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WM Resident

West Memphis, AR

#10795 May 14, 2012
( CNSNews.com )- President Barack Obama pointed a finger at the news media today when he gave the commencement address at all-female Barnard College in New York City, attributing some of the blame for what he described as a lack of faith in American institutions on news reports that focus on “sensationalism” and “scandal” and carry “a message that change isn’t possible."

In a survey conducted last September, Gallup discovered that 47 percent of Americans believe the media is "too liberal" while only 13 percent believe it is "too conservative." Thirty-six percent said they believed the media was "just about right."

“And while opportunities for women have grown exponentially over the last 30 years, as young people, in many ways you have it even tougher than we did,” Obama said.

“This recession has been more brutal, the job losses steeper,” he said.“Politics seems nastier. Congress more gridlocked than ever. Some folks in the financial world have not exactly been model corporate citizens.

“No wonder that faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn’t get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore,” Obama said.“Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible; that you can’t make a difference; that you won’t be able to close that gap between life as it is and life as you want it to be.

“My job today is to tell you don’t believe it,” said Obama.“Because as tough as things have been, I am convinced you are tougher. I’ve seen your passion and I’ve seen your service. I’ve seen you engage and I’ve seen you turn out in record numbers. I’ve heard your voices amplified by creativity and a digital fluency that those of us in older generations can barely comprehend. I’ve seen a generation eager, impatient even, to step into the rushing waters of history and change its course.

“And that defiant, can-do spirit is what runs through the veins of American history,” Obama said.“It’s the lifeblood of all our progress. And it is that spirit which we need your generation to embrace and rekindle right now.”

In each of the last 12 years, Gallup has run surveys asking Americans: "In general do you think the news media are too liberal, just about right, or too conservative." Every year, between 44 and 48 percent have said "too liberal." The largest percentage that ever said "too conservative" was 19 percent in 2006.
Reality Check

United States

#10796 May 15, 2012
BARNEYII wrote:
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That is an understatement, for someone not to understand this is just denying historical fact. Discovers below show a significant advantage when a Democrat occupied the White House in each of the five categories.
% Per Annum Democrat Republican Bush43
GDP Growth 4.1% 2.9% 2.2%
Employment 2.9% 1.70 .5%
CPI 4.0% 5.1% 3.0%
DJIA 8.1% 6.5% 0.9%
Dollar +0.8%- 3.6%- 5.9%
It simpley says, in the last 40 years the economy has done better with a Democrate president.
I have said in previous posts that today's democratic party is not your grandma's democratic party. This irresponsible socialistic element of the democratic party began at Jimmy Carter. If Bill Clinton was not in the current mix of Carter, Clinton, and Obama then these numbers would look vastly different. The way was paved for radical socialism back in the 60's when Lyndon Johnson allowed the Great Society to be put into place with all of the welfare and social programs that are wasting money and being abused for simple political gain. You say things are just fine yet if you look around all anyone is talking about is how tough things are. There is a definite disconnect between today's democratic party and the citizens of the United States. Even people who support the democratic party are saying how bad things are. The amount of discussion on how bad things are are far greater under Obama than under Reagan, Bush 1, and Bush 2 combined. I guess it's what we consider "good" that makes us different and that will probably never change.
Reality Check

United States

#10797 May 15, 2012
Did anyone see that this past week the Co-founder of Facebook dropped his U.S. citizenship because the tax code here in the U.S. is too burdensome (mainly capital gains tax). He moved to Sinapore because they have a less stringent tax code. California's democratic governor also announced last week that the $9.2 billion budget shortfall for fiscal year 2012 has already swelled to $16 billion in just 5 months. This is due to the fact that about 1000 businesses leave California for friendlier tax states like Texas every year because California has the highest taxes in the nation and the most burdensome regulations as well. Seems like big government supporters would learn but I guess not.

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#10798 May 15, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
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I have said in previous posts that today's democratic party is not your grandma's democratic party. This irresponsible socialistic element of the democratic party began at Jimmy Carter. If Bill Clinton was not in the current mix of Carter, Clinton, and Obama then these numbers would look vastly different. The way was paved for radical socialism back in the 60's when Lyndon Johnson allowed the Great Society to be put into place with all of the welfare and social programs that are wasting money and being abused for simple political gain. You say things are just fine yet if you look around all anyone is talking about is how tough things are. There is a definite disconnect between today's democratic party and the citizens of the United States. Even people who support the democratic party are saying how bad things are. The amount of discussion on how bad things are are far greater under Obama than under Reagan, Bush 1, and Bush 2 combined. I guess it's what we consider "good" that makes us different and that will probably never change.
ROFLMAO
Redd Neckerson

Mayflower, AR

#10799 May 15, 2012
BARNEYII wrote:
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ROFLMAO
Must be miserable being a Republican... you know with the weight of the world riding on their shoulders and all.
Reality Check

United States

#10800 May 15, 2012
BARNEYII wrote:
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ROFLMAO
Why don't you tell everyone how spending as much money as Obama has spent is healthy for America. When do you expect things to turn around and how do you get past the fact that companies are not turning loose of the cash they are sitting on. Since you obviously just blindly follow whatever the liberal talking heads are saying. Please give us some confidence that your leader is not the irresponsible socialist he appears to be and let us know a timeline of how things are going to play out. Obama said no unemployment above 8% and we will cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term yet unemployment has never been below 8% except for maybe his first month which was only 11 days and the deficit has risen 66% instead of being reduced 50%(that is a 116% swing).
Andy

