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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WOW

Bronx, NY

#1008385 Oct 21, 2013
MORE IRONY FROM LIBERIA Our Imperative For Coexistence: Countering Looming Distrust And Tensions;Liberia is a deeply divided society: politically, socially, economically, religiously, and even culturally. We have yet not learned the necessary and essential craft of taking optimal advantage of its diversity. Discrimination and inequality are serious and pervasive problems when large segments of the population still live in abject poverty. Common courtesies are quite scarce in daily life.

These are not surprising, since we are just emerging from a prolonged civil war that crystallized our divisions along many superficial lines, ethnicity being most prominent. We have now normalized difference, denigration of difference, disagreements, anger, and conflicts in our way of life. The tension from unspoken hurt that people feel is still latent. Tremendous energy is being spent holding onto wounds from the past. Unfortunately, our political discourse has become mired by repeated disagreements across various aisles: the executive, the legislative, within political parties, religious entities, etc. And with an abounding number of vulnerable populations (ranging from illiterate to mis-educated people), those Liberians who enjoy and benefit from conflicts have easy preys to exploit. The call-in shows have a tendency to provide listeners a good gauge, although not exclusively. In many quarters, our national conversation seems short on substantive content.

After nearly two decades of bloodshed, distrust, and uneasy coexistence, we have realized peace, although fragile. How can we atone for the injustices that we meted out at one another so that we can bring about a Liberian sense of nationhood? How can we sustain the emerging peace that we have managed to build; and avoid the steps that rendered our country a failed state; and made us second class citizens around the world clamoring for livelihood?

In recent times, the theme that has grasped the popular imagination is the debate whether or not Liberia is a Christian nation. Zealots on one side or the other (Christians and Moslems alike) have tended to scuffle over the question – Should Liberia remain a secular state or not? Time has come for keen observers to sit up and notice. Time has come to add sensible voice to this national debate of grave concern.

In my mind, there is no greater offence to our peaceful sensibilities than when we want to falsely implicate religion in our country’s quest to overcome its divided past. Adding a religious dimension to our social and political problems will fan the fires without end. Recall that our conflict had a regional dimension. Most of all, were we Christians (this writer being one), to invite a religious quarrel, we will not be able to sustain it until the end. There are more Moslems in the region than there are Christians, and the experience of our colleagues in Nigeria should teach us a serious lesson not to engage in any diatribe that will divide us further and even instigate religious violence.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1008386 Oct 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You've already submitted. So you wouldn't know the difference at this point.
Sadly, you're a top rank loyal follower.
A lot of people in oppressed countries don't know the difference either. They thought big government would help them too at first.
sadly, its deeper than just loyal followers, we're doomed

http://chicksontheright.com/posts/item/24862-...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1008387 Oct 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
There was NO CHANCE we would have defaulted. Zero, zilch, nada, wasn't gonna happen.
Now, why won't Sebelius testify at the Obamacare congressional hearing?
poor baby. Boehner gave up trying.

It was the adults who had to take over from the House 'playpen.'
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1008388 Oct 21, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>AND... We still witness Dumbass Dave, continually making a fool of himself, living in a rear view mirror still breastfeeding on George Bush and sucking Dick Cheney...
It's the culture...
lol! repeat please

