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Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8714 May 3, 2013
An opinion worth posting.....

"Obama: The fall."
"Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs. And where the victor is hailed as the new Caesar, facing an open road to domination.

And where Barack Obama, already naturally inclined to believe his own loftiness, graciously accepted the kingly crown and proceeded to ride his reelection success to a crushing victory over the GOP at the fiscal cliff, leaving a humiliated John Boehner & Co. with nothing but naked tax hikes.

Thus emboldened, Obama turned his inaugural and State of the Union addresses into a left-wing dream factory, from his declaration of war on global warming (on a planet where temperatures are the same as 16 years ago and in a country whose CO2 emissions are at a 20-year low) to the invention of new entitlements — e.g., universal preschool for 5-year-olds— for a country already drowning in debt.

To realize his dreams, Obama sought to fracture and neutralize the congressional GOP as a prelude to reclaiming the House in 2014. This would enable him to fully enact his agenda in the final two years of his presidency, usually a time of lame-duck paralysis. Hail the Obama juggernaut.

Well, that story — excuse me, narrative — lasted exactly six months. The Big Mo is gone.

It began with the sequester. Obama never believed the Republicans would call his bluff and let it go into effect. They did.

Taken by surprise, Obama cried wolf, predicting the end of everything we hold dear if the sequester was not stopped. It wasn’t. Nothing happened.

Highly embarrassed, and determined to indeed make (bad) things happen, the White House refused Republican offers to give it more discretion in making cuts. Bureaucrats were instructed to inflict maximum pain from minimal cuts, as revealed by one memo from the Agriculture Department demanding agency cuts that the public would feel.

Things began with the near-comical cancellation of White House tours and ended with not-so-comical airline delays. Obama thought furious passengers would blame the GOP. But isn’t the executive branch in charge of these agencies? Who thinks that a government spending $3.6 trillion a year can’t cut 2 percent without furloughing air-traffic controllers?

Looking not just incompetent at managing budgets but cynical for deliberately injuring the public welfare, the administration relented. Congress quickly passed a bill giving Obama reallocation authority to restore air traffic control. Having previously threatened to veto any such bill, Obama caved. He signed."
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8715 May 3, 2013
"Not exactly Appomattox, but coming immediately after Obama’s spectacular defeat on gun control, it marked an administration that had lost its “juice,” to paraphrase a charming question at the president’s Tuesday news conference.

For Obama, gun control was a political disaster. He invested capital. He went on a multi-city tour. He paraded grieving relatives. And got nothing. An assault-weapons ban — a similar measure had passed the Congress 20 years ago — lost 60 to 40in a Senate where Democrats control 55 seats. Obama failed even to get mere background checks.

All this while appearing passive, if not helpless, on the world stage. On Syria, Obama is nervously trying to erase the WMD red line he had so publicly established. On Benghazi, he stonewalled accusations that State Department officials wishing to testify are being blocked.

He is even taking heat for the Boston bombings. Every day brings another revelation of signals missed beforehand. And his post-bombing pledge to hunt down those responsible was mocked by the scandalous Mirandizing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gratuitously shutting down information from the one person who knows more than anyone about possible still-existent explosives, associates, trainers, future plans, etc.

Now, the screw will undoubtedly turn again. If immigration reform passes, Obama will be hailed as the comeback kid, and a new “Obama rising” narrative proclaimed.

This will overlook the fact that immigration reform has little to do with Obama and everything to do with GOP panic about the Hispanic vote. In fact, Obama has been asked by congressional negotiators to stay away, so polarizing a figure has he become.

Nonetheless, whatever happens, the screw will surely turn again, if only because of media boredom. But that’s the one constant of Washington political life: There are no straight-line graphs. We live from inflection point to inflection point.

And we’ve just experienced one. From king of the world to dead in the water in six months. Quite a ride. "

ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8716 May 3, 2013
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>
Another history deficit poster.
Impeached Clinton? really? you believe that?
You were saying something about history deficits?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_B...
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8717 May 3, 2013

"Obama sings Mexico's praises, but some Mexicans hear flat notes."


"After President Obama’s upbeat speech in Mexico on Friday, many in attendance said they were flattered by the description of their country, but others said they hardly recognized the place he had just described.

“[That was] a really good speech by President Obama, but what Mexico was he talking about?” said Jose Carlos Cruz, 24, a graduate student in international relations.“Unfortunately in our country, the situation is terrible: There’s poverty, unemployment, and even worse, the future is anything but promising.

“How nice that he came to give inspiring speeches, but what’s happening in Mexico is far from what he talked about today,” Cruz said.

