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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 ... Full Story
carol

Orlando, FL

#813988 Nov 29, 2012
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. said rising health care costs in Medicare and Medicaid are helping to drive future spending making them an essential part of a long-term deficit-reduction package.

"If you're going to solve this problem, you're going to have to deal with where the spending is and the revenue can be raised."

http://news.msn.com/politics/senate-dems-divi...

Do I detect a hint of common sense among some democrats?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813989 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Rush says Obumbles the re distributor has no interest in cutting spending, anywhere, anytime. We'll see.
I agree with Rush's assessment. The Jerk-In-Chief says "I'm gonna spend my azz off and there's nuthin' you can do about it. Hey...wanna Free Cellphone?"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813990 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. said rising health care costs in Medicare and Medicaid are helping to drive future spending making them an essential part of a long-term deficit-reduction package.
"If you're going to solve this problem, you're going to have to deal with where the spending is and the revenue can be raised."
http://news.msn.com/politics/senate-dems-divi...
Do I detect a hint of common sense among some democrats?
Conrad is retiring, so he can afford to be honest.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813991 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
The mere fact an insipid, puerile, toilet themed show like "2 1/2 Men" is the top rated show in America confirms my worst suspicions about millions of my fellow Americans, they're idiots. And i'd wager all white democrats.
TV is a Liberal wasteland and playground.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813993 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with Rush's assessment. The Jerk-In-Chief says "I'm gonna spend my azz off and there's nuthin' you can do about it. Hey...wanna Free Cellphone?"
Democrats want to drive over the fiscal cliff, and Republicans should let them do so.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813994 Nov 29, 2012
carol wrote:
Dem. Patty Murray said she's ready to take us over the fiscal cliff if democrats don't get their way and raise taxes.
So let me get this straight.
Raising taxes will take us back into a recession...and democrats are threatening to ruin the economy if they can't cause another recession?
Do I have that right?
Yes, carol, you've got that right.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813995 Nov 29, 2012
ZENISH WISDOM wrote:
<quoted text>
THE DEAD HAVE NO RIGHTS.
/j
According to the Boy Messiah, the Suicidally Stupid have rights.
carol

Orlando, FL

#813996 Nov 29, 2012
Sen. Tom Coburn, released an annual government spending report revealing $4.5 billion in wasteful Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program spending.

The report finds program participants purchased junk food, Starbucks and beer at a cost of about $80 billion.

"Lax controls and mismanagement resulted in billions of dollars being spent not on healthy meals for hungry kids but instead wasted on questionable and, in some cases, illegal expenditures," Coburn's report says, estimating that another $2.5 billion in improper SNAP payments will be made this year.

Duplicate, dead and disqualified participants also receive approximately $1.4 million every month from the SNAP program. The report cites an investigation by the USDA Inspector General that found 2,000 dead people in New York and Massachusetts alone still receive stamps.

http://farmfutures.com/story.aspx/congressman...

Unfortunately, most democrats on Capital Hill don't want to even address this kind of waste. Their common sense is grossly lacking.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813997 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You are most likely the most prolific copy-n-paster on Topix. Can't think for yourself so flinging other people's poop is the next best thing. Fling away, jerk.
sure i will. using conservative writers, and sites as often as possible.

my fav of the day....

You Think Obama Stole the Election? Then Read This

We try hard to be a serious website where serious-minded people can interact and a website that can be read and quoted in the media and in political circles without people laughing and pointing. You can’t do that when your comments section is infested with people espousing various conspiracy theories.

RedState has never been simpatico to conspiracy theories. In our history we’ve dealt with 9-11 Troofers and Birfers and all manner of believers in the omnipresence of Opus Dei, the Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, and, of course, the Jews and their ability to manipulate world events. Our response is to ban them on sight.

This last election was a hard loss of all of us, even those of us who were never Romney fans. I think we all realized the limitless ability to harm the nation that Barack Obama and his minions represents. Be that as it may, the people have spoken (the bastards) and we are saddled with this guy for another four years.

If we are going to move beyond this we have to face the facts. We were out hustled. They turned out their base and we couldn’t be bothered to turn out ours, much less do what it takes to win uncommitted voters. We lost. They won. And the nation will suffer because of it.

What did not happen was any “stealing” of the election. No one denies that there were irregularities in some places but the sum total of the allegations do not reach Kennedyesque proportions where they actually affected the outcome in any material way. This is nonsense and just as silly when people on our side make the claim as when the left howled about Diebold machines giving the 2004 election to President George W. Bush (President… George… W.… Bush, my gosh that sounds so beautiful today).

