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
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805788 Nov 16, 2012
Here’s how Republicans can gain back their popularity: Admit Obamacare was their idea. Go on, just admit it. They renounced it once Obama embraced it. It’s now law. It’s popular. Reclaim what is (ahem) rightfully Republican!

http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20121116/O...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805789 Nov 16, 2012
MOFFIT (HERITAGE FOUNDATION): We’ve been honored by your request…to participate in giving our best advise and our technical assistance in designing a new and different kind of health insurance market. A market that is patient-centered and consumer-based, which will ease access to affordable coverage for thousands of Bay State citizens. This is new. It’s a new market, where individuals and families will be able to own and control their health insurance and take it with them to from job to job… Nothing like it has ever been attempted anywhere else in the United States. So Massachusetts has raised the bar for every state in the union. And that’s the applause you’ve given to your public officials here today is going to echo far beyond the hallow halls of this historic place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Far beyond......
carol

Orlando, FL

#805791 Nov 16, 2012
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Alas, I do not vote. There is no point.
I observe, learn and comment for entertainment only.
People are interesting, even those that clearly
can only see the negative.
Eternally pessimistic.
Why not question WHY the country soundly said NO to the GOP? This election was a profound massive defeat of virtually everything Romney and the GOP stood for or supported.
Why do the majority embrace OBCare?
I can’t think of any president in my lifetime that has fomented greater division among the populace, exposed class warfare and the obviously widening racial divisions within the GOP.
Those who don't play the game aren't allowed to criticize those who do. It's a rule...somewhere.

The country voted against the GOP because for several reasons. We didn't have the right messenger who played it safe instead of painting a clear and dangerous picture of another four years, who passed up a golden opportunity in the last debate to ask the president point black about what he knew about Benghazi, and the media perpetrated the invisible war on women digging up two obscure republicans who put their foot in their mouths.

However if the election had been held right before Hurricane Sandy, the outcome might have been very different.

Obama makes a mistake if he thinks he won because of his policies. He won because Romney dropped the ball, because Romney is a Mormon and because his smear campaign worked. He also won because of a well-organized and methodical plan to get his base to the voting booths.

The country is still very much divided...more so now...and Obama will wish he hadn't won a second term if he succeeds in implementing his policies and continue to ignore and dismiss half of the country again another four years.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805792 Nov 16, 2012
Romney was not a drag on the Republican party. The Republican party was a drag on him.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333344...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805793 Nov 16, 2012
Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333244...
Imhotep

United States

#805794 Nov 16, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
Ann Romney is distraught because she fears Mitt is having an affair, so she went to a gun shop and bought her a handgun. The next day she comes home to find Mitt in bed with Sarah Palin, She grabs the gun and holds it to her her head. Mitt jumps out of bed, begging and pleading with her not to shoot herself. Hysterically Ann responds to Mitt "Shut up you;re next.
Time for the seasonal quip (change names) as needed...

Mitt finds written,in urine, in the fresh snow outside his mansion "Mitt is a loser".

Outraged Mitt has his security guards take a sample to the lab for forensic analysis only to report both good and bad news.

The urine is Baracks but it is Ann's handwriting.
carol

Orlando, FL

#805795 Nov 16, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>You stupid Repubs NEVER consider the cost of 30 million Americans without health insurance to the rest of America.
When serious health care reform's time finally arrived and both parties knew it had to be addressed once and for all, the long-awaited golden opportunity was blown by partisan politics and radical solutions.

Lowering the cost of health care is what you liberals never want to address. That is and always has been the real problem.

So instead of lowering costs, our taxes are now going to go up, businesses are going to pass on the added expenses to their customers, health care is going to go down the toilet and what was once a big mess and could have been reformed without any cost and with do-able solutions that would have lowered costs, we're pretty much screwed and lawyers are licking their litigation chops as we speak.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805796 Nov 16, 2012
The Republican shortfall with the working class in 2012 was due not simply to the nominee’s personal background but to wider issues with Republican policies. In the wake of a decade of lost economic ground and the near-meltdown of 2008, many non-affluent voters seem to have a deep distrust of the ability of Republican policies to work for them. Romney’s poor showing among this demographic underlines the fact that Republicans have not yet found an antidote to this distrust. Further tax cuts will not counter it, nor will promises to end Obamacare. As Ross Douthat suggested the other day, the concerns of average Americans are not the same today as they were in 1979, so Republican policies will have to change with them. By the end of the campaign, Governor Romney was beginning to tout a more forward-looking economic message, one that emphasized industrial renewal, energy development, and middle-class restoration. It was this message that made the election as close as it became on November 6.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/333254...
carol

Orlando, FL

#805797 Nov 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Got anything from the John Birch Society to go along with this other right wing horsesht that you call educating.
www.jbs.org/ very cool website
Got any sources that disprove any of that "horsesht"?

I'm all but begging for some good news.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#805798 Nov 16, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
You liberals would consider the cost of ANYTHING, as long as you don't have to pay it.
if obama told these libs that turds were healthy and taste good they would line up with spoons in hand.
Imhotep

United States

#805799 Nov 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Those who don't play the game aren't allowed to criticize those who do. It's a rule...somewhere.
The country voted against the GOP because for several reasons. We didn't have the right messenger who played it safe instead of painting a clear and dangerous picture of another four years, who passed up a golden opportunity in the last debate to ask the president point black about what he knew about Benghazi, and the media perpetrated the invisible war on women digging up two obscure republicans who put their foot in their mouths.
However if the election had been held right before Hurricane Sandy, the outcome might have been very different.
Obama makes a mistake if he thinks he won because of his policies. He won because Romney dropped the ball, because Romney is a Mormon and because his smear campaign worked. He also won because of a well-organized and methodical plan to get his base to the voting booths.
The country is still very much divided...more so now...and Obama will wish he hadn't won a second term if he succeeds in implementing his policies and continue to ignore and dismiss half of the country again another four years.
Your 'rule' explained ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/embed/uu72AMa3Aqk...
carol

