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
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#872683 Mar 12, 2013
A Bullshitter:
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>ObamaCare which is RomneyCare has worked well for Massachusetts. Just like Mitt said BEFORE his last race, "it would be a good plan for the entire nation".
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#872684 Mar 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The party is splintering and self destructing; so what do they do?
Dig in their heels deeper and resurrect the same old crap!!
The Galts of the country may prefer Jeb Bush! The Teapartyers; probably favor a nutjob like them, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
The old moderates may die off or retire, John McCain, Lindsey Graham etc.
Don't forget the real hardcore ones prefer Ted Nugent and/or whichever firebrand preacher is the flavor of the day and hasn't been caught with his pants down with a prostitute.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#872685 Mar 12, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, if you look up the definition of "misconstrues", you're picture would be beside it.
Obama's "spending cuts" were rejected unanimously by Senate Democrats because he proposed even more spending.
Look, Carol., you said spending cuts. There were spending cuts on the table by Obama in many instances.

Carol received notice that here trash collection is going from $65 every three moths to $90 every three months.

Carol shopped round & contracted a new collector that will charge $70.00 every three months.

Did Carol cut her future spending?

When we talk budgets & looking ten years out, it is all future spending.

Republicans only talk of cutting future spending. Ryan's budget cut only future spending.

So, Carol, unless you run screaming down the street how Republicans have not put spending cuts on the table, STFU.

Reducing future spending goes toward balancing the budget because as the economy grows, so do revenues.

The quickest way to reduce the deficit is to grow the economy. If a stimulus effort for infrastructure work would help grow the economy, then it is worth the spending. Our infrastructure is in dire need.

So if we cut spending, increase revenues& reinvest a small potion of that into growing our economy, then it will help on all levels.

Boehner rejected 4 trillion in deficit cuts that Obama proposed.
carol

Orlando, FL

#872686 Mar 12, 2013
And, new yawk, baby. It's unattractive when a woman spits.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#872687 Mar 12, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Which part of 'no solutions by Senate Democrats for the last three years' did you not understand?
The Democrats only want to tax and spend. Any "viable solutions" other than that is rejected.
Is that your idea of viable solutions and NOT reforms, restructuring and cutting back on federal spending?
I don't give a fck about the Democrats, we were talking about how the Republicans are just wasting time and not presenting any viable solutions, please try and focus, I am begging you.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#872688 Mar 12, 2013
**** LIBERALS ON DISPLAY ****

Welcome to another show of "Liberals on Display".

Incompetent community organizer to spend 75 million dollars to find out why Lesbians are fat!

"Thank you for joining our show "Liberals on Display"! See you next time!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#872689 Mar 12, 2013
complaining about looking the fool...

Rove Says Media Should Stop Calling Elections Prematurely

Karl Rove on Tuesday suggested that American media could learn something from the papal conclave about not calling elections prematurely — a point the Republican strategist argued futilely during an infamous on-air Election Night meltdown.

Appearing on Fox News, Rove invoked references to domestic politics to speak jokingly about the process of selecting the next pope.

"Thank God we don't have exit polls or early returns," Rove cracked. "They do it the right way. They get to the final vote and the decision and then they let the smoke get it."

Continuing the riff, Rove suggested that political journalists in the United States could take a cue from that process.

"Maybe there's a message there for American media," Rove said. "Maybe we better wait, rather than try to call it, let the election go to its final conclusion and let the results speak for themselves."

The joke harkened back to Election Night, when Rove challenged the decision by networks to call Ohio, and the election, for President Barack Obama at a relatively early hour in the evening. Contributing to Fox's election coverage, Rove contended that the conservative cable news network had jumped the gun by putting the Buckeye State in Obama's column.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...

but how often does FOX get to make someone else look the fool?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#872690 Mar 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Talking to you is like talking to the wall
I disagree, a wall doesn't change the subject in midstream.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872691 Mar 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ralph Reed is irrelevant, but in any case a pussycat compared to Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Google your ass.
Ralph Reed is irrelevant? Well, lots of people didn't get that memo!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Did Intrade Do an MF Global?


By Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University. Cross posted from his blog

The peer-to-peer prediction market Intrade ceased operations yesterday and closed out all open positions without notice. Visitors to the site were greeted with the following mysterious message (emphasis added):


With sincere regret we must inform you that due to circumstances recently discovered we must immediately cease trading activity on www.intrade.com .

