Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story

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#894432 Apr 28, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I'm 58 and I agree. I give you a heart.
Calling someone's mother a tranny is an example of your humanity.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#894433 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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That's the biggest bunch of hooey you ever posted.
In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
Additionally, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans.
The New York Times reported that same year that "Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk which may...run into trouble in an economic downturn prompting a government rescue."
They included in their grading for branch expansion the number of the loans that the requesting bank made to loan income people

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#894434 Apr 28, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Hope you caught the White House correspondents dinner! President Obama was hilarious!
"I'm not the strapping young socialist i used to be",!!
"I've got 99 problems and now JayZ is one of them"
A photo of him with bangs!
"The history channel not here, maybe because of that whole devil thing"
"Sheldon Adelson would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race"
"Why don't you get a drink with Mitch McConnel! Really? Why don't you get a drink with him?'
"Marco Rubio hasn't even finished a single term in the Senate and thinks he's ready to be President, kids these days"
Yes, he was great!!

Funny how Clinton and Obama have great senses of humor, while Bush I and II were humorless mopes!!

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#894435 Apr 28, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>No way , there is a 58 inch spread between her ass cheeks , they built the outhouse she lives in around her .
You're confusing her with your wife, old man.

I believe it's 62 inches, per your last measurement.

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#894436 Apr 28, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I'm thirty-seven, and I voted for Obama because I've never lost my humanity. Most of my friends and I intend to keep it that way.
If you think voting for Obama kept you from losing your humanity, it certainly didn't keep you from losing your mind.

How is a steep rise in poverty across the board and unemployment among minorities humanitarian?

You are one cwazy libwal.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#894437 Apr 28, 2013
This Inept President sound more like a Chicago Thug than the President of the United States …Obama urges Congress to end 'dumb' budget cuts...Promises 'Pain' If His Budget Isn't Passed!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#894438 Apr 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
Whatever,
" frontporchreactionary wrote:
moshx,
"RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The federal government does not pay for abortions. It is illegal.
are you honestly that stupid. " Obamacare does not 'pay for abortions'. However, Romneycare does in Massachusetts where one of Romney's Bain Capital's companies, SteriCycle made huge profits off abortions--Check this out: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/r ...
Romney hasn't been with Bain Capitals for almost decade now." But Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded, tamped down the controversy. The company said Romney left the firm in February 1999 to run the troubled 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and likely had nothing to with the deal. The matter never became a campaign issue. But documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission—and obtained by Mother Jones—list Romney as an active participant in the investment. And this deal helped Stericycle, a company with a poor safety record, grow, while yielding tens of millions of dollars in profits for Romney and his partners. The documents—one of which was signed by Romney—also contradict the official account of Romney's exit from Bain."
What you are suggesting was not supported by an investigation by state of Massachusetts when Romney was running for Governor. Their report showed Romney had no hands on with the company after that date and business was conducted by others in organization though he remain as figure head until the new filing by Bain.

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#894439 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Name one that comes close to what happened in West, TX.
Betcha can't.
TX has no regulations. The planrt in West hadn't been inspected by the State since 2006.
Now they have a crater where a town used to be.
You're an idiot nuc. Go hump someone else's leg.

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#894440 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Maybe you can start showing us this "humanity".
Obama won reelection because of his humanity.

Unlike the hatred that Rmoney has for anyone not as well off as he is.

Your party showed it's true colors, booing a wounded Iraq Vet at a debate, screaming for a man without health insurance to 'die', calling a college woman a 'slut' because she advocated for birth control.

The American people saw what hateful pricks Repugnants are, and voted against them. This includes haters like you, who posted fake pictures of Trayvon Martin in your racist hatred.

This included women, white women. And Catholics, who Obama won over Rmoney.

It wasn't minorities who elected Obama. It was caring white people that elected him over a heartless machine.

DEmocrats have humanity and empathy.

Repugnants have wicked hearts and hatefulness towards their fellow citizens.

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Orlando, FL

#894441 Apr 28, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The George Bush housing bubble of 2003-2007___let google be your friend, you're a fkn moron.
I searched "housing bubble 2003-2007" and Greenspan's name was the only name that was associated with it.

Former U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in the wake of the subprime mortgage and credit crisis in 2007, "I really didn't get it until very late in 2005 and 2006."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/09/14/idU...

Now it's your turn to google.

In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

You're just a cwazy libwal.

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#894442 Apr 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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They included in their grading for branch expansion the number of the loans that the requesting bank made to loan income people
'Loan income people.'

what does that mean, weasel??

You're hopelessly ignorant.

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#894443 Apr 28, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Are you saying that Gimpy and/or his slutty sidekick would have performed as well under pressure as DaBammy did?
No way and you should be able to figure that sht out out by yourself pally.
Slutty? And you missed the point entirely. I see your well passed your 6 beer daily alotment.

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#894444 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Are you saying the economy would not have improved without obama? You don't even realize how delusional that sounds.
Care to discuss that issue, or would you prefer me to leave your ignorance alone??

