Barack Obama, our next President

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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Punchbowl, Australia

#1015981 Nov 1, 2013
Ban the sale of all guns and impeach the coon.
LCNLin

United States

#1015983 Nov 1, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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And exactly what were those solutions Carol?
Emergency room while most money used for college scholarships
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1015985 Nov 1, 2013
Obama admin knew millions could not keep their health insurance

Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.

One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

Name the liar anyone? Clue: It's not Bush...

It's the culture..
SINK OR SWIM

Louisburg, NC

#1015986 Nov 1, 2013
U.S. Takes $9.7 Bil Hit in GM Bailout
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President Obama loves taking credit for saving the American auto industry and this week a federal audit reveals that the rescue effort has fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of an astounding $9.7 billion.

While this may seem inconceivable to most, the numbers don’t lie. The United States Treasury has recorded a $9.7 billion loss on its $49.5 billion bailout of General Motors, according to a report released this week by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Remember the $700 billion boondoggle created to help stabilize the nation’s financial system during the 2008 crisis by purchasing “toxic assets?”

A chunk of the cash went to GM, the struggling Detroit-based auto maker that has publicly celebrated being clear from all government loans. In fact, GM held a ceremony at a Kansas City factory in 2010 to announce it had paid back $8.1 billion in government loans.“As of today, GM has repaid in full and interest,” the company’s CEO, Ed Whitacre, told the crowd. Obama has many times touted the success of the government’s bailout of GM.

To shove it down the nation’s collective throat as a triumph, numbers have been kept from the public until now. Part of the bailout included taxpayers’ ownership stake in GM, the forced purchase of so-called toxic assets. Not surprisingly, the stock sales have all taken place “below Treasury’s break-even price,” the TARP watchdog found. That means taxpayers must take the bewildering $9.7 billion hit.

The new report also documents billions of dollars in fraud and corruption associated with TARP throughout the nation. They include multi-million-dollar bank fraud and Ponzi schemes, foreclosure rescue scams and a number of other illicit operations using TARP funds. In fact the IG’s report discloses in detail many of the TARP-related crimes that have been prosecuted throughout the country, including more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia.

Getting back to the GM debacle, just a few weeks ago Judicial Watch revealed as part of an ongoing TARP investigation, that the government lost or wrote off $1.6 billion invested in GM since the beginning of this year alone. The figure came from Treasury documents obtained by JW. To get an idea of the rapid rate of loss, the files reveal a shocking $477 million loss during a small period between May 6 and the end of June.
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1015987 Nov 1, 2013
Court Lets FBI Keep Authorized Racial Profiling Secret
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The U.S. has been side-swiped by a robust wave of political correctness, so it may be tough to believe that the nation’s Attorney General actually authorizes federal agents to engage in “limited racial and ethnic profiling” when conducting assessments of criminal and terrorist threats.

It’s probably something the Obama administration would prefer to keep quiet so as not to upset or alienate the president’s liberal base, but evidently it’s considered a valuable homeland security tool. Otherwise, why would this, the most leftist and politically correct administration of modern times, allow it to continue? Furthermore, why would the Obama Justice Department engage in a legal battle to make sure details of the “FBI’s use of ethnic and racial data” are kept secret?

The authorized racial and ethnic profiling began after the 9/11 Commission report determined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should be restructured to be the domestic equivalent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). That included overhauling the FBI and revising its internal manual, known as the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG). Among the manual’s revisions was permission for FBI agents to engage in limited racial and ethnic profiling when conducting proactive assessments of criminal and terrorist threats.

Specifically, the DIOG allows FBI agents to identify and map “locations of concentrated ethnic communities” if doing so would “reasonably aid the analysis of potential threats and vulnerabilities” and “assist domain awareness for the purpose of performing intelligence analysis.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asserted this would encourage unlawful racial profiling and took the administration to court to obtain internal documents about the FBI’s use of ethnic and racial data.

As is often the case when a group or individual seeks government records, the FBI turned over some files, would neither confirm nor deny having a portion of the records and refused to provide a large stash. A federal judge ruled in favor of the government’s right to withhold hundreds of pages of documents and the ACLU appealed, determined to expose the administration’s racial profiling initiative.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejected the ACLU’s argument, ruling last week that the FBI has the right to protect the information. In its 21-page decision the court also rebuffs the ACLU’s claim that release of the limited public source information it seeks would not tip off targets or impede investigations.“This argument misses the obvious point that while the demographic data itself may be public, its use by the FBI is certainly not,” the court writes.

