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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“equality for ALL means ALL”

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<quoted text> That's total bullshit! Since he was elected the first time he's tried to negotiate with the republicans. Just cuz his negotiations don't include caving in to republicans demands like democrats of the past 4 decades. They tried their form of negotiation EXTORTION! Now that it hasn't worked, y'all start the finger pointing & blaming the president. Politics are a persons ideology. The presidents job is to give the world his ideology giving the fact he was elected twice by the dominate majority. Meaning you only see the glass half full because his ideology doesn't match yours, but you forget YOU'RE THE MINORITY ON THIS ONE! All republicans have done is obstructed the presidents every move & have publicly stated,"the will do whatever it takes to make him a 1 term president, but you overlook that because it fits your ideology. We wouldn't have had the sequester cuts if he refused to compromise. Keep pointing fingers, the clocks a ticking closer & closer to 2014!
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Treason Public Officials wrote:
Treason by Public Officials
(TO ALL WHO READ THIS: Submit this page URL to all your Congressional Candidates running for office in 2006.)
Where is the magic time-machine mailbox?

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The government should not have any thing to do with it. The gays are not looking to get married, they are looking to use the government as a weapon to steal from others.
There are federal benefits to being married.

I love how you people are want government not to permit gay marriage & then you post the government should have nothing to do with it.

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Sure Carol, that's why we call it "Easter" which is derived from the goddess Eostre. It was originally the celebration of the Vernal Equinox and to the ancient Europeans was every bit as religious as the Christian celebration.
You're an idiot Carol.
Exactly. Easter as a fun day like Halloween is one thing.

But if you claim to be a Christian, Easter as a celebration of The Resurrection has to be incredibly insulting to Christ.

God made a commandment to not place any other gods before Him - but it's OK to give His son a recycled holiday that was already in existence before He was born - just because it's convenient?

Wow.

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Spoken like a true ignoramus. First of all, moron, guns do not "cause" them. MENTAL CONDITIONS DO! Additionally, if you banned all guns, people would simply find other ways so you are really just full of shit, as usual.
You're an idiot!
Do you ever read?

It's a fact that most people who try other methods fail, and don't try again. They get through their little crisis and they move on.

Most people who try it with a gun succeed.

The clear implication is if they didn't have a gun, they would survive.
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Furthermore, they voted yes because Bush told them he needed the OK to force Iraq into inspections and would only be used as a last resort.
Yet another obvious Bush lie.
President Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 and every single democrat voted and said Saddam was an eminent threat and Saddam had to be removed three years prior to 9/11...

Myths, lies and complete stupidity.. that's RealDave...

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The government should not have any thing to do with it. The gays are not looking to get married, they are looking to use the government as a weapon to steal from others.
Oh don't be stupid and buy all the crap you read in forwarded emails.

You have a real live gay person here, so use the opportunity to ask questions instead of issuing ignorant proclamations.

I am gay and I am married (six years in a few months.) Trust me, the last thing on my mind as we swore our vows before God, our families and friends was "using the government as a weapon to steal from others." Duh.
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The liberal politically correct mindset prevents accountability, stopping huge waste of taxpayer $$s and common sense:

Mike: Free rooms are shelter-skelter
April 2, 2013

A frustrated Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted a policy that allows nonresidents and even foreigners to get costly beds in city homeless shelters with no questions asked.

“When I pointed it out, some said that was ludicrous,” said Bloomberg, referring to his recent statement that a person could fly a private jet into Kennedy, take a limo to the city and get a free bed.

“What is truly ludicrous is a system that allows people from across the country and the world to take advantage like this,” the mayor said in response to a report in The Post that even foreigners were living large in city shelters.

“Until we are able to ask basic, common-sense screening questions, taxpayer dollars will continue to be diverted from those who truly need it,” he said.

About 25 percent of the roughly 48,500 people living in city shelters are not city residents — including a Polish freeloader, Michal Jablonowski, who gushed about free food, phone and medical care he gets at a shelter on The Bowery.

Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond agreed the rules are too lax — but said his hands are tied by a 3-decade-old consent decree that forces the city to provide shelter space to anyone who asks.

The decree settled the lawsuit Callahan v. Carey, in which advocates sued on behalf of Lower East Side vagrant Robert Callahan and other homeless people.

“People were not thinking of all of the ramifications at the time [the decree was signed],” Diamond said.“This was written in an era before litigation of these types of issues became common. It was a new world.”

ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO, THE CITY ISSUED A NEW RULE THAT WOULD LET IT TURN SINGLE PEOPLE AWAY FROM SHELTERS IF THEY COULD BUNK WITH A FRIEND OR RELATIVE.

BUT LEGAL AID SUED AND A LOWER COURT BLOCKED THE NEW RULE, WHICH WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE CITY TO SAVE SOME OF THE $3,000 A MONTH IT COSTS TO HOUSE AND FEED EACH ADULT. The city is appealing the ruling.

“We believe there are reasonable things the city can do to provide a system of shelters for those whose who need it in a way that’s responsible to taxpayers without burdening them with people who have alternatives,” Diamond said.

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota called the consent decree a menace to New York taxpayers.

“I do think the court case needs to be challenged. I think the court case should allow the city to have rules and regulations that prevent the types of fraud and abuse that were described in the New York Post,” Lhota said.

Even some shelter residents said the city should pull in the welcome mat for nonresidents.

“I don’t think it’s fair. People from the city should have the first crack at it,” said Sharif Smith, 35, who is staying in the same shelter as Jablonowski.

Bloomberg: Change rules for city shelters - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/...

where are the democrats who are opposed to this?
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Waxman wrote:
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Spoken like a true ignoramus. First of all, moron, guns do not "cause" them. MENTAL CONDITIONS DO! Additionally, if you banned all guns, people would simply find other ways so you are really just full of shit, as usual.
You're an idiot!
Is everyone gonna mechanically find a new way that is as efficient, hands off, & emotionless? Act like you're blind to the fact that people use guns because they don't have to feel the impact & flesh tearing. Say what you want, because that's what it's really about, what y'all want, but there's no need for assault weapons at all in civilian hands. To argue the opposite is asinine! You won't find many if any that used an assault weapon to fend off an intruder!
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Forever blaming whites. Accept responsibility for yoursef and quit blaming whites. Its getting really old!!!
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Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?
With HELP from a DEMOCRAT Congress
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Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq
By Patrick Martin
11 October 2002
The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution.
A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam War. It is expected that less than a quarter of the Senate will vote against a resolution to authorize Bush to launch a unilateral war of aggression.
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Why the Democrats endorse war
Apologists for the congressional Democratic leadership claim that quick passage of a war resolution will allow the party turn its election campaign back to discussion of domestic economic and social issues and thus win the November 5 vote.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/dems-...
;~)
they passed it because of the lies they were told about wmds and connections to 9/11.

why do you folks always ignore that part?
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OK, got the skinny on the Buck Wild crew. Gandee, the shows star, his uncle and a friend decided that it would be a good idea to go 4 wheeling (muddin) after closing up Larry's Bar at 3 AM.

They buried Gandee's Bronco in the mud and asphyxiated themselves trying to drive out rather than open a door and trudge through the mud to safety.

Full story at www.wvgazette.com

That news site has several worthwhile articles today including one about Jessica Lynch the female Iraq war POW.
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so i guess we can now add the Iraq war to the ever growing list of things that Republicans are not responsible for.

so one has to wonder...what did Bush get right?
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Do your vows include being faithful? I have 2 gay cousins that each are married to their own kind. They invite other gay men in and have free for alls. If thats your idea of marriage then have your civil unions and leave our marriage between a man and woman alone. The gays are trying to destroy everything that straights hold dear just because we wont accept your degenerate ways. We never will. No matter what you do or say it will never be accepted. Its diseased and ive already got 2 gay cousins and their spouses and buddies that are dying with aids. No no no it will never be accepted Never.you can bank on it!
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Teflon Presidents and the Rally Effect

There is another point Dan McCarthy makes in his post on Benghazi and Republicans that I’d like to discuss a bit more:

The specifics are not exactly comparable, of course: Carter’s humiliations were seen as part of a deteriorating strategic picture for the U.S. in general, while Reagan’s Middle East debacle was not. But it seems clear that differences in each president’s reputation—a reputation influenced by his party’s overall brand—played as great a role as differences in the world situation in shaping voters’ responses to these setbacks.

The GOP is now in the position that Carter’s party was in, and in contrast Obama has acquired something like Reagan’s “Teflon” coating—as the Benghazi episode illustrates.

