The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 333346 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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#106192 Feb 22, 2013
marlowe44 wrote:
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What you meant was the Irish failed. But you said "republicans", i'd like to see any reference to those you referred to being called "republicans", other than in their name..
You deliberately tried to smear "republicans", we know it, you know it, admit it.
Wasn't Hitler some kind of democrat?
Marlowe, I didn't write the article and it had nothing to do with republicans here in the states.

It was about the IRA because several people had made posts about Ireland and the Irish Republican Army.

They called themselves Republicans (capital R) and you're looking for a fight where their shouldn't be one.

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#106193 Feb 22, 2013
marlowe44 wrote:
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uhmmm, is that the zenith of your debating capabilities?
It might as well be.

“Peace”

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#106194 Feb 22, 2013
sun wrote:
<quoted text>thank you,thank your family to,i just wish this judge it thing would go away ,kind of low blow thing ya know
Sun don't worry about the judge its. Those can and are manipulated by some posters that get their jollies from using them. Most old timers on Topix don't even look at them anymore.

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#106195 Feb 22, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>I believe that the election also showed how the majority felt about immigration reform. Romney ..... against. Obama ..... for it.
The polls show the same thing although right now you can't convince a right winger of that.

They have an online survey.

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#106196 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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"...to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights..."
WA can speak for herself, but I completely reject the premise of your question and your definition of what is "liberal" and what is "conservative".
I do not believe protecting civil liberties and individual human rights is strictly a liberal concept and if it is then the conservative movement in America has abandoned any claim it once had on morality.
If we did things your way the south would still be segregated, you would still be considered property and it would be a felony for me to be with my spouse.
Despite the fact that you don't use the same radical language of some on the far right, the end result of your world view is every bit as extreme.
I selected the shortest definitions I could locate which provided a brief view of each. I did not dissect each sentence or assume that either definition encompassed all ideologies of either philosophy. I also "do not believe protecting civil liberties and individual human rights is strictly a liberal concept".

What is "my way" Jax? How do these two definitions provide you any insight into my values? I was raised in a conservative home which NEVER supported any type of segregation. Civil and human rights were ALWAYS emphasized as important and just.

How did this simple post in any way determine for you that I am in any way "extreme"? I find your statements as very untrue and insulting. Part of the problem I have identified by reading posts on this thread is that liberals seem to consider moderate conservatives as "extreme" these days.

I have definite and firm beliefs, but I do not consider them radical. I guess being "extreme" is in the eye of the beholder.

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#106197 Feb 22, 2013
Tea Party-Karl Rove war of words escalates: Now they’re calling him a Nazi!

The Tea Party Patriots quickly backtrack after releasing a photo of Rove in an SS uniform as part of a fundraising email.

A fundraising email on Tuesday from the Tea Party Patriots features the image of the Republican uber-strategist...

"Wipe the Smirk Off Karl Rove's Face," the fundraising email said. The photo features Rove's face atop a uniformed SS officer's body from Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tea-...

“obamabot livs”

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#106198 Feb 22, 2013
IMO Obama is lying, he's scaremongering:

Obama said;
. "Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country," he said. "Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings."

The LA Times agrees with me:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-l...
sun

Longview, WA

#106199 Feb 22, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>Sun don't worry about the judge its. Those can and are manipulated by some posters that get their jollies from using them. Most old timers on Topix don't even look at them anymore.
thank you i just think it childish,i'll just look the other way from now on thank you

“Peace”

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#106200 Feb 22, 2013
marlowe44 wrote:
Ok, I was right as usual:
Why was the NAZI party called the National Socialist Democratic ...
answers.yahoo.com › All Categories › Politics & Government › Politics
3 answers - Nov 2, 2010
Why was the NAZI party called the National Socialist Democratic Workers Party and why do people want Socialism? Seriously, if NAZI party ...
Clearly all American "democrats" can be called nazis.
Apples and oranges are both fruits but that's as far as the similarities go.

“obamabot livs”

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#106201 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Marlowe, I didn't write the article and it had nothing to do with republicans here in the states.
It was about the IRA because several people had made posts about Ireland and the Irish Republican Army.
They called themselves Republicans (capital R) and you're looking for a fight where their shouldn't be one.
Alright, I'll forgive you this time.

“Try Reuters.”