No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1015988 Nov 1, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Emergency room while most money used for college scholarships
Having insurance does not stop people going to an emergency room for basic healthcare you dumbass...

Why are you so stupid Patrick??

It's the culture...

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1015989 Nov 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 90% going to medicaid. WELFARE!!! Why is it you libtards never want to include that part?
No rational person tries to draw conclusions about the potential sign up numbers for Obamacare until it works correctly and people can actually sign up. Also, with all the negative press, why would anyone rush to sign up until the bugs are worked out? All you giddy right wing haters should relax, it's way to early for your victory lap.
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1015990 Nov 1, 2013
Super Bowl Champs Get $130,000 to Promote Obamacare
October 22, 2013

The professional football team that won this year’s Super Bowl is getting $130,000 from American taxpayers to promote Obamacare, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch this week.

The deal was secured on September 9 between the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) and Maryland health officials. The White House has tried recruiting professional sports leagues—especially the NFL and the National Basketball Association (NBA)—to help promote the president’s healthcare law but they have declined.

In fact, the NFL confirmed months ago that it would not participate in the Obamacare public relations campaign, offering the media this written statement:“We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about [the health-care law’s] implementation.” Washington D.C.’s mainstream newspaper called it a “blow to the administration.”

But Maryland officials evidently appealed directly to the home team, announcing in early September that the Ravens would help market the state’s Obamacare exchange known as Maryland Health Connection. Both parties refused to offer specifics when the deal was initiated and Judicial Watch filed a Maryland Public Information Act request for details.

In a “Sponsorship Agreement” between the Maryland Health Connection and the Ravens, the state will pay the Super Bowl champs $130,000 to push Obamacare on television, radio, the team’s official website, its newsletter and in social media. This includes the Ravens Report Show on cable TV and a number of pre and post-game radio segments as well as Facebook and Twitter plugs.
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1015991 Nov 1, 2013
A disgraced federal lawmaker who years ago appeared on Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list is finally going to jail for abusing his public office to enrich himself and his cronies.

Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi was sentenced to three years in prison this week and must report to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his time on January 6. The shamed Republican actually got off easy because he faced decades behind bars for his multiple convictions. In June a federal jury found Renzi guilty of 17 felony offenses including extortion under the color of official right, racketeering, money laundering and lying to insurance regulators.

During his three terms in congress Renzi consistently introduced and voted for bills that benefited his father’s Virginia-based defense company, Mantech International, and in 2003 he sponsored legislation—that got signed into law—that dealt Mantech hundreds of millions of dollars. At the time Renzi’s father, a retired Army General, was the executive vice president of Mantech, which provided information technology services to a number of intelligence and defense-related government agencies. Coincidentally, executives of Mantech International were Renzi’s largest campaign contributors.

Renzi also used his influence on a House Natural Resources Committee to orchestrate a land swap with the federal government that financially benefited him and his associates to the tune of millions of dollars. The corrupt legislator was also charged with embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients of his family insurance business to fund his congressional campaign.

The now infamous land deal took place in 2005. Renzi vigorously promoted a property sale near the Fort Huachuca Army post in southeastern Arizona as a swap in which potential buyers could exchange it for more valuable, federally-owned land. Instead, Renzi’s friend sold the 480 acres for a multi-million dollar profit and Renzi never introduced legislation to complete the swap for the new owners.

The federal prosecutor in charge of the case summed Renzi’s character best by pointing out that “he fleeced his own insurance company to fund his run for Congress and then exploited his position for personal gain.” Even among the abundant class of today’s corrupt politicians, Renzi’s scheme ranks quite high.

