The President has failed us

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election. Full Story

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Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#261559 Apr 28, 2014
Manfred Mann wrote:
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I just knew you'd be back Mrs. Munchhausen.
Because you're blinded by the light.
Gee, you must be psychic.

I see you're firing up all your proxies tonight just to stay under the radar. LOL!

“ON THE PROWL”

Level 9

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#261560 Apr 28, 2014
BTW FB i want to get rid of all the IRS agents and go with the fair tax.. Do they deserve a bonus like you ask?? Hell no.. Well some might but not every single one of them does..

Eagle
Quirky

Denver, CO

#261562 Apr 28, 2014
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Shuddup Quirky, and quit stalking me you little twerp.
Boy are you paranoid. Grow up for gawds sake!!
Quirky

Denver, CO

#261563 Apr 28, 2014
Quantum Leap wrote:
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I like that Quirky poster`s views.
Thanks friend !
Is All Mine

Boardman, OR

#261564 Apr 28, 2014
Je Je Je Je Je

After the midterms: Democrats fear President Obama could give in

Democrats have something else to fear after the November midterms besides just an all Republican-controlled Congress: President Barack Obama.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/democra...
Is All Mine

Boardman, OR

#261565 Apr 28, 2014
The media is turning on President Obama

With multiple crises spiraling out of control around the world, stories about the Obama presidency are taking on the air of postmortems. What went wrong, who’s to blame, what next — even The New York Times is starting to recognize that Dear Leader is a global flop.

One story detailed how the White House was facing the “consequences of underestimating” North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Others recounted the continuing Syrian slaughter and the murder of three Americans in Afghanistan.

The accounts and others like them amount to an autopsy of a failed presidency, but the process won’t be complete unless it is completely honest. To meet that test, the Times, other liberal news organizations and leading Democrats, in and out of office, must come to grips with their own failures, as well.

Obama had a free hand to make a mess because they gave it to him. They cheered him on, supporting him with unprecedented gobs of money and near-unanimous votes. They said “aye” to any cockamamie concept he came up with, echoed his demonization of critics and helped steamroll unpopular and unworkable ideas into reality.

Some of his backers knew better, and said so privately, but publicly they were all in. Whether it was ObamaCare, his anti-Israel position or the soft-shoe shuffle around the Iranian nuke crisis, they lacked the courage to object.

They said nothing as Obama went on foreign apology tours and stood silent as our allies warned of disastrous consequences. Even now, despite protests from a succession of Pentagon leaders, former Democratic defense hawks are helping Obama hollow out our military as Russia and China expand theirs and al Qaeda extends its footprint.

A king is no king without a court, and Obama has not lacked for lackeys.

That system broke down under Obama, and the blame starts with the media. By giving the president the benefit of the doubt at every turn, by making excuses to explain away fiascos, by ignoring corruption, by buying the White House line that his critics were motivated by pure politics or racism, the Times and other organizations played the role of bartender to a man on a bender.

Even worse, they joined the party, forgetting the lessons of history as well as their own responsibilities to put a check on power. A purpose of a free press is to hold government accountable, but there is no fallback when the watchdog voluntarily chooses to be a lapdog.

The sycophancy was not lost on other politicians and private citizens. Taking their cue from the media, they, too, bit their tongues and went along as the president led the nation astray and misread foreign threats.

From the start, support for Obama often had a cult-like atmosphere. He sensed it, began to believe it and became comfortable demanding total agreement as the price for the favor of his leadership.

That he is now the imperial president he used to bemoan is no long­er in dispute. The milking of perks, from golf trips to Florida to European vacations for the first lady, is shockingly vulgar, but not a peep of protest comes from his supporters.

The IRS becomes a political enforcer, but that, too, is accepted because nobody will risk their access by telling Obama no. You are either with him or you are his enemy.

The evidence is everywhere that his ideas are flawed, that his view of economics, diplomacy, the military, history, science and religion are warped by his own narcissism. He doesn’t even talk a good game anymore.

Yet it remains a fool’s errand to hope he will correct his ways. He is not capable; he looks in the mirror and sees only a savior.

It is equally clear that those who shielded him from facts and their own best judgment did him no ­favors.

Out of fear and favor, they abdicated their duty to the nation, and they must share the burden of history’s verdict.
Is All Mine

Boardman, OR

#261566 Apr 28, 2014
What else can he do? Him and his boss have drawn one too many *redlines* and cried wolf so many times, no one believes either one of these clowns and their international 'word' in terms of backing it up means abosulutely shit!

That's right Johnny Boy, try to pass it off onto Putin.