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1008389 Oct 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
Uh oh -
Dems could retake House if voter anger carries into 2014, polls show
Democrats could win "a significant majority" in the House if the voter anger aimed at Republicans over the government shutdown carries into 2014, new surveys commissioned by a progressive group shows.
According to Public Policy Polling, which conducted 25 surveys in GOP-held House districts on behalf of MoveOn.org , incumbent Republicans now trail generic Democratic candidates in 15 of the 25 districts. The results, combined with two previous surveys, show Democrats leading in 37 of 61 districts polled since the beginning of the government shutdown.
And when voters were informed that the Republican candidates supported the government shutdown, Democrats took the lead in 11 additional districts (one race became tied).
"This means that our results indicate Democrats have pickup opportunities in an astounding 49 of the 61 districts surveyed," Public Policy Polling's Jim Williams wrote in a memo announcing the findings.
Democrats need to net 17 seats in order to retake the House in 2014.
The poll results are in line with other recent surveys that show most Americans blame the GOP for the 16-day government shutdown, which began after the Republican-controlled House refused to pass legislation to fund government services unless President Barack Obama's health care law was delayed or defunded.
But before Democrats start ordering bulk champagne for November 2014, there are some factors to consider. The midterm elections are more than a year away and the Public Policy Polling surveys were conducted in the middle of the shutdown debate.
"Moreover," Williams wrote, "generic Democratic candidates are not the same as actual candidates. Democrats must recruit strong candidates and run effective campaigns in individual districts if they are to capitalize on the vulnerability revealed by these surveys, and they must maintain a significant national advantage over Republicans."
http://news.yahoo.com/democrats-house-poll-14...
Well that certainly backfired for the Tea Baggers.
What can I do to help?
if that happens we will end up with an additional 11 million people qualifying for subsidized health insurance. Do you think we can afford that?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1008390 Oct 21, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
ROTFLMAO!!!!
As long as there are idiots like DumbDave and no minimum IQ requirement for voting, there will always be DemocRATS elected to office. These derelicts always want to suck off the teet of government and others hard work.
lol! Trying to quash the Constitution again son?

Tsk, tsk!!!1
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1008391 Oct 21, 2013
So BASED ON THE LIBERIAN IRONY WE CAN see what race is used for in AMERICA the WEALTHY ELITES will always have the Presidents Ear no matter the race IRONIC isn't it so the farce of one young mans death almost bringing a nation to it's knees same state same situation not a peep that says that A BLACK PERSONS LIFE ONLY HAS VALUE IF KILLED BY A WHITE PERSON IRONIC

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1008392 Oct 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
There was NO CHANCE we would have defaulted. Zero, zilch, nada, wasn't gonna happen.
Now, why won't Sebelius testify at the Obamacare congressional hearing?
Not raising the debt ceiling on top of failing to fund the government would take hundreds of billions of dollars out of the US economy plunging us back into a recession or worse. Lower our credit rating.

This is what YOUR buddies wanted to do.

Tell you dickhead Republicans in Congress to investigate the anti-American activities of those that wanted to do this. Not some computer glitches.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1008393 Oct 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ray Donovan asked you a question. Why won't Sebelius testify at the congressional hearings?
Here's the answer you should have given: Because this administration has perfected the art of stonewalling and sweeping dirt under the rug, and the liberal media doesn't give a damn.
It has nothing to do with Republicans expecting to be included in the political process.
lol! Funny how it took McConnell and Reid working together to get past the debt ceiling problem.

Cons in the House were so dysfunctional, they gave up!

Too bad facts outrank your opinion son!
Laney F

New York, NY

#1008394 Oct 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
Uh oh -
Dems could retake House if voter anger carries into 2014, polls show
Democrats could win "a significant majority" in the House if the voter anger aimed at Republicans over the government shutdown carries into 2014, new surveys commissioned by a progressive group shows.
According to Public Policy Polling, which conducted 25 surveys in GOP-held House districts on behalf of MoveOn.org , incumbent Republicans now trail generic Democratic candidates in 15 of the 25 districts. The results, combined with two previous surveys, show Democrats leading in 37 of 61 districts polled since the beginning of the government shutdown.
And when voters were informed that the Republican candidates supported the government shutdown, Democrats took the lead in 11 additional districts (one race became tied).
"This means that our results indicate Democrats have pickup opportunities in an astounding 49 of the 61 districts surveyed," Public Policy Polling's Jim Williams wrote in a memo announcing the findings.
Democrats need to net 17 seats in order to retake the House in 2014.
The poll results are in line with other recent surveys that show most Americans blame the GOP for the 16-day government shutdown, which began after the Republican-controlled House refused to pass legislation to fund government services unless President Barack Obama's health care law was delayed or defunded.
But before Democrats start ordering bulk champagne for November 2014, there are some factors to consider. The midterm elections are more than a year away and the Public Policy Polling surveys were conducted in the middle of the shutdown debate.
"Moreover," Williams wrote, "generic Democratic candidates are not the same as actual candidates. Democrats must recruit strong candidates and run effective campaigns in individual districts if they are to capitalize on the vulnerability revealed by these surveys, and they must maintain a significant national advantage over Republicans."
http://news.yahoo.com/democrats-house-poll-14...
Well that certainly backfired for the Tea Baggers.
What can I do to help?
Because all the glitches will have been fixed in ObamaCare and the public with a typical 15 second memory that opposes it will be absolutely thrilled by then, right?