Jonesboro, AR

#10802 May 15, 2012
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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Then why was the State of California in so much financial trouble three years after Herr Arnold took his place?
Seems Arnold had a little scandal of his own, if I remember correctly.
Davis was removed from office because of the financial mess the state had gotten into. California is one of the highest taxed states but it is one of the most irresponsible when it comes to social programs. I don't believe that Arnold's indiscretion had any more affect on his ability to run the state as Clinton's did on his running the country.
Andy

Jonesboro, AR

#10803 May 15, 2012
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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Must be miserable being a Republican... you know with the weight of the world riding on their shoulders and all.
Not miserable being a Republican but it is time for the liberals to start helping a little.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#10804 May 15, 2012
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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Must be miserable being a Republican... you know with the weight of the world riding on their shoulders and all.
LOL, I will have to agree.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#10805 May 15, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
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Why don't you tell everyone how spending as much money as Obama has spent is healthy for America. When do you expect things to turn around and how do you get past the fact that companies are not turning loose of the cash they are sitting on. Since you obviously just blindly follow whatever the liberal talking heads are saying. Please give us some confidence that your leader is not the irresponsible socialist he appears to be and let us know a timeline of how things are going to play out. Obama said no unemployment above 8% and we will cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term yet unemployment has never been below 8% except for maybe his first month which was only 11 days and the deficit has risen 66% instead of being reduced 50%(that is a 116% swing).
I think things will turn around next year when there will be a new Congress. You really do not think this group with a 9% approval rating will be seated again do you?

How do I, "get past the fact that companies are not turning lose of the cash they are sitting on" oh that is laughable, you do not think they may be doing that to manipulate things a bit does you?
Its doubtless big business is GOP friendly.

As far as the time line thing, I do not have any crystal balls to predict the future. But you really do not need one to know that this Republican majority House and filibuster happy Republican Senators are not going to do a Damn thing to help with any of that.

Since: Dec 10

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#10806 May 15, 2012
Andy wrote:
<quoted text>Not miserable being a Republican but it is time for the liberals to start helping a little.
Does 25 consecutive months of job growth count, and the number 1 auto maker in the world (Had to give Romney some credit).

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#10807 May 15, 2012
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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Must be miserable being a Republican... you know with the weight of the world riding on their shoulders and all.
You know to think about that Red, it really is sad. If they had all three branches,(that they are willing to hold Americans hostage for) they would be even more miserable in a short while.

Sounds scary to me, do you think we should load up on food and ammo.

Since: Dec 10

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#10808 May 15, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
Did anyone see that this past week the Co-founder of Facebook dropped his U.S. citizenship because the tax code here in the U.S. is too burdensome (mainly capital gains tax). He moved to Sinapore because they have a less stringent tax code. California's democratic governor also announced last week that the $9.2 billion budget shortfall for fiscal year 2012 has already swelled to $16 billion in just 5 months. This is due to the fact that about 1000 businesses leave California for friendlier tax states like Texas every year because California has the highest taxes in the nation and the most burdensome regulations as well. Seems like big government supporters would learn but I guess not.
OH how sad, the poor little billionaire can't afford to live in the USA paying 15% on capt. gains while the working man pays twice that on a fraction of the money. My heart bleeds for him.
Pondering

Jonesboro, AR

#10809 May 15, 2012
BARNEYII wrote:
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Does 25 consecutive months of job growth count, and the number 1 auto maker in the world (Had to give Romney some credit).
And we still have fewer people working than when he started, smoke and mirrors
Pondering

Jonesboro, AR

#10810 May 15, 2012
BARNEYII wrote:
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OH how sad, the poor little billionaire can't afford to live in the USA paying 15% on capt. gains while the working man pays twice that on a fraction of the money. My heart bleeds for him.
He is young and doesn't know any better, I bet he supported the Democrats

Since: Dec 10

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#10811 May 15, 2012
Pondering wrote:
<quoted text>And we still have fewer people working than when he started, smoke and mirrors
Have to agree with you, Bush done a HELL of a job, getting rid of all those jobs. You would think your Republican Majority house would try to do something about that. Must explain their lowest approval rating ever.
Redd Neckerson

Mayflower, AR

#10812 May 15, 2012
Andy wrote:
<quoted text>Not miserable being a Republican but it is time for the liberals to start helping a little.
I know what you mean, it's sure been nice being a liberal and not having to pay our taxes, feed our families, educate our kids or lose our aZZ on the stock market..all that and the free gasoline is nice too.

You people amaze me.
Redd Neckerson

Mayflower, AR

#10813 May 15, 2012
Pondering wrote:
<quoted text>And we still have fewer people working than when he started, smoke and mirrors
There's plenty of jobs if one is willing to move out of their parents sight. Why some stay in a area that reduces one to poverty level wages is beyond me.
Redd Neckerson

Mayflower, AR

#10814 May 15, 2012
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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There's plenty of jobs if one is willing to move out of their parents sight.
Seem like I've touched a nerve..Mommie and Daddy feed you lunch everyday? Wipe your nose when it gets runny?

Sorta like some sort of family sponsored welfare?
Obama Rules

Jonesboro, AR

#10815 May 15, 2012
Not all fools are Republican, but all Republicans
are fools.

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