The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 332665 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.

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#159 Jun 10, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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One difference, Ike put many people back to work in Texas, friend. Lot's of construction and repairs still going.
Yes it did, but for some in new construction it was a body-slam for some as much as 2 years. It hit me for 5 months. Nobody needs a cabinet maker when their house is laying all over the yard, but agreed, after awhile thing picked up. Obama had nothing what-so-ever to do with it.

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#160 Jun 10, 2012
Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>You know if I believed that any of these republicans or others like me who just have no use for Obama and the other communist in our government would stand up against it and just stop paying their taxes and just ignore them, I might be willing to stand with them. That involves trust which I have very little of in my fellow man concerning this issue....I would stand and fight but I cant do it by myself. I'd be a fool. Therefore, I would just dissappear. It would be my little form of protest, from elsewhere....I will stay law abiding and believe in the rule of law, unless I see there will be no end to the present day BS. Then I will be gone.
Agree, I would entertain the same thought in the same situation...

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#161 Jun 10, 2012
JackMcIntosh wrote:
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So, what you're saying is, you'll only support America if America does what you want?
I didn't realize being a patriot was a part time job.
Being a patriot is indeed a part time job because half of the time being a patriot is spent on battling the opposition....

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#162 Jun 10, 2012
Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>Good for you. Your opinion means as much to me as what's passing over the picture of Obama in my toilet.
So, if the American people decide to reelect Obama, what will you do?

Leave, hide, or crawl up in that toilet of yours and pretend you're just another turd?

I gotta tell ya Jack, I'm not all that impressed.
ima

El Paso, TX

#163 Jun 10, 2012
Antonio34846754 wrote:
my friend's sister-in-law made $20399 the prior week. she is making cash on the laptop and got a $416200 home. All she did was get fortunate and put in action the directions written on this site http://craz.in/7E2V0Ewl
You again? what does this have to do with the topic of this thread?

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#164 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, I would entertain the same thought in the same situation...
Well, I guess that's where we're different. If Romney is elected, I'll still continue working to replace the sellouts in Congress regardless of their party affiliation. I'll still keep working to end illegal immigration, and no matter how disappointed I would be, I would recognize that he is my president. No matter how it goes, I have no intention of abandoning my country or my responsibility as a citizen. I may not like it, may not agree, but I sure won't turn my back on America. Suit yourself.

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#165 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, I would entertain the same thought in the same situation...
Which part?

The tax fraud or the turning your back on your country part because that's pretty much all there was in that post.

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#166 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Agree, I would entertain the same thought in the same situation...
It's kind of hard to judge things right now. I dont really think of November being "the end" of anything but the handwriting is on the wall. I am paying attention and if these jealous pukes winout and they start stealing people's property in the name of "being fair" there's only 2 ways to go, and I'm not going to try it by myself. There's nothing wrong with alittle self-preservation....On the other hand, I have the ability and the nerve to do what I have to do, but I'm not going to be a fool.

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#167 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Being a patriot is indeed a part time job because half of the time being a patriot is spent on battling the opposition....
"Being a patriot is indeed a part time job..."

Not to a real American.

:)
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#168 Jun 10, 2012




Obama is now the most experienced man for the job.

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#169 Jun 10, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I guess that's where we're different. If Romney is elected, I'll still continue working to replace the sellouts in Congress regardless of their party affiliation. I'll still keep working to end illegal immigration, and no matter how disappointed I would be, I would recognize that he is my president. No matter how it goes, I have no intention of abandoning my country or my responsibility as a citizen. I may not like it, may not agree, but I sure won't turn my back on America. Suit yourself.
I will assert my right as an individual, and a citizen of the U.S as well as a veteran who fought for the right to my individual pursuit of happiness.....Any questions...

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#170 Jun 10, 2012
JackMcIntosh wrote:
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Which part?
The tax fraud or the turning your back on your country part because that's pretty much all there was in that post.
Where is the tax fraud that you claim exists?....

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#171 Jun 10, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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What jobs has obama created???? Shovel ready, cash for clunkers, solyndra, fisker..........many more all failures.
Romney paid off Massechusetts debt and left a 2 billion dollar rainy day fund. Businesses didn't go there because it's a strong union state, they're building elsewhere, especially the red states. If they would've listen to Romney, then they might have added many more jobs.
First, I have to ask you the question: Are you asking about jobs created directly by government? Or, are you asking what jobs have been created under Obama's tenure? If the latter, then the answer is 4.3 million in the last 27 months. That is by no means fast enough or good enough. It does answer your question.

If Congress would pass the President's jobs bill, we could put construction workers back to work along with more teachers, police officers and firefighters. Safety and security as well as good public education standards are incentives for businesses to locate in areas that have those reliable community resources. Why wouldn't Congress pass that legislation?

Under Romney's cuts, expect your local taxes and fees to skyrocket. He's big on fees rather than "taxes". It's just another 'hidden tax' situation that will hit the middle-class.

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#172 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>I will assert my right as an individual, and a citizen of the U.S as well as a veteran who fought for the right to my individual pursuit of happiness.....Any questions...
Do you have your passport in order?

