The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 393376 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.

racer42

Hayward, CA

#212771 Nov 24, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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Teapublicans like Ray are beyond the event horizon. They hate Obama with a passion, root for his fail and then get upset with him for not keeping promises that Republicans maliciously committed obstructionism on.
So lets play this out... Ray is upset that Obama did not keep certain promises [that Ray opposes anyway].
He's like a dog chasing his tail and gets mad when he manages to bite it.
He should have his guns & right to vote taken away a he's no American.
Nothing like a little "over the top" rhetoric to prove your point (which, in fact, does reside on the top of your little pin head). Very, very few people in this country "Hate Obama". They just really, really dislike his policies that are going to take this country down the road to bankruptcy. The people I feel sorry for are people like you and others who blindly follow the pied pipers lead and, like lemmings, will jump right over the cliff for and with him. The vast majority of the American public don't give a shyte what his ethnicity is. Try again, moron.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#212772 Nov 24, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
How the hell do these people become United States Senators? Is there one of those books “Becoming a United States Senator for Dummies” out there somewhere?
Republican Senator John Cornyn Posts Ridiculous Tweet Following Announcement of Iran Nuclear Deal
...For many Republicans, unless the headline goes something like,“United States sends troops into Iran” or “United States begins bombing of Tehran,” they’re not going to be satisfied with any sort of diplomacy — especially if it was brokered during the Obama administration.
But the one that takes the cake so far is Texas
Senator John Cornyn, who posted on his Twitter account:
“Amazing what WH will do to distract from O-care.”
Good news — at least he didn’t say Benghazi. Though I’m sure that’s coming from some Republican soon enough.
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/republican...
Nearly 40 people file petitions to run in Knox Co. election
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/politics/2013/...
In order to make the ballot, each person must get signatures from 25 people eligible to vote in next year's elections.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#212773 Nov 24, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
How the hell do these people become United States Senators? Is there one of those books “Becoming a United States Senator for Dummies” out there somewhere?
Republican Senator John Cornyn Posts Ridiculous Tweet Following Announcement of Iran Nuclear Deal
...For many Republicans, unless the headline goes something like,“United States sends troops into Iran” or “United States begins bombing of Tehran,” they’re not going to be satisfied with any sort of diplomacy — especially if it was brokered during the Obama administration.
But the one that takes the cake so far is Texas
Senator John Cornyn, who posted on his Twitter account:
“Amazing what WH will do to distract from O-care.”
Good news — at least he didn’t say Benghazi. Though I’m sure that’s coming from some Republican soon enough.
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/republican...
The republicans have been desperately trying to gain traction with any one of a number of so called "scandals" with little to no success.

The roll out of Obamacare gave them their best shot so far, but as the program gets going and fixes are made they will fail on this one too.

The headlines should read 'Republicans desperate to talk about Obamacare and ONLY Obamacare'.
racer42

Hayward, CA

#212774 Nov 24, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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Corporations in the USA are getting away with paying 0 tax rates these days... now how did you determine that this is financial suicide compliments of Democrats only?
Look... when you reply to me, please do not talk out of your azz.
Large companies find ways to a zero tax rate
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/...
Then why doesn't your fearless leader and his minions in congress do something about it. Why don't they replace the current, regressive, unfair, archaic tax code with something much simpler with no loopholes? Because the Demoncraps and the Republicants are all in the pockets of the rich and the big business owners. That's where they all get the funds to run their campaigns. Blame both parties for the inequities in the current tax system.

Why do you think we can't get a law not only passed but even introduced that would limit executive pay to 50 times what the average worker makes instead of the 450% it currently is?

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#212776 Nov 24, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
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People like mdbuilder have to be against socialist programs, but expect their Social Security checks on time.
They're simply a joke when you look at it from a realistic perspective.
mdbuilder claims to have retired as a one percenter, so his perspective may be a little different than the rest of us.

The ones I love are the people that come on here and chant that government doesn't create jobs, or complain about too many people receiving government benefits and then brag about their own sweet government jobs and the cozy little pensions they will draw from tax payer money.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#212777 Nov 24, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Seems strange that everyone that disagrees with your world view is instantly labeled unemployed, lazy and socialist doesn't it?
No one is demanded their "cut", but more and more of us are demanding that corporate America and those that control most of the nations wealth pay their share and you can save the predictable personal attack, many of the things I support are socialist in nature and I make no apologies for that.
BTW...it's spelled derriere, not dariare. Unless you're talking about some sort of milk house cooling system.
Dont Panic has no clue to what he's talking about and even worst... is nothing more than a parrot for Koch Brother ideology that's echoed constantly by right wing media.

He's defending laissez faire capitalism for huge corporations yet negates the fact that these very companies are not only getting away with zero tax rates but also receive corporate welfare to the tune of $154 billion a year. Not only that but these corporations are moving that money out of the USA by setting up factories in other Countries. To add insult to injury, what's left of these US based Companies are nothing more than unlivable waged jobs whereby the employees are subjected to relying on social services such as food stamp, section 8 and medi-care.

