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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Don't get me wrong posting Nixon's version of health care reform earlier.

Even though his version depended largely on private sector and employer insurance coverage while still providing government subsidies, it was still similar to Obamacare, and I was more curious why Democrats were against it back then.
Because every single Democrat is a brainless hypocrite. That is why they are Democrats!

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Business, GOP Establishment: Tea Party Is Over

A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year's congressional elections.

In what could be a sign of challenges to come across the country, two U.S. House races in Michigan mark a turnabout from several years of widely heralded contests in which right-flank candidates have tried -- sometimes successfully -- to unseat Republican incumbents they perceive as not being conservative enough.

In the Michigan races, longtime Republican businessmen are taking on two House incumbents -- hardline conservative Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio -- in GOP primaries. The 16-day partial government shutdown and the threatened national default are bringing to a head a lot of pent-up frustration over GOP insurgents roughing up the business community's agenda.

Democrats hope to use this rift within the GOP to their advantage. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House committee to elect Democrats, insists there's been "buyer's remorse with House Republicans who have been willing to put the economy at risk," and that it is opening the political map for Democrats in 2014.

That's what the Democrats would be expected to say. But there's also Defending Main Street, a new GOP-leaning group that's halfway to its goal of raising $8 million. It plans to spend that money on center-right Republicans who face a triumvirate of deep-pocketed conservative groups -- Heritage Action, Club for Growth and Freedom Works -- and their preferred, typically tea party candidates.

In one race, the group plans to help Idaho eight-term Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a Club for Growth-backed challenger in a GOP primary.

"These conservative groups have had it all their own way," said former Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, head of the new group. "They basically come in with millions of dollars and big-foot a Republican primary and you wind up with these Manchurian candidates who are not interested in governing."

LaTourette said that for the past three years, some "40, 42 House members have effectively denied the Republican Party the power of the majority" that it won in the 2010 election by blocking the GOP agenda.

Defending Main Street is meeting Nov. 5 in New York with wealthy potential donors.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/business-go...
I though the Tea Party was dead but so powerful to caused a government shut down!

Make up your mind!

Or keep making up stories!

Do you really believe everything you read or are you that gullible?

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PLEASE PLEASE Please read this and send to everybody you know . DENMARK PUTS USA TO SHAME .

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sand...

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Why are more immigrants from Denmark coming to America than Americans emigrating to Denmark?

Do you really believe all Liberal Media stories or are you that gullible?
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Reality Messing with your Narrative? Invent a More Congenial World

The troubled healthcare.gov website officially cost $93 million (the total of the contract awarded Montreal-based CGI Federal). Media Matters reports that the Sunlight Foundation estimated a cost of $70 million and The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote,

A conservative figure would be $70 million. A more modest figure would be $125 million to $150 million.” Kessler noted that the cost for the entire health care project beyond the website would be “at least $350 million.

Yet the Republicans are outraged that the website cost $600-odd million and still doesn’t work. Rep. David Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means is even holding a hearing to determine why the government spent $600 million on a website that doesn’t work even though the government didn’t spend $600 million on a website.

There won’t be any hearings about the $24 BILLION they spent of taxpayer money to shut down the government, but they are angry about a non-existent $600 million.

What gives? Well, give me a few minutes here to ridicule the Republican Party and I will tell you what I think is going on.

Every fan of fantasy/Sci-Fi or role playing games knows about something called world-building. The author in the former and in the latter, the game master, creates a believable, internally consistent world to which the reader/view/gamer reacts.

Keep in mind, these worlds are created for entertainment purposes.

The Republican Party has engaged in a little world building as well, creating a fantasy world to which the base reacts. This fantasy world includes not only a past, or history, which is fleshed out by dime-a-dozen fable-peddlers like David Barton, but a present, supported by a noise machine led by Fox News, which reports not actual, facts-on-the-ground news but fantasy news about events in this fantasy world.

This world has been created because Republicans don’t like the real world, because the real world, the world of our shared reality, has been found to be uncongenial to right-wing ideological claims.

This alternate world on the other hand justifies every single Republican position. In this alternate world, President Barack Obama is a Kenyan Muslim terrorist sympathizer. This is a problem because in this world,“real Americans” are white Evangelicals who have not shifted gears mentally since the last crusade. Any contrary information that comes from outside this world, or echo-chamber, will of necessity be ignored because it does not fit the established storyline.

We saw an example of how this closed system functions yesterday when Dick Cheney employed the myth of the Obama Apology Tour on ABC’s This Week. This mythic event was also a driving force behind the so-called Benghazi scandals. But there is more at work than simply a rejection of President Obama.

In the Republicans’ fantasy world, they can wave Confederate flags, engage in racist rhetoric and somehow not be racists. They can preach religious freedom while denying it to everyone outside of themselves. They can be pro-life while denying life to mothers and on a wider scale, necessary healthcare to millions. They live in a world where President Obama, even had he been born in Kenya, is not American but Ted Cruz, born in Canada, is.

The problem is, none of us live in their carefully constructed fantasy world.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/28/realit...

