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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Leadville Lou

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Yes, Perot's campaign hurt GHW Bush. So what? We had a similar problem with Ralph Nader in 2000.
I recall at the end of GHW Bush's term in 1993, we had a moderate recession in full swing. That marked the end of Reagan's economic "triumph". It was based on an unsustainable Cold War military build-up.
As for Clinton, he also left office with a moderate recession, but with a balanced budget and the least government spending in the years from 1981 to 2009.
The massive spending which has led us to the current crisis began with Reagan, was perpetuated by GHW, slowed down by Clinton, then ruinously revived by W.
Case closed.
Case closed? Surely you jest and surely we want to know why you're leaving out president Oblamer and his so far $6 trillion in new debt.

Let me write it out:

$6,000,000,000,000 in new debt, so far.

PS, Clinton was indeed restrained by a republican congress, wisely he didn't fight it too much, he was practical and not the rigid ideologue Oblamer is.
Leadville Lou

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First, your remark is somewhat irrelevant.
My post was a rebuttal to the claim that Wilson and FDR "got us into world wars", which is true, but you express this in a contemptuous manner inferring that there wasn't a good reason for them doing so.
Then there was EasyEed's statement that Kennedy and LBJ got us involved in Vietnam. This ignores the previous commitments of the Eisenhower administration along with extremely aggressive covert activities of the CIA which were intent on provoking a war.
Did you know that Vietnam was a single, undivided country until 1954? The splitting of the country into northern and southern halves was an agreement reached by the French and Vietminh parties at the Paris Peace Accords of the same year.
The purpose of the division was to allow French and Vietminh forces the opportunity to disengage and pull back to their respective territory. The French agreed to pull out.
There was also a provision within the accords which called for a reunification plebiscite in 1956 in the South, so that it could decide whether or not it wished to reunite with the North.
To make a long story short, the CIA put President Ngo Diem in power through rigged elections in 1954. Then with our blessing, he cancelled the 1956 Plebiscite. But Diem went further. "The Pentagon Papers" points out how Diem's secret police rounded up communists engaged in peaceful political activity and imprisoned them.
But the CIA went further. Before the ink was dry on the 1954 Paris Accords, the CIA set up shop in Vietnam and began running sabotage operations in the North.
The North did not react right away to these provocations. But in 1959, their leadership finally gave the green light to fight back against the Diem regime.
China and North Korea are vile dictatorships. Vietnam is far more benign, although the communists retain a monopoly on political power. Socialists nations like Venezuela and Nicaragua have democratic elections and are not totalitarian.
I guess the lesson we should learn is to never help anyone, anywhere, anytime. Works well for the Swiss.
Leadville Lou

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Yes, I'll agree the GOP Congress deserves credit for balancing the budget and keeping spending in check during Clinton's time in office.
But that raises the question... why were they so tight with Clinton while giving Reagan and both Bushes everything they wanted?
The answer is simple. Spending is what makes politicians popular. So GOP motives were based more on whittling down Clinton's chances for re-election and his legacy than anything else. Try to remember they went after him throughout the six years they held the majority, even impeaching him for lying about an extra-marital affair.
The same GOP which let GW Bush off the hook for launching a war of aggression based on lies.
Returning to the spending issue, the enormous deficits we have today started with Reagan, slowed greatly under Clinton, then went wild again under GW Bush.
The strength of a nation is greatly based on its wealth. Well, you Republicans are mostly to blame for the state we're in. You're only frugal when it hurts the political opposition.
To suggest the rot began under Clinton who added only 1.6 trillion to the natonal debt, compared to the 5.7 tallied by GW Bush is sheer nonsense, and you know better.
9/11 ring a bell? So often Bush's detractors act like 9/11 never happened. Is it your claim 9/11 was meaningless as faR AS OUR BUDGETS and defense spending is concerned?
Leadville Lou