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#106202 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Marlowe, I didn't write the article and it had nothing to do with republicans here in the states.
It was about the IRA because several people had made posts about Ireland and the Irish Republican Army.
They called themselves Republicans (capital R) and you're looking for a fight where their shouldn't be one.
A lot of these folks are in extreme defense mode after losing the election, because even just reading the term "Republican" has become synonymous with loser and extremists and obstructionists.

I think it's already too long post election to still be in denial and in a paranoiac state of being. On the other hand, with all of the unfavorable press from every mainstream publication about the degree and extent of bad policy, mathematically impossible policy, special interest policy, extremism and obstructionism being at the root of their loss, I can sympathize. Rather than attacking here, they should be reorganizing their efforts toward a more MODERATE Republican party of fiscal conservatism that might attract all kinds of folks who are totally turned off to the party right now. About the only way I see Republicans gaining ground is by pushing out the fringe elements who want to dictate to the rest of us their social agendas, their religious perspectives and their outright prejudices of divisiveness.

I'm not too encouraged by reading what is posted here that there's a prayer they'll get there anytime soon.

“obamabot livs”

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#106203 Feb 22, 2013
_White American_ wrote:
<quoted text>Apples and oranges are both fruits but that's as far as the similarities go.
They're both tasty, full of fiber, good for you, inexpensive..........

“obamabot livs”

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#106204 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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The polls show the same thing although right now you can't convince a right winger of that.
They have an online survey.
The very term "immigration reform" is a joke. What is needed is a way to keep this country from being over ran by Mexico's unwanted native population, because that's exactly what is going on. Mexico doesn't want their natives, they don't want to help them, they want them out, gone, real simple. They assist them in that endeavor.
That is never going to change until they're all gone.
Mexico also zealously guards their own southern border to keep invaders out. They don't want any blacks there either..

“obamabot livs”

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#106205 Feb 22, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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Presidents die their hair. When they want to look wise and knowing they die their hair white. When they want to be reelected, they want to look young and healthy so they die their hair darker.
It's a tradition that dates back to the powdered wigs of noblemen. George Washington didn't use a wig. He powdered his real hair.
I think we the people aught to force all our elected representatives to wear a powdered wig or to powder their real hair whenever they meet in session to do the peoples business. Not because it does anything to make them smarter or anything like that. It's just that they don't seem to be doing anything and we are paying them so the least they can do is to get into costume and entertain us on CSPAN.
"die their hair" hilarious.

FYI wigs were common because of all the bugs people had to live with back then. Short hair was easier to control the bugs.
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#106206 Feb 22, 2013
Is the media truly liberal? Well, what about these ploys of theirs:

Ranking The News. The liberal media has the ability to manipulate public opinion by judging the value and importance of news.

Picking and Choosing. In a step beyond ranking the news, the liberal media has sole authority to pick and choose which news stories receive press coverage.

Preferential Treatment. The liberal media has its friends and its enemies. Anyone who shares its liberal slant is considered to be a comrade, and anyone in the conservative camp is regarded as a foe.

Negative Spotlighting. When something occurs that threatens established liberal dogma, the media reports on this activity so they can alert counterparts in the various liberal activist groups.

The Friendly Fool. The best turn of events the liberal media can hope for is when someone from the opposition does something it can use.

The Team Player Ploy. Because everyone wants to be part of the establishment, the elite press has been able to win over enemies by encouraging them to be team players.

The Name Game. This is when the press assigns names to groups in order to place a pro-liberal spin on them. The abortion issue is a good example. People who are in favor of abortion are called "pro-choice," a phrase that transforms the act from the killing of the unborn to a rights issue.

Rewriting History. The boldest of the liberal media's tricks is the brazen rewriting of history.

Comedy. Few people realize how strongly the monologues of NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS's "Late Show," along with skits from "Saturday Night Live," influence public opinion.

And if you believe this nonsense I recommend Todd Strandberg's website, Satan's Little Helpers. There you can read how the devil uses the liberal media to manipulate society while simultaneously preparing yourself for the rapture. Halle-freak'n-lujah!!

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#106207 Feb 22, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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I selected the shortest definitions I could locate which provided a brief view of each. I did not dissect each sentence or assume that either definition encompassed all ideologies of either philosophy. I also "do not believe protecting civil liberties and individual human rights is strictly a liberal concept".
What is "my way" Jax? How do these two definitions provide you any insight into my values? I was raised in a conservative home which NEVER supported any type of segregation. Civil and human rights were ALWAYS emphasized as important and just.
How did this simple post in any way determine for you that I am in any way "extreme"? I find your statements as very untrue and insulting. Part of the problem I have identified by reading posts on this thread is that liberals seem to consider moderate conservatives as "extreme" these days.
I have definite and firm beliefs, but I do not consider them radical. I guess being "extreme" is in the eye of the beholder.
...I also "do not believe protecting civil liberties and individual human rights is strictly a liberal concept"...

