The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 393260 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.

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#106532 Feb 23, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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Spelling may not be his forte, but he should not be made fun of.
So don't make fun of him. lol

You get what you give around here.

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#106533 Feb 23, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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Let's assume that the media is indeed liberal. So then, what would be the cause of it?
As many conservatives have pointed out and many more would agree, liberals are pampered, over-educated elitist. This then would mean that conservatives are condemning the education that turns an otherwise ordinary citizen into a liberal elitist. This fits perfectly with reality: conservatives and Republicans are suspicious of an education, apparently preferring ignorance.
Or maybe it's the educators who are liberal and brainwash impressionable students who go on to be journalists. Is this too a conspiracy? But how, when we know that the gov't has a hard time keeping secrets? Or are you prepared to admit that liberals are actually really really smart? Again, demonstrating that conservatives and Republicans are suspicious of learn'n.
And when Republicans come back into power, with their dislike for education and the learned, does that mean that they will actively promote ignorance?
Republican politics? No thanks.
Your comments are laughable.

Longview, WA

#106534 Feb 23, 2013
rose you can say what you want about right wingers and,all the names,but you got to admit theres some real childish liftys on here woundn't name them but i'm not going to start calling them a lot of bad names just can't lower my self down to there level.sorry but i'v had just about all i can take for the timebeing later
Pdamerica org

Edison, NJ

#106535 Feb 23, 2013
Communist Obama Supporter wrote:
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It's all Bush's fault.
It goes a little bit further back my friend.

The Constitution 101:

In the Federalist Papers it said: We were not going to have a monarchy, and we were not going to have a democracy.$$$$$$$

And to this day we have neither. For two hundred years we have had an oligarchical system in which men of property can do well (Dumbya Bush), and others are on their own.$$$$$$$

American politics is essentially a family affair, as are most oligarchies. When the father of the Constitution, James Madison, was asked how on earth any business could get done in Congress when the country contained 100 million people whose representatives would number half a thousand, Madison took the line that oligarchy's iron law always obtains: A few people invariably run the show; and keep it, if they can, in the family.$$$$$$$

Our founding fathers had such a fear and loathing of democracy that they invented the Electoral College so that the popular voice of the people could be throttled, much as the Supreme Court throttled the Floridians on December 12, 2000.$$$$$$$

We were to be neither a democracy, subject to majoritarian tyranny, nor a dictatorship, subject to Caesarean folly.$$$$$$$

As American media is controlled by that corporate America which provides us with political candidates a well-informed electorate is not possible.$$$$$$$


Back to the 1880s
This is not the first time that America has looked as if it was about to succumb to what might be termed the British temptation. America witnessed a similar widening of the income gap in the Gilded Age. It also witnessed the formation of a British-style ruling class. The robber barons of the late 19th century sent their children to private boarding schools and made sure that they married the daughters of the old elite, preferably from across the Atlantic. Politics fell into the hands of the members of a limited circle—so much so that the Senate was known as the millionaires' club.
Yet the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a concerted attempt to prevent America from degenerating into a class-based society. Progressive politicians improved state education. Philanthropists—many of them the robber barons reborn in new guise—tried to provide ladders to help the lads-o'-parts (Andrew Carnegie poured millions into free libraries). Such reforms were motivated partly out of a desire to do good works and partly out of a real fear of the implications of class-based society. Teddy Roosevelt advocated an inheritance tax because he thought that huge inherited fortunes would ruin the character of the republic. James Conant, the president of Harvard in 1933-53, advocated radical educational reform—particularly the transformation of his own university into a meritocracy—in order to prevent America from producing an aristocracy.

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#106536 Feb 23, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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Your comments are laughable.
Are you making fun of his comments? You shouldn't do that. lol
Communist Obama Supporter

Los Angeles, CA

#106537 Feb 23, 2013
I just purchased food from an illegal alien.
Liberals Own It

Riverside, CA

#106538 Feb 23, 2013
Liberal groups lay out blueprint for attack on state leaders

By Mark Binker

Posted: 7:14 p.m. Thursday
Updated: 12:51 p.m. today
Tags: Larry Hall, Blueprint NC, Progress NC

Raleigh, N.C.— A strategy memo circulated recently among liberal-leaning groups prescribes "crippling" legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory with bad press and pressure tactics.

The memo, which was first reported by The Charlotte Observer, details communications strategy, political tactics and polling data that progressive groups can use to push the policy agenda in Raleigh, where Republicans control both the governor's mansion and the legislature.

According to documents included with the memo and interviews, the strategy outline was produced by Myers Research and Strategic Services for Project New America. It was originally provided to Progress North Carolina, a liberal nonprofit that has aggressively attacked McCrory during the 2012 campaign and his early term in office. Progress North Carolina shared the memo with Blueprint NC, a nonprofit that coordinates the activities of liberal-leaning nonprofits. In turn, Blueprint NC distributed it to its member organizations.