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Contrary to your claim above, Reagan reduced taxes.
Twice as many Republicans voted for the Iraq War than Democrats.
The Democrats were privy to the cherry-picked data coming out of the Pentagon's OSP which was created and run by Cheney.
The economy under Bush did somewhat well but was driven by an Alan Greenspan-created low-interest rate driven real estate bubble.
The real villain in the real estate bubble were the banks who made predatory loans because it was profitable, not because Dodd and Frank made them. These banks are now under indictment and some have been fined heavily.
I won't bother with the rest of your BS. In Carol La-La Land, Repubicans are perfect and never do anything wrong.
Hardly, I criticize Bush for his "compassionate conservatism" and his unwillingness to fight the dems on their desired increases in social spending. Republicans are far from perfect, an elusive concept at best, but they are soooooooo much better than the only real viable alternative, the democrats and their creeping socialism and fascist desires to completely control out lives..
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Cway wrote:
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Contrary to your claim above, Reagan reduced taxes.
Twice as many Republicans voted for the Iraq War than Democrats.
The Democrats were privy to the cherry-picked data coming out of the Pentagon's OSP which was created and run by Cheney.
The economy under Bush did somewhat well but was driven by an Alan Greenspan-created low-interest rate driven real estate bubble.
The real villain in the real estate bubble were the banks who made predatory loans because it was profitable, not because Dodd and Frank made them. These banks are now under indictment and some have been fined heavily.
I won't bother with the rest of your BS. In Carol La-La Land, Repubicans are perfect and never do anything wrong.
From emam or somebody:

"I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy."

The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html

The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.

The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place.

And Bush was forced to deal with the effects of 9/11, remember?
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<quoted text>All the reputable American medical, psychological, psychiatric and professional counseling organizations? Well, based on how this is constructed it could be 10 out of 1000, and only the ones who agree are deemed as respectable. Wrong.
Sorry, the WHO, the world organization disagrees with you.
Also, the APA only represents 40% of professionals in these categories in America and less than 1% worldwide.
Also, when you say the APA, who in the APA do you mean and what peer reviewed studies do you refer to. You do know that the APA was reprimanded by the US Senate for its support of pedophilia and agreement with it not being a mental disorder. You do know that the APA lost their credentials amidst these political type stances.
You do know that the APA has taken many moral, political positions and adopted non-scientific approaches, and thus they are not considered credible.
Here is something from June 2012:
Former APA President Says of APA today "Political Correctness Rules, Not Science"
Posted by F.R Newbrough on June 10, 2012 at 10:30am
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Dr. Nicholas Cummings, the man who led the movement to have homosexuality declassified as a mental illness says of the APA today that "Political Correctness Rules, Not Science" in this in depth interview discussing politics and the APA.
He goes further to say "Cherry Picking Results became the mode and the Gay Rights Movement Sort of Captured the APA.
Dr. Nicholas Cummings, former APA president, who led the fight to remove homosexuality as a mental illness, in June 201 says that he led many gays to overcome homosexuality and all the medical community needs is one.
He says that he encountered men who had been abused as children and other gay men who had been dressed as girls at age 4 and 5. He also says that failures happen in Alcohol treatment too.
He said that the APA would not allow any authority for reparative therapy on any committee in the APA which studied the results.
http://www.rpvnetwork.org/profiles/blogs/form...
rpv network org is the Republican Party of Virginia network__come along and share our conservative views.
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Emaam wrote:
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Anyone else notice that conservatives are the only ones that ever mention animals as potential sex partners?
lily boca is a conservative?
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Of course I knew that, I know about everything there is to know.
Did you know that both world wars were the European imperialist colonialists fighting over their spoils they stole from the rest of the world? India didn't volunteer to be ruled by Britain for 200 years.
The overall thrust of my argument is that there are always 2 sides to any argument, 2 sides to any war we entered. I believe Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes, along with WWI, WWII and the Civil war, especially for those who gave their lives.
President Oblamer has not ruled out war with Iran, I doubt either of us will support that.
You don't rule out war with Iran when that man has publicly announced he withwipe Israel poff the map if he get nuclear capability. That's the only war in need of support by the American people. 1st Israel then America. He's been in opposition of America since he's took control.
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Raider didn't say it was, idiot stick. He asked "Where in the constitution does it say man & man & man shall have the same rights as man & woman in regards to marriage?"

