..

Drop Dead American always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for his addiction to idiot, with an avatar all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize "FOX NEWS" and idiot..

Show me a ghetto and I will show you a liberal. If it's ghetto, illiterate or idiot... It's commie, loser, liberal or Detroit..

It's the culture...
tell us, how many times have you been Baker Acted?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002968 Oct 13, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
Fascinating.
A picture of the Pakistani girl, 16 years old, talking to Lord Obama.
She is risking her life after being shot in the head by Islamic extremists advocating for women's rights.
She was denied the Nobel Peace Price and Car Wash Token. Apparently literally putting your life on the line for women's rights isn't as impressive as blowing up Pakistanis with drone missiles when it comes to earning the Prize/Token.
Then again, Lord Obama hadn't blown up Pakistanis yet when he got the Prize/Token. In fact he hadn't done a damned thing.
But I guess looking cool, playing basketball and being a smart-a$$ teleprompter reader is more meritorious than a 16-year-old girl risking her life.
So, now you think that President Obama chooses who receives the Nobel Peace Prize!? Kerrist you teabaggers are ignorant.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002969 Oct 13, 2013
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
<quoted text> tell us, how many times have you been Baker Acted?
He posts from the nuthouse
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002970 Oct 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Hold the line Obama....
Hold the line!!!!!
YES
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002971 Oct 13, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Nazi scientists were psychoTic freaks!
Tic
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002972 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The Dems sold out individual freedoms for the Progressive cult of personality.
ROTFLMAO

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1002973 Oct 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>What about a party that sent 1000's to die over a lie as well as his administration making billions from it (blood money). The Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield connection and not only that run up trillion$ in debt but not a damn thing gained. That lil effort right there could have paid all those welfare moochers for the next 20 yrs. Then we have the common criminals sucking the life out of law order's budget all at tax payers expense which also makes those welfare moochers look street beggers. AND YOU KNOW WHAT, they are small change compared to that lot above. Socialism is not even close in a capitalist country yet you lot cling to that word like it gives you lifeblood. It's as fake as your argument. So why does the social welfare take the brunt of all that is wrong with America.

When you have 80% of American's only having 7% stake in all the countries wealth that is so far removed from socialism or communism its laughable. You have been brain washed into believing total myths that are factually UNTRUE!

http://theunderstatement.com/post/3999331289/ ...
You still taking about Libya and Syria?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002974 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are having another Obama "learning to ride a bike" moment here.
Here is the Washington Times article-
"Now, more officials are saying that Americans should be able to read and understand how an important precedent was established under the 2001 USA Patriot Act, which was passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
“The original legal interpretation that said that the Patriot Act could be used to collect Americans’ records in bulk should never have been kept secret and should be declassified and released,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) said in a statement to The Washington Post.“This collection has been ongoing for years and the public should be able to compare the legal interpretation under which it was originally authorized with more recent documents.”
Kollar-Kotelly told associates this summer that she wanted her legal argument out, according to two people familiar with what she said. Several members of the intelligence court want more transparency about the court’s role to dispel what they consider a misperception that the court acted as a rubber stamp for the administration’s top-secret spying programs."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-...
Not everything is partisan.
that timeline doesn't stop at 2008.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002975 Oct 13, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text><spam>
spam in, spam out.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#1002976 Oct 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>What about a party that sent 1000's to die over a lie as well as his administration making billions from it (blood money). The Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield connection and not only that run up trillion$ in debt but not a damn thing gained. That lil effort right there could have paid all those welfare moochers for the next 20 yrs. Then we have the common criminals sucking the life out of law order's budget all at tax payers expense which also makes those welfare moochers look street beggers. AND YOU KNOW WHAT, they are small change compared to that lot above. Socialism is not even close in a capitalist country yet you lot cling to that word like it gives you lifeblood. It's as fake as your argument. So why does the social welfare take the brunt of all that is wrong with America.

When you have 80% of American's only having 7% stake in all the countries wealth that is so far removed from socialism or communism its laughable. You have been brain washed into believing total myths that are factually UNTRUE!

http://theunderstatement.com/post/3999331289/ ...
Yore ignorance and hatred of those great leaders show your ignorance again!

They protected you from Muslims while Obama protects Muslim's rights to kill idiots like you!
Lakeesha Bocateesha

Lakewood, NJ

#1002977 Oct 13, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
ROTFLMAO
ol' lily she need to drag that big ol' drunken carcass to bed already
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002978 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
that timeline doesn't stop at 2008.
What are you talking about?
People are wanting the release of the court decision to allow NSA to spy on US citizens. The judge who wrote even states it should be made public.
You are trying to be partisan for the sake of being such.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002979 Oct 13, 2013
Lakeesha Bocateesha wrote:
<quoted text> ol' lily she need to drag that big ol' drunken carcass to bed already
She says she is already on the floor. Maybe hubby could throw a blanket over her and shut off the lights.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1002980 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Lookie another two faced lying bagger pretending to care about women's right...Toooo funny.What a bunch of desperate lying hypocrites.
Tell me, Dickweed, did you vote for the guy that had his genitalia sucked and ejaculated in the face of a 20-year-old EMPLOYEE?

How about your presidential candidate in 2000 that assaulted a massage therapist in a Portland hotel room and behaved like a "sex poodle"?

One more, Dickweed: did you vote for a vice presidential candidate that pimped his wife's terminal cancer for sympathy votes while he was dicking a woman on the side?

Tell us all about how you lefties are oh-so-caring about women.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1002981 Oct 13, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Yore ignorance and hatred of those great leaders show your ignorance again!
They protected you from Muslims while Obama protects Muslim's rights to kill idiots like you!
What BS, Saddam was more advantage to the US than being taken out. Sure he was ruthless but a lot less ppl died under his regime than the democratic one that is in power now. Why because they are tribal and religious differences run deep. So they blow each other every other day. In Saddam's time, if anything like that happened the so called suicide bomber or those responsible would lose their whole family tree. So no one dared sneeze while he was around, plus he made Iran nervous and that would have been to the US advantage.
Now 100's die every week, but at least they are free to die while shopping at the markets or just going to pray! Being set free is a wonderful thing, just ask them.

The correct way to go after these bad guys is exactly what Obama's doing now, with specialised operations and drone programs. Yes you may not like it because it is a huge success over Bush BS mass invasion and a lot more effective. He has taken out all the hierarchy of Al Queda and less experience ppl to follow. As for protection from Muslims, I think i need more protection from the religious right they are the real war mongers.
Nat Turner

Mabalacat, Philippines

#1002982 Oct 13, 2013
Yeah, they let me out of jail I told them cops everything! Don't worry though I did not mention that shipment of buds Ten Kilos that we got stashed in the Marina in Waikiki! Did you get that bong from Herb? Holla at ya.

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