With this type of laissez faire capitalism in full force... the reliance on socialist polices exponentially grow due to the systematic funneling of wealth into the hands of the already rich.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#212779 Nov 24, 2013
racer42 wrote:
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Nothing like a little "over the top" rhetoric to prove your point (which, in fact, does reside on the top of your little pin head). Very, very few people in this country "Hate Obama". They just really, really dislike his policies that are going to take this country down the road to bankruptcy. The people I feel sorry for are people like you and others who blindly follow the pied pipers lead and, like lemmings, will jump right over the cliff for and with him. The vast majority of the American public don't give a shyte what his ethnicity is. Try again, moron.
You're sipping that morning teapublican kool-aid.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#212780 Nov 24, 2013
George P. Bush makes state candidacy official
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Ge...
George Prescott Bush, a political newcomer who is the grandson and nephew of U.S. presidents, filed to run for Texas land commissioner on Tuesday — a move that officially begins the continuation of his family's political dynasty with a young, Hispanic, Spanish-speaking candidate.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#212781 Nov 24, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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mdbuilder claims to have retired as a one percenter, so his perspective may be a little different than the rest of us.
The ones I love are the people that come on here and chant that government doesn't create jobs, or complain about too many people receiving government benefits and then brag about their own sweet government jobs and the cozy little pensions they will draw from tax payer money.
I don't buy his 1%er story. A real 1%er doesnt spend his days lurking in message boards wasting time trying to convince 10-20 people that he's a 1%er!

“Try Reuters.”

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Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#212782 Nov 24, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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mdbuilder claims to have retired as a one percenter, so his perspective may be a little different than the rest of us.
The ones I love are the people that come on here and chant that government doesn't create jobs, or complain about too many people receiving government benefits and then brag about their own sweet government jobs and the cozy little pensions they will draw from tax payer money.
Apparently, if true, it didn't help him at all with his ignorant racism which would only go to prove the old adage "Money can't buy love." :) Apparently it doesn't buy happiness, and as Jean Jacques Rousseau said:

QUOTE: ROUSSEAU

"Money buys everything, except morality and citizens."

If he has it, he could still utilize some of it to pursue higher education. You just never know;-)

I have real difficulty with those who cash or deposit government welfare assistance checks every month while calling everybody else who receives that kind of help users and lazy good for nothings - all the while the shoe fits them as well as Cinderella's glass slipper did on Cinderella's foot. This provokes me to throw rocks at their feet.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#212783 Nov 24, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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No, I am by no means "all socialist." So I'll give you credit for being ignorant and wrong as you often are.
I don't know. Why do you suppose Italian Americans, German Americans, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, etc. also use that label on occasion? Why is it acceptable for those ethnic groups to distinguish themselves thus, but not those of African descent?
However, I think given the alternatives that a person like you might use such as the "N word," "spook," "spade," "coon," and others I've seen you bigots use, black people have attained the right to dignify themselves with the label African American.
How does it detract from your whiteness, or make America any less American? It doesn't. Get over it, and find something new to be petty about, fool.
Labels are attached to various groups by liberals. Blacks don't like it, and very rarely do you hear anyone refer to themselves that way. You categorize specifically to separate. We are all supposed to be "Americans". Period....except for a**holes like you. Since you enjoy categorizing, here's a sub-group all your own: "Obama American". Yes, it's derogatory. Specifying the very lowest form of American.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#212784 Nov 24, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
The republicans have been desperately trying to gain traction with any one of a number of so called "scandals" with little to no success.
The roll out of Obamacare gave them their best shot so far, but as the program gets going and fixes are made they will fail on this one too.
The headlines should read 'Republicans desperate to talk about Obamacare and ONLY Obamacare'.
Teapublicans are not too smart. If you didn't notice, Obamacare is rolling out more smoothly in Democratically controlled States and to no surprise, slow in Republican controlled states and we all know why.... Republican obstructionism which they use as a talking point into why Obamacare so so bad in the first place.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#212785 Nov 24, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
People like mdbuilder have to be against socialist programs, but expect their Social Security checks on time.
They're simply a joke when you look at it from a realistic perspective.
Are you so fcking ignorant that you can't see the difference between a retired Social Security recipient and a working age parasite?
BTW. I don't draw it yet. Not till I'm 65. But you can bet your sorry a** I'm going to get as much of MY money back as I can before Obama confiscates it. Believe me, he's going to try.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#212786 Nov 24, 2013
racer42 wrote:
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Then why doesn't your fearless leader and his minions in congress do something about it. Why don't they replace the current, regressive, unfair, archaic tax code with something much simpler with no loopholes? Because the Demoncraps and the Republicants are all in the pockets of the rich and the big business owners. That's where they all get the funds to run their campaigns. Blame both parties for the inequities in the current tax system.
Why do you think we can't get a law not only passed but even introduced that would limit executive pay to 50 times what the average worker makes instead of the 450% it currently is?
Had my fearless leader and his minions attempted to do so we would be in the same predicament that we are in with Obamacare relating to the obstructionism that teapublicans commit.