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<quoted text>so move there and take a bunch of other libs with you.
He will not! He will not want to pay those extra taxes!!
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Conservatives shake their heads and say liberals are rejecting facts, drinking Kool-Aid and so forth because we don’t fall over ourselves agreeing with them. But how can we when what they’re talking about exists only in their own imaginations. It would be like George R.R. Martin suddenly becoming angry with his readers and viewers for refusing to shape their choices according to what’s taking place in Westeros.

Martin would never do this. He knows perfectly well what world he lives in and that the world of his fantasy novels and miniseries has nothing to do with our shared reality. Republicans cannot because they will not make this distinction, and never the twain shall meet.

We were headed down this fantasy road already when Barack Obama took office. There is no denying the rot had already set in. But since 2008 they have dug themselves an even deeper hole. They have based their entire platform, every word spoken and every action taken, on delegitimizing our first black president. If they backed down now they would be admitting that they have wasted not only their time but ours, and billions of dollars ($24 billion on the shutdown alone) on an ideology that is based on the rejection of something that does not exist in the real world: a Kenyan Muslim terrorist-sympathizing president.

If Republicans had to acknowledge the real world, they would see their arguments and objections evaporate. They would discover that the things they are saying are, in fact, untrue. Suddenly Kenyan birth would be as valid as Canadian, Muslim as valid as Christian. Their endless parade of manufactured scandals would crumble like the lies they are. They would discover that facts do matter.

Why do they reject reality? Why do they not embrace our shared reality? Simply put, there is nothing in it for them.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/28/realit...

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I though the Tea Party was dead but so powerful to caused a government shut down!
Make up your mind!
Or keep making up stories!
Do you really believe everything you read or are you that gullible?
She just mad because every one can now see what a failure O'bama is and his O'bamacare. We can thank the Tea Party. O'bama don't know nuttin'. Nuttin' I tell you-ask him he will tell you.
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I though the Tea Party was dead but so powerful to caused a government shut down!
Make up your mind!
Or keep making up stories!
Do you really believe everything you read or are you that gullible?
Tea Party’s Image Turns More Negative

The decline in favorable views of the Tea Party over the past four months crosses party lines – Republicans, independents and Democrats all offer more negative assessments today than in June.

http://www.people-press.org/2013/10/16/tea-pa...

skewed poll(s)?

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libs for hitler wrote:
<quoted text>so move there and take a bunch of other libs with you.
In Denmark everyone is equally miserably!

I wonder why they did not invented the iPhone first? With free education I would expect more inventions!!

See? Liberals confuse education with Capitalism! They think education and free stuff can create what Capitalism successfully do!

Under a Capitalist system ANYONE can be rich if only they work hard or if they become a Liberal and steal money from taxpayers by lying.

In a Socialist country the Liberals are the only ones rich by stealing from the idiot pawns!!! The idiot pawns can NEVER be rich even if they work hard and are smart!
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Why is the "Jewdiotic" media still "NOT" mentioning the November 1st "5 BILLION DOLLAR" cut in the "SNAP" program?

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GOP developing a Tea Party allergy

The Republican establishment is trying to put the angry genie -- the Tea Party -- back in the bottle by attempting to raise enough money to beat back Tea Party challenges to mainstream GOP incumbents.

After raising over a million dollars off a government shutdown that cost the U.S. economy $24 billion, tea party Senator Rafael Ted Cruz heads to the all important presidential caucus state of Iowa today to woo would be 2016 voters. Cruz's victory lap has many wondering how did we get here. Back in 2004 corporate lobbyist and former republican house majority leader Dick Armey found a right ring group called Freedom works , they sought to replicate grassroots successes of groups like Movon and bring as many right wing republicans to congress as possible. That same year oil billionaires Koch founded a similar group, Americans For Prosperity with the goal of rolling back regulations on things like energy companies as well as tax rates on the wealthiest Americans while cutting benefits for the nation's poor. In November 2010 , establishments Astroturf investments had dividends. Record spending, stoked fear of health care reform To whip conservative voters into an anti-Obama political frenzy,(remember the death panels?) republicans took control of the House of Representatives. Now nearly 10 years after this odyssey began and with the government shutdown tanking support for the tea party, the republican establishment is trying to put the angry genie it created back in the bottle. They have launched new Republican Main Street Partnership which seeks to raise $8 million to beat back tea party challenges to mainstream republican incumbents. Said La Turret, "hopefully we'll go into eight to ten races and beat the snot out of them." Karl Rove, evil genius in the 2004 presidential elections only to be cast aside after failing spectacularly in the 2012 election has launched Conservative Victory Project. The goal, to avoid nominating tea party candidates deemed unelectable by Rove. The very republicans who created the tea party monster are trying their darnedest to defeat it. It seems ironic you had Dick Armey's group loved the tea party and glommed onto it, now most afraid of it.

