Barack Obama, our next President

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#899916 May 9, 2013
The relentless outrage of Republicans/Fox News over the Obama administration's supposed cover-up of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi continued yesterday during a House Oversight Committee hearing. But despite repeated claims by Fox that there has been a government conspiracy, and repeated claims that fresh hearings will expose the whole cover up, no such conspiracy has been exposed. Because there isn't one. As Wisconsin Democrat Rep. Mark Pocan wryly remarked during yesterday's hearing, "I don’t think there’s a smoking gun today. I don’t think there’s even a lukewarm slingshot."

While previous hearings and reviews of the incident found the Obama administration's response to have been tragically incompetent, there has been no evidence of a cover up or conspiracy. And yet the selective outrage of Republicans and Fox News has continued. Apparently the Obama administration's cover up is bigger than Watergate multiplied by the Iran-Contra scandal, times 10.

As he does so well, on Wednesday night Jon Stewart highlighted the ridiculousness of Republican and Fox News hyperbole over the issue, explaining how "Republicans and Fox News are outraged at a supposed cover-up that they can’t prove or explain, and are equally outraged that no one else is outraged."

http://www.policymic.com/articles/40751/jon-s...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899917 May 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
McCarthy is involved in the same private email scandal that forced the resignation of Lisa Jackson and is stonewalling requests for information.
In simpler terms, Jackson and McCarthy both used sockpuppets to conduct official EPA business.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#899919 May 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
All eight Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are boycotting today’s vote by the panel on Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head EPA — and say the committee won't have enough members present to take action on the high-profile appointment.
Good for them. Until the EPA answers all questions O'bama's nazi climate change propagandist should be challenged. Highly unlikely she will get 60 votes when the vote does happen. But the democrats have already said they will cheat and by pass the rules anyway. And who applauds the cheaters? democrats. O'bama is an idiot for choosing these anti-Americans like Ms. Gina.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899920 May 9, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> In other words, do nothing, be a no-paying leech on the back of society, and go to the emergency room when you really need care and place more of an undue financial burden on the insured American tax payer . Wasn't that the problem in the first place that necessitated a need for healthcare reform?
You guys wrote the rules.

One need not go to the emergency room just because one does not have insurance.

Many doctors work on a cash-only basis at lower fees.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#899921 May 9, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
In your tiny world of boca raton trailer parks, TV commercials are considered High Art. And so are politics.
Please, stay out of the real world.
Sorry Buford, no trailer parks in Boca Raton. Oink.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#899922 May 9, 2013
guess what wrote:
<quoted text>
It's 3am, the phone rings at the white house, who do you want answering it? Apparently not Hillary, she will just ignore the call for help, lie about what happened, and then when ask for the truth she will respond with "what difference does it make anyway". Oh yeah, we want her answering the phone at 3am.
That commercial will bite her ass if she does run. She looks the fool, the liar, and the cold hearted witch she proved to be while she stood by those caskets of the men she left to die and tells their mother that it was a freakin video and she will find out what happened to her son.....then the mother hears nothing from the liar again!!!! That's cold....leave a man to die, lie about why, lie to the face of mother as you hug her, and leave her to her pain as you persue your political career knowing sometimes for the politics people have to die, it's just the way it is. Happened in Arkansas, happened again in Benghazi, may happen again in the future.....no sweat off her ass!
none of you conservatives care about all of those killed in Iraq, so what's the big deal with one ambassador?

yeah i know....Bush(R), Obama(D).

hypocrites. FOXbot hypocrites. ugh.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#899923 May 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
What relevance does your interesting link on Broward County fairs have here? Boca Raton is in Palm Beach County.
Lincoln

United States

#899924 May 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
You failed to answer the question of how care for those with pre-existing conditions is paid for.
Or the possibility that those with pre-existing conditions will be unable to find employment.
T a x e s !

Some people may end up with five vacation homes rather than six, SAD

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#899925 May 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
You guys wrote the rules.
One need not go to the emergency room just because one does not have insurance.
Many doctors work on a cash-only basis at lower fees.
No ,'you guys ' did not write the rules. Republicans and Democrats wrote the rules in Obamacare--republicans wanted the individual mandate to protect the big insurance companies from people with preexisting conditions claims and the democrats wanted the medical loss ratio to protect insured Americans' rights to quality healthcare .
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#899926 May 9, 2013
They summoned a whistleblower to Capitol Hill, but instead they got a virtuoso storyteller.

Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, was to be the star witness for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the man leading the probe of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.

But despite Issa’s incautious promise that the hearing’s revelations would be “damaging” to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hicks didn’t lay a glove on the former secretary of state Wednesday. Rather, he held lawmakers from both parties rapt as he recounted the events of that terrifying night — revealing a made-for-Hollywood plot with a slow, theatrical delivery and genuine emotion.

....Hicks, bald and with a white chin beard, said his “jaw dropped” when he heard U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice falsely claim on TV that there had been a protest at the Benghazi consulate, but he declined an invitation to challenge the veracity of the director of national intelligence, who said the statement reflected “our collective best judgment at the time.”

Hicks said he thought a flyover by U.S. jets could have deterred the second of the two attacks that night, but he declined to question the judgment of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who has said there was no way to get the fighters there in time.

Hicks was of little use to Republicans in their efforts to connect the lapses in the Benghazi response to Clinton or to the Obama White House. He said that he spoke to Clinton by phone at 2 a.m. that night and that she supported his actions. He undermined one of Issa’s claims — that Clinton had rejected an increase in security for the Libya facilities — when he agreed that the secretary of state’s name appears on all cables, even if she doesn’t write them.

