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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Dec 30, 2013
 
Signs the Progressive 'we need more bird killing windmills' is starting to work!

'Chesapeake Energy announced in October that it was laying off 800 workers across the company, including 640 at its Oklahoma City headquarters"

http://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/...

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John Galt wrote:
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shortly before his own assassination, JFK ordered the assassination of the Diem brothers, guaranteeing expanded US presence in Vietnam...
WRONG.
actual White House tapes show the Kennedy administration SUPPORTED a coup without considering the consequences of Diem's life......

Washington D.C., November 5, 2003 - A White House tape of President Kennedy and his advisers, published this week in a new book-and-CD collection and excerpted on the Web, confirms that top U.S. officials sought the November 1, 1963 coup against then-South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem without apparently considering the physical consequences for Diem personally (he was murdered the following day). The taped meeting and related documents show that U.S. officials, including JFK, vastly overestimated their ability to control the South Vietnamese generals who ran the coup 40 years ago this week.

The Kennedy tape from October 29, 1963 captures the highest-level White House meeting immediately prior to the coup, including the President's brother voicing doubts about the policy of support for a coup: "I mean, it's different from a coup in the Iraq or South American country; we are so intimately involved in this…." National Security Archive senior fellow John Prados provides a full transcript of the meeting, together with the audio on CD, in his new book-and-CD publication, The White House Tapes: Eavesdropping on the President (New York: The New Press, 2003, 331 pp.+ 8 CDs, ISBN 1-56584-852-7), just published this week and featuring audio files from 8 presidents, from Roosevelt to Reagan.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Diem coup, a critical turning point in the Vietnam war, Dr. Prados also compiled and annotated for the Web a selection of recently declassified documents from the forthcoming documentary publication, U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, to be published in spring 2004 by the National Security Archive and ProQuest Information and Learning. Together with the Kennedy tape from October 29, 1963, the documents show that American leaders discussed not only whether to support a successor government, but also the distribution of pro- and anti-coup forces, U.S. actions that could be taken that would contribute to a coup, and calling off a coup if its prospects were not good.

"Supporting the Diem coup made the U.S. responsible for the outcome in South Vietnam in exactly the way Bobby Kennedy feared on October 29," said Dr. Prados. "Ironically, though, as the conversation continued, he and the other doubters abandoned these larger considerations and concentrated only on whether a coup would succeed - nothing else mattered."

The posting today also includes the transcript of Diem's last phone call to U.S. ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, inquiring "what the attitude of the U.S. is" towards the coup then underway; Lodge dissembled that he was not "well enough informed at this time to be able to tell you."

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB10...
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No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Every liberal on this thread claims to be sell-employed or own a business you OWS dumbass... RealDave owns a lawn care business.. Realtime used car business.. Sonicfilter an accomplished musician... lily, self employed hooker, Dixie highway...
Why are you the loser??
It's the culture....
Nuc now claims to be a Stock Market mogul.

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Abolish The Fed wrote:
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Why wouldn't you support the elimination of minimum wage? You don't believe in free markets?
Social security is a socialist program don't you agree?
Eliminating minimum wage could have two negative backlashes. Slave labor or higher prices for consumers.

In a perfect world, everyone could decide what was fair and pay their employees accordingly. But we don't live in that world.

No one would apply for the same jobs that weren't as competitive pay-wise as other jobs. Businesses would have to continually increase pay wages to be competitive and increase prices to pay for those higher wages or go out of business altogether.

Social Security is here to stay whether we like it or not. It was the Democrats brain child just like Obamacare and it's much harder for the government to take away than to give.

Look at Greece.

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No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Every liberal on this thread claims to be sell-employed or own a business you OWS dumbass... RealDave owns a lawn care business.. Realtime used car business.. Sonicfilter an accomplished musician... lily, self employed hooker, Dixie highway...
Why are you the loser??
It's the culture....
I wonder how many illegal immigrants RealDave has on the under the table payroll.

Rep Daryl Issa owned a used car business and shortly before his failing business burned to the ground, he took out a large fire insurance policy on it. The fire was the result of arson, only the prosecutor for some reason couldn't tie it to Issa....a campaign contributor

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spending has dropped.
deficit has dropped.
taxes have gone up.
see how that works?
you can't bring one thing to table that shows that cutting spending while cutting taxes has ever been proven to be sound economic policy. Reagan had to raise taxes after he cut them with the largest peacetime tax increase in American history. how hard is it to see the reality?
There's a time for every season....

Raising taxes in a recession is not the time or the season.
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Dec 30, 2013
 
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Sadly enough, it only means we're still the Dumb and Dumber United States of America.
You can't admire someone you didn't trust only a month ago.
Last month, 53% of Americans thought the president was not honest according to a CNN/ORC poll and only four out of 10 thought Obama could manage the federal government effectively.
Moreover, fifty-six percent of the public last month said he is not a person they “admire” and not agreeable on issues concerning the country.
http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/obamas-trust...
So, as usual, a lot of people are still really confused in this country.
You also can't admire someone whose disapproval rating is 49% with only 42% approving and 56% disapproving of his signature law with only 40% approving.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Dail...
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/lates...
So what's there to admire if the majority don't approve of his job performance as president, don't trust him and don't approve of his legacy law?
Pew....

Republican approval.....35%.

Republican disapproval.....59%.

FOX....

Republican favorable....30%.

Republican unfavorable....63%.

http://www.pollingreport.com/rep.htm

you were saying?

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Whatever wrote:
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Your logic is what comes up lacking with a big dash of pettiness to top it off.
FOCUS: The topic is appointed positions. The positions I listed fell into that category---
All appointed positions may be terminated at anytime for any reason
Still following...
Sibelius is an appointed position and can be removed at anytime for job failures.
And here I thought the Progressives couldn't screw this one up.
Figures such a lame-assed joke would come from a lame-assed Moonbat.