Then we don't have a problem.

I can only go by what you post and what you posted said that this was part of the definition of a liberal and not something conservatives believed in.

I assumed you had read it.

“obamabot livs”

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#106208 Feb 22, 2013
dweebydilbert wrote:
President Obama said Friday that his new voting-rights commission will help to prevent state officials from engaging in “new tricks” that discourage minorities from voting.
“It’s very important that we work together to make sure everybody gets a chance to vote, and we clear away a lot of this nonsense,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with SiriusXM radio. He added that the country needs more election rules “to make sure that people aren’t waiting in line for six, seven hours, that there aren’t new tricks that discourage people from voting.”
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/22/obama-says...
Obama is a habitual liar, nothing he says has any meaning in the real world.

“Try Reuters.”

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#106209 Feb 22, 2013
Deficit Reduction: Focus Mostly on Spending But Keep Taxes in Mix If No Deal is Struck, Four - in-Ten Say Let the Sequester Happen

http://www.people-press.org/files/legacy-pdf/...

With little more than a week to go, barely a quarter have heard a lot about the scheduled cuts, while about as many have heard nothing at all.
And if the president and Congress cannot
reach a deficit reduction agreement before the
deadline, 40% of Americans say it would be
better to let the automatic spending cuts go
into effect, while 49% say it would be better to
delay the cuts. Both Republicans and independents are divided evenly over which approach is better, and even among Democrats, roughly a third favor letting the sequester take effect over any delays.
The new survey, conducted Feb. 13-18, 2013 with 1,504 adults nationwide, is the first in a collaboration between the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY.

It finds that, as with previous conflicts over the debt ceiling and fiscal cliff, Obama holds the upper hand politically over congressional Republicans. If there is no deficit deal by March 1, 49% say congressional Republicans would be more to blame while just 31% would mostly blame President Obama. Moreover, 76% say that the president and Congress should focus on a combination of spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the budget deficit. Just 19% agree with the current Republican position that tax increases should be off the table.(cont.)
sun

Longview, WA

#106210 Feb 22, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Presidents die their hair. When they want to look wise and knowing they die their hair white. When they want to be reelected, they want to look young and healthy so they die their hair darker.
It's a tradition that dates back to the powdered wigs of noblemen. George Washington didn't use a wig. He powdered his real hair.
I think we the people aught to force all our elected representatives to wear a powdered wig or to powder their real hair whenever they meet in session to do the peoples business. Not because it does anything to make them smarter or anything like that. It's just that they don't seem to be doing anything and we are paying them so the least they can do is to get into costume and entertain us on CSPAN.
they should all die there hair when they all get together it all most blinds ya looking at all that grayhair,i'm old an have struggle with lot of chilren an worked everyday my body could do it an i dont look at all like them,any how i'm think of what kind of farming your doing if ya don't mind tell everybody,ok if you don't want to say thought

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#106212 Feb 22, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of these folks are in extreme defense mode after losing the election, because even just reading the term "Republican" has become synonymous with loser and extremists and obstructionists.
I think it's already too long post election to still be in denial and in a paranoiac state of being. On the other hand, with all of the unfavorable press from every mainstream publication about the degree and extent of bad policy, mathematically impossible policy, special interest policy, extremism and obstructionism being at the root of their loss, I can sympathize. Rather than attacking here, they should be reorganizing their efforts toward a more MODERATE Republican party of fiscal conservatism that might attract all kinds of folks who are totally turned off to the party right now. About the only way I see Republicans gaining ground is by pushing out the fringe elements who want to dictate to the rest of us their social agendas, their religious perspectives and their outright prejudices of divisiveness.
I'm not too encouraged by reading what is posted here that there's a prayer they'll get there anytime soon.
I was a little surprised I got attacked over that post, but your right about the far right turning away potential support.

Their quick to turn on their own too.

Did you see that picture of Rove the Tea Party Patriots put out?

Never thought I'd be on Karl Rove's side of any argument, but compared to the radicals in his own party he suddenly seems down right reasonable.

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