These circumstances require immediate further investigation, and may include financial irregularities which in accordance with Irish law oblige the directors to take the following actions:

Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/03/did-in...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872692 Mar 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, judging by Jebs appearances on all the Sunday morning shows; my guess is that he intends to run. What a dolt. Can't you find any decent candidates? Like John Huntsman? Oops, forgot. you hate him. He's too smart.
Huntsman has a bright future in the Democrat party. His support in the Republican primaries was negligible.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872693 Mar 12, 2013
Cease exchange trading on the website immediately.

• Settle all open positions and calculate the settled account value of all Member accounts immediately.

• Cease all banking transactions for all existing Company accounts immediately.

During the upcoming weeks, we will investigate these circumstances further and determine the necessary course of action.

To mitigate any further risk to members’ accounts, we have closed and settled all open contracts at fair market value as of the close of business on March 10, 2013, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of our customers’ use of the website. You may view your account details and settled account balances by logging into the website.

At this time and until further notice, it is not possible to make any payments to members in accordance with their settled account balance until the investigations have concluded.

Translation: all open contracts have been closed out at current prices, account balances now reflect only cash positions, and no withdrawals can be made until further notice. Not a penny will be paid out to any member for the time being, no matter how large their cash balance may be.

Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/03/did-in...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#872694 Mar 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare will create the ultimate disaster when some government toad decides to pull the plug and deny treatment. Or order a really late-term abortion for the child born with a serious birth defect.
the thing is Obamacare was actually the creation of the Conservative Hertiage Foundation and called "Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans" by by Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D. from 1989 and was also the model used for Massachusetts healthcare law which is known as Romneycare.

Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans

by Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D.

http://www.heritage.org/research/lecture/assu...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872695 Mar 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, judging by Jebs appearances on all the Sunday morning shows; my guess is that he intends to run. What a dolt. Can't you find any decent candidates? Like John Huntsman? Oops, forgot. you hate him. He's too smart.
Jeb Bush would be a formidable candidate.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872696 Mar 12, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't give a fck about the Democrats, we were talking about how the Republicans are just wasting time and not presenting any viable solutions, please try and focus, I am begging you.
Maybe she needs Adderall
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#872697 Mar 12, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>You Repubs are so funny. You still don't get it therefore you will lose another election. The ONLY candidate that could win a national election for the GOP is Chris Christie. But you Repubs won't allow that to happen because he is not full of hate and might actually work with the other side to get things done.
P.S. Yes, Why don't you Repubs run another Bush for President !! Great idea.
Christie will have an opportunity to redeem himself for kissing Obama in public.

Working with the other side is good, but kissing their asses is not.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#872698 Mar 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Saying that Fundamentalist Christians are Conservatives is like saying that Communists are Democrats.
True.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872699 Mar 12, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are one pathetic individual if you take pleasure out of writing all of that mental mush. No life, eh?
The real Carol is correct about you, loser. You are one Fick Sucker. No surprise, after all, you are a moron Obama supporter, loser.
What would you do with your life without your little computer and Topix?
Lonely?
Baawwwaaahhhh!!!!!
Have another donut Gunner

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#872700 Mar 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares?
Poor people.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#872701 Mar 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeb Bush would be a formidable candidate.
Love it! Did you see the polls? Hillary beats everyone.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#872702 Mar 12, 2013
Would Paul Ryan budget raise middle class taxes? No way to say.

Here’s the first thing you need to know about Paul Ryan’s budget, which was released this morning: Ryan appears to have shrewdly taken two important steps that allow him to avoid the political pitfalls that bedeviled Mitt Romney’s campaign tax plans last year. In so doing, he has made it impossible to determine whether his budget would raise taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts on the rich — as experts claimed about the Romney plan.

This comes by way of Roberton Williams, a senior tax expert at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center — the same outfit, you may recall, that set off a bomb during Campaign 2012 by demonstrating that there was no way Romney’s tax plan could pay for itself without targeting some middle class loopholes.

....Ryan and Republicans, of course, will insist that they would cut taxes for the middle class, just as Romney did during the campaign. But there’s no way — as during 2012 — to know whether this is feasible until the plan’s details and targets are nailed down with more specificity.

And so, in yet another sense, we’re back where we were during the 2012 campaign. Indeed, we’ve reverted somewhat. At least we could determine whether Romney’s proposed tax cuts for the rich could be paid for without targeting the middle class — they couldn’t. In the case of the new Ryan budget, it cuts taxes on the rich, and vows to pay for it through tax reform — but it’s impossible to say, based on what we know now, whether this can be done without targeting the middle class.

Good thing we had an election to sort all this stuff out.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...

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