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sonicfilter wrote:
Conservatives shake their heads and say liberals are rejecting facts, drinking Kool-Aid and so forth because we don’t fall over ourselves agreeing with them. But how can we when what they’re talking about exists only in their own imaginations. It would be like George R.R. Martin suddenly becoming angry with his readers and viewers for refusing to shape their choices according to what’s taking place in Westeros.
Martin would never do this. He knows perfectly well what world he lives in and that the world of his fantasy novels and miniseries has nothing to do with our shared reality. Republicans cannot because they will not make this distinction, and never the twain shall meet.
We were headed down this fantasy road already when Barack Obama took office. There is no denying the rot had already set in. But since 2008 they have dug themselves an even deeper hole. They have based their entire platform, every word spoken and every action taken, on delegitimizing our first black president. If they backed down now they would be admitting that they have wasted not only their time but ours, and billions of dollars ($24 billion on the shutdown alone) on an ideology that is based on the rejection of something that does not exist in the real world: a Kenyan Muslim terrorist-sympathizing president.
If Republicans had to acknowledge the real world, they would see their arguments and objections evaporate. They would discover that the things they are saying are, in fact, untrue. Suddenly Kenyan birth would be as valid as Canadian, Muslim as valid as Christian. Their endless parade of manufactured scandals would crumble like the lies they are. They would discover that facts do matter.
Why do they reject reality? Why do they not embrace our shared reality? Simply put, there is nothing in it for them.
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/28/realit...
Republicans aren't perfect and politics can be messy.

But denying the incompetency by this president and his administration doesn't make it any less incompetent or Republicans any less imperfect.

It's just a matter of who is looking out for us. Some Republicans looked the other way when warned about the impending housing market crisis just as much as most Democrats.

Republicans also had to learn the hard way they have to balance government regulations and oversight into the private sector to avoid greed taking advantage of consumers. As Reagan once said, "Capitalism is not the enemy. Capitalism unchecked is."

It was, in fact, Clinton's Republican Congress who made significant changes during his administration, and Clinton was smart enough to go along with them.

The total lack of accountability we're witnessing and the lack of transparency by this administration as well as a clear agenda to put party first comes down to perspective.

Denying your party's culpability in contributing to the economic crisis and their lack of leadership since the economic crisis by pointing fingers at Republicans - when Republicans have had virtually no power since 2008 - is the deepest and saddest form of denial.
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Imagine! Health insurance costs money!!! Who would have thunk it.
Just because you are a grown up doesn't mean you are mature. You seem to have a long way to go.
in the case of ObamaKKKare, it's other people's money...

welfare, not insurance...

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Chris Brown arrested again.

Blacks comprise the largest prison population in this country.

Let's hope the Magic Negro finds his way there soon, too.
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I have always thought it should be mandatory that everyone carry at least $1 million in liability insurance.
why???

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Because every single Democrat is a brainless hypocrite. That is why they are Democrats!
Which makes it even more ironic. Democrats refused to accept health care reform similar to Obamacare under Nixon when most Republicans were on board.

It could have been implemented with a lot less confusion and less government intrusion back in 1974.

Democrats are quick to accuse Republicans of not placing health care reform as a priority when, in fact, Republicans under both Nixon and Bush, Sr., came up with the idea first.
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P.S... I don't buy foreign cars and I HATE Fords.
on second thought, with the junk you drive, you should have lots of insurance....
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Republicans aren't perfect and politics can be messy.
But denying the incompetency by this president and his administration doesn't make it any less incompetent or Republicans any less imperfect.
It's just a matter of who is looking out for us. Some Republicans looked the other way when warned about the impending housing market crisis just as much as most Democrats.
Republicans also had to learn the hard way they have to balance government regulations and oversight into the private sector to avoid greed taking advantage of consumers. As Reagan once said, "Capitalism is not the enemy. Capitalism unchecked is."
It was, in fact, Clinton's Republican Congress who made significant changes during his administration, and Clinton was smart enough to go along with them.
The total lack of accountability we're witnessing and the lack of transparency by this administration as well as a clear agenda to put party first comes down to perspective.
Denying your party's culpability in contributing to the economic crisis and their lack of leadership since the economic crisis by pointing fingers at Republicans - when Republicans have had virtually no power since 2008 - is the deepest and saddest form of denial.
Back to repeat posts?
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Residents of Nordic nations sometimes express public pride in their model, but their private behavior presents a more complicated
picture. Sometimes this hidden discontent becomes visible. Four of the five Nordic nations now have right-leaning governments. The Swedes elected a conservative coalition government late last year and the Finns made a similar choice earlier this year.
If residents of Nordic nations want faster growth, more prosperity,
and improved competitiveness, they need to reduce the size of the public sector. Excessive government diminishes growth. And although the Nordic countries’ relatively free markets mitigate the damage caused by high taxes and high spending, the burden of
government is hindering economic performance. The Nordic Model is preferable to the Continental or Corporatist Model of nations
such as France and Germany which combines welfare state policies and interventionism. But the Nordic Model does not look very impressive when compared to the United States.
http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs...
Americans make a big mistake looking to socialist democracies abroad as a model. The United States champions personal freedom and liberties. It is what distinguishes us from other countries who have succumbed to government dependency.
These "models" are going the opposite direction the left are trying so desperately to take us - the same road from which they are turning around.
Cato :-)
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Business, GOP Establishment: Tea Party Is Over
A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year's congressional elections.
corporate America has almost no voter support...and are mostly DemoKKKrats...

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