Reasons to cheer For President Obama ...
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#468 Nov 21, 2012
Cheer!!!

Intelligence officials told CNN that the intelligence community, not the White House, changed the now infamous Benghazi talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice before her appearance on several morning news shows in September. CNN quoted both the spokesperson for the Director of National Intelligence and an anonymous official “familiar with the drafting of the talking points.” The DNI spokesperson said that the only “substantive changes” came from the intelligence community and not the White House.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers in a closed door hearing last week that the CIA’s original assessment on the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack was that it was carried out by al Qaeda affiliated groups. But he reportedly said that analysis was later taken out after an interagency review in favor of a more general assessment that “extremists” carried out the attack to broaden the scope and not tip off terrorists to U.S. knowledge on the matter. And despite the fact that Petraeus said the CIA approved the change, Republicans, led by Republican senators John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC) and Kelly Ayotte (NH), have accused the White House of stripping the language for political reasons.

But Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence, told CNN that it wasn’t the White House’s decision.
all the time

Bronx, NY

#469 Nov 21, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Cheer!!!
Intelligence officials told CNN that the intelligence community, not the White House, changed the now infamous Benghazi talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice before her appearance on several morning news shows in September. CNN quoted both the spokesperson for the Director of National Intelligence and an anonymous official “familiar with the drafting of the talking points.” The DNI spokesperson said that the only “substantive changes” came from the intelligence community and not the White House.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers in a closed door hearing last week that the CIA’s original assessment on the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack was that it was carried out by al Qaeda affiliated groups. But he reportedly said that analysis was later taken out after an interagency review in favor of a more general assessment that “extremists” carried out the attack to broaden the scope and not tip off terrorists to U.S. knowledge on the matter. And despite the fact that Petraeus said the CIA approved the change, Republicans, led by Republican senators John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC) and Kelly Ayotte (NH), have accused the White House of stripping the language for political reasons.
But Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence, told CNN that it wasn’t the White House’s decision.
Great info.
ZCs

New York, NY

#470 Nov 24, 2012
President Obama!!

Right Power!!!

Two weeks after Barack Obama won a second term, political analysts are just beginning to assess the surprising scope of his victory. By routing Mitt Romney by 332 to 206 in the Electoral College, Obama joins FDR, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan as the only presidents of the past century to twice win more than 50 percent of the popular vote.

To unpack the significance of Obama's big win, Rolling Stone turned to one of the shrewdest observers of American politics: James Carville, the architect of Bill Clinton's election in 1992. Over the course of an hourlong interview, Carville traced the roots of Romney's collapse to the reactionary posturing required by the GOP primaries, and underscored the strategic blunders that sealed Romney's fate – including the Clint Eastwood debacle. "You can't control what happens in a debate," Carville says. "But you do get to control your convention – and they didn't control that."

Carville marvels that Romney, a businessman whose core sales pitch was competent management, entrusted his campaign to second-rate crony consultants who were so divorced from reality that they had him convinced to the bitter end that victory was all but assured. And looking to the future, Carville predicts that America could face a surprising role reversal in 2016: Democratic voters are likely to behave like the GOP base and fall into line behind a pre-anointed candidate, while Republicans will be forced to embrace a centrist agent of change – a Republican version of Carville's former boss.

ZCs

New York, NY

#471 Nov 24, 2012
Reasons to cheer for President Obama

The proverbial “Morning in America” dawned brightly for President Barack Obama’s supporters when they woke upon November 7th — after a long and tumultuous campaign — to a world their chosen candidate will preside over until 2016. Yet, none of us could have possibly looked more triumphantly beautiful and radiant than our beloved progressive media angel Rachel Maddow — who opened her post-election day show by giddily proclaiming,“That HAPPENED … it REALLY happened!” She even adorned her customarily austere eyelids with a festive dash of purple eyeshadow for this august occasion.

Maddow then got serious and launched into a litany of horrible things that would have happened if Mitt Romney had won and Barack Obama had lost. I had long known this already, but still got caught up with the outrage and subsequent shudders of relief. For anyone who does NOT fully understand the full extent of horrors our country has — thankfully — rejected, I have transcribed, compiled, and organized Maddow’s quotations into an easy-to-read list format we can all easily appreciate and share:

(1)“We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court.”

(2)“We’re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody’s going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation — or any other generation — fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We’re not going to do that.”

(3)“We’re not going to give the 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires, and expect [cutting] programs like food stamps and kids’ health insurance to cover that tax cut.”