God are you a moron.

Speaking of losers, my bet is Raider has accomplished far more than you.

He is a better person. You are nothing but a spiteful, frustrated, imp.

Grow up.
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<quoted text>Marriage of any type was not mentioned in the Constitution, Loser, and prohibiting felons from owning guns is covered in the Fifth Amendment. "This phrase is commonly attributed to the Constitution, but it comes from the Declaration of Independence. The 5th Amendment does offer protections to our "life, liberty, or property," noting we cannot be deprived of any of them without due process of law.
Marriage
In 2004, a lot of controversy began to swirl around the topic of marriage as homosexual marriage entered the news once again. In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court ordered that the state must make accommodations for gay unions, bringing the issue into the public eye. Vermont created civil unions as a result. In 2004, the Massachusetts Supreme Court went a step further, and ruled that the state must accommodate not just an institution equal to marriage, as civil union was designed to be, but that gay marriage itself must be offered in the state. Subsequently, mayors in New York and California began to offer gay marriage in their towns and cities, citing civil rights concerns. Those opposed to gay marriage began to urge that an amendment to the Constitution be created to define marriage as being between a man and a woman only. Opponents of the amendment pointed to the failed Prohibition Amendment as a reason why such social issues should stay out of the Constitution. In the absence of any such amendment, however, marriage is not mentioned in the Constitution at any point."

“Amor patriae.”

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Whoops, it just slid to 353 ...
Go ahead and make it 352.
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Sure thing propaganda queen...

Researchers have found that suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) youth is comparatively higher than among the general population. LGBT teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_among_LG...

Let me guess, you are one of the gross gay people.

Disgusting.
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10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked
Ever since born-again singer and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant helped kick off the contemporary anti-gay movement more than 30 years ago, hard-line elements of the religious right have been searching for ways to demonize gay people — or, at a minimum, to find arguments that will prevent their normalization in society. For the former Florida beauty queen and her Save Our Children group, it was the alleged plans of gay men and lesbians to "recruit" in schools that provided the fodder for their crusade.
But in addition to hawking that myth, the legions of anti-gay activists who followed have added a panoply of others, ranging from the extremely doubtful claim that sexual orientation is a choice, to unalloyed lies like the claims that gay men molest children far more than heterosexuals or that hate crime laws will lead to the legalization of bestiality and necrophilia. These fairy tales are important to the anti-gay right because they form the basis of its claim that homosexuality is a social evil that must be suppressed — an opinion rejected by virtually all relevant medical and scientific authorities. They also almost certainly contribute to hate crime violence directed at the LGBT community, which is more targeted for such attacks than any other minority group in America. What follows are 10 key myths propagated by the anti-gay movement, along with the truth behind the propaganda.
MYTH # 8
Gay people are more prone to be mentally ill and to abuse drugs and alcohol.
THE ARGUMENT
Anti-gay groups want not only to depict sexual orientation as something that can be changed but also to show that heterosexuality is the most desirable "choice" — even if religious arguments are set aside. The most frequently used secular argument made by anti-gay groups in that regard is that homosexuality is inherently unhealthy, both mentally and physically. As a result, most anti-gay rights groups reject the 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Some of these groups, including the particularly hard-line Traditional Values Coalition, claim that "homosexual activists" managed to infiltrate the APA in order to sway its decision.
THE FACTS
All major professional mental health organizations are on record as stating that homosexuality is not a mental disorder.
It is true that LGBT people suffer higher rates of anxiety, depression, and depression-related illnesses and behaviors like alcohol and drug abuse than the general population. But studies done during the past 15 years have determined that it is the stress of being a member of a minority group in an often-hostile society — and not LGBT identity itself — that accounts for the higher levels of mental illness and drug use.
Richard J. Wolitski, an expert on minority status and public health issues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, put it like this in 2008: "Economic disadvantage, stigma, and discrimination ... increase stress and diminish the ability of individuals [in minority groups] to cope with stress, which in turn contribute to poor physical and mental health."
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelli...
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Emaam wrote:
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Anyone else notice that conservatives are the only ones that ever mention animals as potential sex partners?
Anyone else notice that Democrats have taken over as the largest group of pedophiles?
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CISPA, the controversial bill that greatly threatens the privacy of anyone online, is making its way to Congress after passing in a closed-door vote by the House Intelligence Committee by a huge margin. There were no changes to the language to protect personal privacy. How is this happening after the internet so loudly cried foul, and why is it being ignored in the press?

