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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John Galt

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LCN Llin wrote:
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"extremist religious views of a relatively small group of anti-abortion economic liberals" is this Carol?
Evangelical Christians, more generally.
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LCN Llin wrote:
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Palin elected President Obama in 2008,
Can see russia from her front porch
Palin was the only asset that kept the McCain candidacy alive as long as possible.

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LCN Llin wrote:
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Must be a conspiracy ..
Sort of like "Mission Accomplished" sign and
then 4000 US soldiers died
in Iraq.
The mission was to topple Saddam's regime which we did and destroy his ability to rebuild his biological, chemical and nuclear weapons program which we did.

After the Mission Accomplished speech, the attacks by insurgents began. They had been supplied with hundreds of weapons by the Iraqi army and were joined by religious radicals, al-Qaeda, who claimed Iraq the frontlines. They used guerrilla tactics. The enemy could have been anywhere or anyone.

Now, President LCN, what would you have done? Even if you should have expected this kind of unexpected resistance?

You had two choices:
1. Tuck your tail between your legs and high-tail it out of there.
2. Stay and fight.

(Can't use the excuse "I wouldn't have been there in the first place" because, after 9/11, you would have believed - like Hillary Clinton - that Saddam would find a way to rebuild and use his chemical and biological weapons. So just assume you, the President, wouldn't want to take the risk of having millions of deaths on your hands somewhere down the road if Saddam were allowed to keep thumbing up his nose at you and the rest of the world.)

Now, what would President LCN do?
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sonicfilter wrote:
Rush Limbaugh’s Long, Slow March to Irrelevance
....It’s worth nothing, however, that the dynamics putting pressure on right-wing talk radio reflect the same demographic shifts that have some Republicans concerned about their long-term viability as a national party unless they reach out beyond their base. In addition, compliant fellow travelers in the conservative media establishment may now recognize that they can’t simply dismiss the problems with right-wing talk—and Rush in particular—as a liberal wish list. Yes, Rush Limbaugh is a giant in the business. But his business is shrinking.
“Rush Limbaugh's contract will never be renewed at that kind of money again—if he gets another contract,” says Del Colliano.“There are no people coming up. Gen X doesn't care about it. Gen Y absolutely is way beyond it. Even if Rush didn’t open his big mouth [over Fluke], he still would be in trouble because the demographics are so old that you can’t sell them to the advertisers. It's over ... I think the talk-show hosts know it, too.”
“People at the top of broadcasting aren’t dumb,” concludes Bloomquist.“They can hear the rapids leading to the waterfall ahead.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07...
Without conservative talk radio, AM radio stations would cease to exist.
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DBWriter wrote:
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... go Cornell.... ;-)
That'll work too--So long as it's NOT awrl, rain drops falling up they contemptable noses of Hawvard lol.
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sonicfilter wrote:
The GOP Is Now Against Tax Breaks -- If They Help the Middle Class Buy Health Care
....Republican promises to "Lower your tax burden!" and "Increase your take-home pay!" suddenly become "Get everyone addicted to the sugar!" when tax breaks help middle-class Americans pay for health insurance.
This is why today's Republicans can't admit the real reason why they oppose Obamacare: The middle-class tax breaks in Obamacare are paid for almost entirely by taxes on the richest 2 percent of Americans and corporations.
Obamacare's subsidies are like another government program that subsidizes working families, which Republicans conceived and used to support: the earned income tax credit. But today's GOP is funded by billionaires who are jealous of the people on food stamps, and millionaires who get massive tax breaks and rant against the 47 percent of Americans who "don't pay income taxes."
The Bush tax cuts were sold as a tax cut for all Americans. But while a middle-class family could take their tax break and buy a new hood for their car at a salvage yard, the richest Americans could buy a new factory with their breaks. And the worst part is they didn't buy or build a factory, they kept their money or sent it overseas.
What if I told you about a government program that cuts the deficit by billions and already is covering millions of Americans while saving kids' lives? A program that will soon help millions Americans pay for insurance they need anyway with unexpected tax breaks funded by those who can afford it? A modest, fully funded compromise solution that will keep hundreds of thousands of Americans from going bankrupt?
You should say, "Sign me up."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-sattler/t...
Tax rate reductions are beneficial, but "tax breaks" merely control behavior to make people servants of the federal government.
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sonicfilter wrote:
This is why today's Republicans can't admit the real reason why they oppose Obamacare: The middle-class tax breaks in Obamacare are paid for almost entirely by taxes on the richest 2 percent of Americans and corporations.
This is the big lie of ObamaKKKare.

The subsidies benefit only the poor and are paid for by higher taxes and higher insurance premiums paid by both the middle class and the wealthy.

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John Galt wrote:
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The tyranny of local government is often more direct and personal, but federal tyranny is even more oppressive.
Galt finds it interesting that the same non-liberal leftwingers who scream about climate change try to block innovative solutions like ride-sharing because of ripoff cab driver union pressure.
Like the Detroit airport bus.
Non-liberal - and liberal - leftwingers like to complain about school vouchers and then blame the "white culture" for the high dropout rates and poverty in the inner cities too.

If republicans were the party obstructing school vouchers, then they'd have a reason to complain.

But that's not the case.

Morning, Galt.