Since: May 13

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#1015992 Nov 1, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
Obama admin knew millions could not keep their health insurance
Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.
One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.”
President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.
Name the liar anyone? Clue: It's not Bush...
It's the culture..
Find someone smarter than you, anyone older than eight will do, and sit quietly and just listen. After a while you might not be so stupid.
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1015993 Nov 1, 2013
Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2008

Washington, DC — December 31, 2008

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2008 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY): Let’s start with the fact that Hillary Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. According to the Ineligibility Clause of the United States Constitution, no member of Congress can be appointed to an office that has benefited from a salary increase during the time that Senator or Representative served in Congress. A January 2008 Executive Order signed by President Bush during Hillary Clinton’s current Senate term increased the salary for Secretary of State, thereby rendering Senator Clinton ineligible for the position.(Congressional “fixes” do not address the constitutional issue. Her appointment would be in violation of the U.S. Constitution.) And then, of course, there is the long history of corrupt behavior that follows Hillary wherever she goes, including Chinagate, Filegate, pardons for terrorists, pardons for cash (for her brothers), White House fundraising coffees, Whitewater, Travelgate lies, doing business with the State of Arkansas while her husband was governor, Web Hubbell, smear campaigns, false financial disclosure forms, John Huang, Chinese generals, the Lippo Group, paid sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom, cattle futures fraud, and stealing White House furniture.(This corruption is still going strong. In 2008, Hillary also received an illegal foreign campaign contribution in the form of a fundraising concert by music icon Elton John.
the truth

Tempe, AZ

#1015994 Nov 1, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
Obama admin knew millions could not keep their health insurance
Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC Name the liar anyone? Clue: It's not Bush...
It's the culture..
I noticed lately there are many UNNAMED SOURCES.... until I get a name, I believe its just bull from the right.
speaking of lies, these are verified
I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that. Don Rumnuts November 14, 2002
"In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world -- and we will not allow it." - President George W. Bush addressing the AEI, Washington Hilton Hotel, February 26, 2003
We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.- Donald Rumsfeld, ABC interview, March 30, 2003
Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.- Dick Cheney, speech to VFW National Convention, Aug. 26, 2002
Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons.- George W. Bush, speech to UN General Assembly, Sept. 12, 2002
No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.- Donald Rumsfeld, testimony to Congress, Sept. 19, 2002
The world is also uniting to answer the unique and urgent threat posed by Iraq.- George W. Bush, Nov. 23, 2002
If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world.- Ari Fleischer, press briefing, Dec. 2, 2002
We know for a fact that there are weapons there.- Ari Fleischer, press briefing, Jan. 9, 2003
Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard, and VX nerve agent…. The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.- George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, Jan. 28, 2003
We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons - the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have.- George W. Bush, radio address, Feb. 8, 2003
Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.- George W. Bush, address to the U.S., March 17, 2003
The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.- George W. Bush, address to U.S., March 19, 2003
Well, there is no question that we have evidence and information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical particularly…..All this will be made clear in the course of the operation, for whatever duration it takes.- Ari Fleisher, press briefing, March 21, 2003
lying to the public, its the culture of the Republican Party
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1015995 Nov 1, 2013
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT): Question: Which member of the U.S. Senate took the most campaign money from corrupt institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Answer: Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Given this fact there is little reason to wonder why Senator Dodd blocked reform proposals for Fannie and Freddie, calling them “ill advised.” Dodd’s willingness to protect Fannie and Freddie would alone merit a spot on the “ten most corrupt list,” but there is much more. Dodd was also nabbed for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial. The Connecticut Senator admitted earlier this year that he was told in 2003 when he refinanced two properties that he was being placed in Countrywide’s “VIP Program,” but said he believed this was simply a courtesy that had nothing to do with his position in the U.S. Senate. This is either a blatant lie or horribly naïve for a man who has served in the Senate for more than 25 years and currently chairs the Senate Banking Committee that regulates the mortgage industry. We’re not buying it.
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1015996 Nov 1, 2013
Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett (D-IL): CBS News once called Chicago politician Valerie Jarrett “the other side of Barack Obama’s brain.” Residents of a housing project in Chicago simply know her as “slumlord.” Jarrett is the former manager of Grove Parc Plaza, a controversial low-income housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district. According to the Boston Globe, the housing complex was considered “uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage… In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale – a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.” According to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, Jarrett is also linked to a series of other shady real estate scandals involving convicted felon and former Obama fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Jarrett has also been caught up in the Blagojevich scandal as Obama’s Candidate #1 for his senate seat. Most of Blagojevich’s corrupt negotiations with the Obama team centered on the possible Jarrett appointment. She remains mum on the scandal.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1015997 Nov 1, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
No rational person tries to draw conclusions about the potential sign up numbers for Obamacare until it works correctly and people can actually sign up. Also, with all the negative press, why would anyone rush to sign up until the bugs are worked out? All you giddy right wing haters should relax, it's way to early for your victory lap.
Those are the numbers being reported. I'm sorry your hero is such a failure. Sucks to be you!!!
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1015999 Nov 1, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
No rational person tries to draw conclusions about the potential sign up numbers for Obamacare until it works correctly and people can actually sign up. Also, with all the negative press, why would anyone rush to sign up until the bugs are worked out? All you giddy right wing haters should relax, it's way to early for your victory lap.
The demokRATic party is no longer the party of the "workers" and "laborers" now the party of the unemployed, Medicaid, and loser...

