will golfing be cut? date nights all over the world on Air Force One? what about Moochelle's many expensive vacations?WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside Washington instead of staying to work out a plan before Friday's deadline.
The president planned to appear Tuesday at Virginia's largest industrial employer, Newport News Shipbuilding, which would be affected by cuts to naval spending. Obama warned Monday that if the so-called sequester goes into effect later this week, the company's "workers will sit idle when they should be repairing ships, and a carrier sits idle when it should be deploying to the Persian Gulf."
[READ: Obama Warns Cuts Could Idle Shipbuilder]
Obama urged Congress to compromise to avoid the cuts, but there has been no indication the White House and congressional Republicans are actively negotiating a deal. The last known conversation between Obama and GOP leaders was last week, and there have been no in-person meetings between the parties this year.
Obama wants the replace the sequester with a package of targeted cuts and tax increases, while Republican leaders insist the savings should come from reduced spending alone.
YES OBAMA PASSING THE BUCK AGAIN SAME status quo!!
5 YEARS NOW IS THIS WHAT THE 51% THAT VOTED FOR OBAMA
WANTS??WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES!
#864446 Feb 26, 2013
#864448 Feb 26, 2013
could they be changin their minds, like Obammy did? and it isn't even an election year!
“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”
Since: Jan 08
#864450 Feb 26, 2013
When he decides to stop campaigning and learns how to govern.
As a leader he is a failure.
#864451 Feb 26, 2013
Jennifer Rubin’s Infantile Conservatism
The Washington Post blogger promulgates hysteria, not the philosophy of Reagan.
check the pic.
#864452 Feb 26, 2013
Twenty years ago today, at about 17 minutes past noon, a massive truck bomb exploded in the parking garage of the World Trade Center. Six Americans were murdered and more than 1,000 were injured in the first attempt by Islamist extremists to blow up the buildings. Radical terrorism once largely limited to the Middle East had come to America.
While devastating, the damage that day was only a fraction of what Al Qaeda operative Ramzi Yousef and his co-conspirators intended. Yousef’s uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, finished the job when hijackers flew jetliners into the twin towers on 9/11.
But the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, coming a few weeks after President Clinton’s swearing-in, was a tipping point in what would become a new type of war against the evolving threat of terrorism.
The core lesson that our intelligence community learned that day is that the United States must never underestimate those bent on destroying our freedom, no matter how remote or obscure an enemy may seem. At the time, Omar Abdel-Rahman,“the blind sheikh,” was seen as a local religious leader. Today we know he was influential in some of Al Qaeda’s highest profile plots against the United States. He was linked to but not indicted in the 1993 bombing, and he remains a symbol of jihad throughout the extremist world.
Before the attack in 1993, the name Al Qaeda was not a part of the American lexicon. The government’s initial response to the World Trade Center bombing was from a LAW ENFORCEMENT APPROACH.
Our intelligence community and military were not fully engaged until years later — when President George W. Bush elevated our fight against extremism to a multi-pronged war.
While largely unknown by U.S. intelligence two decades ago, Al Qaeda’s efforts to attack Americans both on U.S. soil and abroad were increasing. Months after the first World Trade Center attack, in October 1993, Al Qaeda helped Somali warlords attack the U.S. in the “Black Hawk Down” battle. However, our government still was not focused on the terror group, and the news media NEVER published or broadcast its name that year, even though it had been established since 1989.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/lessons-wo...
#864454 Feb 26, 2013
In 1995, Yousef unsuccessfully tried to orchestrate the simultaneous explosions of 11 U.S. airliners over the Pacific en route to the United States. Only that year did a small group of officials begin to hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Between that time and Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist groups were largely left alone in lawless safe havens in Afghanistan to recruit, train, raise funds and build logistical networks to conduct attacks against the United States. In Bin Laden’s 1996 fatwa, he stated that after terror attacks killed U.S. troops in Beirut and Mogadishu,“You left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you.”
Today, the threat landscape has changed. Though our military efforts have scattered and decimated the core of Al Qaeda’s operations and leadership, franchises such as those that attacked the BP gas facility in Algeria share its mission and have reach inside the United States.
Al QAEDA’s North African affiliates have become EMBOLDENED BY OUR TIMID RESPONSE TO BENGHAZI, Libya, have gained significant wealth by ratcheting up multi-million dollar kidnappings for ransom and they use this wealth to fund operations against the West. Today, North Africa is the next theater of operations in the war on terror.
