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
Lincoln

United States

#894473 Apr 28, 2013
Scientists have observed that many autistic people are Tea Party Republicans
.
Research suggest that Republican are, more generally anal, indicative of a neurological syndrome such as a severe chemical imbalance in the brain?

Speculation that Republican have such aberrant and idiosyncratic behavior may be treated with appropriate therapy and drugs?

Journal of Autism in the Tea Party. Vol VII. pt.7
Diane Sawyer

Pompano Beach, FL

#894474 Apr 28, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>No way , there is a 58 inch spread between her ass cheeks , they built the outhouse she lives in around her .
This just in; we stand corrected on Boca Lily's previously reported measurement.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#894475 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
It’s true that key Democrats opposed the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 which would have established a single independent regulatory body with jurisdiction over Fannie and Freddie – a move that the Government Accountability Office had recommended in a 2004 report. House Banking Committee chairman Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts opposed legislation to reorganize oversight in 2000, 2003 and 2004 saying of the 2000 legislation that concern about Fannie and Freddie was "overblown." Senate Banking Committee chairman Chris Dodd (D) called a Bush proposal for an independent agency to regulate the two entities "ill-advised."
However, Republicans had a majority in the Senate and controlled the agenda and, since the bill was never brought up for a vote in the Senate, Democrats never got the chance to vote against it or to mount a filibuster to block it.
http://factcheck.org/2008/10/who-caused-the-e...
See how it easy it is to be objective?
Nevertheless, nowhere is Bush blamed for the housing market crisis.
Except here.
Didn't the GOP have contol of Congress in all those years you listed? So even if the Democrats opposed that legislation, it would have been a moot point....unless the GOP opposed it too, as they all vote in lock step

so what was your point again, except that the recession started during Bush's watch....Just like the single deadliest attack on U.S. soil happened during Bush's watch.....just like the worst foreign policy fiasco, the Iraq war, was started by Bush/Cheney...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#894476 Apr 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
What you are suggesting was not supported by an investigation by state of Massachusetts when Romney was running for Governor. Their report showed Romney had no hands on with the company after that date and business was conducted by others in organization though he remain as figure head until the new filing by Bain.
The link
http://factcheck.org/2012/07/romneys-bain-yea...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#894477 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We could have slipped into a deep depression without the stimulus action.
If we followed the TeaParty & other right whiner plans & cut spending to meet revenues, we'd still be in a depression.
The idea that you right whiners will not give Obama credit for improving the economy was predicted my me after he won in 2008.
The idea that the economy would not have improved without obama is loonacy.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#894478 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I searched "housing bubble 2003-2007" and Greenspan's name was the only name that was associated with it.
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in the wake of the subprime mortgage and credit crisis in 2007, "I really didn't get it until very late in 2005 and 2006."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/09/14/idU...
Now it's your turn to google.
In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
You're just a cwazy libwal.
Clinton only expanded the CRA to the expansion of mortgage institutions when your buddies repealed Glass Steagall that opened the door to the complete mortgage mess.

The CRA had nothing to do with the near financial meltdown.

Nearly everything you listed happened during the Bush Administration. This idea you have that it wasn't Bush;s fault at all is too funny.

The Republicans controlled Congress & Bush was President & each & very department of the federal government was run by a Republican.

How you can sit there & blame Democrasts is beyond stupid.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#894479 Apr 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush did foresee the danger posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance giants. The president spent years pushing a recalcitrant Congress to toughen regulation of the companies, but was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal. And the regulator Bush chose to oversee them - an old school buddy - pronounced the companies sound even as they headed toward insolvency.
As early as 2006, top advisers to Bush dismissed warnings from people inside and outside the White House that housing prices were inflated and that a foreclosure crisis was looming. And when the economy deteriorated, Bush and his team misdiagnosed the reasons and scope of the downturn. As recently as February, for example, Bush was still calling it a "rough patch."
The result was a series of piecemeal policy prescriptions that lagged behind the escalating crisis.
"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."
Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.
And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.
"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."
For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.
Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.
"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
That was written in 2008.

In retrospect, in 2013, after putting some time and distance between the crisis and reality, the NY Times posted this article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/business/ec...