(4)“We’re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control with the insurance plan that you’re on.”

(5)“We are not going to redefine rape.”
The right thing

Bronx, NY

#472 Nov 24, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Reasons to cheer for President Obama
The proverbial “Morning in America” dawned brightly for President Barack Obama’s supporters when they woke upon November 7th — after a long and tumultuous campaign — to a world their chosen candidate will preside over until 2016. Yet, none of us could have possibly looked more triumphantly beautiful and radiant than our beloved progressive media angel Rachel Maddow — who opened her post-election day show by giddily proclaiming,“That HAPPENED … it REALLY happened!” She even adorned her customarily austere eyelids with a festive dash of purple eyeshadow for this august occasion.
Maddow then got serious and launched into a litany of horrible things that would have happened if Mitt Romney had won and Barack Obama had lost. I had long known this already, but still got caught up with the outrage and subsequent shudders of relief. For anyone who does NOT fully understand the full extent of horrors our country has — thankfully — rejected, I have transcribed, compiled, and organized Maddow’s quotations into an easy-to-read list format we can all easily appreciate and share:
(1)“We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court.”
(2)“We’re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody’s going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation — or any other generation — fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We’re not going to do that.”
(3)“We’re not going to give the 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires, and expect [cutting] programs like food stamps and kids’ health insurance to cover that tax cut.”
(4)“We’re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control with the insurance plan that you’re on.”
(5)“We are not going to redefine rape.”
All of that is exactly why Romney and the Republicans lost.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#473 Nov 27, 2012
Hail President Obama!!!

There is something appealing to human beings about a small individual taking on a powerful adversary, and most people are aware of the David and Goliath story where a small insignificant boy took on and defeated a powerful giant because his unwavering faith gave him courage and conviction that right would overcome might. For the past eleven-and-a-half years, one American with unwavering faith in the judicial system has taken on a modern day giant without respite based on a belief that justice is due diligence and that in America, right overcomes might. However, in this circumstance, the system that exists to ensure justice prevails has conflated power with right and gave an already powerful giant a wall of separation from the law, and yet one small individual continues battling for justice against a behemoth.

The giant in this case is Willard Romney’s Bain Capital and their surrogate bankruptcy fraudsters, and the individual battling them for nearly twelve years is Stephen (Laser) Haas, the man hired to liquidate assets in the eToys bankruptcy case. As liquidator, Hass was an officer of the court and head eToys executive with authority to sell the company and its assets to satisfy debtors’ claims while leaving the creditors with no outstanding debt, and to give shareholders relief instead of losing their investments. However, in the course of his duties to maximize returns with minimum expense for the eToys bankruptcy estate, Haas discovered hidden overseas assets, unaccounted for inventory, and that most likely the company was not broke and should not be in bankruptcy.

As an eToys executive, Haas had a legal and fiduciary responsibility to report his discoveries to eToys estate managers and lawyers, and instead of gratitude for doing his job well, he was asked to betray his client for the sake of his future in the liquidation business. When Haas refused the offer to look the other way and allow eToys to be gutted and sold to Bain Capital for free, a Bain Capital surrogate installed his business partner and co-conspirator in other bankruptcies to replace Haas, and colluded to annul a court-approved contract to pay him. As an officer of the court, and 18 USC § 4 – Misprision of felony, Mr. Haas, having knowledge of the commission of a felony had a duty, as soon as possible, to make known the same to some judge or other person in civil authority and if he failed to do so, he risked being fined or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Haas fulfilled his legal duty and reported the malfeasance to the proper authorities.

Shortly after reporting the crimes, in August 2001, George W. Bush appointed another Bain Capital lawyer as U.S. Attorney and he refused to investigate or prosecute the crimes throughout his tenure; despite the U.S. and former Bain attorney’s malfeasance, Haas continued fighting for eToys shareholders and to bring the criminals to justice. During his long battle, Haas discovered attorneys representing the creditors and debtors worked for the same giant (Bain Capital) in the eToys bankruptcy and committed perjury by deliberately failing the mandate to disclose conflict of interest. In what can conservatively be called racketeering, fraud on the court, and miscarriage of justice, the court failed to prosecute or report the crimes then, and continues protecting Bain Capital and its surrogates as recently as last week when the eToys judge postponed a hearing to remove the fraudulent eToys manager in another curious miscarriage of justice.
ZCs

New York, NY

#474 Dec 1, 2012
More reasons to cheer for President Obama.

Right Power!

The odds are increasing that President Obama and the Democrats will rout the Republicans in the current battle over the "fiscal cliff."

