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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angel

Boise, ID

#1088644 Mar 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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The only ones who benefited from Reagan's trickledown economics were the rich you clueless twit. Wages stagnated for the middle class and the poverty level increased.
Repukes think History is only there for them to rewrite when trying to make some idiot point.
When it shoves some fact in their dough-like faces they dont want to deal with(such as Reaganomics Evil and Stifling effect on the prosperity of the Middle Class)THEN its a Liberal Hoax.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1088645 Mar 1, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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They learned they should have been more vocal and less complacent when Bush warned them - and the Democrats - about Fannie and Freddie.
They also learned there needs to be minimal government oversight to protect consumers without overregulating. The pendulum has swung to the other extreme under this administration.
They learned that government has to manage itself before managing the people.
They aren't perfect. But at least they have a grip on the right direction. They haven't had their chance at bat since the economic fallout.
Are you still trying to blame Fannie and Freddie for the financial meltdown STUPID?
Fannie and Freddie didn't make those toxic loans that crashed the financial markets, it was UNREGULATED mortgage brokers like Countrywide and Indy Mac who were aided and abetted by the equally unregulated ratings agencies like Standard and Poor's who gave these mortgage backed securities AAA ratings.
Between 2004 and 2006, when subprime lending was exploding, Fannie and Freddie went from holding a high of 48 percent of the subprime loans that were sold into the secondary market to holding about 24 percent, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance, a specialty publication. Even so, by 2007 only 17 percent of their total portfolio was either subprime or Alt-A loans. Due to regulations, their percentage of these loans is actually better than many banks.
During those same explosive three years, private investment banks -- not Fannie and Freddie -- dominated the mortgage loans that were packaged and sold into the secondary mortgage market. In 2005 and 2006, the private sector securitized almost two thirds of all U.S. mortgages, supplanting Fannie and Freddie.
The fact that the housing bubble occurred contemporaneously in other countries such as Iceland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom also dispels the conservative myth. But go ahead, keep living in that delusional little world of yours.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1088646 Mar 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>who ever said there is a normal temperature..the fact that you would even think that way shows you don't even understand the concept...
Wrong Carol, you don't understand that businesses are licensed by government to operate. They cannot discriminate against anyone. They get fire and police protection that are paid for by all taxpayers. straight and gay alike. If you want to be in business you are obligated to obey the law, religious beliefs aside.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088647 Mar 1, 2014
Let's hope American blacks wake up and take note of real leadership instead of Poverty Pimping and Magic Negro Socialism, Statism and profiting from victim mentalities.

Las Vegus Sun - Former Tea Party strategist announces bid for Horsford’s seat: http://tinyurl.com/k6fezs7

“We cannot afford go-along, get-along, soft, establishment Republicans or big-government, trickle-down Democrats,” he said.“We must be willing to elect leaders who will advance private-sector innovation, entrepreneurialism and help liberate Main Street.”

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088648 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
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Your average Republican revels in fascism, greed and power abuse, with no repect for anyone's rights but his own. The only variatiation in their thinking is how far they'll go get what they want.
I assume that you also write children's books.

Keep it there. Adults won't buy it.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1088649 Mar 1, 2014
New CBO Report Crushes Obama’s Economic Policies
FEBRUARY 28, 2014 BY MATTHEW BURKE
ObamaAngry

The number-crunchers at the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) are raining more bad news on the Obama economic agenda and the Obama regime as a whole, stating that the nation’s economic recovery is worse that the recovery after the nation’s last four recessions.

The new CBO report, perhaps more damaging to the regime, states that whatever decline there has been in the unemployment number, has been largely fueled by the decline in the labor participation rate.