LOL
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1008395 Oct 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I answered.
Because it is a waste of time.
More dumbass Republicans yelling at people.
Republicans should hold hearing on how they cost the economy out of 24 billion dollars in an debt ceiling fiasco.
It starts by saying RealDumbDave needs to convict the criminals and not shift blame, blaming someone else because your the the dummy...

It's the culture...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1008396 Oct 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Why can't Republicans do something to hep this country sometime instead of their constant whining about the ACA..
They just spent 3 weeks trying to f*ck America through a shut down & default & now they drag out more hearings.
My God, what the f*ck has a single Republican hearing accomplished other than politicking & wasting money?
Republicans: Quit f*cking this country & do something positive to help us recover from the economic clusterf*ck you created under George W Bush.
dumbass Dave is ok with $650 million being pissed down the crapper as long as its his messiah doing the pissing.

how much is this train wreck costing us to fix?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1008397 Oct 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Lily, of course it's the Republicans' fault. There's no one else for liberals to blame.
It simply can't be your party's fault. It never is.
Did you get away with blaming a sibling every time you got into trouble as a child? Maybe it's just ingrained behavior.
lol! Keep repeating that to yourself son.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1008398 Oct 21, 2013
What will fix a $400 million Internet venture that doesn’t allow most people to sign up and doesn’t produce hardly any sales on its core business of service plans? A presidential speech, that’s what!

The troublesome rollout of the health care exchanges has been a glaring embarrassment for Obama’s SIGNATURE (LOL) legislative achievement.

White House officials say the president will discuss steps the administration is taking to address the glitches, including ramping up staffing at call centers where people can apply for insurance by phone.

The Department of Health and Human Services says it is also bringing in technology experts from inside and outside of government to help diagnose the issues.

The White House is also bringing in some human props to deflect from the incompetence of the administration (WE KNOW OPRAH WON'T BE ONE OF THEM, LOL):

Obama will be flanked at the Rose Garden event by people the White House says have already enrolled during the first three weeks of sign-ups.

Really?

How many will that be?

Because if there are less than 476,000 — the “enrollment number” that the White House tried floating over the weekend — it’s going to remind everyone that there is a very large difference between creating a user account and an actual, CONFIRMED purchase of coverage.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1008399 Oct 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton went to great lengths, including using political favors, to avoid serving his country.
IMO, that should disqualify ANYONE from becoming this country's Commander In Chief.
But you elected Dick Cheney as VP. He never went - he had "better things to do"

You just ran Mitt Romney for Pres.- he hid out in France.

You people are dumb.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

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#1008400 Oct 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I answered.
Because it is a waste of time.
More dumbass Republicans yelling at people.
Republicans should hold hearing on how they cost the economy out of 24 billion dollars in an debt ceiling fiasco.
what you idiots don't realize is the only reason the economy lost any money during the shutdown is because the government continue to suck money from the American people.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008401 Oct 21, 2013
Lordy...just turned on Obama's "used car salesman" pitch about Obamacare a half an hour ago and he's just getting warmed up...

For someone who's lied through his teeth since this monstrosity's inception, at least he's still a fast talker.

Unfortunately, for him, there's no crisis to distract us now.

The "loyal followers" behind him clap on cue.

Too hard to believe.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1008402 Oct 21, 2013
Unions!!!!!!!!!!

It's whitey's fault!!!!!

"Chicago Teachers Union:‘This City Belongs to Black People’"

http://wizbangblog.com/2013/10/17/chicago-tea...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1008403 Oct 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so he stole the software from a company in Canada?
that might have been better then letting a private company fail again at that that it makes millions of dollars from. kinda like Halliburton don't you think? and did Bush pay them more than $100 million?
lol lol lol
Back to the point....

We gave Obama 100 million dollars to write the software for ObamaKare.
Obama took that 100 millioin dollars, then stole the software from a private company and had his "programmers" remove any reference to the patent holders from the software script.

Where did that 100 million dollars go?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008404 Oct 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Keep repeating that to yourself son.
If it would do any good shining a light into the darkness of your denial, I'd gladly repeat it as many times as necessary.

Might help if you took off your blinders.

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