He'll not only take your line-hook-sinker, he'll eat the bait and cut your fcking line!

Dumbfcks invade Washington!

Kerry Sees Ukraine Crisis as *Uniquely Putin's*

As in 'I give up'

Sanctions?

Pfffft.

John Kerry?

You and Obama are only making Putins dick harder!

Plain and simple!

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this month. He says more sanctions may be needed.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#261567 Apr 28, 2014
Quirky wrote:
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Boy are you paranoid. Grow up for gawds sake!!
Posting to yourself and about yourself is about as stupid and childish as it gets, but that's you alright. Stupid and childish.

Knock it off, stupid. Play your games with Ferrell. He's waiting for you in the sandbox.

“RELAX”

Level 8

Since: Dec 12

EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

#261568 Apr 28, 2014
Just what has he done other than point his crooked finger and pass the buck?

We all know that he inherited two wars and a burst bubble. But he ran on a promise to end the wars and restore the economy. He talked a great talk but he never walked the walk. Iraq was handed back to the Iraqis in an orderly manner but that schedule had already been set before Obama ever won an election. That didn't stop Obama from taking full credit for the work of the Military under the guidance of the previous administration. Then there is that other place we call Afghanistan. In 2008, Obama said he would be out of there by the summer of 2010. In 2009, Obama ordered the Surge and said we would be out by the Summer of 2011. Then it was the Sumer of 2012, then 2013 and now he just avoids the subject altogether. He should be embarrassed to hold the title commander in chief. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth. One side he is telling the military to prepare for the largest downsizing in the history of the nation. And out of the other side of his mouth, he is threating war with Russia. The world ignores Obama's red lines because they are drawn with disappearing ink. One minute he is on international TV drawing them. The next thing you know he is denying he ever drew them. The Asians? China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines you name it. Obama has a special nickname. It sounds really racist so I won't repeat it, but you all know what it is. Obama's foreign policy would be an embarrassment to a third world country. But we are a "super power" so it's downright shameful. Pitiful to be more exact. Why would we put up with it for this long? Didn't want to bust out Hillary Clinton and ruin her chances for a run in 2016? So you appoint John Kerry? Is it a joke! A made for T.V. Comedy? NO! It's actually happening live! But nobody will talk about it. They just pretend it's not happening and look for missing airplanes. Let's not start on his failures on the domestic front. OK, Let's! Obamacare! The only ones who want it are those who get it for free. EVERYBODY ELSE HATES IT! If we could have afforded it before, we had it. If we didn't have it before, it was because we couldn't afford it. Forcing us to get it under penalty of law isn't going to change the fact that we cannot afford to pay the premiums. So what id the fine is cheaper than the insurance? We cannot afford the fine either. Moving on, what else has Obama accomplished on the home front? He alienated 1/2 of all Americans with his divisive policies. Is that an accomplishment he is proud of? He has signed executive orders tying the hands of federal agents by preventing them from detecting, detaining and deporting foreigners who are in this country in violation of our laws. These people are taxing our public resources, defrauding our government agencies, and depressing wages for all U.S. Citizens. His immigration reform is nothing more than amnesty on a silver platter. A reward for what? Obama can point his fingers backwards, forwards and side to side but in the end, all the blame for nothing getting done goes right back at him and his divisiveness. Being the black man in the room filled with guilt ridden rich white people doesn't hurt him one little bit. It might even give him an advantage. Sure Barry! It's everyone else's fault. Especially those racists out there who just wanted to see you fail. It's not your fault because you are only 1/2 white. The black 1/2 allows you a free pass with the press. But yeah. You have failed Mr. President.

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Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#261569 Apr 28, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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I anxiously await the onslaught of new pottery, statues, paintings and baskets produced by the newly freed millions under Oblamakare, I hope you have some money put by in your "art" fund. lol
I am waiting to see the 800lb jesus sitting in the yard sale..

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Eagle

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#261570 Apr 28, 2014
MONDAY, APR 28, 2014

Modern racists just repeat conservative talking points: Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy and the ugly face of GOP policies

Sterling and Bundy aren't vestiges of another time. They are the embodiment of Paul Ryan & Michele Bachmann's ideas

During a recent soccer match between Barcelona and Villarreal, a fan threw a banana at Barcelona player Dani Alves as he was about to take a corner kick. Instead of getting upset, Alves, who is Brazilian, calmly picked up the banana, took a bite of it and took his kick.

In much the same way that Alves treated the fan’s bigoted act as a gift, we can consider the antics this past week of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as gifts and opportunities to accept Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s invitation in her dissent in Schuette v. Bamn — to “speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.”

