The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 384283 comments on the Times News story from Jun 9, 2012, titled The President has failed us. In it, Times News reports that:

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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Times News.

Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#100629 Feb 7, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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I've never ate snake before so help me out here, what's it taste like? I have a corn snake that's about 2-3 feet long and I think about eating it at times.
Some thinks it taste like chicken, I think it taste like jalapenos, never had it made anyother way.
Corn snake, don't they stink!
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#100630 Feb 7, 2013
E Piphany wrote:
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Under Capitalism, Man exploits Man. Under Communism, it's just the opposite.
Oh, so women exploits women!
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#100631 Feb 7, 2013
…and as far as the federal deficit goes, it’s not a problem any more. That’s right, Republicans; it’s not.

In 2009, a combination of stimulus and the worst recession in 80 years pushed the government to an unprecedented deficit of $1.4 trillion. But four years later, in 2013, we've made a lot of progress in stabilizing the deficit, which doesn't seem to be fully appreciated by those who continue to fret (and you know who you are). We had a $1.4 trillion deficit in 2009 (deficit as a % of GDP: 10.1%), but it has since come down by nearly a third, to $1.03 trillion (deficit as a % of GDP: 6.2%)

Two things have happened.

• One is that the economy has gotten stronger. There are 4.7 million more people working today than there were in 2010, which increases tax revenue. And total federal spending has increased just marginally (less than 1%) since 2009 as stimulus spending tapers off. Put those two together, and you get a smaller deficit.

• The second is the bigger change. It comes from two rounds of deficit-reduction bills Congress and the president hammered out over the last 18 months. The first was in 2011, when the Budget Control Act mandated a spending sequestration that begins this year. The second was the more recent fiscal-cliff negotiations, which raised tax rates on those earning more than $400,000 a year.
As a result of one and two, debt as a share of GDP is set to stabilize next year and decline until 2018.
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100632 Feb 7, 2013
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!!! Can't speak Spanish, don't intend to!
I was just messing with ya. Not sure if you know but public education ends at the 6th grade in Mexico thus the reason I said that.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#100633 Feb 7, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
The LAPD is trying to silence a whistleblower or Christopher Dorner is a nutcase with the skills of a killer ?????
Christopher Dorner’s Manifesto (Disturbing Content and Language)
Read more at http://ktla.com/2013/02/07/read-christopher-d...
WOW!
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100634 Feb 7, 2013
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>Some thinks it taste like chicken, I think it taste like jalapenos, never had it made anyother way.
Corn snake, don't they stink!
Their poo stinks.

“Try Reuters.”

Level 8

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#100635 Feb 7, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
The LAPD is trying to silence a whistleblower or Christopher Dorner is a nutcase with the skills of a killer ?????
Christopher Dorner’s Manifesto (Disturbing Content and Language)
Read more at http://ktla.com/2013/02/07/read-christopher-d...
This is a case of possibly both. He's undoubtedly a cold blooded killer, but he may also have been done wrong. You all certainly have a mess on your hands in L.A. Scary situation.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#100636 Feb 7, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Yikes, locked up in a basement, scary. Let's get down to the real nitty-gritty, shall we?
Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan was a registered Muslim Democrat.
Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold's and Eric Harris' parents were registered Democrats.
Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was a registered Democrat, he was a staff worker with the Obama campaign and was an 'Occupy' participant.
Newtown, Conn. shooter Adam Lanza was a registered Democrat who hated Christians.
Do your research.

I posted a link to an article a couple of days ago that went through these claims and disproved them and explained where this all started.

The idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that...

I know it's become a favorite theory of the far right, but it simply isn't true.

Fact is most mass shooters have had one thing in common. They share a far right ideology.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#100637 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>This is a case of possibly both. He's undoubtedly a cold blooded killer, but he may also have been done wrong. You all certainly have a mess on your hands in L.A. Scary situation.
I was just listening to a report about that on CNN.

Very disturbing.

“Try Reuters.”

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Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#100638 Feb 7, 2013
higgans wrote:
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yeah, we GET it. what u are talking about is the GOVERNMENT doing the picking of winners and losers in the business world.
'nationalizing' industry to achieve desired 'social' goals.
put the TWO together and u get the ultimate Progressive society: National Socialism. Nazi's. Hitler's Germany.
exactly what Hitler & Co. used to grow a BROKE nad demoralized nation during the 30's. the Reich did no tolerate differing views, either. it managed 'undesireable' costs and behaviour AND PEOPLE very well, didn't IT?
let's see, fiscally, as a nation, we ARE broke. reading the posts JUST on this thread, I'd say WE, as a People, are well on the way to being demoralized (in more ways than one!). the PERFECT combo to give birth to ????
MORE stimulus spending? the SAME BS was said about FDR's FAILED solutions to the GREAT Depression!
posters like YOU preach Federal Govt as IF it were the ONLY form of government in a Union of FIFTY sovereign States. as if IF the FG got OUT of the social safety net business, there would be a vacumn!
there was NO vacumn BEFORE 1964 or 1935. what there was WAS NO BIG BROTHER FG.
Big Brohter-govt MIGHT works for some pissant, small pop, homogeneous country like any of the European nations. BUT, have you looked at the state of the EU lately? OR any of the bigger countries with a GROWING DIVERSE population?
History is AGAINST your POV, period. you are either just TOO stubborn or ???? to admit it.
hurry, hurry, hurry...
The most successful economies in the world have a significant manufacturing component. We let ours go to h*ll in a hand basket but are currently working toward reversing the situation - IF we don't kill the consumer component of the benefit.