Orlando, FL

#805800 Nov 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't need to answer it. No point. It's the 'law of the land'. With no recourse for republicans other than to bitch about that that they can't change.
Maybe you should 'educate'(for the 50th time?) with something more topical? Like the steps needed to be taken so the GOP can win another national election. It's all the rage on the right wing sites. Go educate yourself.
So you're saying that just because it's a strictly "partisan" law of the land, the rising costs with more government paper pushers and higher taxes with a rise in unemployment because of businesses not hiring and firing since 50 employees is now the magic number isn't important?

How odd.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805802 Nov 16, 2012
Romney Gets the Last Gaffe

Conservatives have constructed a myth that says certain groups—blacks, Hispanics, women, young people—vote Democratic because they’re stupid, because they’re lazy, and because they can be purchased with trinkets and baubles. It’d be one thing if they kept that myth a secret, but instead they shout it from the rooftops. Then, when it’s over, they wonder why those people voted Democratic again.

Romney was never the worst offender on this score; he never delighted in it, as people like Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh do. But he certainly participated. Indeed, part of his problem throughout this campaign, and the one before it, is that he’s never been good at disguising his lack of respect for the American electorate. His changing positions, his evasions about them, his misrepresentations—they all, ultimately, came off as a challenge: I think you’re too stupid not to fall for this. And there are very few people who appreciate being told they’re dumb, or the person who said it.

There are, of course, other, larger problems for the Republican Party to grapple with over the next few years. But they’ll have trouble solving many of them if they can’t get past this and realize that Democrats don’t have to bribe voters—not when their opponents are so interested in insulting them.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdes...
Imhotep

United States

#805804 Nov 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Those who don't play the game aren't allowed to criticize those who do. It's a rule...somewhere.
The country voted against the GOP because for several reasons. We didn't have the right messenger who played it safe instead of painting a clear and dangerous picture of another four years, who passed up a golden opportunity in the last debate to ask the president point black about what he knew about Benghazi, and the media perpetrated the invisible war on women digging up two obscure republicans who put their foot in their mouths.
However if the election had been held right before Hurricane Sandy, the outcome might have been very different.
Obama makes a mistake if he thinks he won because of his policies. He won because Romney dropped the ball, because Romney is a Mormon and because his smear campaign worked. He also won because of a well-organized and methodical plan to get his base to the voting booths.
The country is still very much divided...more so now...and Obama will wish he hadn't won a second term if he succeeds in implementing his policies and continue to ignore and dismiss half of the country again another four years.
Learn to:
ADAPT
IMPROVISE
OVERCOME

Until this occurs, I remain indifferent.

a) A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.

b) A constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional rights of citizens. This amendment should also state that the interests of the general public and society must always come before the interests of corporations.

c) A constitutional amendment that will act as a "second bill of rights" as proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: that every American has a human right to employment, to health care, to a free and full education, to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food, and to be cared for with dignity and respect in their old age.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805805 Nov 16, 2012
NUN ON THE RUN wrote:
<quoted text>
For some anonymous useless eater in a chatroom whose avatar states "I'll never tell," you sure run on like a busted faucet, you drippy minge.
Thank you for finding me so utterly fascinating, that you feel obligated to reply to my every post, dear. It almost looks as if you have a little crush on me.

Alas, for you, it goes unrequited.

:)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805807 Nov 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're saying that just because it's a strictly "partisan" law of the land, the rising costs with more government paper pushers and higher taxes with a rise in unemployment because of businesses not hiring and firing since 50 employees is now the magic number isn't important?
How odd.
How odd that the Heritage BS you posted is mostly conjecture.

So this is for all of you nutjobs...take your leap of faith 'facts' and stick them where the sun don't shine. You'd think after getting spanked in the last 2 elections by some 'black guy' you would have figured out that the right wing misinformation made no impression beyond the 3% who watch FOX.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#805808 Nov 16, 2012
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>
Learn to:
ADAPT
IMPROVISE
OVERCOME
Until this occurs, I remain indifferent.
a) A constitutional amendment that fixes our broken electoral system by 1) completely removing campaign contributions from the political process; 2) requiring all elections to be publicly financed; 3) moving election day to the weekend to increase voter turnout; 4) making all Americans registered voters at the moment of their birth; 5) banning computerized voting and requiring that all elections take place on paper ballots.
b) A constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and do not have the constitutional rights of citizens. This amendment should also state that the interests of the general public and society must always come before the interests of corporations.
c) A constitutional amendment that will act as a "second bill of rights" as proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: that every American has a human right to employment, to health care, to a free and full education, to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food, and to be cared for with dignity and respect in their old age.
3 good points.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805809 Nov 16, 2012
The sore losers club

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are already starting to channel the last guy who lost to Obama

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/15/the_sore_lose...

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805812 Nov 16, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>I go just to check out the hotties.
&fe ature=fvwp
carol

Orlando, FL

#805813 Nov 16, 2012
As to the Israeli/Hamas build up of tensions and rocket fire and now Israeli ground troops:

"U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in an interview with Voice of America: "I understand the reasons Israel is doing what they're doing. They've been the target of missiles coming in from Gaza..."

He added, "Our hope is that in striking back that they can minimize the civilian deaths that are likely to occur."

Hamas, which evolved from an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, has ruled Gaza since winning elections in 2007.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/16...

We can only speculate when and how this will end.

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