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LCN Llin wrote:
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Meant to serve as a tool for presidents to eliminate "pork-barrel" spending in bills without having to veto the legislation entirely, presidents have been coveting line-item veto power since before the civil war: Everyone from Ulysses S. Grant
to **Ronald Reagan** entreated Congress to give them line-item veto
authority, but to date, Clinton is the only one to have that wish granted.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57490325/...
Let's take a look at your reference....

"Everyone from Ulysses S. Grant to Ronald Reagan entreated Congress to give them line-item veto authority...."

And you call that proof Ronald Reagan used the office of president to influence Congress to write a line item veto bill?

CBS News... hmmmmmmmm...... Doesn't CBS News have a history of lying to you about other-than-Democrat politicians, anyway?
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Holder is gonna be the death for the dems, bommie is letting him take all the blame bommie is laying low, don't know nothing about all the problems we have.
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Vietnam today is a peaceful country & we have diplomatic relations with them.
Vietnam is undercutting China with even cheaper labor and coal-fired power to flood the US with low-cost products.
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LCN Llin wrote:
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Does a University exist in your hamlet?
Libraries open?
You can take history courses on line for free.
The advanced high school that you frequently reference is a disgrace to the word "university."

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I'm going to take a week of vacation starting about now. I want this post to be my reference when I get back.

Let me know when this lying treasonous coxucking fraud gets here....

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<quoted text>Johnson lied I went__Nixon lied and I went back and I survived the experience. Fifty eight thousand Americans did not survive all those lies and if it
interests you the amount of enemy and S. Vietnam civilian dead remains unknown but it's well over one million.
The numbers of injured and maimed are astronomical___the US VA hospitals are still treating Vietnam vets after thirty five years. The enemy and civilian injured and maimed run well into the millions.
And for what?

Play nice.
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Tits Magee wrote:
I just can't understand how conservatives in several different time zones always manage to hurry off into the sunset at exactly the same time? It's like MAGIC!
Meanwhile, Ghost the draft-dodging scumbag is like a vampire who never sleeps, regardless of the name and location.

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Let's not forget, President LCN, that strict sanctions had already been placed on Iraq by the UN Security Counsel and President Clinton resulting in the deaths of thousands of Iraqi children.

So now pretend your the UN. Saddam has been evasive after 15 different resolutions to give him a chance to come clean and you have now threatened him with "serious consequences".

What would those "serious consequences" be?

Strict sanctions killing more Iraqi children?

It's not easy making the really tough decisions when you're not bloviating on a topix forum, is it?

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Death of Tenzing wrote:
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It ranks right down there with your 2nd Coming. Its my hope that technology will kill off these mythologies. We'll all be a lot better off when we quit following the superstitions of Bronze Age goatherders.
Well, no.

The second coming is nothing like a caliphate. No one will be forced to submit through political or violent dominance.

See the difference there?
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Non-liberal - and liberal - leftwingers like to complain about school vouchers and then blame the "white culture" for the high dropout rates and poverty in the inner cities too.
If republicans were the party obstructing school vouchers, then they'd have a reason to complain.
But that's not the case.
Morning, Galt.
The leftwingers who post here are not liberals, being opposed to individual rights in favor of government tyranny.

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LoisLane59 wrote:
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The mission was to topple Saddam's regime which we did and destroy his ability to rebuild his biological, chemical and nuclear weapons program which we did.
After the Mission Accomplished speech, the attacks by insurgents began. They had been supplied with hundreds of weapons by the Iraqi army and were joined by religious radicals, al-Qaeda, who claimed Iraq the frontlines. They used guerrilla tactics. The enemy could have been anywhere or anyone.
Now, President LCN, what would you have done? Even if you should have expected this kind of unexpected resistance?
You had two choices:
1. Tuck your tail between your legs and high-tail it out of there.
2. Stay and fight.
(Can't use the excuse "I wouldn't have been there in the first place" because, after 9/11, you would have believed - like Hillary Clinton - that Saddam would find a way to rebuild and use his chemical and biological weapons. So just assume you, the President, wouldn't want to take the risk of having millions of deaths on your hands somewhere down the road if Saddam were allowed to keep thumbing up his nose at you and the rest of the world.)
Now, what would President LCN do?
Another comment....

The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States to undertake a mission to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

So-called "liberals" will say and do anything to insult and slander the Armed Forces of the United States.
LCN Llin

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LoisLane59 wrote:
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The mission was to topple Saddam's regime which we did and destroy his ability to rebuild his biological, chemical and nuclear weapons program which we did.
After the Mission Accomplished speech, the attacks by insurgents began. They had been supplied with hundreds of weapons by the Iraqi army and were joined by religious radicals, al-Qaeda, who claimed Iraq the frontlines. They used guerrilla tactics. The enemy could have been anywhere or anyone.
..........
.... yada yada

"After the Mission Accomplished speech, the attacks by insurgents began."

Since friends and family were in the Green Zone watching the total screwup brought on by the Bush disaster. No preparation for the occupation.

Saddam was Iran's major enemy, removed with 4000 dead and treasure wasted. Iran now has great influence in Iraq thanks to President Bush's screw up.:-)

UCF has courses on 20th and 21st century history and government.
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John Galt wrote:
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If that is Obama's position, then Congress should just pass their own legislation and let Obama either sign or veto same.
You still don't get it. Congress does not want to pass anything)only 15 bills passed and hundreds of thousands of filibusters to shut-down Government altogether(The GOP has become the party of political Luddites)--the republican-controlled House is anti-government / pro-Corporate licentiousness .

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