Alberto Rios Lara, 26, who is studying to be an economist, said:“Obama is a great speaker — it’s really impossible not to feel excited. However, the reality is different in Mexico. We need more action and fewer speeches.”



"we need more action and fewer speeches."

We conservatives have been saying the same thing going on 5 years, "A Little Less Talk And A Lot More Action" is a song title that applies to Obama.

The man has buffaloed the un-informed, the less intelligent, and the emotionally unstable.






Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8718 May 3, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
You were saying something about history deficits?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_B...

Glad to put you to work, you need the education.

Sure took you a long time to verify.
columbus native

Edmond, OK

#8719 May 3, 2013
You know things are going pretty well when you see these republicans piss and moan like sick dogs. I would'nt vote for a republican no matter who is running against them. It's their party and worship of the wealthy no matter who they elect. I'll say anything I want about reptile bush, this SOB permenately damaged my country and Obama sure as hell is better than romney any day. Can't get these stupid beatdown republicans to answer some simple questions about their defeated party just mindless shatter like TROLL. Now that makes me all the more happy I voted for Obama. These republicans are a danger to our country and don't have the brains God gave a jackass.But it's their nerves on edge for a change and not mine and if forced to I will vote for Hillary.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8720 May 3, 2013
Bored wrote:
Thanks to Obama and his socialists followers...
"They Are Murdering Small Business: The Percentage Of Self-Employed Americans Is At A Record Low."
Back to Alex Jones Info Wars?

http://www.infowars.com/they-are-murdering-sm...

Do you remember just a few days ago we proved that this was not even remotely accurate news?

Pathetic. You're a junkie for fake, false information.
columbus native

Edmond, OK

#8721 May 3, 2013
Thanks to FDR for Social Security. Got mine check today and thanks to presidents like Obama who preserve the program. Now republicans would have you believe that social security and those who paid it in for 40 years are the deficit problem. Huge overpriced military products along with wars like Iraq are mainly why we are where we are today. But don't pay attention to these fools and trolls they are just mad they could'nt privatize it and could'nt get us to pay for romneys 2 trillion plus navy that was to make him and a few other insiders trillions on our credit card. At the end of the day they lost and won't be a threat to our great country for atleast 3 and half plus years! I love to hear how pissed they are, serves them right.Dum ass trolls!
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8722 May 3, 2013
Vote for Hillary, vote for a loser.

Most people in OK spend their time in an Indian Casino, losing their welfare checks and wanting Obama to give them more.
columbus native

Edmond, OK

#8723 May 3, 2013
Get used to it, he's there for 3 and a half more years and there is'nt anything you can do about it.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8724 May 3, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Back to Alex Jones Info Wars?
http://www.infowars.com/they-are-murdering-sm...
Do you remember just a few days ago we proved that this was not even remotely accurate news?
Pathetic. You're a junkie for fake, false information.

And you're a dummy for wrong links..

You've proved nothing, you have posted a lot of libtard websites for rebuttal.

Check these out. While you are at it, check the charts.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/t...

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/t...

http://sgtreport.com/2013/05/they-are-murderi...

http://financialsurvivalnetwork.com/2013/05/t...

"If you think that the latest employment numbers are good news, you might want to look again. In April 2013, 58.6 percent of all working age Americans had a job. But three years ago, in April 2010, 58.7 percent of all working age Americans had a job. Well, you may argue, that is not much of a difference. And that is precisely my point. The percentage of Americans that have a job fell like a rock during the last recession.

It dropped from about 63 percent all the way down to below 59 percent, and it has stayed below 59 percent for 44 months in a row. So where is the recovery? This is the first time in the post-World War II era that the employment-population ratio has not bounced back after the end of a recession. So anyone that tells you that we are experiencing an employment recovery is lying to you. Yes, the U.S. economy added 165,000 jobs last month. But it takes nearly that many jobs just to keep up with population growth. The truth is that we are just treading water."


So not only has Obama killed small business growth, he has made it a point to keep unemployment high.


Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8725 May 3, 2013
columbus native wrote:
Get used to it, he's there for 3 and a half more years and there is'nt anything you can do about it.

And I'm going to enjoy watching him fall, along with some democraps in 2014 and 2016.

Demos in congress are looking for a rat hole to crawl into from Obama. They've told him to keep his nose out of congress because they are scared sh**less they are going down with him.

Shumer quote " Obamacare is going to cost more than foreseen."

Shumer has found his rathole, NYC.

Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8727 May 3, 2013
FDR kneeled before Wilson, used the same keynesian economics Obama is using for his first 8 years in office. Even his tresury sec said spending borrowed money by the billions was a complete failure.