Bundy’s ramblings about “the Negro,” and Sterling’s insecurity about his mixed-race girlfriend posting pictures on Instagram of herself with black people, provide insight into what Sterling referred to as the “culture” of racial discrimination that persists in our society. Bundy and Sterling exemplify why all Americans need to openly and honestly discuss race, the retrenchment of laws guaranteeing equal protection and protecting civil rights, and the resurgence of white supremacy that has grown even more acute since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama.

It would be easy, as many undoubtedly will, to dismiss Bundy and Sterling as anachronisms – as throwbacks to a time when racism was accepted and Jim Crow was the law of much of the land. To some, Cliven Bundy may be just a crazy old rancher spouting nonsense. Former Bundy supporters like Sean Hannity quickly distanced themselves from his remarks, and Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer took pains to note that Bundy does not represent the GOP......(cont.)

http://www.salon.com/2014/04/28/modern_racist...

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Quirks on crack

Los Angeles, CA

#261571 Apr 28, 2014
Quirky wrote:
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Thanks friend !
Answering yourself is a sure sign that you're all fd up.
Henry Getty III

Prairie Farm, WI

#261572 Apr 28, 2014
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
MONDAY, APR 28, 2014
Modern racists just repeat conservative talking points: Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy and the ugly face of GOP policies
Sterling and Bundy aren't vestiges of another time. They are the embodiment of Paul Ryan & Michele Bachmann's ideas
During a recent soccer match between Barcelona and Villarreal, a fan threw a banana at Barcelona player Dani Alves as he was about to take a corner kick. Instead of getting upset, Alves, who is Brazilian, calmly picked up the banana, took a bite of it and took his kick.
In much the same way that Alves treated the fan’s bigoted act as a gift, we can consider the antics this past week of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as gifts and opportunities to accept Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s invitation in her dissent in Schuette v. Bamn — to “speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.”
Bundy’s ramblings about “the Negro,” and Sterling’s insecurity about his mixed-race girlfriend posting pictures on Instagram of herself with black people, provide insight into what Sterling referred to as the “culture” of racial discrimination that persists in our society. Bundy and Sterling exemplify why all Americans need to openly and honestly discuss race, the retrenchment of laws guaranteeing equal protection and protecting civil rights, and the resurgence of white supremacy that has grown even more acute since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama.
It would be easy, as many undoubtedly will, to dismiss Bundy and Sterling as anachronisms – as throwbacks to a time when racism was accepted and Jim Crow was the law of much of the land. To some, Cliven Bundy may be just a crazy old rancher spouting nonsense. Former Bundy supporters like Sean Hannity quickly distanced themselves from his remarks, and Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer took pains to note that Bundy does not represent the GOP......(cont.)
http://www.salon.com/2014/04/28/modern_racist...
Speaking of salons. Did your new bulk shipment of wrinkle concealer come in yet?
Quirky

Denver, CO

#261573 Apr 28, 2014
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Posting to yourself and about yourself is about as stupid and childish as it gets, but that's you alright. Stupid and childish.
Knock it off, stupid. Play your games with Ferrell. He's waiting for you in the sandbox.
Rico and X-Woozzy and You do that all the time . But you are lying like Quantum said.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#261574 Apr 28, 2014
Quirky wrote:
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Rico and X-Woozzy and You do that all the time . But you are lying like Quantum said.
I don't do any such thing, and neither does Rixo or X-Man. It's YOU lying as always and just playing your stupid games.

Grow the hell up and quit annoying me and everyone else, squirt.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#261575 Apr 28, 2014
Policing of Medicare fraud explodes over two years
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...
The government has revoked the ability of 14,663 providers and suppliers to bill Medicare over the past two years — almost two and a half times the number that had been revoked in the previous two years, new Department of Health and Human Services statistics to be released Thursday show.