McLame and Palin in charge??'Wars, baby, wars!! LOL

C'mon E, even you're not that stupid.(I hope)
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#894445 Apr 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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It was used appropriately. Think of it as being age appropriate responses. Screaming Liar every post is low on the EQ scale. Non-stop name calling is low on the EQ scale.
name calling? i go no farther than 'nutjobs'.

pretty sure i've seen you go much farther than that.

as for liar..... in this day and age every fact can be checked. now if only all of us dealt in 'facts'.....though some of us just attack the messenger as somehow that relates to the facts, in most cases when that happens the offended just can't defend no matter the messenger, so....

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#894446 Apr 28, 2013
So who is to blame for the housing market crisis?

The Economist magazine notedthe problem is one of "layered irresponsibility". A partial list of those alleged to be at fault:

**The Federal Reserve which slashed interest rates after the dot-com bubble burst, making credit cheap.
**Home buyers who took advantage of easy credit to bid up the prices of homes excessively.
**Congress which continues to support a mortgage tax deduction that gives consumers a tax incentive to buy more expensive houses.
**Real estate agents, most of whom work for the sellers rather than the buyers and who earned higher commissions from selling more expensive homes.
**The Clinton administration which pushed for less stringent credit and downpayment requirements for working- and middle-class families.
**Mortgage brokers who offered less-credit-worthy home buyers subprime and adjustable rate loans with low initial payments but exploding interest rates.
**Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan who, in 2004, near the peak of the housing bubble encouraged Americans to take out adjustable rate mortgages.
**Wall Street firms who paid too little attention to the quality of the risky loans that they bundled into Mortgage Backed Securities and issued bonds using those securities as collateral.
**The Bush administration which failed to provide needed government oversight of the increasingly dicey mortgage-backed securities market.
**An obscure accounting rule called mark-to-market which can have the paradoxical result of making assets be worth less on paper than they are in reality during times of panic.
**Collective delusion or a belief on the part of all parties that home prices would keep rising forever no matter how high or how fast they had already gone up.

The U.S. economy is enormously complicated. Screwing it up takes a great deal of cooperation.

http://factcheck.org/2008/10/who-caused-the-e...

The only omission in the list above is Bush warned Congress numerous times of the impending crisis. It was Congress who dropped the ball - not Bush.

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#894447 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Obama won reelection because of his humanity.
Unlike the hatred that Rmoney has for anyone not as well off as he is.
Your party showed it's true colors, booing a wounded Iraq Vet at a debate, screaming for a man without health insurance to 'die', calling a college woman a 'slut' because she advocated for birth control.
The American people saw what hateful pricks Repugnants are, and voted against them. This includes haters like you, who posted fake pictures of Trayvon Martin in your racist hatred.
This included women, white women. And Catholics, who Obama won over Rmoney.
It wasn't minorities who elected Obama. It was caring white people that elected him over a heartless machine.
DEmocrats have humanity and empathy.
Repugnants have wicked hearts and hatefulness towards their fellow citizens.
I wasn't talking about election result or obama. Go pick a fight with someone else son.

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#894448 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Care to discuss that issue, or would you prefer me to leave your ignorance alone??
McLame and Palin in charge??'Wars, baby, wars!! LOL
C'mon E, even you're not that stupid.(I hope)
Another loony left winger who missed the point entirely.

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#894449 Apr 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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What you are suggesting was not supported by an investigation by state of Massachusetts when Romney was running for Governor. Their report showed Romney had no hands on with the company after that date and business was conducted by others in organization though he remain as figure head until the new filing by Bain.
Care to share this imaginary investigation, or should we take the words of a serial liar for it??

Funny how you 'demand' links from others, but refer to investigations that you can't or won't provide a link to.

Fact is that Rmoney never left Bain. He kept a close association to the decision making, and drew a fabulous salary for a man who was a Governor and ran for President for over 6 years.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#894450 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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That's the biggest bunch of hooey you ever posted.
In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
Additionally, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans.
The New York Times reported that same year that "Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk which may...run into trouble in an economic downturn prompting a government rescue."
Bush did foresee the danger posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance giants. The president spent years pushing a recalcitrant Congress to toughen regulation of the companies, but was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal. And the regulator Bush chose to oversee them - an old school buddy - pronounced the companies sound even as they headed toward insolvency.

As early as 2006, top advisers to Bush dismissed warnings from people inside and outside the White House that housing prices were inflated and that a foreclosure crisis was looming. And when the economy deteriorated, Bush and his team misdiagnosed the reasons and scope of the downturn. As recently as February, for example, Bush was still calling it a "rough patch."

The result was a series of piecemeal policy prescriptions that lagged behind the escalating crisis.

"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."

Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.

And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."

For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.

Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.

"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

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#894452 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I wasn't talking about election result or obama. Go pick a fight with someone else son.
Well, this is the Obama thread. DUH

But you're back to your attacking the women here, one of your old standards.

Haven't gotten laid in awhile, eh??

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