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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President Obama's state of the union address: fair enough but forgettableAwkwardly pitched between policy wishlist, stump speech and civic appeal, this failed to cohere as a second-term manifesto
As an agenda, it was impressive. Jobs, immigration reform, climate change, equal pay for women, the minimum wage, troop withdrawal, universal pre-school provision for the poor, gun control, voting reform – this was unapologetic in its liberalism and unstinting in its determination.

"If Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will," President Obama said, of the battle to control climate change.

But as a speech, it was lousy. State of the union addresses are supposed to be soaring, rousing, big-picture affairs: thematic in tone and schematic in vision, they give presidents a captive audience to talk not just policy but trajectory – whether it's healing the world, conquering space or reshaping the nation.

But if this was grand in its range, it was small in its vision. A laundry list of good proposals peppered with references to tax codes, research and development, 3D printing and more powerful batteries.

While few progressive stones were left unturned, more than a few were lobbed directly across the aisle.

"The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next," he said, aiming fire at Republicans dancing dangerously close to another fiscal cliff.

"The American people have worked too hard, for too long, rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another."

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The problem with your analysis is that the people who benefit most from government services pay nothing, while those who pay all the bills receive very little in return.
That's not true. The elitist here benefit mightily from the military and Defense Dept (provided by the government) that protects their riches. Big Pharma and the health industry benefit mightily from medicare and medicaid. The petroleum industry benefits mightily from leasing government lands and government subsidies. All of these mentioned and others rip us off to the tune of billions, annually. I could go on but by now, you should get the picture.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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Obama's Hunger Games---the new TV show where contestants fight for middle class jobs...fit very well with this.
'The folks at The Washington Post are feeling snubbed by President Obama these days. But they aren’t the only ones, he avoids interviews with print media outlets in favor of television appearances all the time.
“Entertainment Tonight” scored one last year. The New York Times did not.
“The View” has gotten several. The Washington Post hasn’t had one in years.
Albuquerque radio station KOB-FM’s“Morning Mayhem” crew interviewed him in August. The last time the Wall Street Journal did so was in 2009.
America’s newspapers have trouble enough these days, what with shrinking ad revenue and straying readers. But the daily print-and-pixel press also hasn’t gotten much love lately from the biggest newsmaker in the business: President Obama.
When Obama does media interviews these days, it’s not with a newspaper. TV gets the bulk of the president’s personal attention, from his frequent appearances on “60 Minutes” to MTV to chitchats with local stations around the country. Magazines — including the New Republic, which recently landed an interview conducted by its owner, Facebook co-founder and former Obama campaign operative Chris Hughes — are a distant second, followed by radio.
Why would he waste his time with SERIOUS (albeit biased in his favor) news outlets that the uninformed voters don’t bother with? Better to reach the masses with his personal charm and friendly media outlets, as Ed Morrissey pointed out.
Instead of focusing attention on the readership of newspapers, which are more politically attuned and probably in Obama’s camp already, Obama focused on media outlets that catered to the less-engaged and less-informed. That gave him an opportunity to sell his agenda without facing tough questions from politically-engaged and informed reporters, making the sale even easier.
Even his interviews in more traditional outlets came with reporters who aren’t exactly inclined to get tough with Obama. He chose CBS’ Steve Kroft because Kroft wasn’t going to surprise him with tough questions — as Kroft himself admitted to Piers Morgan. Farhi also notes that Obama’s interview in The New Republic, normally a politically sophisticated magazine, was conducted by new publisher and former Obama adviser and volunteer Chris Hughes.(Read More)
Morrissey went on to note that the media outlets continue to let him get away with what I’ calling a Hunger Games strategy. Politics has turned into a complete spectacle. Just look at the upcoming State of the Union address. They bring human props, like Nancy Pelosi inviting a Sandy Hook survivor as a special guest, no doubt to guarantee a little extra TV time. Washington, DC has become the center of the United States economy, as the bureaucrats extracting our money regulate our lives down to the minutia. All the while the people watch the spectacle they put on day in and day out with no inkling that their rights and liberties are being violated on a daily basis. It’s just another reality show.
We’re in a lot of trouble. The Washington Post wonders, Are we in the End Times of Trust in Government?
Oh, yes. But I think we’re also in the End Times of being able... masses.'*
(THE ABOVE WRITTEN BEFORE THE OBAMA JOB HUNGER GAMES HIT THE AIR.)
Golly, Plain Jane the pain again, if you didn't spend so much time googling, cutting and pasting to cover up the fact that you copied erroneous shit from the New York Post to support your claim to have read a book you didn't read, you would not only have time to actually read the trilogy, but also might have learned how to cite properly...perhaps you could start with Wiki of Panem?