While our market has certainly been impacted (the EU being a material market for our product) by a lack of demand, we still have our own consumers for whom we can produce for sale, and that's what we should be targeting. I don't mean protectionism, I mean stimulating our own economy. But, if you take disposable income away from consumers, manufacturers have no impetus to increase production, hire folks and invest here at home because they don't have a strong market - no incentive. Since globalization got underway, if the buyers are overseas, they'll produce overseas to keep costs lower, profit higher. Any economic policy that harms the consuming public won't help grow the economy, i.e., increasing taxes on the middle-class, cutting dollars available to spend in the low income sectors. Those low income earners spend essentially everything they take in. The highest income earners are not a significant component of consumers. They're the savers and investors, but they won't invest in businesses if the market for the goods they produce isn't there. Instead, they'll invest their capital elsewhere in the world or park it overseas in tax havens which does nothing to help this economy.

Now, if you'd like to "educate" me, go right ahead and correct me with facts. I'm liberal leaning enough that I'm open to learning something new. We used to have a poster who was an excellent resource and non-judgmental.

Still, I have no idea how you connect the dots you do to assign blame to "diverse populations". Diversity is a strength, not a liability, and I have zero interest in playing the "blame" game pointing fingers at "diverse populations". I'd attribute the problem to lousy governing and short-sightedness, a problem not limited to Europe. China has grown a booming middle class while concurrently decimating the environment and quality of life in their industrial regions. It appears that they'll have more "stuff" but die much sooner as a result of toxic air and water pollution.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#100640 Feb 7, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Do your research.
I posted a link to an article a couple of days ago that went through these claims and disproved them and explained where this all started.
The idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that...
I know it's become a favorite theory of the far right, but it simply isn't true.
Fact is most mass shooters have had one thing in common. They share a far right ideology.
You're simply wrong pal and so is your 'article'. From presidential assassins to gangs to mass murderers, they are 'almost' exclusively liberals. The ex-cop on the rampage in LA is just one more example.

“Peace”

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Since: May 10

Location hidden

#100641 Feb 7, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Oh by the way, I've been posting on this Forum for five years. How about you? You appear to be a new poster.
I dare say, you haven't read every single one of my previous posts, so it's completely unnecessary to play this little competition game of who posts "interesting" comments. It's childish, and just about EVERYONE has and does post off topic now and then.
I find the subject here pretty boring and exhausted, so I post what I want and when I want.
From time to time I'm an off topic kind of gal myself.
lol Hi Rose.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#100642 Feb 7, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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You're simply wrong pal and so is your 'article'. From presidential assassins to gangs to mass murderers, they are 'almost' exclusively liberals. The ex-cop on the rampage in LA is just one more example.
That theory has completely disproved.

You posted a rumor started by a right wing conspiracy theorist and i would bet good money you can't even name the man responsible.

I posted a link to a factual article that examined the issue and came to the conclusion that those claims are false.

I'll stick with the facts if it's all the same to you.

Level 6

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#100643 Feb 7, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>From time to time I'm an off topic kind of gal myself.
lol Hi Rose.
Once these threads get a little age to them "on topic" gets a little hard to define sometimes.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#100644 Feb 7, 2013
Parthenon wrote:
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Do not talk about our President like that! He can't help it if a few drones go off course and blow up some little kids in some dang furin' sand dune. Nor can he be held responsible if the drone's missile is right on target, but the darn Al Qaeda types just happens to be sitting down to eat with their neighbor's Meemaw.
Please, this murder... uh... targeted killing is just so much more noble, moral and kinder than the fake torture George Bush was doing at Gitmo. Of course, by "noble, moral & kinder", I mean it's just some turbaned dirt farmer's kid in Nowheresville, Shitstan, so who gives a crap?
Don't you know the revised Liberal Commandments? Lord Obama Sayeth: Morality is increase by killing people far away by drone missles, as opposed to up close & personal pretend executions that scare them into talking. Even more so if that person killed is innocent.
Look at it another way: When Obama launces a drone missile and it blows up some innocent, their innocence is vaporized and adheres to the missiles shrapnel, infusing that liberated innocence over the whole affair. I mean, otherwise it'd just be outright murder! We can't have Our Lord Obama tarnished by anything like that, can we? You do the math!
And WTF has LA got to do with any of this?
They were talking about the shooter in LA.

You went off track somewhere.
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100646 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>This is a case of possibly both. He's undoubtedly a cold blooded killer, but he may also have been done wrong. You all certainly have a mess on your hands in L.A. Scary situation.
In a sick way... I'm rooting for this guy to create bloodshead...
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100647 Feb 7, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Once these threads get a little age to them "on topic" gets a little hard to define sometimes.
Old threads like this one tend to become off topic havens. Only the first few pages of any thread tend to have any relevance of the article.
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100648 Feb 7, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>WOW!
I read that manifesto also. It makes for some good drama in Los Angeles.
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100649 Feb 7, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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You're simply wrong pal and so is your 'article'. From presidential assassins to gangs to mass murderers, they are 'almost' exclusively liberals. The ex-cop on the rampage in LA is just one more example.
I presented info that debunks your idiocy. Stop it already.
Rico

Los Angeles, CA

#100650 Feb 7, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Do your research.
I posted a link to an article a couple of days ago that went through these claims and disproved them and explained where this all started.
The idea that recent mass shooters are mostly registered Democrats is a myth
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that...
I know it's become a favorite theory of the far right, but it simply isn't true.
Fact is most mass shooters have had one thing in common. They share a far right ideology.
I can't log in where I'm at but your comment deserves a prop.

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