Barack Obama, our next President

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Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#915064 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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By the way, Galt supported a rapid strike into Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein and search for weapons, but not any long-term occupation.
Bush should have withdrawn from Iraq when that mission was accomplished.
The military is useful only to kill people and break things, not for nation-building.
we used the military successfully to nation build after WWII. The current states of Germany and Japan are proof of that.

taking out Saddam was a huge mistake. He kept that country peaceful and provided a deterrent to Iran's nuclear ambitions. The Sunni/Shia thing is thousands of years old. It takes a strong dictator using harsh methods to keep them from killing each other. Yugoslavia is a perfect example, when Tito was taken out of the picture look what happened.

President George H.W. Bush knew and understood this, that's why he didn't take him out.

There were plenty of people in the intel business that knew Saddam didn't have WMD's and if you knew where to look for them and how to recognize them, you could have read their reports. German, French, Italian, Russian and even MI6 knew Saddam didn't have any WMD's. Cheney skewed out intel to fit his agenda.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#915065 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Illegal aliens should not be in the country, let alone driving.
Obama is deporting immigrants faster than Bush. Republicans donít think thatís enough.

The GOP is toughening its stance on immigration in its 2012 party platform. But thatís partly in response to Obamaís own hawkish stance on immigration enforcement. In fact, both parties are now pushing different programs with the same goal: to increase enforcement of laws that target illegal immigration on the local level.

As of July, Obama deported 1.4 million illegal immigrants since the beginning of his administration ó thatís 1.5 times more immigrants on average than Bush deported every month, according to official numbers from the Department of Homeland Security*. But thatís only part of Obamaís deportation strategy: The administrationís stated goal is to prioritize the deportation of criminal, dangerous illegal immigrants. And itís promised to make a new program called Secure Communities mandatory by 2013, which would force local law enforcement to share fingerprints of those arrested with the Department of Homeland Security, which has immigration records, through the FBI.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#915066 May 30, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
I know you guys on the left would rather believe those who hold the Guiness Book of World Records for the number of lies told in the shortest amount of time...and especially the lie that conservatives' desire for smaller government and accountability means the world as we know it would come to an end.
But let me assure you, it will not. There will still be a welfare system, a Medicade system and a Social Security system.
It will just be there in 20 or 30 more years and be more cost efficient without 20 oversized paper pushers sweating and grunting to do the same job one paper pusher can do easily.
There will also be more job opportunities and manufacturing brought back with incentives to do so. Businesses will be unburdened from the ball and chain of what is now government regulation/taxation enslavement.
Is anyone listening? Or even giving this a little thought?
Hello?
Your assurances sound more like snake oil.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#915067 May 30, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>'By the way, Galt supported a rapid strike into Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein and search for weapons, but not any long-term occupation.' Bullsh!t, you got that from me, that was my idea. You on the other hand supported Bush and his war.
So, we agree.

Galt supported the war, but not the occupation.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#915069 May 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I disagree with a lot of what the current Obama administration is doing. we should have been out of Afghanistan right after Osama was killed.
Gitmo should be closed down, but Congress has some complicity in that.
the current "War of Terror" should be declared over and we should go back to fighting terrorism as we did under Clinton and Bush I. Its too Orwellian and leads to too many Constitutional violations
drone strikes on Americans on American soil should be outlawed and if utilized a cause for impeachment
People were pointing out the number of codes, I just pointed out the policy was adopted under Bush. I never took a position on the value of it. But in this day of computers, it helps to track health issues and should be that cumbersome.
The most notable words here is BACK

Back to intelligence miscommunications that caused 9/11. Very bad decision
American Lady

Danville, KY

#915070 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Illegal aliens should not be in the country, let alone driving.
Did you SEE this?

-Illegal- aliens already eligible for retirement programs
http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/29/illegal-ali...

doomed by 'the' dumchits in congress
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#915071 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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What gives the government the right to invade our privacy to collect data on our medical history?
Oh, yeah, Obamacare.
These are same idiots that cried foul over the Patriot Act.
Lincoln

United States

#915072 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Just go to Philadelphia and see how many of the drivers have insurance.
Galt in not alone
In April 2013, as many as 34,500 Libertarians received food stamps.
Even during the financial crisis in 2008, the figure was 36,000 on average.

The media should tell people it is a shame for Libertarians to live on food stamps.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#915073 May 30, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Carol plans to sue the cigarette companies when her lung cancer diagnosis comes.
That's if the diabetes related problems don't kill her first..........
I sure hope you don't have a family history of any chronic diseases because you're one in a million if so. They don't usually catch up to you until you're more mature - in your case, a long time - but they do eventually.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#915074 May 30, 2013
Peppy wrote:
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That is my urine sample I have to take to the doctor's office, you wingnut. The soup is over there on the hot plate. Now if you excuse me, I have to go refill that specimen container.
Damnit! I walked right into that one.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#915075 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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We can agree to disagree about the military draft, a disaster that ripped the country apart during the Vietnam era.
If we didn't learn from that, we never will.
we should never have been in Vietnam. In WWII, after the Japanese invade Vietnam, we approached Uncle Ho (who was waging a fight for independence from the French colonial power) We told him that if he helped up fight the Japanese, we would give Vietnam its independence and we would arm him to fight the Japanese.