The comparison to the barracks bombing is a useful one, and it may help explain why the Benghazi attack didn’t become more of an issue in the election. Libya and Lebanon are comparable in the history of U.S. foreign interventions for being unnecessary and unpopular at the beginning, but having little or no effect on the president’s popularity at home. Reagan’s intervention in Lebanon was unwise and unnecessary, and when it turned into a disaster one would think that it should have damaged him politically, but that didn’t happen. Public support for the Libyan war was the lowest of any U.S. intervention since Lebanon, but it never translated into a political liability for Obama. Between the invasion of Grenada and the natural, albeit somewhat odd, tendency to rally to the president in the wake of an attack, Reagan’s approval rating actually improved in the fall of 1983 and public support for the mission in Lebanon likewise increased.

The more generally satisfied the public is with a president, the easier it is for him to absorb the damage from failures. In the event of attacks on Americans, a reasonably popular president is going to receive the benefit of the doubt whether he deserves it or not. Unlike Carter, whose reputation was daily taking a beating as the hostage crisis dragged on month after month, Reagan and Obama didn’t have to endure the constant drip-drip of negative coverage that such a prolonged problem brought with it. It also helped that Reagan and Obama could point to successes, whether here or overseas, that gave most of the public confidence that they generally seemed to know what they were doing. In the end, the public perceived these attacks as aberrations because they couldn’t be fitted into a story about general incompetence or failure, and the public was more inclined to hold the attackers responsible.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

so i would say the take away is....no one really pays attention to FOX.
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Stuffy Old Men: Region, Religion, Race and Class Define and Buffet GOP
Given what the Republican Party is and where America’s demographics are heading, it is unclear whether the Grand Old Party can successfully pivot to the center without jeopardizing its socially conservative evangelical base. Electoral competitiveness remains elusive for Republicans as singles and younger voters have migrated to the Democratic Party. The GOP is also shackled with the legacies of Iraq, Katrina and the crash of 2008 that have led many to view Republican competence as oxymoronic.
So at best, the party is barely treading water. A recent PPP poll shows both incumbent Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush trailing Hillary Rodham Clinton by double digits—in Florida. Putting things in perspective, if the Republicans do not win Florida, they cannot re-take the White House. Indeed, with Florida, and Virginia — another state that Barack Obama carried twice—the once-Republican Solid South is starting to look like a blue-and-red checkerboard, with Democrats now owning some of the biggest squares.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party is far from agreed that it even has a problem. In fact, intra-party schisms were vividly displayed at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, to which New Jersey’s popular governor Chris Christie was not invited. Instead, CPAC attendees heard Donald Trump do his usual rich guy-tough guy routine, and listened to Sarah Palin extol her husband’s and her own physical endowments. Okay for reality TV, perhaps, if not so much for serious national politics.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...
It amazes me that you lefties would actually entertain electing a woman whose entire ascent into politics was dependent upon her philandering husband. It amazes me that you lefties think she would have the spine to stand up to the enemies of the United States when she couldn't manage or have the dignity to divorce a man who had his genitalia sucked and ejaculated in the face of a 20-year-old employee.

It amazed me when the lefties of New York chose to elect a woman who hadn't lived a day in her life in New York as senator. Seems that celebrity is more important to pinheads than substance.

It amazes me that after she completely botched the Benghazi debacle, a stellar demonstration of her incompetence, that you lefties still think she would be competent in ANY role in which more of her employees could die.

But lefties are amazing. If they weren't constantly looking for ways to stick their hands in the pockets of taxpaying, responsible people (a. k. a. Conservatives) they would be amusing. But after years of paying for a bunch of pathetic parasites, I find them annoying.
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Nelson, Georgia Family Protection Ordinance Approved, Would Make Gun Ownership Mandatory For Some

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/nels...

the poor folks will need some more 'assistance' with that one. and i can hear it now.....

Obamaguns.
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so i guess we can now add the Iraq war to the ever growing list of things that Republicans are not responsible for.
so one has to wonder...what did Bush get right?
The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 is a United States Congressional statement of policy calling for "regime change" in Iraq. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton, and states that it is the policy of the United States to support democratic movements within Iraq.

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Myths, lies and complete complete stupidity.. that's liberal..
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so i guess we can now add the Iraq war to the ever growing list of things that Republicans are not responsible for.
so one has to wonder...what did Bush get right?
the only thing bush got right is the IDIOT HE IS.
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Iraq Liberation Act of 1998

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