Whatever is running around the thread crying for attention with her panties down around her ankles, posting nonsense, screaming;

"Pay attention to me" "Please pay attention to me!!".

The attention she so desperately craves and obviously doesn't get at home!! LOL

Get over yourself. You've already posted far more times than anyone else - AND That's only this morning!!

You needn't provide further proof of what a lonely moron you are.

I've got the week off for New Year's.

I'm betting you, Carol, Gunner, and Nobraina will be spending a lot less time here this week.
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Dec 30, 2013
 
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Depends on when taxes become theft.
When there is force involved.
Tax is theft by force.
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Dec 30, 2013
 
sonicfilter wrote:
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yes.
it's hard to reduce debt when we're still paying interest on the loan Bush had to take from China the year after he cut taxes.
that analogy work for ya?
Hard to reduce debt when this admin wants to keep extending the 2008 stimulus bill.
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Dec 30, 2013
 
RealDave wrote:
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If you truly support cutting the debt, how the Hell did you /Do you support any Republican in Congress prior to 2007?
I suspect here is where you will deny ever supporting any Republicans like most of you right whiners do
A) why do you think that I am a right winger
B) its not my debt, at least Iceland had the balls to indict bankers.
tell it like it is

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#1049784
Dec 30, 2013
 
Republicans war on women..

"Prostitute Says Spitzer Enjoyed Choking Her:“The more struggle there was, the more he was into it”

http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/prostitute-says-...

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Dec 30, 2013
 
Whatever wrote:
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Nuc now claims to be a Stock Market mogul.
I'm an investor. No mogul, but one who knows the stock market is the route to financial security. I know a lot about investing.

You're a fraud, as I proved so easily last evening.

It makes you angry that the stock markets are doing so well with Obama in charge.

That's delightful. I'll make money, you can whine about Obama!!
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Dec 30, 2013
 
RealDave wrote:
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The Republican effort to politicize Benghazi has NOTHING to do with expanding the military.
Where did Obama try to expand the military???
I am thinking you should be addressing Bush & the Republicans. Not Obama.
Ummm drones?
There that was easy.
Whatever

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Dec 30, 2013
 
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I wonder how many illegal immigrants RealDave has on the under the table payroll.
Rep Daryl Issa owned a used car business and shortly before his failing business burned to the ground, he took out a large fire insurance policy on it. The fire was the result of arson, only the prosecutor for some reason couldn't tie it to Issa....a campaign contributor
The topic of the post was every Progressive here has claimed to own their own business or to be independently wealthy with the exception of Emeen.

Tell us what is your success story?
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Dec 30, 2013
 
sonicfilter wrote:
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Pew....
Republican approval.....35%.
Republican disapproval.....59%.
FOX....
Republican favorable....30%.
Republican unfavorable....63%.
http://www.pollingreport.com/rep.htm
you were saying?
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You need to work on your credibility...

"...In a nationwide survey of 3,130 musicians conducted nationwide, a team of researchers at the Texas Center for Music and Medicine found that almost one out of three musicians believe there is widespread drug use among musicians. Only 15 percent of those surveyed said musicians do not use drugs."

http://news.unt.edu/news-releases/survey-look...
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Marine Vet Slams Paul Ryan's 'Outrageous Attitude' Toward Military Pension Cuts

Appearing on Fox & Friends on Saturday, Jessie Jane Duff, who is at the E7 level, said Ryan, who brokered the deal with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WI), does not realize that many active duty military personnel go back to civilian life "broke" and "without a job" and have difficulty getting on equal footing with their "civilian counterparts." She noted that many veterans have had to leave the armed forces early due to injuries or are suffering from things like PTSD.

The deal Obama signed includes a provision that would "pare down annual cost of living increases in benefits for military retirees under age 62, saving the government an estimated $6.3 billion over a decade." What that means is a sergeant first class at the E7 level like Duff who retires at age 42 would lose $72,000 in benefits over a lifetime, according to a Fox News analysis.

She said that Ryan was "misleading" Americans into believing that veterans were getting a pay increase by using accounting tricks and lingo when in fact they are not.

Duff, of Concerned Veterans for America, said Ryan was screwing over the types of veterans who were deployed three times to Afghanistan and Iraq and said it was "outrageous" for Ryan to claim that the benefits were "extremely generous." She emphasized that not enough people in Congress have served in the military, and they are out of touch with Americans who have served or have family members in the armed forces.

Multiple bills have been introduced in the House to undo the cuts.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

right wing debunks right wing.
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Dec 30, 2013
 
RealDave wrote:
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We invaded Afghanistan top get Bin Laden.
horsecrap...

the US invaded Afghanistan to clear out terrorist training camps....
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Whatever wrote:
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Hard to reduce debt when this admin wants to keep extending the 2008 stimulus bill.
that wasn't big enough to start with?

at least that's what real economists are saying.
Abolish The Fed

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LoisLane59 wrote:
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Eliminating minimum wage could have two negative backlashes. Slave labor or higher prices for consumers.
In a perfect world, everyone could decide what was fair and pay their employees accordingly. But we don't live in that world.
No one would apply for the same jobs that weren't as competitive pay-wise as other jobs. Businesses would have to continually increase pay wages to be competitive and increase prices to pay for those higher wages or go out of business altogether.
Social Security is here to stay whether we like it or not. It was the Democrats brain child just like Obamacare and it's much harder for the government to take away than to give.
Look at Greece.
So your answer is that you don't believe in the free market, correct?

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