I realize that all of the "wise men" of Washington are clamoring for a bi-partisan solution to fix the nation's deficit -- a "solution" that involves "shared sacrifice." But the plain fact is that the deficit is not a bi-partisan problem. Democrat Bill Clinton left Republican George Bush surpluses as far as the eye could see.

Today's deficit was caused when the Republicans cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and started two wars for which they refused to pay. The deficit got worse when Republican policies caused the financial markets and the economy to collapse in the Great Recession.

That was the Republican legacy inherited by incoming President Barack Obama. Now, after having saved the economy from falling into a depression, laid the groundwork for economic recovery and soundly won reelection, President Obama is poised to force Republicans to do what is critically necessary to right the nation's fiscal situation: raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.

And he is likely to be successful without yielding to Republican demands that much of the bill to close the federal deficit be paid by the still-struggling middle class.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#475 Dec 1, 2012
ZCs wrote:
More reasons to cheer for President Obama.
Right Power!
The odds are increasing that President Obama and the Democrats will rout the Republicans in the current battle over the "fiscal cliff."
I realize that all of the "wise men" of Washington are clamoring for a bi-partisan solution to fix the nation's deficit -- a "solution" that involves "shared sacrifice." But the plain fact is that the deficit is not a bi-partisan problem. Democrat Bill Clinton left Republican George Bush surpluses as far as the eye could see.
Today's deficit was caused when the Republicans cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and started two wars for which they refused to pay. The deficit got worse when Republican policies caused the financial markets and the economy to collapse in the Great Recession.
That was the Republican legacy inherited by incoming President Barack Obama. Now, after having saved the economy from falling into a depression, laid the groundwork for economic recovery and soundly won reelection, President Obama is poised to force Republicans to do what is critically necessary to right the nation's fiscal situation: raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.
And he is likely to be successful without yielding to Republican demands that much of the bill to close the federal deficit be paid by the still-struggling middle class.
They have no choice but to work with the president, they're the first Congress to be the least productive since 1947 and have a 18% approval rating as the president currently has a 52% approval rating.
Wonder if Fox News reports that?
ZCs

New York, NY

#476 Dec 1, 2012
ILAL wrote:
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They have no choice but to work with the president, they're the first Congress to be the least productive since 1947 and have a 18% approval rating as the president currently has a 52% approval rating.
Wonder if Fox News reports that?
Hell no they will not report anything good. They prefer to making up lies trying to put the President in a bad light.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#477 Dec 1, 2012
ZCs wrote:
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Hell no they will not report anything good. They prefer to making up lies trying to put the President in a bad light.
They're a bunch of bitter A-holes with failing IQ's who love to lie in a lame attempt to have a point when in fact, they don't.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#478 Dec 12, 2012
Another Reason to cheer for President Obama!

Senior Republican campaign operatives who gathered over beer last week in Alexandria for a post-election briefing were taken aback by what they were told. A nonpartisan research firm presented data showing that President Obama had far outperformed Mitt Romney in managing the largest single expenditure of the campaign: television advertising.

Romney’s spending decisions on advertising look like “campaign malpractice,” said one person who had reviewed the newly circulated data.Obama and his allies spent less on advertising than Romney and his allies but got far more — in the number of ads broadcast, in visibility in key markets and in targeting critical demographic groups, such as the working class and younger voters in swing states. As the presidential race entered its final, furious phase, for example, millions of college football fans tuning in to televised games saw repeated ads for Obama but relatively few from the Romney campaign.

All told, from June through Election Day, the Obama campaign and its allies aired about 50,000 more ads than Romney and his allies, according to the research firm’s data.

“The Obama guys put more lead on the target and were buying their bullets cheaper,” said an attendee at the briefing, Will Feltus, a senior vice president at National Media, the firm that represented Romney in 2008 and President George W. Bush in his 2004 reelection effort.

That contrast is among a series of revelations creating a stir in recent days as GOP consultants conduct postmortem meetings to review what went wrong in Romney’s surprisingly lopsided loss. To some Republicans, the ad-buying strategy reflected other problems with the campaign, including an insular nature that left it closed to advice from the outside.
ZCs

New York, NY

#479 Dec 15, 2012
Another Reason to cheer for President Obama!!!

President Obama made a statement from the Briefing Room on the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut:

THE PRESIDENT: This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Governor Malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation, and made it clear he will have every single resource that he needs to investigate this heinous crime, care for the victims, counsel their families.

We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.
Logic

United States

#480 Dec 20, 2012
President Obama is elected person of the year!

