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
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022470 Nov 12, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Not Horsecrap at all Romneycare was modeled by the Heritage foundation Healthcare plan which is a known fact and if you know anything about Massachusetts Republican or Democrats they are all Ultra Liberals which are the worst kind of control freaks there is.
http://www.conservapedia.com/Massachusetts_li...
"Is" you a teabagger Sarah?
LCNLin

United States

#1022471 Nov 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
How CBS' Coverage Of Benghazi Has Been Troubling For A Year
Appearing on All In With Chris Hayes, David Brock and Steven Reiner discussed how 60 Minutes statement was lacking, how CBS and the mainstream media amplify Republican lies, parallels to the 2004 CBS National Guard controversy, and Lara Logan's prior call for military action in Benghazi.
http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/11/11/on-m...
Another defeat for the tea party
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022472 Nov 12, 2013
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1022473 Nov 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton's Republican Congress proposed the Contract with America. Most of it was either signed by Clinton or negotiated and signed.
Republicans were mindful to leave out controversial issues such as abortion and school prayer.
(Which should end the false accusations of conservatives forcing anyone to believe anything.)
A sweeping welfare reform bill was passed by Clinton's Republican Congress and was signed into law by Clinton.
It was Clinton who raised taxes. 18 months later, the Office of Management and Budget issued projections of deficits for the next five years.
Clinton's reversal on government spending and a booming economy was the result of genuine fiscal restraint. Government spending only increased by an average of just 2.9% over a four-year period in the mid-1990s.
The balanced budgets of the Clinton years didn't occur until after a Republican Congress passed and the president reluctantly signed a 1997 tax bill that lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%, added a child tax credit, and established higher limits on tax exclusion for IRAs and estates.
Clinton was credited for a successful economy and, of course, deserves it as the president who went along with his conservative congress.
That success was based on Republicans proposing and passing a tax bill and lowering taxes which Clinton signed and was probably why he announced in a State of the Union Address "The era of big government is over!"
Did you get all of that?
You're full of crap again Carol! Only three of the proposals in the Contract with America were signed by Clinton. Three were successfully vetoed by him with one veto being overridden. One proposal, the line item veto was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. So in all only three proposals ever made it into law.
Clinton’s major contribution was pushing through the 1993 budget bill, which began to reduce what had become a chronic string of federal deficits. Republicans denounced it as the "largest tax increase in history," though in fact it was not a record and also contained some cuts in projected spending. Republican Rep. Newt Gingrich predicted: "The tax increase will kill jobs and lead to a recession, and the recession will force people off of work and onto unemployment and will actually increase the deficit." But just the opposite happened. Fears of inflation waned and interest rates fell, making money cheaper to borrow for homes, cars and investment. What had been a slow economic recovery turned into a roaring boom, bringing in so much unanticipated tax revenue from rising incomes and stock-market gains that the government actually was running record surpluses by the time Clinton left office.
You were a history teacher? Really?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022474 Nov 12, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Another defeat for the tea party
defeat is a harsh word when there was never a chance of winning.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022475 Nov 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
"Homer is never wrong." - Sonicfilter

"I concur." - Homer(I) 2016
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1022476 Nov 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Jon Stewart had a field day Monday mocking both "60 Minutes" for airing a discredited report on the attack in Benghazi, Libya and a Republican senator who exploited the segment.
After what initially appeared to be an explosive report turned out to be "total bullsh*t," Stewart took on "60 Minutes," which he said "sort of acknowledged" the error on Sunday.
Stewart found it amusing that the program finally considered the "is it true question" after the Benghazi report aired.
The "Daily Show" host also noted that "60 Minutes" is "not the only victim here." Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hyped the report, which spurred his vow to block every Obama administration appointee until survivors of the Benghazi attack testify before Congress.
The senator's response to the "60 Minutes" retraction gave Stewart an excuse to employ his finest southern accents.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jon-ste...
Blanche Devereaux!! Hilarious.
And, what's up with Lara Logans heavy breathing when she speaks? Ever try to speak like that? You'll feel like fainting.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#1022477 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
"Is" you a teabagger Sarah?
she is one of your kind.
LCNLin

United States

#1022478 Nov 12, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment, anyone born here is not an illegal alien, idiot.
How can a person who violated the immigration law be awarded citizenship? Shouldn't they be prosecuted for violating that law instead of rewarded for violating that law with citizenship?
The accurate term is "illegal alien".
Tea Party was trying to change this
Work in immigration Law
-
Angela
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022479 Nov 12, 2013
"There is the truth and there is rightwing spin." - Homer(I) 2016

"Rightwingers and the truth, now there's two ships that will never pass in the night..." - Homer(I) 2016
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1022480 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
They're probably illiterate
Those who elected Obama, re-elected Obama and the crew in charge of his greatest failure, ObamaSCARE
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1022481 Nov 12, 2013
“Starting in the 1950's, the U.S. State Department solicited jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Louis Armstrong as ‘cultural ambassadors’ to third world countries and the African continent to try to ‘rehabilitate’ America's racist image and offer the American way of life as an alternative to the increasing post-colonial popularity of Communism. Armstrong was performing in the Katanga Province in the Congo the same time as Patrice Lumumba's capture and torture with American complicity. He was on the continent when Lumumba was killed.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was the brainchild behind this movement of recruiting Jazz artists for this purpose”– "In Search of the Black Fantastic," Richard Iton.

