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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He rid the world of a clear and present danger after 9/11.
Democrats refused to rein in Fannie and Freddie. It was the catalyst which caused the house of cards to fall. GW Bush tried to warn Congress in the years leading up to it.
So if he tried to warn them and they refused to listen, why is it his fault and not theirs?
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The critics have forgotten that the House passed a GSE reform bill in 2005 that could well have prevented the current crisis, says Mr Oxley, now vice-chairman of Nasdaq.

He fumes about the criticism of his House colleagues.“All the handwringing and bedwetting is going on without remembering how the House stepped up on this,” he says.“What did we get from the White House? We got a one-finger salute.”

The House bill, the 2005 Federal Housing Finance Reform Act, would have created a stronger regulator with new powers to increase capital at Fannie and Freddie, to limit their portfolios and to deal with the possibility of receivership.

Mr Oxley reached out to Barney Frank, then the ranking Democrat on the committee and now its chairman, to secure support on the other side of the aisle. But after winning bipartisan support in the House, where the bill passed by 331 to 90 votes, the legislation lacked a champion in the Senate and faced hostility from the Bush administration.

Adamant that the only solution to the problems posed by Fannie and Freddie was their privatisation, the White House attacked the bill. Mr Greenspan also weighed in, saying that the House legislation was worse than no bill at all.

“We missed a golden opportunity that would have avoided a lot of the problems we’re facing now, if we hadn’t had such a firm ideological position at the White House and the Treasury and the Fed,” Mr Oxley says.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8780c35e-7e91-11dd-...

The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/...

deal with it.

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Aunt Bettie Lou, More of your deluded revisionist rubbish . "GW Bush tried to warn Congress in the years leading up to it.
So if he tried to warn them and they refused to listen, why is it his fault and not theirs? " 1. Deregulated Wall Street: It was a great time to be a Wall Street executive during the Bush administration. Sweeping financial deregulation helped build the housing bubble and allowed financial institutions to pursue risky trades unchecked. In fact, Bush eliminated the rules that allowed Wall Street to cause the financial crash that plunged the nation into the Great Recession." ... " Left Homeowners In A Lurch: While Bush was happy to help out the banks in the wake of the housing crisis, he did little to assist struggling homeowners. Hope For Homeowners, Bush’s proposal to assist those struggling with their mortgages, was a colossal failure; in its first six months, it helped just one homeowner renegotiate his mortgage. Many mortgage holders — 15.7 million or, one in three — are still underwater today. " Check this out: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/14/4...
Helping those who "qualify" with a downpayment is a far cry from giving mortgage loans to anyone who can sign on the dotted line who can't afford an overpriced monthly mortgage.

It's unfortunate you can't see the difference - and why there's so much confusion today.
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James Everett Dutschke was taken into custody this morning in connection to the ricin letter case.
Dutschke is a true right wing lunatic.
in about 5 minutes some Topix nutjob will be trying to say that a guy who ran as a Republican for public office has now somehow become a Democrat.

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James Everett Dutschke was taken into custody this morning in connection to the ricin letter case.
Dutschke is a true right wing lunatic.
We know. The left says that about every nutcase. It's a knee jerk reaction. Some were hoping beyond hope the Boston terrorists were tea partiers. Think some propagandists actually implied it.

What else is new, Realtime, besides you walking in lockstep with the propagandists?

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<quoted text>Was the American Dream Downpayment Assistance Act of 2003 George W's way of warning congress. Was the Bush administration's chipping away at oversight another warning. The correct info has been explained to you dozens of times Carol and you continue to ignore it in favor of the right wing slop you find more in line with your mystical ideology.
Have you figured out why Angelo Mozilo is on the list of those most responsible for the mortgage meltdown and Bawney Frank is not?
As I told frontporch, helping those who "qualify" for a downpayment is a far cry from giving a mortgage loan to anyone who can sign on the dotted line whether they can afford it or not.

You're supposed to be smart. The difference is pretty striking and clear.
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Tear down this icon: Why the GOP has to get over Ronald Reagan

The unfailing reverence on the American right for Ronald Reagan is understandable. He was the only exemplar of modern conservatism to win the White House, and unlike liberal icons such as Roosevelt or Johnson or Obama, he presided over an economic boom and became beloved by voters not normally drawn to his party. No wonder that Reagan, long before his death in 2004, attained mythical status in the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

But that myth has become a burden for the modern GOP. It has bound Reagan’s followers on the right to policies and positions that were time-specific. The old guard has become convinced that Reagan’s solutions to the problems of his time were the essence of conservatism — not simply conservative ideas appropriate for that era.

Today’s Republican Party, however, faces legions of voters and candidates who came of age politically after Reagan’s eight years in office. An entire generation recalls him vaguely as a genial, optimistic president who stood up for America in the Cold War.