It's the culture...
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1016000 Nov 1, 2013
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA): Rep. Lewis may share a name with a world-renowned comedian, but there’s nothing funny about his addiction to influence peddling and earmarking. Lewis, the senior Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, is under investigation for approving hundreds of millions of dollars in federal projects to benefit clients of one of his best friends, lobbyist and former Congressman Bill Lowery. According to press reports, Lowery, partners in his company and their clients donated approximately 37% of the funds collected by Lewis’ campaign PAC over a six-year period (an estimated $480,000) in return. Lowery has benefited handsomely from his relationship to Lewis. His company more than tripled its income between 1998 and 2004 with help from Lewis, while increasing its client base from 21 clients to 101 over that same time period. Despite these allegations, Lewis maintains his high-ranking position on the House Appropriations Committee.
the truth

Tempe, AZ

#1016001 Nov 1, 2013
II KINGS OBAMA wrote:
Super Bowl Champs Get $130,000 to Promote Obamacare
October 22, 2013
The professional football team that won this year’s Super Bowl is getting $130,000 from American taxpayers to promote Obamacare, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch this week.
The deal was secured on September 9 between the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) and Maryland health officials. The White House has tried recruiting professional sports leagues—especially the NFL and the National Basketball Association (NBA)—to help promote the president’s healthcare law but they have declined.
In fact, the NFL confirmed months ago that it would not participate in the Obamacare public relations campaign, offering the media this written statement:“We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about [the health-care law’s] implementation.” Washington D.C.’s mainstream newspaper called it a “blow to the administration.”
But Maryland officials evidently appealed directly to the home team, announcing in early September that the Ravens would help market the state’s Obamacare exchange known as Maryland Health Connection. Both parties refused to offer specifics when the deal was initiated and Judicial Watch filed a Maryland Public Information Act request for details.
In a “Sponsorship Agreement” between the Maryland Health Connection and the Ravens, the state will pay the Super Bowl champs $130,000 to push Obamacare on television, radio, the team’s official website, its newsletter and in social media. This includes the Ravens Report Show on cable TV and a number of pre and post-game radio segments as well as Facebook and Twitter plugs.
so exactly what does this have to do with the President of the United States? I do believe that the Governor and Legislature of the State of Maryland decide how to spend STATE FUNDS, not President Obama. and unless you are a citizen of the state of Maryland, STFU.

BTW, want to know how many red states are spending money to attack the ACA?
II KINGS OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1016002 Nov 1, 2013
President-Elect Barack Obama (D-IL): As Barack Obama assumes the presidency he already brings to the White House a large amount of ethical baggage. Obama’s presidential campaign had some of the ethical trimmings of a Chicago ward election. It was marked with enormous corruption issues, ranging from its alliance with the sleazy ACORN operation’s “voter registration” and “get out the vote” efforts to its acceptance of untraceable, and in too many cases, illegal online contributions. There are also Obama’s corrupt dealings with convicted felon Tony Rezko and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, his below-market rate mortgage loans, his stock dealings and related “earmark” votes in the U.S. Senate, and his missing or non-existent official papers from his years in the Illinois State Senate. His ongoing cover up of his and his team’s role in the Blagojevich ”pay-to-play” scandal is ruining his presidency even before he takes the oath of office.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1016003 Nov 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 90% going to medicaid. WELFARE!!! Why is it you libtards never want to include that part?
Sadly, it will only get worse. Starting today Food Stamps are being cut. This will affect many of these Liberal Topix posters. Their diets will be less nutritious.

Poor nutrition affects how you think. A bad diet results in lower core strength, slower problem solving ability and muscle response time, and less alertness.

By this time tomorrow their posts will be even more nonsensical.

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