You dont know the history of SS if you think Obama has saved it. SS is broke from all elected officials taking money our of the SS trust fund for general revenue for government operstions to the tune of trillions of dollars.

FYI, SS is broke and living off IOU's, The same as the rest of government spending.

Heck, even the FEd reserve has to buy U.S. bonds cause no one else in the world is crazy enough to do it.

The Fed reserve buys billions of bonds with worthless printed reserves. It's all a sham, just funny credits and debits floating. They make the banks look honest and clean.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8728 May 3, 2013
@Apparently
I really don't know what to say. Your post was very kind and I humbly thank you for it.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8729 May 3, 2013
Bored wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're a dummy for wrong links..
You've proved nothing, you have posted a lot of libtard websites for rebuttal.
Check these out. While you are at it, check the charts.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/t...
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/t...
http://sgtreport.com/2013/05/they-are-murderi...
http://financialsurvivalnetwork.com/2013/05/t...
If you have no self-respect whatsoever, at all,not even the tiniest amount, and you like being factually incorrect about 100% of the time, well, enjoy reading that garbage.
Informed Opinion

United States

#8730 May 3, 2013
Bored wrote:
"Not exactly Appomattox, but coming immediately after Obama’s spectacular defeat on gun control, it marked an administration that had lost its “juice,” to paraphrase a charming question at the president’s Tuesday news conference.

For Obama, gun control was a political disaster. He invested capital. He went on a multi-city tour. He paraded grieving relatives. And got nothing. An assault-weapons ban — a similar measure had passed the Congress 20 years ago — lost 60 to 40in a Senate where Democrats control 55 seats. Obama failed even to get mere background checks.

All this while appearing passive, if not helpless, on the world stage. On Syria, Obama is nervously trying to erase the WMD red line he had so publicly established. On Benghazi, he stonewalled accusations that State Department officials wishing to testify are being blocked.

He is even taking heat for the Boston bombings. Every day brings another revelation of signals missed beforehand. And his post-bombing pledge to hunt down those responsible was mocked by the scandalous Mirandizing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gratuitously shutting down information from the one person who knows more than anyone about possible still-existent explosives, associates, trainers, future plans, etc.

Now, the screw will undoubtedly turn again. If immigration reform passes, Obama will be hailed as the comeback kid, and a new “Obama rising” narrative proclaimed.

This will overlook the fact that immigration reform has little to do with Obama and everything to do with GOP panic about the Hispanic vote. In fact, Obama has been asked by congressional negotiators to stay away, so polarizing a figure has he become.

Nonetheless, whatever happens, the screw will surely turn again, if only because of media boredom. But that’s the one constant of Washington political life: There are no straight-line graphs. We live from inflection point to inflection point.

And we’ve just experienced one. From king of the world to dead in the water in six months. Quite a ride. "
You do understand that post makes you seem silly and desperate ?
Informed Opinion

United States

#8731 May 3, 2013
columbus native wrote:
Thanks to FDR for Social Security. Got mine check today and thanks to presidents like Obama who preserve the program. Now republicans would have you believe that social security and those who paid it in for 40 years are the deficit problem. Huge overpriced military products along with wars like Iraq are mainly why we are where we are today. But don't pay attention to these fools and trolls they are just mad they could'nt privatize it and could'nt get us to pay for romneys 2 trillion plus navy that was to make him and a few other insiders trillions on our credit card. At the end of the day they lost and won't be a threat to our great country for atleast 3 and half plus years! I love to hear how pissed they are, serves them right.Dum ass trolls!
Great post.

It's not enough to spend more every year on a War Department than the rest of the industrialized world combined.

Those Right Wingers are so afraid of everyone, everywhere, and everything, they are still hiding under the covers, sucking their thumbs, begging for the grown ups to protect them.
Informed Opinion

United States

#8732 May 3, 2013
Bored wrote:
FDR kneeled before Wilson, used the same keynesian economics Obama is using for his first 8 years in office. Even his tresury sec said spending borrowed money by the billions was a complete failure.

You dont know the history of SS if you think Obama has saved it. SS is broke from all elected officials taking money our of the SS trust fund for general revenue for government operstions to the tune of trillions of dollars.

FYI, SS is broke and living off IOU's, The same as the rest of government spending.

Heck, even the FEd reserve has to buy U.S. bonds cause no one else in the world is crazy enough to do it.

The Fed reserve buys billions of bonds with worthless printed reserves. It's all a sham, just funny credits and debits floating. They make the banks look honest and clean.
Yep, Bush and his Right Wing Wackos took a budget surplus and turned it into a $1.4 Trillion Dollar Annual Deficit.