The report also says that the number of people out of work for more than six consecutive months, remains extraordinarily high (emphasis added):
The deep recession that began in December 2007, when the economy began to contract, and ended in June 2009, when the economy began to expand again, has had a lasting effect on the labor market. More than four and a half years after the end of the recession, employment has risen sluggishly—much more slowly than it grew, on average, during the four previous recoveries that lasted more than one year. At the same time, the unemployment rate has fallen only partway back to its prerecession level (as shown in yesterday’s blog post), and a significant part of that improvement is attributable to a decline in labor force participation that has occurred as an unusually large number of people have stopped looking for work (see the figure below). Moreover, the rate of long-term unemployment—the percentage of the labor force that has been out of work for more than 26 consecutive weeks—remains extraordinarily high.
The new CBO report on the economy falls on the heels of other recent reports by the agency that have been damaging to the Obama regime this month, including a report claiming that Obama’s minimum wage hike would cost as least 500,000 jobs, and that Obamacare would cost the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs. Additionally, just week, an ex-CBO Chief said that Obamacare subsidies caused a disincentive for people to work.

Democrats immediately circled the wagons, making the outrageous and embarrassing claim that the job losses created by Obama’s policies would give people more freedom from a new term they invented called “job lock.”
- See more at: http://www.tpnn.com/2014/02/28/new-cbo-report...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088650 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
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Your average Republican revels in fascism, greed and power abuse, with no repect for anyone's rights but his own. The only variatiation in their thinking is how far they'll go get what they want.
There are no average Republicans. Compared to the Socialist Democrats, they're all above average.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1088651 Mar 1, 2014
BOOM: New York Times Column Admits Benghazi Cover-Up
Maureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist, published an absolutely scathing opinion piece recently about the Obama Administration’s deplorable handling of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.

Dowd calls out the Administrations attempts to “rewrite events in order to make Hillary Clinton [...] appear to be leaving a legacy term at the State Department” as well as their unforgivable “lack of response to the attacks,” NewsMax reports.

“Obama aides wanted to promote the mythology that the president who killed Osama was vanquishing terror,” blasted the columnist.“Hillaryland,” she continued,“needed to shore up the mythology that Clinton was a stellar Secretary of State.”

NewsMax writes:

But Dowd also noted that the most critical voices, led by Karl Rove in early attack ads against Clinton,“cloud a simple truth: The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.”

But Dowd reserves her strongest, most scornful words for the entire Obama administration, including the military and its lack of response in the eight hours the Benghazi attack spanned.

“In this hottest of hot spots, the State Department’s minimum security requirements were not met, requests for more security were rejected, and contingency plans were not drawn up, despite the portentous date of 9/11 and cascading warnings from the C.I.A.,” Dowd writes.[...]

She recounts the testimony of Stevens’s second-in-command, Gregory Hicks, who tried to help from 600 miles away in Tripoli, and who was given a “stand-down” order for four Special Forces officers in Tripoli who were ready to head to Benghazi.

She noted that Hicks was stunned when he saw the Sunday morning talk shows that weekend and saw U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice stressing the deaths were part of a protest over an anti-Muslim video than an coordinated, premeditated attack.

“All the factions wove their own mythologies at the expense of our deepest national mythology: that if there is anything, no matter how unlikely or difficult, that we can do to try to save the lives of Americans who have volunteered for dangerous assignments, we must do it,” Dowd concludes.

It is refreshing to see a legitimate, bold response come from the New York Times.

In case you missed it, several weeks ago published a six-page “investigative report” which “confirmed” that Benghazi was confirmed by a YouTube video and failed to mention Hillary Clinton’s name a single time.

Stated differently, it was full of blatant lies that even Hillary herself has rejected. This so-called report spurred a wave of backlash — and rightfully so.

If you agree with Maureen Dowd, help us spread the word by sharing this article on Facebook and Twitter.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088652 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
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That explains why we control the White House and Senate.
Btw, everything seems "socialist" to a Fascist-Pig Republican.
The party which thinks Pinochet's reign in Chile was a model for democracy around the world.
French peasants killed their best and brightest, hoodwinked uneducated Stalin-loving Russians pitchforked successful farmers and strangled the wives and children with barbed wire, clueless Germans welcomed Hitler with open arms, the NY Times wrote glowingly of the Russian who murdered 65 million of his own people while Time Magazine made Stalin Man-Of-The-Year.