Another reason to cheer for President Obama.

Right Power!
ZCs

New York, NY

#481 Dec 22, 2012
Another reason to cheer for President Obama!!!

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday tried to jumpstart stalled talks over how to avert the fiscal cliff, urging congressional leaders to craft a less ambitious deal that keeps tax rates intact for the middle class and extends jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Obama made a seven-minute pitch in the White House briefing room after talking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev..

“Call me a hopeless optimist, but I actually still think we can get it done,” said Obama, who said he hoped a brief Christmas break would allow lawmakers to “cool off,” enjoy some Christmas cookies and eggnog and “the company of loved ones” while thinking about obligations back in Washington.

“Think about the hardship that so many Americans endure if Congress does nothing at all,” he said.“There are real world consequences to what we do here.”

Bush-era tax rates are slated to expire in a week and a half, and automatic spending cuts are due to take effect Jan. 2, but Obama said he hopes lawmakers will return to Washington next week to meet the deadline. He and the first family were to leave for Christmas in Hawaii late Friday, but Obama – who had planned to stay in his home state until after the New Year, told reporters,“because we didn’t get this done, I will see you next week.”
ILAL

Elmwood Park, NJ

#482 Dec 22, 2012
Logic wrote:
President Obama is elected person of the year!
Another reason to cheer for President Obama.
Right Power!
He defeated Romney by 5 MILLION votes despite the attempts by those GOPuker controlled Southern and Midwest states to suppress votes.
ZCs

New York, NY

#483 Dec 22, 2012
ILAL wrote:
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He defeated Romney by 5 MILLION votes despite the attempts by those GOPuker controlled Southern and Midwest states to suppress votes.
The GOPukers were trying to time warp back to the fifties and it failed.

If they would have pulled it off, it would have been 1867 all over

again. The end of American would be at hand.
ILAL

Elmwood Park, NJ

#484 Dec 22, 2012
ZCs wrote:
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The GOPukers were trying to time warp back to the fifties and it failed.
If they would have pulled it off, it would have been 1867 all over
again. The end of American would be at hand.
The good senses of American voters said otherwise.
ZCs

New York, NY

#485 Dec 29, 2012
More reasons to cheer for Prseident Obama and why

Important Bills Blocked By Republicans In 2012

1. A minimum wage increase.
2. Campaign finance transparency.
3. The Buffett Rule.
4. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
5. U.N. treaty to protect the equal rights of the disabled.
6. The Paycheck Fairness Act.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#486 Dec 29, 2012
Zero Comments the Racist Serial Cut-n-Paste Plagiarist wrote:
More reasons to cheer for Prseident Obama and why
Important Bills Blocked By Republicans In 2012
1. A minimum wage increase.
2. Campaign finance transparency.
3. The Buffett Rule.
4. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
5. U.N. treaty to protect the equal rights of the disabled.
6. The Paycheck Fairness Act.
This post isn't even up to your usual low standard of idiocy.

Increase minimum wage? Reason to cheer for Obama? Yes - he did campaign on this promise in 2008 - and FAILED to deliver. Yet you fools voted him another term anyway. But Obama has unwittingly done the minimum-wage earner a huge favor; raising the minimum wage would render EVERYONE INCAPABLE OF PERFORMING LABOR WORTH MORE THAN $7.25/HR UNEMPLOYABLE. They'd all be out of a job. Did you think about that? No - because you're a progressive tool that has no clue about real-world economics.

I need not go on - you have posted a list of Obama's legislative FAILURES that stands as stark evidence of his FAILURE and INCOMPETENCE as a LEADER, and assert this is reason to "cheer" for this narcissistic amateur and incompetent?

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Logic

United States

#487 Dec 29, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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This post isn't even up to your usual low standard of idiocy.
Increase minimum wage? Reason to cheer for Obama? Yes - he did campaign on this promise in 2008 - and FAILED to deliver. Yet you fools voted him another term anyway. But Obama has unwittingly done the minimum-wage earner a huge favor; raising the minimum wage would render EVERYONE INCAPABLE OF PERFORMING LABOR WORTH MORE THAN $7.25/HR UNEMPLOYABLE. They'd all be out of a job. Did you think about that? No - because you're a progressive tool that has no clue about real-world economics.
I need not go on - you have posted a list of Obama's legislative FAILURES that stands as stark evidence of his FAILURE and INCOMPETENCE as a LEADER, and assert this is reason to "cheer" for this narcissistic amateur and incompetent?
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Twist and spin if you but you can not hide from the truth

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