Obama has taken Bush's $1.4 Trillion Dollar Deficit and has already cut it by $600 Billion a year.

Which one is better for America - what a tough call.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8733 May 3, 2013
Ignores IO's bluster.

"Reid: We Really Need More Money for Obamacare -- "

"We're way past the "not one dime to the deficit" mirage and the manufactured CBO score games, so why not just rack up an even bigger tab? Here's the Senate Majority Leader trying to lay the Obamacare "train wreck" at the feet of a party that didn't cast a single vote for the law, in the context of demanding more funding for the multi-trillion-dollar behemoth:"

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly. Reid warned that people will not be able to choose health insurance plans on government health exchanges if federal authorities lack the resources to set them up and educate the public.“Max said unless we implement this properly it’s going to be a train wreck, and I agree with him,” Reid said, echoing a warning delivered last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Reid warned the federal government is not spending enough money to implement the law because of Republican opposition to ObamaCare.“Here’s what we have now, we have the menu but we don’t have any way to get to the menu,” Reid said.“The president is taking money — I wish we had the money just to do this on its own, but he’s agreed, he’s determined he’s going to take money from some of the other things that he feels are less important in the healthcare bill and put it on letting you and others know what’s in the bill,” Reid [said].

"Where to begin? First, notice how these problems are never, ever the fault of the disastrous law itself. No, it's always the Republicans' fault -- or the public's, for not properly understanding how great the new program really is. President Obama effectively advanced the latter argument at his Tuesday press conference: Ninety percent of you rubes are already enjoying the wonders of my munificence, even if you're too dense to realize it. Thus, now we're back to Democrats lamenting their inability to "tell better stories" or whatever, even though they've had the presidential bully pulpit for five years, and a generally pliant media running interference for them. We're informed that a law whose price tag has already doubled -- and is likely to rise even further -- requires additional taxpayer dollars to finance yet another PR campaign for itself. But weren't Obamacare's provisions going to convince us all, just as soon as it was fully implemented? Lower premiums! Reduced deficits! Cost curve down! Keep your plan! Plenty of doctors! None of that is actually happening, though, so the only conceivable solution is to appropriate more money to temporarily prop up public perceptions for awhile."

"Re-education" funds, as Kathleen Sebelius might call them. Nevertheless, no amount of slick advertising can erase what even elected Democrats and mainstream journalists can see with their own two eyes.(Part-time worker? Sorry, bud). Empirical results are almost irrelevant to the party of "science."
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8734 May 3, 2013

"Case in point: A hot-off-the-presses landmark study on Medicaid, the results of which are devastating to government healthcare cheerleaders:"

"In 2008, Oregon expanded its Medicaid program, but because the state could not cover everybody, lawmakers opened up a lottery that randomly drew 30,000 names from a waiting list of almost 90,000 and allowed them to apply for the program. This created a unique opportunity for health researchers, ultimately allowing them to compare the health outcomes of 6,387 low-income adults who were able to enroll in the program with 5,842 who were not selected. Contrary to liberal assumptions, researchers found that those who enrolled in Medicaid spent a lot more on medical care than those who weren’t able to enroll, but didn’t significantly improve their health outcomes.

Specifically, researchers found that those who received Medicaid increased their annual health care spending by $1,172, or 35 percent more than those who did not receive Medicaid. Those with Medicaid were more likely to be screened for diabetes and use diabetes medication and to make use of other preventive care measures. The study also examined health metrics including blood pressure and cholesterol. Ultimately, the authors concluded that,“This randomized, controlled study showed that Medicaid coverage generated no significant improvements in measured health outcomes in the first two years..."

"In a sane political world populated by quasi-rational actors, this research would be a true game-changer. Here we have solid, methodologically-sound evidence that an enormously expensive government program -- Medicaid -- is failing to improve health outcomes for low income Americans, compared to being uninsured. Which is the entire point of the program. It turns out that Medicaid recipients also aren't cutting down on hospital and emergency room visits, another favored talking point for universal coverage. The primary difference between beneficiaries and their uninsured counterparts is that the former group uses healthcare services more, thus raising expenditures. One of this study's co-authors just happens to be a key designer of Obamacare (MIT's Jon Gruber), so this can't be written off some right-wing hatchet job, either."

"The new program Gruber helped create calls for the massive expansion (by 11 million people) of an old program that Gruber has now determined doesn't work. Ta-da! Liberal activists and journalists, meanwhile, are feverishly churning out copy to distort the results and salvage what they can from this catastrophic blow. Be sure to check out Avik Roy's must-read piece that methodically rebuts apologists' straw-grasping. But will this data earthquake impact actual policy one wit? "

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