And prepubescent minds like yours revel in your electing a racist pig Socialist Boy into power.

And you remain steadfastly damned proud of it.

When normally good people go bad and form Liberal lynching parties, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse quicken their pace.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088654 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
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I'll take California's wealth and climate to any ten conseravtive states you can dream up.
Great! Go camping in downtown L.A. tonight.

Or go hitch-hike through Bakersfield this weekend.

And if that's not exciting enough for a bimbo like you then try sleeping in a S.F. Bathhouse without a gun or Lysol.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088655 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
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Still better than Bush with his war-by-lies and economy-crashing.
Bush: "Duhhh... Let's drag people off to Gitmo and torture them. Some may actually be guilty".
Since you enjoy swallowing just about anything, you might consider helping NY City with their Waste Sludge problem. Your Magic Negro would call it "shared sacrifice".

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088656 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
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NO!
He should land on the deck of a U.S. carrier, strut around on the deck in a flight suit and declare "Mission Accomplished". An end to combat operations in the Ukraine.
Then Putin will give up just like the Iraqis did.
You're straining to make sense here. Stop it if you don't want to embarrass yourself any further.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088657 Mar 1, 2014
Governor Christy wrote:
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I wish there were 50 million morons like you. Then I might get elected prez. But until then, I'll do what I do best. Shutting down bridges and keeping cupcake makers in business.
The next Stupid Jump you make, don't use the bungee cord.
Grey Ghost

Aroda, VA

#1088658 Mar 1, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
Thanks to Glow Bull Warming, we yet had another record low - Zero degrees, this morning March 1st! Twenty four degrees below normal!
It's so cold, Demo-KKK-RATS like DUH-Pont have their hands in their own pockets!
http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:06006.1.999...
What's one more dumbazzed bagger that has no earthly idea exactly what global warming consists of. Do righties ever use facts or reality? Time to empty that bed pan again loser.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088659 Mar 1, 2014
Mr Lib wrote:
I wonder who the Repugs will run in 2016.
The list is short:
Chris Christy
Joe Arpaio
Rodney Dangerfield
Bluto
My money's on Bluto.
Your money should be on a Brain Transplant instead.

You can pick one up cheap at the your nearest Chicken Packing Plant.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088660 Mar 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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What's one more dumbazzed bagger that has no earthly idea exactly what global warming consists of. Do righties ever use facts or reality? Time to empty that bed pan again loser.
If he empties the bedpan, you'll get thrown out.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Arm the internet

#1088661 Mar 1, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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The 60's radicals are today's neo nazis. all libs, all dems, all idiots.
Commies is the correct word for them and they are directly to blame for this current ineptocracy.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1088662 Mar 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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What's one more dumbazzed bagger that has no earthly idea exactly what global warming consists of. Do righties ever use facts or reality? Time to empty that bed pan again loser.
Wasn't Virginia listed as the no. 1 most miserable State to live in on killtaker's link?

Well....whatever state you're in, it has to be miserable:>
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1088663 Mar 1, 2014
President Barack Obama spoke on the situation in Ukraine on Friday, saying "we are now deeply concerned" about recent events.

Obama said any military movements taken by Russia inside of Ukraine would be "deeply destabilizing."

"The Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future," Obama said.

Obama said the United States will stand with the international community, warning Russia "there will be costs" for any military intervention in Ukraine.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/obam...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1088664 Mar 1, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Since you enjoy swallowing just about anything, you might consider helping NY City with their Waste Sludge problem. Your Magic Negro would call it "shared sacrifice".
I wonder when they'll start calling the ACA, "Bushcare"?

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