So, heads up. We have made a decision that we will, henceforth and forever, treat those who claim Obama won the 2012 election via shenanigans in the polling place the same way we treat troofers and birfers. We will immediately ban them. We don’t have time to shoot down these arguments every time the appear because they have been definitively refuted on many occasions. If you hold this exotic view and are feeling all butthurt, too bad. Life isn’t fair. If life was fair we’d be anticipating the inauguration of President Mitt Romney Rick Perry and watching the Obama’s pack the U-Haul.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/29/you-think-...

how's that feel?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813998 Nov 29, 2012
ZENISH WISDOM wrote:
YOU CAN ALMOST SEE THE OLD CONS MILLING ABOUT AIMLESSLY, SHAKING THEIR ARTHRITIC FISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AT THE UNCARING, COLD, CRUELLY WINKING STARS .../j
....says the Brown Dwarf with the big Black Hole.....fade to black...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814000 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Given the choice between a moderate and two leftwing losers, the choice was obvious.
Again, no apologies and no defense of Bush policies.
Now, what is your leader going to do?
there is no defense. just denial.

how do i know what he's going to do? you're the guessing expert.
carol

Orlando, FL

#814001 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats want to drive over the fiscal cliff, and Republicans should let them do so.
I agree. And more are ready to do that. Others still want to pull the emergency break. It's too late. Better not to have their fingerprints anywhere on the driving mechanism.

If it's going to happen, republicans need to get out of the car and get out of the way.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814002 Nov 29, 2012
Erick Erickson:

Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. I’ve gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romney’s “47%” remark would do to him.

It may seem obvious, but bear with me.

Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who won’t vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who don’t pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of locked in Obama support. The statement was a mess.

I didn’t think Mitt Romney would be as hurt by the statement as he was because I assumed Romney had misspoken in an off the cuff way. I assumed Romney would clarify that he knew many of those who have government assistance did not actually want the assistance, but needed it. I assumed he’d make the case that he’d help those people get off the government dole and back into work.

In other words, I assumed Romney believed what I believe — many of those people are good people who fell on hard times and are not of the same class of people who will vote for Barack Obama for free stuff. I was absolutely wrong. Romney not only believes completely what he said as he said it, he reinforced it with his post election analysis of his defeat blaming gifts to various classes of people. If that was true, as Newt Gingrich pointed out, Romney had plenty to gift to plenty strapped to the back of marching elephants.

Note to Mitt Romney: really, it’s you, not them. Seriously.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/20/ronald-rea...

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#814003 Nov 29, 2012
THE DEBIL wrote:
ACTUALLY, HONEY, IT DOESN'T ALWAYS LEAD TO ONE PLACE, NOTHING DOES, THERE ARE TOO MANY VARIABLES. FROM MY POINT OF VIEW I'D LIKE TO BE SWEDEN. LOVELY CLEAN ROADS, CARS THAT GET 50 MILES TO THE GALLON, TAXES AT 50%, 60%, UNIVERSAL COLLEGE EDUCATION, UNIVERSAL MEDICAL CARE, NO ONE HOMELESS, SAUNAS, NAKED WOMEN AND MEN, AND NO MILITARY ADVENTURES. IN FACT, I'M SO READY TO BE SWEDEN I'D KILL TO ACHIEVE IT.
Don't count on the Swedes to leave a mess uncleaned for long.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features...

They are a tidy bunch.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814004 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
Let Obama drive over the fiscal cliff:
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It's not just a bad deal, this is really an insulting deal. What Geithner offered, what you showed on the screen, Robert E. Lee was offered easier terms at Appomattox, and he lost the Civil War. The Democrats won by 3% of the vote and they did not hold the House, Republicans won the house. So this is not exactly unconditional surrender, but that is what the administration is asking of the Republicans.
This idea -- there are not only no cuts in this, there's an increase in spending with a new stimulus. I mean, this is almost unheard of. What do they expect? They obviously expect the Republicans will cave on everything. I think the Republicans ought to simply walk away. The president is the president. He's the leader. They are demanding that the Republicans explain all the cuts that they want to make.
We had that movie a year-and-a-half ago where Paul Ryan presented a budget, a serious real budget with real cuts. Obama was supposed to gave speech where he would respond with a counter offer. And what did he do? He gave a speech where he had Ryan sitting in the front row. He called the Ryan proposal un-American, insulted him, offered nothing, and ran on Mediscare in the next 18 months.
And they expect the Republicans are going to do this again? The Republicans are going to walk on this. And I think they have leverage. Yes, for Congressional Democrats it will help them in the future if Republicans absorb the blame because we will have a recession. But Obama is not running again unlike the Congressional Democrats. He's going to have a recession, 9% unemployment, 2 million more unemployed, and a second term that's going to be a ruin. That is not a good proposition if you are Barack Obama.
I heard Pelosi on NPR browbeating the opposition claiming that the vast majority of Americans voted for "..Obama's vision of the future.." and I almost spit out my coffee.