In today’s political age with the browning of America, the ruling elite understand the importance of having the pop culture/media arm of the Black mis-leadership class endorse empire in Black face. Politicians like Barack Obama and Cory Booker are crucial to ensuring that people of color embrace the empire’s agenda as their own. Celebrities ranging from Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, to Jay Z swear their loyalty to the Booker/Obama types in fulfillment of a ridiculous Black redemptive fantasy. Racial kinship politics becomes a tool of empire.

Currently all the rage in the Black community, the Kerry Washington political intrigue program “SCANDAL” is about a Black Woman whose job is to help Washington DC politicos through damaging and embarrassing dilemmas. The show is an excellent example of the way Black popular culture is deployed to breed reverence for American empire and those who benefit from it.“SCANDAL” The result is a kind of female Obama Effect, shrewdly creating a sense of collective racial necessity for placing Brown faces in high imperial places. The most oppressed segment of American society is encouraged to fantasize about becoming the most effective agents of the same empire that is destroying them. Very shrewd indeed.

What’s most interesting about “SCANDAL” is that it’s based on the real life story of a Black woman who got her political start in the Reagan administration and played a key role in getting Clarence Thomas confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court despite Anita Hill’s charges of sexual harassment. She also helped clean things up for the Republicans during the Iran Contra Scandal. As recently as May of this year, the real life character behind “SCANDAL” represented Paula Deen, the White TV Cooking Show maven who outraged Black America for allegedly admitting she fantasized about “owning slaves”. So dramatically speaking, this is the woman Black America is cheering for while watching “SCANDAL.”

In a very interesting twist, another fixture of Black popular culture, Kanye West, has used his membership in the elite star chamber to write a song called “New Slaves” that essentially embraces the agenda of the ruling class elite while unfurling the Confederate Flag. The song acknowledges the rise of mass incarceration and private prisons, corporate dominance over peoples lives, and even suggests the role of class as a source of contention within the Black community. West critiques “those in their Hampton Houses” while bizarrely singing the refrain,“I know we the New Slaves….I know we the New Slaves...We the New Slaves.”(The lyrics can be found here.) However, in true elite fashion, West admits that this agenda can’t touch “HIM” because he can “fly [his] family out the country.” But what about the supermajority of Black Americans who will never be able to fly their family out of the country as they face the
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1022482 Nov 12, 2013
How Republicans Rig the Game

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas

As the nation recovers from the Republican shutdown of government, the question Americans should be asking is not "Why did the GOP do that to us?" but "Why were they even relevant in the first place?" So dramatically have the demographic and electoral tides in this country turned against the Republican Party that, in a representative democracy worthy of the designation, the Grand Old Party should be watching from the sidelines and licking its wounds. Not only did Barack Obama win a second term in an electoral landslide in 2012, but he is also just the fourth president in a century to have won two elections with more than 50 percent of the popular vote. What's more, the party controls 55 seats in the Senate, and Democratic candidates for the House received well over a million more votes than their Republican counterparts in the election last year. And yet, John Boehner still wields the gavel in the House and Republican resistance remains a defining force in the Senate, frustrating Obama's ambitious agenda.

How is this possible? National Republicans have waged an unrelenting campaign to exploit every weakness and anachronism in our electoral system. Through a combination of hyperpartisan redistricting of the House, unprecedented obstructionism in the Senate and racist voter suppression in the states, today's GOP has locked in political power that it could never have secured on a level playing field.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how...
LCNLin

United States

#1022483 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever
A white supremacist behind an initiative to turn a North Dakota town into a "white enclave" received some shocking news -- he's not 100 percent white.
Craig Cobb, a 62-year-old man who has aimed to start a community for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, received some news that he wasn't too happy about, although we must admit, it gave us quite a chuckle.
During an appearance on The Trisha Goddard Show, Cobb was given the results of a DNA Diagnostics test and found out he is 14 percent Sub-Saharan African, and it was all caught on camera.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/crai...
Interesting
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022484 Nov 12, 2013
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1022485 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever
A white supremacist behind an initiative to turn a North Dakota town into a "white enclave" received some shocking news -- he's not 100 percent white.
Craig Cobb, a 62-year-old man who has aimed to start a community for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, received some news that he wasn't too happy about, although we must admit, it gave us quite a chuckle.
During an appearance on The Trisha Goddard Show, Cobb was given the results of a DNA Diagnostics test and found out he is 14 percent Sub-Saharan African, and it was all caught on camera.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/crai...
lily loves her vodka cold and her race card hot
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1022486 Nov 12, 2013
What’s most interesting about “SCANDAL” is that it’s based on the real life story of a Black woman who got her political start in the Reagan administration and played a key role in getting Clarence Thomas confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court despite Anita Hill’s charges of sexual harassment. She also helped clean things up for the Republicans during the Iran Contra Scandal. As recently as May of this year, the real life character behind “SCANDAL” represented Paula Deen, the White TV Cooking Show maven who outraged Black America for allegedly admitting she fantasized about “owning slaves”. So dramatically speaking, this is the woman Black America is cheering for while watching “SCANDAL.”

