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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Trying to negotiate with those idiotic baggers is a real lesson in futility, they are ever bit as transparent as the right wing dummies on here, just better liars.
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Listen obsess person, I already told you I was done with the silliness of the claims being made.
So, I will tell you the same thing I told you yesterday when you refused to let go of Obamacare being popular -bless your little heart.
"The fool has no capacity for wisdom. He has “no heart” for it. He may seem to seek wisdom, but is incapable of recognizing or retaining it." Poor thing.

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Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library reflecting his enormous curiosity about the world. Among his volumes: a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America.
In her book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders, author Denise Spellberg draws parallels between the beliefs of the founding father and religious tolerance in the United States today.
"I think that there is anxiety about what Muslims believe, largely because people don't understand Islam very well. I think that was also true in the 18th century," Spellberg says. "It strikes me that Jefferson was theorizing for a future that included Muslims — not in spite of their religion, but because of it and because of his notion of universal civil rights."
She sat down with All Things Considered host Arun Rath to discuss Jefferson's Qur'an and the lasting impact of the third U.S. president's views on religious freedom.
On how Jefferson came to have a Quran:
"He actually was a bibliophile from the beginning. He ordered this Quran in 1765, eleven years before he wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was a law student at the time, and he had the book shipped from England to Williamsburg, Va.... There's an entry in the local newspaper because they were the booksellers for the time.
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"Europeans, and Americans after them, in this period tended to be quite hostile toward Islam. And yet Jefferson was curious about the religion and law of Muslims, and that's probably why he bought the Quran."
On his views of religious freedom:
"Jefferson was unique in many ways. He criticized Islam as he did Christianity and Judaism. He talked about Islam as a religion that repressed scientific inquiry — a strange idea he got from Voltaire that wasn't right — but ... was able to separate his principles about Muslim religious liberty and civil rights from these inherited European prejudices about Islam.
"He did the same thing when arguing for the inclusion of Catholics and Jews, actually. He had not very good things to say about either Catholicism or Judaism, but he insisted that these individual practitioners should have equal civil rights....[Jefferson] resisted the notion, for example, that Catholics were a threat to the United States because of their allegiance to the pope as a foreign power. There were many Protestants who would have disagreed with him about Catholics, and many who would have disagreed with him about Muslims.
"They were the outsiders, whose inclusion represented the furthest reach of toleration and rights. So for Jefferson and others — and he was not alone in this, although it was a minority — for him to include Muslims meant to include everyone of every faith: Jews, Catholics and all others. And to exclude Muslims meant that there would be no universal principle of civil rights for all believers in America."
On the Muslim population in America during the 1770s:
"Jefferson and [George] Washington and others were theorizing about a future American population when, ironically and tragically, they never knew that real Muslims were already in America. But they were slaves, brought from west Africa against their will.

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Seems our Founding Fathers had a far more expansive view of Religious Freedom than do Repugnants of today.
Haven't you yet heard about how a Fool and their credibility are soon parted?

Learn, baby, Learn:]

Denise Spellberg works the Liberal Wu Mao Dang channels furiously and you suck it up like a kid eating candy. Suddenly, Jefferson was a Muslim-tolerant Founding Father.

http://newsbusters.org/people/denise-spellber...

This sounds so much like the Ebonics bullsh it propagated by black socialists a decade or so ago.

He who controls history controls the future. Liberals are feverishly trying to revise history to their liking.

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Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library reflecting his enormous curiosity about the world. Among his volumes: a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America.
In her book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders, author Denise Spellberg draws parallels between the beliefs of the founding father and religious tolerance in the United States today.
"I think that there is anxiety about what Muslims believe, largely because people don't understand Islam very well. I think that was also true in the 18th century," Spellberg says. "It strikes me that Jefferson was theorizing for a future that included Muslims — not in spite of their religion, but because of it and because of his notion of universal civil rights."
She sat down with All Things Considered host Arun Rath to discuss Jefferson's Qur'an and the lasting impact of the third U.S. president's views on religious freedom.

On his views of religious freedom:
"Jefferson was unique in many ways. He criticized Islam as he did Christianity and Judaism. He talked about Islam as a religion that repressed scientific inquiry — a strange idea he got from Voltaire that wasn't right — but ... was able to separate his principles about Muslim religious liberty and civil rights from these inherited European prejudices about Islam.
"He did the same thing when arguing for the inclusion of Catholics and Jews, actually. He had not very good things to say about either Catholicism or Judaism, but he insisted that these individual practitioners should have equal civil rights....[Jefferson] resisted the notion, for example, that Catholics were a threat to the United States because of their allegiance to the pope as a foreign power. There were many Protestants who would have disagreed with him about Catholics, and many who would have disagreed with him about Muslims.
"They were the outsiders, whose inclusion represented the furthest reach of toleration and rights. So for Jefferson and others — and he was not alone in this, although it was a minority — for him to include Muslims meant to include everyone of every faith: Jews, Catholics and all others. And to exclude Muslims meant that there would be no universal principle of civil rights for all believers in America."
On the Muslim population in America during the 1770s:
"Jefferson and [George] Washington and others were theorizing about a future American population when, ironically and tragically, they never knew that real Muslims were already in America. But they were slaves, brought from west Africa against their will.
"We don't know how many were the first American Muslims; we think they numbered in the thousands or tens of thousands. And it's not impossible that Jefferson actually owned Muslim slaves from Africa, but there's no direct evidence of it. That's not the case for George Washington, his neighbor in Virginia.""
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Seems our Founding Fathers had a far more expansive view of Religious Freedom than do Repugnants of today.
Haven't you yet heard about how a Fool and their credibility are soon parted?