As the administration draws down troops abroad, it must maintain a comprehensive strategy for combating the increasingly decentralized nature of the Al Qaeda movement. Just as we have expanded our counterterrorism efforts into Pakistan, whether through the use of drones, special forces or additional intelligence gathering, our efforts in North Africa must address the reality that Al Qaeda in the region is spreading and building as a threat to our homeland. These sons of Al Qaeda are committed to finishing the task they started on U.S. soil 20 years ago.
Today, as we mourn those who have been lost, we also must recognize that SECURITY NOW REQUIRES MORE THAN SPEECHES AND SANCTIONS. With each new day should come a resilient ambition to find and root out those who will use any means necessary to destroy our freedom and way of life.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/lessons-wo...
Since: Nov 09
#864455 Feb 26, 2013
I'm starting to think there's a computer sitting in a commons room at a trailer park somewhere in Alabama with a sign that says "type something stupid".
#864456 Feb 26, 2013
I DO NOT CARE IF IT CAME FROM THE LEFT,RIGHT,UP SIDE DOWN I AM
SEARCHING FOR TRUTH NOT A LIE!!!!!
#864457 Feb 26, 2013
IT IS COMING OBAMA CARE WILL SEE TO IT!!!!
#864458 Feb 26, 2013
Why-then you igno-idiotchits wouldn't have anything to "holier than aryn thou" to wipe your butts with.
This is Top-ICKS....not some college level to be graded dissertation.(hm one s or two...there-did ya get a ooo ooo ooo tingle? lol)
#864461 Feb 26, 2013
so if i watch the video i won't be able to slam it with a 5 second Google search?
#864462 Feb 26, 2013
dude. you need to work on your Kentucky 'sense of humor'.
#864463 Feb 26, 2013
why is President Obama's latest performance a box office dud?
It has all the elements that have swooned audiences before: greedy millionaires and billionaires; corporate jets; tax loopholes for oil magnates; the forgotten middle class... It even promises imminent collapse of the U.S. military, rancid meat, air traffic havoc and teacherless classrooms. This thing should be packing theaters.
But it's not. In fact, Americans don't seem to care much at all about "Sequester, the Sequel." They are either nonplused or comfortably numb over its rollout. Whichever it is, the eyes are definitely glazed over.
Obama is doing his formulaic best to drive sales. He made his big State of the Union speech in Washington, and then HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ON AIRFORCE ONE, LIKE HE ALWAYS DOES.
He's doing small-market television interviews to AVOID INFORMED QUESTIONS from the national press, and behind him at campaign stop after stop is that perfect demographic patchwork of faces in every shade and hue. He's hammering at those unhip, unpopular, unresponsive Republicans day and night by email, text message and Twitter.
But Americans remain unexcited. When you ask them about the upcoming sequester, they are approximately split on whether to make cuts or raise taxes more, depending on how the question is framed. The one thing they aren't is riled or alarmed. Even the demonstrators sent out to picket the offices of Republican House members must sense the surrealness of this moment.
Didn't we just see this film?
Isn't this the one that ends, maddeningly, "To be continued..."?
#864464 Feb 26, 2013
We've had the Great Depression, The Great War and now The Great Obama. His legacy will be that he is the worst President in US History. His hollywood friends have assisted him in duping America. We now must weather 4 more years of fear mongering, free spending and foolish foreign policy by this empty suit. God save America !!
#864465 Feb 26, 2013
1. Is this supposed to be funny?
>No, ILLegal immigration is a serious PROBLEM in this nation.
2. Are you defending racism?
>Absolutely NOT-especially NOT the methods of the fake and PHONY HYPOCRITES that only wish to grasp onto such ignorance in some sort of subliminal patheticness in defence of their OWN inbred racism and hatred.
3. Is this related to a medication you're on?
>Thx for th reminder-no it;s not botering my B/P.
4. Is this a cry for help?
>I believe in helping the honest, just and right of heart-to hell with USERS, LOSERS, CONivers and manipulators.
5. Is your computer malfunctioning?
>My computers ALWAYS malfunction, it is the natural state of being at any of them at my fingertips. Does that bother you, too bad if it does.
6. Are you an ignorant, pathetic, mentally ill moron?
No, but damn that chit spweads itself like the black plague did to medieval ARP's, hopping the boats to get away from it--as in EWE.
Any other DUHM questions?
#864467 Feb 26, 2013
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
#864468 Feb 26, 2013
Send me a template for it. I'll NOT gives youz an autermatic A..fer NOT perfect lol.
#864469 Feb 26, 2013
in the comments.
"Not a single poster has read the ENTIRE transcript! ALL right-wing SHEEP!"
truncated video. just what i expected.
best pass me by. i will eat you alive.
#864470 Feb 26, 2013
It is God.
#864472 Feb 26, 2013
Why did you even put the word "READ" in a video equated post then.
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