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/04/what-priv...
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WRONG STUPID! The Second Amendment reads;
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Get that Carol? A well regulated militia. And who regulated the militia? The government. The idea was that citizens formed into military groups in time of peril were preferable to a standing army.
You're an idiot Carol!
What an ignorant, uneducated buffoon you are. The 2nd amendment and the right of the citizens to keep arms was put in specifically to allow the people to have a means to protect themselves from a tyranical GOVERNMENT, the federal government.

What a stupid embarrassment you are. Now go read a history book, doofus.
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Cway… Your continuous Alibis/excuses just elevates Obama’s incompetents and removes all doubt or perception’ He’s In Over His Head’
This is your best shot? I lay down the facts. Unable to contest them, all you can do is mutter "alibis... excuses..."

By the way, I'm a bit more informed with regard to the National Defense Authorization Act. I no longer have faith in either of the two major parties.

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Leadville Lou wrote:
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What an ignorant, uneducated buffoon you are. The 2nd amendment and the right of the citizens to keep arms was put in specifically to allow the people to have a means to protect themselves from a tyranical GOVERNMENT, the federal government.
What a stupid embarrassment you are. Now go read a history book, doofus.
Its was the progressive Republicans too that stripped us of our 2nd amendment right on July 9, 1868 with their flawed 14th amendment which we didn't get our 2nd Amendment Right back Under US Constitution Bill of Rights until 2010 when SCOTUS used the Incorporation Clause of the 14th Amendment in McDonald v Chicago to Force the 2nd amendment down to the State level.

Incorporation of the Bill of Rights

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorporation_of...

The Fourteenth Amendment: The Framing of America's Second Constitution

The 14th Amendment is not only the most important amendment to the United States Constitution, according to constitutional scholar Garrett Epps ’91, it also effectively sets out all of the constitutional principles we live under today.

“None of the guarantees in the Bill of Rights applied against state government. States were free to restrict freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion, and many of them did

http://law.duke.edu/news/1730/

Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Amend...
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<quoted text> I posted 4 or 5 quotes made during the writing of the Constitution. I could have posted a hundred more. It is quite clear the people's right to bear arms was the subject of the day. Not a militia.
The militia part is a subordinate phrase, with the main thought being Congress shall not infringe upon the right of the people to bear arms.

So I agree.
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Including the right to bear arms against a tyrannical government.
Hugo Chavez Obama will never leave office voluntarily, despite any Constitutional limit on terms of office.
Chavez's Party changed the Constitution legally which allowed him to stay in power.

I might add, Chavez is an angel compared to the Argentine military junta of the 1980s, the death squad government of El Salvador and Pinochet of Chile. The latter three being regimes enthusiastically supported by Reagan and Bush elder.
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Real Dumb Dave desires to marry his goat.
Weak.
Leadville Lou

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First of all, Leadass Lou, that would be 22% of his gross income.
You pay tax on your taxable income that takes charitable contributions, deductions, etc into account.
Then, you idiot, if you are in the top bracket & filing jointly, you pay 39% only on the taxable income over $390K, not the entire amount.
Oblamer is a phony, lying ass hypocritical scumbag who doesn't pay his fair share, stop denying it, you look like a fool.

Is he the only one allowed to take exemptions, tax breaks, etc.?

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