After the war, we reneged on the deal.

BTW Uncle Ho was a great admirer of George Washington.

as for the Vietnam war draft, the only problem with it was that it was applied unevenly.

there were too many deferments (Cheney had 5 and most of the rest of the Bush II administration also avoided service) or other ways to get out of serving.....such as getting in the Texas Air National Guard.

Unlike WWII, where political ties and money didn't get you out of service.

Do you think we would have stayed in Vietnam as long as we did if the children of our elected officials had an equal chance of going over to fight as some poor kid?
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#915076 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Just go to Philadelphia and see how many of the drivers have insurance.
Homer knows full well you are right. The left plays to loyalty of the poor and ignorant to garner their votes, even to the point of ignoring state and federal laws.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#915077 May 30, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Right wing use of the term "the Magic Negro" indicates their major problem.
If Obama was White and Republican they would support him...except for the teabaggers on welfare
The "Magic Negro" thing was not invented by Conservatives.

The Magical Negro is a supporting stock character in American cinema who is portrayed as coming to the aid of a film's white protagonists. These characters, who often possess special insight or mystical powers, have been a long tradition in American fiction.

In March 2007, American critic and LGBTQ activist David Ehrenstein used the title "Obama the 'Magic Negro'" for an editorial he wrote for the Los Angeles Times.

You guys invented the whole thing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#915078 May 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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do you think that may be related to the fact that a large percentage of people who live in inner city ghettos don't own a car?
just wondering
A significant percentage of those who own cars do not bother with insurance.

Or with registration or inspection for that matter.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#915079 May 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Vallerie Plame was the head/top dog/HNIC of the CIA's Joint Task Force on WMDs in Iraq. What other source of intelligence are you referencing.
Search "Bill Clinton CIA human rights purge" and tell us what you learn.... of course, Democrats want to pretend that never happened and Bill Clinton didn't completely destroy our foreign intelligence capabilities. Bush had to rebuild those capabilities.
I anxiously await your conclusions after you educate yourself on Bill Clinton's human rights purge of the CIA.
It was Vallerie Plame's "yellow cake story", you idiot. In fact, her husband was sent to Africa specifically to investigate that story.
Tell us what intelligence the president had that Vallerie Plame didn't have, dufus.
Plame never verified the yellow cake story. Wilson said there was no evidence. It matched earlier investigations.

The CIA asked Bush to renove the yellow cae story rom fis State of the Union speech in 2003.

Lets review.

The military tried to verify this story but came back saying it was unlikely.

Wilson was sent by the CIA & said it was not true.

The CIA asked Bush to remove the yellow cake story from his 20003 State of the union.

Conclusions:

The CIA never verified the Yellow Cake story.

So, Mr Dumbwaiter how did Bush know about this story??? According to you, Bush only received vetted intel.

Well Golly Geez, I guess this makes you a liar & a dumbass once again.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#915080 May 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Quisling McCain and Obama will be blood brothers dragging the US into the Syrian mess.
Obama is not trying to get into this syria mess. That's your buddies McCain & Linsey Graham.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#915081 May 30, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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yes that may be true, but the fact is they are here and they do drive. so let's deal with reality. I'd rather have them get insurance than to drive without it
Galt would prefer to deport them, and lack of a driver's license when stopped for a violation or accident is a good way to sweep them up.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#915082 May 30, 2013
Peppy wrote:
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These are same idiots that cried foul over the Patriot Act.
Yes, and they think that their medical history won't be used against them when it suits the needs of the government.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#915083 May 30, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Galt in not alone
In April 2013, as many as 34,500 Libertarians received food stamps.
Even during the financial crisis in 2008, the figure was 36,000 on average.
The media should tell people it is a shame for Libertarians to live on food stamps.
If the government is tracking food stamps by political affiliation, Patrick may have exposed another abuse of power by the Obama Regime.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#915084 May 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Plame never verified the yellow cake story. Wilson said there was no evidence. It matched earlier investigations.
The CIA asked Bush to renove the yellow cae story rom fis State of the Union speech in 2003.
Lets review.
The military tried to verify this story but came back saying it was unlikely.
Wilson was sent by the CIA & said it was not true.
The CIA asked Bush to remove the yellow cake story from his 20003 State of the union.
Conclusions:
The CIA never verified the Yellow Cake story.
So, Mr Dumbwaiter how did Bush know about this story??? According to you, Bush only received vetted intel.
Well Golly Geez, I guess this makes you a liar & a dumbass once again.
They knew of the yellow cake stuff for a while.

Are they still playing up this debunked non story?

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