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Print and Fire

Gun owners may be able to skirt new gun control measures by using a 3D printer to manufacture a fully functioning magazine clip.

I'm trying to tell you folks the world is about to change in ways you have no clue about.
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Dorner will become the next Poster Child for Left as Sandra Fluke… under the Banner of (Social Justice)!!

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You're as ignorant about the Constitution as you are with most other things.

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Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

""We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[note 1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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To further enlighten nitwits like you, here's what the Preamble is for:

"The Preamble to the United States Constitution is a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles. It states in general terms, and courts have referred to it as reliable evidence of, the Founding Fathers' intentions regarding the Constitution's meaning and what they hoped the Constitution would achieve.""

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Meanwhile, you stupidly overlook the fact that the Constitution DOES NOT allow a standing Army, Coast Guard, Air Force.

See Section 8 of the US Constitution, Mr. Expert!!

""To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;""

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So the Army is unConstitutional, as you clearly see. Armies can only be raised for a period of 2 years.

And the militia is there to supress insurrections and repel invasions.

Kind of ruins your childish reading of the 2nd Amendment, doesn't it??

People like you are extremely ignorant, but roll out the Constitution as if you've actuallly read it.

You haven't, and I just proved it!!

Next problem for a dropout like you is that you can't comprenend the meaning of the Constitution.
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<quoted text> Services? The federal government does no services. Where in the constitution does it say anything about services? Almost everything was left to the states and the people. It's right there in the constitution in plain black and white.
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The cops started the fire; they're heard on their radios, "let's burn this mofo"
Big payouts from the LAPD for all the shootings of innocent people, burning down someones house, cars crashed....
Too soon to tell lily__CNN is talking that angle up. Doesn't matter, in the grand scheme dead is dead.

LAPD had zero to do with the take down__different county different authorities__the Sheriff out there seemed straight up to me.

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<quoted text> Services? The federal government does no services. Where in the constitution does it say anything about services? Almost everything was left to the states and the people. It's right there in the constitution in plain black and white.
I wonder what the "S" stands for in the IRS?

Oh wait, the IRS is unconstitutional too.

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That's not true. The elitist here benefit mightily from the military and Defense Dept (provided by the government) that protects their riches. Big Pharma and the health industry benefit mightily from medicare and medicaid. The petroleum industry benefits mightily from leasing government lands and government subsidies. All of these mentioned and others rip us off to the tune of billions, annually. I could go on but by now, you should get the picture.
Uh oh! It appears we have a new libtard here. All the talking points in one post. The others are going to have to step up their game.
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Too dull for a campaign speech, too partisan for patriotic fanfare, it fell somewhere in between and landed with a thud. His supporters, of course, will have loved it. But few will remember it.

It had its moments. Obama's refrain on the victims of gun violence was powerful and inspiring.

"I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence," he said, referring to the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook. "But this time is different."

Then, imploring Congress to at least put proposals on gun control to the vote, he began an incantation that began with the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the teenager killed less than a mile form his Chicago home.

"Hadiya's parents, Nate and Cleo along with more than two dozen Americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. They deserve a vote. Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote."