The Republican Party can remain a Ronald Reagan historical society, or it can try to endure as a force in national politics. But it can’t do both. The choice matters greatly, for there is no guarantee that the GOP will retain its ability to win national elections or that conservatism has a future as a national governing philosophy.

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Helping those who "qualify" with a downpayment is a far cry from giving mortgage loans to anyone who can sign on the dotted line who can't afford an overpriced monthly mortgage.
It's unfortunate you can't see the difference - and why there's so much confusion today.
Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...

FOXbot confusion?
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We know. The left says that about every nutcase. It's a knee jerk reaction. Some were hoping beyond hope the Boston terrorists were tea partiers. Think some propagandists actually implied it.
What else is new, Realtime, besides you walking in lockstep with the propagandists?
Running as a Republican, Dutschke lost a lopsided election to Steve Holland....

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-575814...

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It’s been quite a week here in Tupelo, what with the arrest last week of a 45-year-old Elvis impersonator on suspicion of sending letters laced with ricin to President Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), and a local judge, Sadie Holland. Then came the stunning announcement Tuesday that Paul Kevin Curtis was free to head back to Heartbreak Hotel and shake his exonerated pelvis all over Mississippi again. Then news broke that another man—a 41-year-old blues singer, karate master, insurance salesman, Mensa member, accused child molester, and one-time GOP candidate for the Mississippi House of Representatives named J. Everett Dutschke—had become the focus of the investigation.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04...

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Helping those who "qualify" with a downpayment is a far cry from giving mortgage loans to anyone who can sign on the dotted line who can't afford an overpriced monthly mortgage.
It's unfortunate you can't see the difference - and why there's so much confusion today.
Carol, My God, you are still lying about this.

The CRA never ever said banks had to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back.

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Former President Clinton's told 60 Minutes that his mother was married five times to four men, marrying one man twice after a divorce.
He also admitted that he committed adultery for the worst possible reason: "Just because I could," saying, "I think that's just about the most morally indefensible reason that anybody could have for doing anything – when you do something just because you could."
The definition of character is what you do when no one is watching.
That's what bothered me the most. Clinton's approval ratings remained high even though his character ratings were in the dumps.
Did that mean we stopped caring as a nation about character not only being an important but necessary quality in our leaders?
We obviously stopped caring about about our character as a nation when killing the unborn became the law of the land.
That's also why we had Obamacare shoved down our throats. Just because Obama and the Democrats "could".
Clinton's confessions explain a lot about our nation's moral decline.
This from former Gingrich supporter is beyond hypocritical.
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Helping those who "qualify" with a downpayment is a far cry from giving mortgage loans to anyone who can sign on the dotted line who can't afford an overpriced monthly mortgage.
It's unfortunate you can't see the difference - and why there's so much confusion today.
Perhaps you should let google be your fried babe__you're making an azz out of yourself again.

It was the ADDA that opened the door for the, cough, special products and the hi-jinks that followed quickly in the re-fi arena.

You really don't have a clue about any of this do you?

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Because we were paying him to do something else on our behalf while he was in the Oval Office.
Would an employee having sex in your office be any of your business?
Is that clear enough?
So, you expect the President to work how any hours a day? Do they get a break? Lunch?

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Seventh and eighth grade girls who need contraceptives are in serious trouble and need much more than contraceptives.
And the pedophile baby daddies should be in jail.
The fathers are likely other underage students.
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James Everett Dutschke was taken into custody this morning in connection to the ricin letter case.
Dutschke is a true right wing lunatic.
You are a dim wit!
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<quoted text>Perhaps you should let google be your fried babe__you're making an azz out of yourself again.
It was the ADDA that opened the door for the, cough, special products and the hi-jinks that followed quickly in the re-fi arena.
You really don't have a clue about any of this do you?
Do you?
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So, you expect the President to work how any hours a day? Do they get a break? Lunch?
I would expect a employee-which the President is to the people-not to have sex in the work place during work hours.

Once again common sense escapes you!
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So, you expect the President to work how any hours a day? Do they get a break? Lunch?
Dumb Dave thinks the president punches a time clock like a standard union employee. Gee Dave, is his break time 15 minutes in the morning & 15 minutes in the afternoon?

Baawwwaaaahhhh!!!!

You flocking moron!
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The fathers are likely other underage students.
You are extremely naive.
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in about 5 minutes some Topix nutjob will be trying to say that a guy who ran as a Republican for public office has now somehow become a Democrat.
Yeah, Floriduh probably already has the guys name on his list of (D) killers.

Hah, the guy looks like Earl. Come to think of it the first one did too__maybe it's a Tupelo thang.

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