So you don't believe me? Well read the Fox News article about Obama trying just that in early 2012 and the outrage that Republicans disseminated about it.
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Obama administration unveils corporate tax plan to close loopholes, lower rate to 28 percent

The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled its corporate tax reform plan, calling for lowering the corporate rate from 35 to 28 percent while closing loopholes elsewhere.

Officials billed the proposed changes as a way to make America more attractive to businesses while also raising revenue for the government

"It's a framework that lowers the corporate tax rate and broadens the tax base in order to increase competitiveness for companies across the nation," Obama said in a written statement. He added: "This reform is fully paid for, and it won't add a dime to the deficit."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/21/ob...

So now that you know Obama has tried this in the past and got nowhere due to Republican obstructionism... what do you now have to say?

You want to continue blaming Obama or you gonna finally succumb to defeat and admit that it's your Republican party that's once again, the obstructionist?

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#212787 Nov 24, 2013
GOP just a label in Verona Council race
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourallekis...
Although the ballot may read otherwise, in the election for Verona Council, there are no Republicans running.

There are endorsed Democrats and unendorsed Democrats clad in Republican labels vying for the four open council seats.
buzzer

Greeley, CO

#212788 Nov 24, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>You got up on the wrong side of the bed again. This has become a habit with you.
At any rate:
QUOTE: Robert Reich on November 21st
"Having failed electorally and failed in the courts, Republicans are hell-bent on destroying the Affordable Care Act in Americans' minds. A document circulated among House Republicans (revealed in today's NY Times) contains talking points to be repeated continuously:“Because of Obamacare, I Lost My Insurance.”“Obamacare Increases Health Care Costs.”“The Exchanges May Not Be Secure, Putting Personal Information at Risk.” Fox News and right-wing radio amplify them. The mainstream media reports them as news.
Admittedly, Obama played into their hands by botching the roll-out of the Act. But keep in mind the larger reality: Private for-profit insurers have wrecked the American healthcare system. Ours has been the only system in the world designed to avoid sick people. A single-payer system would have been preferable, and we'll eventually get there. But the Affordable Care Act at least sets minimum standards, requires insurers to take people with preexisting conditions, bars them from dropping coverage of people who get sick, and extends insurance to the poor and working class. These are huge accomplishments relative to where we've been. Initial problems with the website, and cancellations of some policies by insurance companies that can't meet the standards, are small potatoes."
..........
You're welcome. My pleasure.
It's just NTR, the phony "independent", giving Obama another online BJ. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

What a heartless person she is. The problems of millions of people being screwed by ObamaCare are "small potatoes". Disgusting.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#212789 Nov 24, 2013
Texas Democrats offering stark contrast
http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/23/339908...
Texas voters won't have a hard time telling the difference between the Republican and Democratic candidates next year.

Davis has taken a "no-labels" approach to her campaign for governor, leaving the word Democrat off of her placards, letting Republicans bring up abortion-rights advocacy and instead focusing on public education funding. Abbott opposes abortion in all cases, except to protect the life of the mother, and has campaigned on states' rights, gun rights and privacy issues.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#212790 Nov 24, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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mdbuilder claims to have retired as a one percenter, so his perspective may be a little different than the rest of us.
The ones I love are the people that come on here and chant that government doesn't create jobs, or complain about too many people receiving government benefits and then brag about their own sweet government jobs and the cozy little pensions they will draw from tax payer money.
You're getting closer but you still have it wrong.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#212791 Nov 24, 2013
Four GOP Senate candidates make tea party appeals
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/21/4...
“People throw around labels. That’s not something we’re doing,” he said.“Thom Tillis has a record of achieving conservative results, and he appeals to everyone in the Republican Party.”

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#212792 Nov 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Labels are attached to various groups by liberals. Blacks don't like it, and very rarely do you hear anyone refer to themselves that way. You categorize specifically to separate. We are all supposed to be "Americans". Period....except for a**holes like you. Since you enjoy categorizing, here's a sub-group all your own: "Obama American". Yes, it's derogatory. Specifying the very lowest form of American.
And you separate specifically to categorize.

We are all Americans, but we're not all white, Christian, heterosexual, right wing Americans and sooner or later you'll either have to learn to live with that, or simply die off and become nothing more than a footnote in our sociological history.

African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Muslim Americans and any number of other identifiable groups are every bit as much "American" as you are if not more so considering your
xenophobic tendencies.

There isn't just one kind of American, but there is only one kind of bigot and you're it.

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