His voice rising with the name of each tragedy, this was as audacious an appeal to tackle what was once a taboo in American politics as you're likely to see. When he shone the spotlight on Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old woman from Miami who waited hours to vote in November, he also brought a sense of purpose both to the room and the event.

Unfortunately, he saved these most rousing moments until the end. And it was there, just as he was to finish, that we learned that the speech we had been listening to was supposed to have had a unifying theme: active and engaged citizenship.
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<quoted text>Ross Perot said it best, "every time THEY pass a law, YOU lose a little more freedom."
And by THEY he meant government at all levels. Perot actually knew who THEY were___as do I because my career, as do the careers of millions of others, exists only to satisfy government regulations.
IMO every new law proposed should be attached to the repeal of an existing law.
Don't know why they bother regulating your business, because everybody knows that used car dealers are lying, thieving bastards who cannot be trusted for anything.

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You know I didn't watch the SOTU last night but it must have really sucked. I would have thought the libtards would have been on here a clucking and a crowing all day. So it must have really chewed the bag!

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He doesn't understand it at all. How many times has he said tax cuts are the government handing people money?
This is the discount vs instant rebate argument. The effect is the same.
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This is so sad there should be a LAW to PROTECT WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM THIS KIND OF THING HOPEFULLY the POLITICIANS WILL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT: Teacher dies after 'having abortion 33 weeks into pregnancy' as protesters lay siege to clinic of doctor blamed for her death
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This type of risky surgery should never be performed by a hack in a clinic instead of in a hospital.

Futhermore, if the pregnancy presented no risk to the mother, but the surgery had obvious risks, then the "doctor" should be charged with manslaughter.
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<quoted text>Oh yeah, that's him, or what's left of him in the morgue. Poor Chris didn't get any of that due process stuff did he? And now he's a crispy critter.
Some think the LAPD wanted to halt any investigation into racism in the department, hence needed to destroy the evidence.

The LAPD Chief is a career hack who is knee-deep in all the department's ills. Same with Mayor Tony Villa.

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<quoted text> I know this is hard for you to understand but a tax cut lets the people who earn the money keep more of it. The money doesn't belong to the government. The government has no money. It can only take from one to give to another. God! You big government types are a pain in the ass!!!
Blah blah f*cking blah.

I know this is impossible for you right whiners to understand, handing out tax cuts add to the debt because they reduce revenues.

To avoid that, tax cuts need to be FUNDED.

And really, if you think there is a difference between getting a discount or instant rebate, you are a few bricks short of a load.

I am not a big government guy. There are some things best solved by government.

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Nobraina again proves himself to be a Fascist.

No need for a trial. No presumption of innocence??

You'd have fit into Hitler's Germany quite well. They didn't believe in trials either.

BTW, Al Awlaki is dead, nitwit!!

Obama took him out with a drone on the battlefield!!
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Terrorists like al-Awlaki and Major Hassan should be arrested, tried promptly by a military court, and promptly executed.
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That's not true. The elitist here benefit mightily from the military and Defense Dept (provided by the government) that protects their riches. Big Pharma and the health industry benefit mightily from medicare and medicaid. The petroleum industry benefits mightily from leasing government lands and government subsidies. All of these mentioned and others rip us off to the tune of billions, annually. I could go on but by now, you should get the picture.
No, I don't see your picture.

I pay huge taxes and receive no tangible benefits.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes! It's the local municipal laws and the state laws that are the most absurd. Why do all the newbies think they have to make their mark with some new nonsense? Totally agree, for every new one; eliminate 10!!
Yeah, newbie Puerto Rican Florida state senator Darren Soto thinks it a good idea to do away with daylight savings time in Florida to maximize the use of the sun for important sht like golfing, fishing, going to theme parks etc.

Fine by me but it's been introduced before in this state and others to no avail__so why bother eh?

Soto, a (D) is a pretty smart guy__this is probably him sticking his toe in the water to get started off as a legislator. There have been dumber first attempts at getting noticed eh?

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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Uh, that would be three solutions. Free market is the only way
Two options that can be used in combination.

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