Learn, baby, Learn:]

Denise Spellberg works the Liberal Wu Mao Dang channels furiously and you suck it up like a kid eating candy. Suddenly, Jefferson was a Muslim-tolerant Founding Father.

http://newsbusters.org/people/denise-spellber...

This sounds so much like the Ebonics bullsh it propagated by black socialists a decade or so ago.

He who controls history controls the future. Liberals are feverishly trying to revise history to their liking.

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<quoted text>I want the cons to compromise.
Obama.... hold the line!
Yes, he really needs to hold the line. Enough is enough.
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Feigned outrage is disgraceful.
Not when you compare it to your stupid.....Puppets like you are our best weapon....Thanks loser.
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So now that their 'defund Obamacare' has failed, the nitwits go after the healthcare website.
You losers like to change the subject when you're beaten. Any website of this magnitude will experience growing pains.
It will be fixed. Your defunding failed and Americans hate you!!
You and Nobraina - a fine pair of losers!!
Chit-it's NOTHING compared to the traffic stats of oh say...Amazon, EBay etc etc.

Just another LAME excuse to cloud the MANY imperfections (in MUCH need of MUCH more work) on the american communist act of mounds of UNnecessary (and UnConstitutional in some asepcts) of red tape beaurocracy-as only the bloated and gluttoned givverment can vomit.
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Not when you compare it to your stupid.....Puppets like you are our best weapon....Thanks loser.
Wellllll Goober....Bump arse Voiginier finally boot ya out?

Did you rememeber to....feed your air head duhllies some sprouts today?
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People in 17 states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer listed the states affected in an emailed statement.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/list-states-af...
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Not when you compare it to your stupid.....Puppets like you are our best weapon....Thanks loser.
You sound upset; I suggest you try to make a friend with someone.

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Of course you're not interested. It's a discussion you know makes you and your wingnut friends appear the hateful, nasty fools we all see you as.
It proves the lack of morality on your side. Christ orders you to help the poor, you respond with "Let them die"
Funny how so many Repugnants who call themselves Christians defy the teachings of Christ.
And that's why you and Carol won't talk about it.
Thanks for exposing yourself as a hypocrite and a hater.
Most often than not, those who wallow in the moral swamps are first to try claiming the moral high-ground in any sociopolitical discussions.

You are no different, swamp-snake.

Proselytizing from within a prison cell is corny don't you think?

Are you trying to be a cheap mimic of MLK, the Plagiarist writing from his Birmingham hole?
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You really do live on another planet.
Repeat:
Kevin McCarthy:
"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."
Kevin McCarthy:
"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."
Kevin McCarthy:
"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."
Kevin McCarthy:
"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."
Why should anyone care about what Kevin McCarthy says? You should have figured that out when I blew him off the first time rather than coming in here with another OCD outburst.

Not caring
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And the law is the law
Yep.

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
(No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.)(Section in parentheses clarified by the 16th Amendment.)
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

SHOW A DAMN B-U-D-G-E-T kids on the DC hill!!!!!!

The current NON BUDGET of the nations broke-back-cant-pay-the-bills with out an endless ceiling (wahwahwahwah) hike, isn't getting it!
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Wellllll Goober....Bump arse Voiginier finally boot ya out?
Did you rememeber to....feed your air head duhllies some sprouts today?
I see you are still stuck in that mudhole you call a state. Hows the meds coming along?
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Correct.
Many Republicans will replace weak-kneed Republicans in the primaries....
You mean terrorist who can't stand on their own two feet and need to take from others to further their agenda son!
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What are you mumbling about now?
lol! As I said last night son, you have a comprehension problem!
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<quoted text>You so stupid: Proverbs as in the Torah and Isaiah as in the Torah--has nothing to do with JESUS...If you are a Christian, it is the Old Testiment. Gawd you liberals are dumb. Stupid fool-must be an atheist liberal G-dless f*ck.
It's clear you know nothing but, talk as if you do. The old testament in conjunction with the new testament is Christianity, stupid. In the OT, they spoke of the coming of the messiah. Who is the messiah? The Jews are the ones that separates the 2 books. Christianity teaches Jesus is God, always was, always will be. This coming from the son of a preacher &, the grandson of preachers.
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Not when you compare it to your stupid.....Puppets like you are our best weapon....Thanks loser.
I missed your other two attempts to amuse me, but I'm going to presume you failed at them as well.
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Nobody hates me with the exception of you and perhaps a couple other less than balanced people here.
You act like the whole United States is NOT aware of the problems with the website. If they don't get it fixed, how can they punish people for failure to comply?
poor baby. you're still running around with egotistical hubris!
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Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

"We're not saying Obama is right. We're saying what Republicans are doing is wrong," said Matt Cox, a former executive director of Ohio's Cuyahoga County GOP. He said that instead of pursuing the shutdown strategy, Republicans in Washington could have passed - and taken credit for - a spending measure that kept dollar levels at those set by the automatic $1.2 trillion across-the-board cut approved last year, also called the sequester.

Generally, these Republicans said that because of the tea party's effort to defund the health care law, the Republican Party had missed an opportunity to hammer Obama after he hit a rough patch over Syria just a month ago.

Former Illinois state Sen. Laura Douglas wants to believe that the holdouts can win. But she has her doubts.

"My heart says,'Keep fighting, don't give up,'" said Douglas, a resident of Quincy in western Illinois. "But my head says,'If we keep this kind of thing up, we're going to get creamed next year.'"

Her worries are reflected in the AP-GfK poll. Roughly three-quarters of Republicans nationally said their party in Congress deserves a moderate degree or most of the blame for the shutdown.

Even among Republicans, those who don't support the tea party mostly disapprove of how the GOP is handling the budget issue. Just 17 percent of Americans overall consider themselves tea party backers.

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