“The outcome would have been different only if the Fed and others had reacted back in 2004, 2005, 2006” to curtail subprime mortgage lending, said a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute in an interview on CNBC.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#894480 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
that would be 'past', not 'passed'. And you got 'alotment' wrong.
You 'see' through the internet and can tell how much others drink??
Or is this more of your 'talkin' thru your ass'??
I thought so.
Ask him how many beers he drinks daily. Liberals are so stupid.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#894481 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the one who said things blow up all the time in CA.
Yet you can't provide any examples.
I like catching you nitwits in lies. It's easy.
I did not say things blow up "all the time" in california. Can't a single one of you loony left wingers ever be honest?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#894482 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Prove anyone is a woman here.
So you claim you can tell how much people drink, but can't tell who is a woman.

I'll give you a hint, nitwit. Those who represent themselves as women should be taken at their word. DUH

You present yourself as a fool, and it fits you well.

If you throw insults specific to women, it pretty much indicates you view them as women.

After all, you're the one who claims to see through the internet to know what others are doing.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#894483 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Name one that comes close to what happened in West, TX.
Betcha can't.
TX has no regulations. The planrt in West hadn't been inspected by the State since 2006.
Now they have a crater where a town used to be.
It was a storage facility. Not a plant. How do you inspect a silo full of fertilizer? No fire. No explosion.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#894484 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The idea that the economy would not have improved without obama is loonacy.
Yet you can provide no evidence to indicate it would have improved with two morons like McLame and Palin!!

If you can't back up what you say, shut up!!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#894485 Apr 28, 2013
Diane Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text> It has also been reported Boca Lily is interested in including the former VP candidate in a threesome.
Waxturd!! ROFLMAO!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#894486 Apr 28, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I searched "housing bubble 2003-2007" and Greenspan's name was the only name that was associated with it.
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in the wake of the subprime mortgage and credit crisis in 2007, "I really didn't get it until very late in 2005 and 2006."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/09/14/idU...
Now it's your turn to google.
In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.
You're just a cwazy libwal.
Try George W Bush housing bubble numbnuts and chose from one of hundreds of pieces that have already been linked to your stupid azz during the four years you've pizzed away haunting this thread and others.
Lincoln

United States

#894487 Apr 28, 2013
Speculation that Republican have such anal aberrant and idiosyncratic behavior
may be treated with
appropriate therapy,
drugs
and
ELECTIONS ?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#894488 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, he was great!!
Funny how Clinton and Obama have great senses of humor, while Bush I and II were humorless mopes!!
Carnival barkers have to entertain the stupid to get them to buy a ticket to the show.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#894489 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Re-elected? How was that possible in 2008? If you think it wouldn't have you're a bigger idiot than you portray here.
My error. He was re-elected because most Americans thought he'd done a good job, far better than Rmoney could do.

He was elected because most Americans saw McLame and Palin as a couple of nitwits without a clue.

And your claims that the economy would have improved under these nitwits is based on nothing but your dumb beliefs.

Not a word of which you can support. You could start with McLames campaign platform,but I'm sure you don't know a thing about it.
Lincoln

United States

#894490 Apr 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The idea that the economy would not have improved without obama is loonacy.
Stock Market UP

Republican approval rating = 9%

:-)
Whatever

Gering, NE

#894491 Apr 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, I forgot I was talking to a GD idiot.
You claim fewer people are working because the participation rate is down.
So, you must believe that 50% of $1000 is better than 45% of $1200 because the percentage is higher.
When you say fewer people are working, you are looking at the number of people with jobs. Not the percentage rate.
You were caught in a lie & now try to squirm your way out.
Won't work.
You are confused again David. Work force participation is an actual figure monitored by the BSL that show the actual number of people working -which is way down. FEWER people are working.

Then you come along and try to interject a percentage that you have failed to link to. Your link was broken. Nor have you stated what the title of the table stated or any other concrete info. Get us a working link.

To help you out here Dave the number of individuals entering workforce age each year is greater than those retiring.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#894492 Apr 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama won reelection because of his humanity.
Unlike the hatred that Rmoney has for anyone not as well off as he is.
Your party showed it's true colors, booing a wounded Iraq Vet at a debate, screaming for a man without health insurance to 'die', calling a college woman a 'slut' because she advocated for birth control.
The American people saw what hateful pricks Repugnants are, and voted against them. This includes haters like you, who posted fake pictures of Trayvon Martin in your racist hatred.
This included women, white women. And Catholics, who Obama won over Rmoney.
It wasn't minorities who elected Obama. It was caring white people that elected him over a heartless machine.
DEmocrats have humanity and empathy.
Repugnants have wicked hearts and hatefulness towards their fellow citizens.
an all of that with Other People's Money, ain't Democrats just ducky... Caring White People... By the way what would you call someone whom wasn't married, didn't have the where with all to purchase her own birth control pills, so in some states was breaking the law. That's right a Democrat....

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