Let Pelosi swallow this. She loves swallowing it.
carol

Orlando, FL

#814005 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Conrad is retiring, so he can afford to be honest.
Amazing though, isn't it? Retiring Democrats have common sense? And the rest don't?
carol

Orlando, FL

#814006 Nov 29, 2012
Just in case this got lost in my earlier post.

Duplicate, dead and disqualified participants receive approximately $1.4 million every month from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The USDA Inspector General found 2,000 dead people in New York and Massachusetts alone still receive stamps.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814007 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
It's all right here, grasshopper, the crux of the matter:
"Because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made a market for subprime mortgages the lenders did not have to worry about of the soundness of the mortgage contract they wrote. Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate mortgages knowing full well that an upturn in the interest rates could easily throw the borrower into insolvency. For example, when the interest rate is 6 percent the mortgage payment for a 30-year $200,000 mortgage is $1199 per month. If the interest rate goes up to 7 percent the mortgage payment would increase by $131 per month, an 11 percent increase. For many of the subprime borrowers living on the edge of insolvency this would be enough to push them over the edge. The guilt for the subprime mortgage financial crisis lies both with the lenders who knowingly put borrowers into booby trapped mortgages and the management of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for making a market for such booby trapped mortgages thus giving the lenders the incentive for writing them. "
Dems own this mess, lock, stock and barrel.
sonicfiller can't think for himself. He needs to copy something from a leftist weblink to feel better. If you present him with naked facts, he hesitates, gets confused and stutters with "?".

He might do better with an Obama Brand Teleprompter.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814008 Nov 29, 2012
The Party’s Problem
From the forthcoming issue of NATIONAL REVIEW

The first thing conservatives should understand about the electoral catastrophe that just befell us — and it was a catastrophe — is that any explanation of it that centers on Mitt Romney is mistaken.

Much of the discussion of the race among conservatives has made the opposite assumption.“Romney proved to be the kind of electoral drag many of us suspected he would always be,” wrote one conservative the morning after the election.“It was a flawed candidacy from the start,” wrote two others.“Romney’s caution and ever-shifting policy positions made him seem fearful, which is to say weak. His biography hurt him.... And because of his own history in Massachusetts, he could never effectively go after President Obama on Obamacare, the president’s biggest political weakness.” Another called Romney “the worst candidate to win his party’s nomination since WWII.” Still another wrote,“There will be a lot of blame to go around, but, if Republicans are honest, they’ll have to concede that the Romney campaign ran a bad campaign.”

All of these writers are intelligent people (some of them friends of mine). None of them makes the mistake of assuming that this election should have been easy to win given the weak economy, the public’s dissatisfaction with the status quo, and the unpopularity of Obamacare. They know that the economy has been improving, that the Democratic base in presidential races has been expanding for decades, and that the public still blames George W. Bush and his party for an economic crisis that began during his second term. Nor are they entirely wrong in their diagnoses of Romney’s distinctive weaknesses and errors. They err mainly in attributing too much importance to them.

Romney was not a drag on the Republican party. The Republican party was a drag on him.

....The perception that the Republican party serves the interests only of the rich underlies all the demographic weaknesses that get discussed in narrower terms. Hispanics do not vote for the Democrats solely because of immigration. Many of them are poor and lack health insurance, and they hear nothing from the Republicans but a lot from the Democrats about bettering their situation. Young people, too, are economically insecure, especially these days. If Republicans found a way to apply conservative principles in ways that offered tangible benefits to most voters and then talked about this agenda in those terms, they would improve their standing among all of these groups while also increasing their appeal to white working-class voters. For that matter, higher-income voters would prefer candidates who seem practical and solution-oriented. Better “communications skills,” that perennial item on the wish list of losing parties, will achieve little if the party does not have an appealing agenda to communicate.

Despair has led many Republicans to question their earlier confidence that America is a “center-right country.” It is certainly a country that has strong conservative impulses: skepticism of government, respect for religion, concern for the family. What the country does not have is a center-right party that explains how to act on these impulses to improve the national condition. Until it does, it won’t have a center-right political majority either.

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

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#814009 Nov 29, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney should have turned down the invitation...quietly and privately.
Obama is just using Romney.
I couldn't agree more.

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