The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 340756 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.

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Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#178393 Sep 1, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I have to hand it to President Obama. I think he finally realized that attacking Syria was a real bad idea. But after McCain and Graham went over there to support the rebels and have a photo op with a few Al Qaeda leaders, he had to say something.
Well now he put the ball in Congress' court. The GOP Congressional delegation have been crying all along the President has to go to Congress first to use military force. You asked, he delivered.
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People need to step back and look who is fighting in Syria. Yes Hezbollah is fighting for Assad. But the most organized, best equipped rebels are Al Qaeda with Saudi Arabia financial backing.
If Assad falls, guess who gets all those chemical, including Nerve agents and any biological weapons???/
Best thing to do is stay out of it completely, and hope Assad doesn't fall.
I think Obama's doing the right thing by erring on the side of caution and not haphazardly launching the U.S. into this civil war.

He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't at this point though. He's going to end up being unpopular with some group, whether it's the American people or the Syrian rebels. I hope he cares more about what's best for the United States and not what the international community thinks of us.

I'm still prone to say let them fight it out among themselves, but I'm anti-war anyway and detest and resent unnecessary U.S. involvement all the way back to Vietnam. When do we ever learn? I have yet to understand when and why we became the saviors of the world and the referee in every foreign civil uprising.

Now the Syrian regime is bragging that they won something because the U.S. backed down for now. Each side has Obama in a vice. No wonder he called on Congress which he should have done from the start.

Syria gloats over Obama administration’s delay on military strikes

By Loveday Morris

BEIRUT — Syria on Sunday gloated over a “historic American retreat,”deriding President Obama for his decision to delay what had appeared to be imminent military strikes and dealing a further blow to U.S. credibility among the Syrian opposition and its allies, already frustrated at international inaction.

The announcement Saturday by Obama that he would seek congressional approval for any U.S. military intervention in Syria, effectively pushing back any potential strike for at least 10 days, was immediately seized upon by Syrian officials and state media, presenting it as a victory for the regime. The Syrian Opposition Coalition, meanwhile, attempted to build broader regional backing for military strikes and urged Congress to support them.

The decision to delay a U.S. military response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that the United States says killed more than 1,400 people comes after what analysts have described as 21 / 2 years of flailing U.S. policy on Syria.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_ea...

Level 8

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#178394 Sep 1, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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I agree, and this was my initial reaction. Whether there's more to it than this is another matter and could be more far more complicated than people simply not wanting U.S. involvement in another war.
God knows we don't need to be inserting ourselves into another Middle East conflict, and just using "chemical weapons" as the excuse for our involvement does smack of the WMD fiasco. So just what is the REAL motive for anyone, including Obama to want to involve the U.S. in Syria's civil war? What's not being said? What's the back story here?
I have more questions than answers obviously, but I certainly don't take the word of right-wing extremists on Topix who simply want to use this as yet another excuse to demonize President Obama.(I don't mean you personally.)
Nut, I voted for Obama. So do not imply that I am a "righ wing extremist". But Obama has proven to be unworthy of os support from anybody with a brain in their head. Obviously you do not have a brain. And you do not have a heart either because you do not care abut 260,000 Africans, half of them little babies, starving to death.
Blackhawk Down

Los Angeles, CA

#178395 Sep 1, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
What angers me is I had donated hundreds of dollars to help those Somalis. But Obama blocked it. It never reached the people it was intended for.
HOLY SOMALI, Duped again!