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#173 Jun 10, 2012
Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>It's kind of hard to judge things right now. I dont really think of November being "the end" of anything but the handwriting is on the wall. I am paying attention and if these jealous pukes winout and they start stealing people's property in the name of "being fair" there's only 2 ways to go, and I'm not going to try it by myself. There's nothing wrong with alittle self-preservation....On the other hand, I have the ability and the nerve to do what I have to do, but I'm not going to be a fool.
I know this and I see what you say but you are entitled to your right as a citizen to your own pursuit of happiness which includes life and liberty and that trumps a lot of things that the opposition will try to shame you into thinking what comes first...

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#174 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>I will assert my right as an individual, and a citizen of the U.S as well as a veteran who fought for the right to my individual pursuit of happiness.....Any questions...
You do know that these azzholes have no real answers to anything and they just bow down to the alter of Obama. One of them just whines and the other is just a shyt starter....He claims to have been in the military, but all I have read tells me he would have been making up bunks and serving coffee to the people I know....The other thinks she know everything, just ask....It's hard to be patriotic when one is surrounded by the enemy claiming to be a patriot.

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#175 Jun 10, 2012
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>I will assert my right as an individual, and a citizen of the U.S as well as a veteran who fought for the right to my individual pursuit of happiness.....Any questions...
I didn't realize the pursuit of happiness superseded all loyalties to one's country.

Sounds very selfish to me.
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#176 Jun 10, 2012
All Presidents has failed us.

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#177 Jun 10, 2012
Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>You do know that these azzholes have no real answers to anything and they just bow down to the alter of Obama. One of them just whines and the other is just a shyt starter....He claims to have been in the military, but all I have read tells me he would have been making up bunks and serving coffee to the people I know....The other thinks she know everything, just ask....It's hard to be patriotic when one is surrounded by the enemy claiming to be a patriot.
"He claims to have been in the military, but all I have read tells me he would have been making up bunks and serving coffee to the people I know..."

When I served you made your own bunk and got your own coffee.

Maybe it was different in the girl scouts.

;)
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#178 Jun 10, 2012
GOP's job-killing election strategy

By Dick Polman

The Republicans' 2012 election strategy is perversely brilliant: Sabotage President Obama's job-creation efforts, then blame him for the wreckage.

This strategy was in action the other day, when Mitt Romney assailed Obama on the stump. Romney said that "with America in crisis, with 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work, he hasn't put forth a plan to get us working again."

Romney conveniently omitted the fact that Obama put forth such a plan last autumn. The American Jobs Act would have put as many as two million construction workers, cops, teachers, and firefighters back to work so said economic forecasters if only congressional Republicans hadn't dynamited it.

Yes, sabotage was indeed required. Republicans knew their prospects for beating Obama would be damaged if they signed on to a plan that got more Americans working again. They're far too invested in economic misery to let that happen. Working with Obama on job creation is not their top priority; as Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell candidly remarked in 2010, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

Fortunately for the GOP, voters typically pay scant attention to the parliamentary play-by-play in Washington. Fortunately for the GOP, we are a nation of amnesiacs. What happened last autumn, when Senate Republicans successfully blocked debate on the jobs plan, is ancient history. That episode, yet another example of obstruction by filibuster, has vanished down the Orwellian memory hole which allows Romney to pretend the bill never existed.

The 2012 election may be a cliff-hanger, much like 2000 and 2004, and the sabotage strategy just may be clever enough to work.

The GOP saboteurs deserve a share of the blame for our stalled economy, but politics is a shorthand business and the shorthand is that presidents take the hit when times are tough. When the latest jobs report tallied only 69,000 new jobs during May and put the jobless rate at 8.2 percent, Obama got the brunt of the blame. People tend to believe the maxim that sat on Harry S. Truman's desk "The buck stops here" even though power is widely dispersed in a system that cannot function without at least a modicum of bipartisan comity.

Instead, we have black comedy. A new book by the well-sourced writer Robert Draper reveals that Republican congressional insiders met for a private dinner on the night of Obama's inauguration and mapped a strategy to "show united and unyielding opposition to the president's economic policies" from Day One. On the way out the door, Newt Gingrich, an invited guest, reportedly told his former brethren, "You will remember this day. You'll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown." Newt has a flair for the dramatic, but in this case he was right.

What's fascinating about Obama's sabotaged jobs bill is that he tried to attract Republican support by packing it with Republican provisions. For instance, some GOP senators had come up with the idea of creating jobs repairing America's decaying infrastructure through an independent, privately bankrolled fund. A good idea, but once Obama embraced it, the Republicans naturally deemed it a bad one.

So goodbye, construction jobs. Goodbye also to the funds that would have saved the jobs of 30,000 teachers who have since been laid off by financially strapped states. And goodbye to other Republican provisions, such as slashing payroll taxes for small businesses and allowing them to fully expense new investments. Better for the Republicans to simply reap their sown seeds and blame Obama for the jobs deficit.

Some Democrats contend that Obama should talk about GOP sabotage more. As former Democratic strategist Bob Shrum was quoted as saying recently, "Republicans are clearly rooting for recession.... Republicans' actions give more and more credibility to [that idea], and if(cont.)

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