In a very interesting twist, another fixture of Black popular culture, Kanye West, has used his membership in the elite star chamber to write a song called “New Slaves” that essentially embraces the agenda of the ruling class elite while unfurling the Confederate Flag. The song acknowledges the rise of mass incarceration and private prisons, corporate dominance over peoples lives, and even suggests the role of class as a source of contention within the Black community. West critiques “those in their Hampton Houses” while bizarrely singing the refrain,“I know we the New Slaves….I know we the New Slaves...We the New Slaves.”(The lyrics can be found here.) However, in true elite fashion, West admits that this agenda can’t touch “HIM” because he can “fly [his] family out the country.” But what about the supermajority of Black Americans who will never be able to fly their family out of the country as they face the five pronged merciless agenda of American Empire: 1) Finance Capital Hoarding of Wealth; 2) Neoliberal Privatization of Prisons, Schools, and government services; 3) Austerity cutting of social programs like Social Security and Food Stamps; 4) Mass Incarceration; and 5) Growth of the Surveillance State via NSA, Homeland Security, etc. This is the agenda that Obama and the Cory Booker types have been assigned to lay on Black America and the rest of the country while people cheer and scream,“That’s my president!”

If Black redemption is premised on showing White Imperialists and oppressors that we are equally competent at managing their evil affairs, then we are also morally bankrupt – maybe even more so than those who truly control American empire. Hypocrisy and duplicity are always the more repellant treasonous crimes.

“African Americans have been rendered redundant and more valuable in prison than as a functioning part of the functioning economy.”– Ajamu Baraka, Public Intervenor for Human Rights in the Democracy Branch of the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1022487 Nov 12, 2013
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1022488 Nov 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Blanche Devereaux!! Hilarious.
And, what's up with Lara Logans heavy breathing when she speaks? Ever try to speak like that? You'll feel like fainting.
It's your vodka, lily.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1022489 Nov 12, 2013
The Black Misleadership Class Needs Unmasking
The Black Misleadership Class purports to guide African Americans on the path to upward mobility. But, in fact,“Black FBI leaders, corporate managers, police authorities, Senators, Congressmen, Presidential advisors, and morally bankrupt celebrities like Jay-Z are given handsome salaries and positions to help manage the exploitation of the Black masses “George Bush could never tell his advisors that he was ‘good at killing people’ without demonstrations, documentaries, and criticisms following soon after.”

Halloween came and past but the nightmare of American imperial decay is much more horrifying than any haunted house or horror film. The American ruling class is gearing up to slash Social Security and Medicare. A study this year reported that four of five people in the U.S. are struggling to meet their basic needs. Black America is living in an endless apartheid prison. Black people face the threat of death from law enforcement every 28 hours. The finance capitalist class is actively seeking to privatize public education, de-unionize the public sector, and turn over pensions, benefits, and non-military government services for profit. At the same time, the guardians of empire in DC are building up the national security surveillance state. Facebook and local police are partnering up to monitor demonstrations. The new un-Affordable Care Act website is contracted out to the CIA venture capital firm In-Q-Tel. American imperial decay has brought upon us the complete erosion of civil liberties and endless global plunder.

What allows these nightmarish conditions to continue? The corporate media, police state repression, racism, and the sheer weight of American capitalist oppression definitely play a large role in maintaining the current order of things. However, many on the left leave out an important historical development. Black Agenda Report is one of the few leftist organizations that weekly expose the growing influence of the Black misleadership class. This class of Black collaborators and scoundrels that operate in all sectors of society and keep fascism alive and well.

“The city boasts of the benefits of having an influx of wealthy, young white college students occupying what used to be the residencies of the working class.”Corporate consultants and academicians see the rise of the Black misleadership class as “diversity.” I grew up in Cambridge, MA where “diversity” and tax-revenue generation for the city’s public services are equated with living in a “people’s republic.” Yet, just this year, despite having numerous Black public officials in municipal government, a city ordinance agreement was ratified allowing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to expand to the point where the college purchased sections of the Newtown Court public housing unit, a residence primarily occupied by the Black community. For most of my youth, the city denied the existence of white encroachment (gentrification) by boasting of its safety net system for the poor. Now, the city boasts of the benefits of having an influx of wealthy, young white college students occupying what used to be the residencies of working class Cambridge. Poor people of color are being displaced and “diversity” has done nothing to stop it.


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