Level 8

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#178396 Sep 1, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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I have to hand it to President Obama. I think he finally realized that attacking Syria was a real bad idea. But after McCain and Graham went over there to support the rebels and have a photo op with a few Al Qaeda leaders, he had to say something.
Well now he put the ball in Congress' court. The GOP Congressional delegation have been crying all along the President has to go to Congress first to use military force. You asked, he delivered.
e
People need to step back and look who is fighting in Syria. Yes Hezbollah is fighting for Assad. But the most organized, best equipped rebels are Al Qaeda with Saudi Arabia financial backing.
If Assad falls, guess who gets all those chemical, including Nerve agents and any biological weapons???/
Best thing to do is stay out of it completely, and hope Assad doesn't fall.
Right. What usually happen is the ratbels will receive arms and money from the USA. Then al-Qaida will come in, assassinate their leader and take over all the money and the arms and take command of the group. If anybody resists, just imagine what will happen to them. They will be lined up and shot on the spot. We are play hardball here with the big boys. This is not a situation that punks like Obama can handle. I voted for him, the first time. But when I saw how much of a fool he is, I refused to vote for the second time. We all should have refused to vote for him. He is just not man enough.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#178397 Sep 1, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Google it. Or do you just want to cast aspersions on me?
Anyhow, I posted proof yesterday. Where were you? How come you did not see the proof. Did you have your head stuck up Hitlery's booty?
It is headline news that the body count is 260,000, more than half of them babies below the age of 5. This is UN report which is very, very credible and reliable: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp... . Notice that date 2010. Google it. Obama gave the order to block food aid to those people:http://news.antiwar.com /2010/02/17/us-blocking-humani tarian-aid-to-somalia/ Now, two years later we have a body count of 260,000.
The reason I mention it here in this context is it proves that Obama has a history of instigating trouble and then making it look as if somebody else did it. In 2010, Obama ordered the US Navy to block food to those people who are now being reported as dead. This is one reason the UN and the International community is showing so much contempt for Obama and gang. But he tried to make it look as if it was the rebels' fault in Somalia. What it was Obama wanted those starving people to march to places like Mogadishu and join his group before they could receive food. Many of them could not march that far.% years olds could not be expected to march 500 miles on an empty stomach. Common sense. Obama did not give a dam about 5 year old babies starving to death trying to reach Mogaduishu. That is the truth of the matter. It was all cold blooded political calculation. The military would not have done such a thing. Obama ordered it. No decent human being on earth would have done that. Obama did it.
First of all, I don't read every single post so forgive me if I failed to notice yours.

I tend to stay focused on the here and now and concentrate on the present issue, i.e. the Syrian civil war and U.S. involvement.

I still don't know that your account of Somalia is completely accurate and unbiased. You seem blinded by a great deal of hatred for Obama, so excuse me if I don't believe everything you post regardless of your Googling talents.

Finally, I am more prone to want to discuss issues when a person is rational, open-minded and knows how to exchange ideas instead of shoving them down my throat with inflammatory biases. You know, having a conversation like an adult? I don't see that happening with you however.
Miss Chevious

Phoenix, AZ

#178398 Sep 1, 2013
Still posting far left extremist articles Rose?
AL crazy nut

Vine Grove, KY

#178399 Sep 1, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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How ya doing CON?
Back from 'holiday' already :)
Got 'run off' from
"... FOX Debate ..."
-n-
had to change names ...
A~G~A~I~N
Who is CON? What CON? Have you been drinking more than usual today crazy lady? Did you mix your meds with it or are you huffing cans again. I thought you got help for that. Is that why your family don't want you around? Who gets run off any sites? By you? That is laughable. Go suck on your pipe or something you delusional biotch.
Todays Tally

Phoenix, AZ

#178400 Sep 1, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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First of all, I don't read every single post so forgive me if I failed to notice yours.
I tend to stay focused on the here and now and concentrate on the present issue, i.e. the Syrian civil war and U.S. involvement.
I still don't know that your account of Somalia is completely accurate and unbiased. You seem blinded by a great deal of hatred for Obama, so excuse me if I don't believe everything you post regardless of your Googling talents.
Finally, I am more prone to want to discuss issues when a person is rational, open-minded and knows how to exchange ideas instead of shoving them down my throat with inflammatory biases. You know, having a conversation like an adult? I don't see that happening with you however.
Still cant get along with other posters Rose?

“Try Reuters.”

Level 8

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#178401 Sep 1, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Right. What usually happen is the ratbels will receive arms and money from the USA. Then al-Qaida will come in, assassinate their leader and take over all the money and the arms and take command of the group. If anybody resists, just imagine what will happen to them. They will be lined up and shot on the spot. We are play hardball here with the big boys. This is not a situation that punks like Obama can handle. I voted for him, the first time. But when I saw how much of a fool he is, I refused to vote for the second time. We all should have refused to vote for him. He is just not man enough.
Do you mean he isn't Socialist enough for you? What "fool" DID you vote for last election? Would that have been Romney? That just doesn't seem to have been something a Socialist would do. You must be a man/woman (don't know which) without a home these days.

So, now you've told us what all the problems are. What are the solutions you'd recommend? Should we just close our eyes and pretend it doesn't matter that children are being killed with Sarin gas?
Todays Tally

Phoenix, AZ

#178402 Sep 1, 2013
How is Patrick doing Rose? Still going to the youth rallies?