Hicks did have some damning things to say about the State Department trying to block him from cooperating with Issa’s committee. But that wasn’t quite the evidence Issa had promised: that politics drove the administration’s response to Benghazi.

Instead of hearing a tale of political shenanigans, those in the audience (including Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota) heard a far better story of confusion and desperation on the ground — such as Hicks’s attempt the morning after the fighting to send a four-member Special Forces team from Tripoli to Benghazi for reinforcement. When military higher-ups rejected the request, the team leader, a lieutenant colonel,“was furious,” Hicks recounted.“He said,‘This is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military.’”

That’s not much use to Issa, but it will be a great line in the movie.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#899927 May 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Sorry Buford, no trailer parks in Boca Raton. Oink.
Sure there are, but you insist on calling them 'mobile home' parks.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#899928 May 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
none of you conservatives care about all of those killed in Iraq, so what's the big deal with one ambassador?
yeah i know....Bush(R), Obama(D).
hypocrites. FOXbot hypocrites. ugh.
Except..it is because Bush(White), Obama(Black) I think.:-/

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#899929 May 9, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> No ,'you guys ' did not write the rules. Republicans and Democrats wrote the rules in Obamacare--republicans wanted the individual mandate to protect the big insurance companies from people with preexisting conditions claims and the democrats wanted the medical loss ratio to protect insured Americans' rights to quality healthcare .
being born is a pre-existing condition. Is that why the democrats put abortion 'care' in the bill?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#899930 May 9, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Low-interest college loans for worthless degrees are like passing out cocaine.
Of course, you do know that college grads are better off than kids with just a high school diploma. "(1) They're Better Off Than High School Grads ...
This part is basic, but can't be repeated enough: Bachelor's holders (in blue below) have about half the unemployment rate of high school graduates (in red below). BA's are still suffering from double the low rate of joblessness they enjoyed pre-recession. And yes, they're even worse off than they were during the tepid economies of the early nineties or pre-housing bubble oughts. But on the whole, you'd much rather have a degree in this job market than not." Check this out: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#899931 May 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Meanwhile, Darryl Issas hair hasn't moved in 20 years.
How did he get so rich? Must have stolen a hell of a lot of cars.
Ol' Darryl'll steal just about anything...seriously: "...One of those clients, car alarm manufacturer Steal Stopper, would become the path to Issa's fortune. It was struggling badly, and he took control of it by foreclosing a $60,000 loan he had made to it when its founder, Joey Adkins, missed a payment. Adkins remained as an employee.[9]

Issa soon turned Steal Stopper around, to the point that it was supplying Ford with thousands of car alarms and negotiating a similar deal with Toyota. But early in the morning of September 7, 1982, the offices and factory of Quantum and Steal Stopper in the Cleveland suburb of Maple Heights, caught fire. The fire took three hours to put out; the buildings and almost all inventory within were destroyed. An investigation of the cause of the fire noted "suspicious burn patterns" with fires starting in two places aided by an accelerant such as gasoline.[9] Adkins said that Issa appeared to prepare for a fire by increasing the fire insurance policy 462% three weeks previously, and by removing computer equipment holding accounting and customer information. Adkins said that he thinks Issa set the fire on purpose. The insurance company was suspicious of arson and paid only about one-tenth the insured amount."

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#899932 May 9, 2013
The propagandists are at least letting the clueless in on a few facts about the Benghazi hearings. They did report the focus is now being squarely placed on Hillary Clinton and the State Department's bungling of the attack that was in progress.

Nevertheless, true to form, they concluded all by their lonesomes that the coverup was still an "overreach".

Yeah, Hillary knew it was a terrorist attack when it was in progress but still told the victim's family at the funeral they would find who was responsible for "that video", telling the American people the same thing for days.

Yeah, the State Department knew a terrorist attack was in progress and did virtually nothing and then claims no one knew anything about nothin'.

Yeah, Obama knew everything Hillary and the State Department knew as soon as they knew it and still told the American people and the UN it was because of "that video" as much as two weeks later, long after Hillary and government officials came clean.

But, sure, a coverup is definitely an "overreach".

God help us.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#899933 May 9, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Aunt Bettie Lou has a hearing problem. Every time the President speaks she holds her hands to her ears and wildly shouts YAH!YAH!YAH!YAH! YAH! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!! to the growing irritation of all her neighbors , even the ones on the other side of Planet Clueless.
No, it's more like listening to a broken record. Just grates on my nerves.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#899935 May 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>LQQkie here, Galt answered his own question. What a dm fk__you don't have a clue about health insurance. Your inane posts are proof.
You smell and are a complete mess Realtime... Go check your shorts...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#899937 May 9, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
In five year you have blamed the democrats for everything so guess you are getting close to six years
I call it as I see it. You should try it sometime.

Unless, of course, you defend Clinton dragging the entire country through the mud of kinky porn while 9/11 was being plotted.

Or why there was a "wall of miscommunication" between the CIA and FBI under Clinton's watch of which the 9/11 Commission Report said was in large part responsible for why 9/11 happened.

Or why Obama put his own agenda first instead of the best interest of the country focusing on Obamacare which not only delayed the recovery but stalled it and now threatens to create an even bigger recession.

Or maybe if you can defend half the country being dependent on the the other half with a percentage of those people thinking the entitlement state is now an acceptable lifestyle.

There's so much more you could defend but I don't have the strength to list them all. You get my gist though. Maybe we can just start with these. Go.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#899938 May 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I noticed! She's convinced herself that the President will resign or be impeached!!! It's pretty funny, all in all!! To be so gullible at that age amazes me.
At any age__I can't believe that her hubby and kid haven't pulled her topix privileges __maybe they'd rather she be online than have to listen to her.

She's suffering from Glen Beck detachment syndrome I suspect.

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