In some states, the number of revocations has quadrupled.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#261576 Apr 28, 2014
-Dont Panic- wrote:
Just what has he done other than point his crooked finger and pass the buck?
We all know that he inherited two wars and a burst bubble. But he ran on a promise to end the wars and restore the economy. He talked a great talk but he never walked the walk. Iraq was handed back to the Iraqis in an orderly manner but that schedule had already been set before Obama ever won an election. That didn't stop Obama from taking full credit for the work of the Military under the guidance of the previous administration. Then there is that other place we call Afghanistan. In 2008, Obama said he would be out of there by the summer of 2010. In 2009, Obama ordered the Surge and said we would be out by the Summer of 2011. Then it was the Sumer of 2012, then 2013 and now he just avoids the subject altogether. He should be embarrassed to hold the title commander in chief. He speaks out of both sides of his mouth. One side he is telling the military to prepare for the largest downsizing in the history of the nation. And out of the other side of his mouth, he is threating war with Russia. The world ignores Obama's red lines because they are drawn with disappearing ink. One minute he is on international TV drawing them. The next thing you know he is denying he ever drew them. The Asians? China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines you name it. Obama has a special nickname. It sounds really racist so I won't repeat it, but you all know what it is. Obama's foreign policy would be an embarrassment to a third world country. But we are a "super power" so it's downright shameful. Pitiful to be more exact. Why would we put up with it for this long? Didn't want to bust out Hillary Clinton and ruin her chances for a run in 2016? So you appoint John Kerry? Is it a joke! A made for T.V. Comedy? NO! It's actually happening live! But nobody will talk about it. They just pretend it's not happening and look for missing airplanes. Let's not start on his failures on the domestic front. OK, Let's! Obamacare! The only ones who want it are those who get it for free. EVERYBODY ELSE HATES IT! If we could have afforded it before, we had it. If we didn't have it before, it was because we couldn't afford it. Forcing us to get it under penalty of law isn't going to change the fact that we cannot afford to pay the premiums. So what id the fine is cheaper than the insurance? We cannot afford the fine either. Moving on, what else has Obama accomplished on the home front? He alienated 1/2 of all Americans with his divisive policies. Is that an accomplishment he is proud of? He has signed executive orders tying the hands of federal agents by preventing them from detecting, detaining and deporting foreigners who are in this country in violation of our laws. These people are taxing our public resources, defrauding our government agencies, and depressing wages for all U.S. Citizens. His immigration reform is nothing more than amnesty on a silver platter. A reward for what? Obama can point his fingers backwards, forwards and side to side but in the end, all the blame for nothing getting done goes right back at him and his divisiveness. Being the black man in the root.
amazing how you point out how little you actually paid attention to the election campaigns and how much you parrot the false talking points you clearly do not check for veracity.(that means truth...)

in fact, Obama campaigned on ending the war in Iraq and ramping up the real war on terror in Afghanistan that bush ran from to fight his personal war.(which destroyed our world wide coalition on the real war...a legacy he will live with till his last day and the world will remember forever.)

where were you during the campaign and why don't you know what he campaigned on? you didn't vote since you were so poorly informed did you? no real citizen would do that....

hee hee....what a tool you are! it is fun watching you point out how ignorant you are!

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#261577 Apr 28, 2014
Is All Mine wrote:
What else can he do? Him and his boss have drawn one too many *redlines* and cried wolf so many times, no one believes either one of these clowns and their international 'word' in terms of backing it up means abosulutely shit!
That's right Johnny Boy, try to pass it off onto Putin.
He'll not only take your line-hook-sinker, he'll eat the bait and cut your fcking line!
Dumbfcks invade Washington!
Kerry Sees Ukraine Crisis as *Uniquely Putin's*
As in 'I give up'
Sanctions?
Pfffft.
John Kerry?
You and Obama are only making Putins dick harder!
Plain and simple!
Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this month. He says more sanctions may be needed.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
t makes me weep for the future of my nation and species that humans as stupid as you actually exist....

hard to believe you are actually able to survive on your own with such a handicapped brain.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#261578 Apr 28, 2014
Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom
An ISP should give users the bits they ask for, as quickly as it can, and not deliberately slow down the data
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/ap...
The Federal Communications Commission, America's telcoms regulator, has formulated a plan to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to charge companies for the right to "premium" access to its customers. This is the worst internet policy news imaginable. It should strike terror into the heart of anyone who cares about fairness, politics, the widening gap between the rich and the poor, fair trade, entrepreneurship, or innovation. The FCC now stands as the world's foremost symbol for "regulatory capture," and its chairman – a former cable executive lobbyist – is the poster child for an unhealthy relationship between industry and its regulators.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#261579 Apr 28, 2014
The Poster Child for Government Boondoggles
A fuel facility in South Carolina is the perfect example of government waste.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intell...
Finally, last month the Obama administration put the whole project on “cold standby” in its fiscal year 2015 budget request. In its fiscal year 2014 budget request, the administration hedged, saying,“This current plutonium disposition approach may be unaffordable … due to cost growth and fiscal pressure.” The latest request says that the National Nuclear Security Administration "is evaluating alternative plutonium disposition technologies to MOX that will achieve a safe and secure solution more quickly and cost effectively.”

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