Giggle. Giggle. Giggle.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#178403 Sep 1, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Nut, I voted for Obama. So do not imply that I am a "righ wing extremist". But Obama has proven to be unworthy of os support from anybody with a brain in their head. Obviously you do not have a brain. And you do not have a heart either because you do not care abut 260,000 Africans, half of them little babies, starving to death.
I have both a brain and a heart but I'm also honest and rational enough not to blame Obama personally for the drought and the famine in Somalia. The entire international community failed to meet the challenge of helping those people.

Don't try to imply that I don't care about people starving to death and make yourself out to be somehow superior when you're not.

Level 8

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#178404 Sep 1, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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First of all, I don't read every single post so forgive me if I failed to notice yours.
Friend, this is headline news. But I do understand that most of the media supports Obama. So they will suppress it as much as possible. It is your DUTY as a citizen to hold the people in power accountable and not just follow them blindly. This means paying attention to the news. And when someone tells you, do not be so arrogant as to question my integrity. It is not easy for me to keep track of what is happening and babysit others who are too lazy to turn off the baseball game long enough to hear the news.
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>I tend to stay focused on the here and now and concentrate on the present issue, i.e. the Syrian civil war and U.S. involvement.
I still don't know that your account of Somalia is completely accurate and unbiased.
I told you, I am biased about it because I am mad as hellll about it. But read those links. This is UN report. And I also told about how I donated money that was blacked. You have to take my word for it because I am the best eyewitness.
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>Finally, I am more prone to want to discuss issues when a person is rational, open-minded and knows how to exchange ideas instead of shoving them down my throat with inflammatory biases. You know, having a conversation like an adult? I don't see that happening with you however.
B-word, I refer not "debating" this with a fool like you. But if you want a "debate" I am game. But what is there to "debate"? You want to "debate" those 260,000 dead babies women and old folks? Go ahread.
Gila Monster

Los Angeles, CA

#178405 Sep 1, 2013
Todays Tally wrote:
How is Patrick doing Rose? Still going to the youth rallies?
Giggle. Giggle. Giggle.
Fake Yellow Belly, Tally

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#178406 Sep 1, 2013
Miss Chevious wrote:
Still posting far left extremist articles Rose?
No Gloria. I search for articles that are on topic and well-written and objective. I don't seek out "far left extremist articles" as you so ignorantly claim.

Still an attention-seeking troll?

Level 2

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#178407 Sep 1, 2013
freebird wrote:
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I'm sure you are talking about the ones who have been here for generations and haven't benefitted from the illegal aliens. The trouble is, the anchor babies are citizens and they are very vocal about it. It might help the Hispanics and the Muslims if they were more vocal against it, but what major news station is going to give them a voice.
I'm sure that the Rasmussen poll didn't qualify their polling via the generational aspect.

Thanks for playing.

Level 2

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#178408 Sep 1, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"Loling"
"chunky" has no nuts. "chunky" is a eunuch.
Peace
Oh, are you still mad that I made you look so stupid before. Get over it. You weren't even a challenge. 2016 will be the same way for your party - looking stupid and left to name calling.

ROTFLMAO!
Todays Tally

Phoenix, AZ

#178409 Sep 1, 2013
I am playing

"One Nation Arise"

"Ode to a dying people"

"Tommorow is always too late"

Saga STILL rocks

Level 2

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#178411 Sep 1, 2013
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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Really?? You are bringing up white supremacy groups into the discussion.. Oh okay then tell me which one of their leaders have political influence and are on the tube regularly..
Keep backing yourself into a corner like that failed obama has done..
Eagle
Yawn.

I was asked to identify any whites who act racist. I did.

Stop looking stupid.

By the way, I already included a couple posts about Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly making some pretty racist statements. Bow before your leaders, Republicant stooge patrol!
Todays Tally

Phoenix, AZ

#178412 Sep 1, 2013
Gila Monster wrote:
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Fake Yellow Belly, Tally
Mud slideeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Level 2

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#178413 Sep 1, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Heard the latest? Observe how Obama actually attacks the source of our inequality. Our liberty to pursue happiness is eroded with ever increasing subsidizing corporations, increasing our inequality.
Ah yes, I remember now, the Democratic Party is the big business party, right?

ROTFLMAO!

It's a shame that you don't actually know a thing about the banking industry. HSBC, RCBC, Credit Suisse and RBS are all foreign banks. Despite that fact, all have paid HUGE fines to the American government for various infractions.

So, when you claim that President Obama's administration is giving thema free ride, do your homework before looking so stupid.

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