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El Paso, TX

#106539 Feb 23, 2013
Communist Obama Supporter wrote:
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They buy into the Rick Santorum rhetoric that being educated is snobby and who wants to be snobby?
Letz spells wordds rong so we can "looooooK" pATROITIC!!!
You, rico........couldn't be patriotic IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.
Liberals Own It

Riverside, CA

#106540 Feb 23, 2013
Forbes Lists America's 20 'Most Miserable Cities'; Guess What The Vast Majority Have in Common?

By Tom Blumer | February 23, 2013 | 08:58

Forbes just published its 20 Most Miserable Cities List for 2013. The magazine left off several obviously more "worthy" contenders, perhaps because its decisions to include and exclude certain criteria were, to say the least, more than a little odd.

I have listed the magazine's top twenty following the jump, along with each city's mayor and that person's political leanings, showing a commonality the magazine's Kurt Badenhausen failed to observe:

20. Youngstown, Ohio -- Charles P. Sammarone, Democrat
19. Gary, Indiana -- Karen Freeman-Wilson, Democrat
18. Poughkeepsie, New York -- John C. Tkazyik, Republican
17. Cleveland, Ohio -- Frank Jackson, Democrat
16. Atlanta, Georgia -- Kasim Reed, Democrat
15. Atlantic City, New Jersey -- Lorenzo Langford, Democrat
14. Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Tom Barrett, Democrat
13. Camden, New Jersey -- Dana Redd, Democrat
12. St. Louis, Missouri -- Francis Slay, Democrat
11. Toledo, Ohio -- Michael Bell, ran as an independent but is a lifelong Democrat
10. New York, New York -- Michael Bloomberg, Nanny State "Independent" since 2007; Democrat before 2001; ran as a Republican in 2001 just to get a spot on the ballot.
9. Waukegan, Illinois -- Robert G. Sabonjian, Democrat (see first paragraph following this list)
8. Stockton, California -- Anthony Silva, a Republican sworn into office by Democrat and former California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown.
7. Warren, Michigan -- James Fouts, Republican
6. Vallejo, California -- Osby Davis, Not determinable
5. Modesto, California -- Garrad Marsh, "non-partisan," clear Democrat sympathies
4. Chicago, Illinois -- Rahm Emanuel, Democrat
3. Rockford, Illinois -- Larry Morrissey, Independent
2. Flint, Michigan -- Dayne Walling, "nonpartisan," formerly worked for U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, a Democrat
1. Detroit, Michigan -- Dave Bing, Democrat

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El Paso, TX

#106541 Feb 23, 2013
Communist Obama Supporter wrote:
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The sequester is the Republicans fault.

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#106542 Feb 23, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
Obama in '06: Raising American's debt ceiling "is a sign of leadership failure."
Obama in '13: Not raising the debt ceiling would be "absurd" and "irresponsible."
When BO changes his mind, and he has done so very often, he is evolving, but when a republican changes his/her mind, they are flip-flopping. Has anybody ever truly listened to his rhetoric?
Great post teddy!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#106543 Feb 23, 2013
Communist Obama Supporter wrote:
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His only strategy is to lie.
On a internet thread you have shown me and proven so by your actions that lying is your only successful strategy that you seem to be demonstrating at this point in time and it doesn't negate the fact that our president is failing us.
He fears profiling.
He fears the citizen who profiles.
And groups of them that do.

“Try Reuters.”

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#106544 Feb 23, 2013
Communist Obama Supporter wrote:
I just purchased food from an illegal alien.
LOL! Like you had an option. Hee, hee.

Avon, IN

#106545 Feb 23, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't accept tax inequality. Apparently you do. The working class get the shaft. I'm on their side. You kiss azz for the wealthy. I'm not too worried about them.
I paid my dues and earned my retirement. I worked damned hard for many years and raised a family - provided for them. I earned my free time to do as I please these days. I still have a lot of work to do - lots coming right up soon.
I never suggested we should be equal financially. What I do suggest is that the wealthy are not more special than those who work for a salary or a wage, and I resent special tax code that advantages them to the tune of the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in America since the Great Depression and still growing daily. You're an idiot. Enjoy it. Serve the kings and queens. I'll go my own way. I'm neither ignorant, indolent, lazy or a slacker. I STILL don't like the way it's going in America. I'm a lucky woman who appreciates the opportunities she has had and wants them around for my grandchildren. From what I see, it's getting tougher all the time.
I'm curious (really). Obama opted to pursue HC 'reform' over 'tax inequality' during his first 1/2 years... when he COULD get ANY program done (or, pert near).

in your opinion, WHY did he do that?

think about it... if he would have re-wrote the FIT codes to, say, a flat standard deduction ($40, 50, 60k) and a FLAT tax on ALL income over that deduction, what would that have done to 'revenues'? and FOR the economy?

let's say it would have really jump-started a REAL recovery... HC reforms would have been easy-squeasy. even true single-payer (read that National HC a la Europe). Immigration 'reform', too.

WHY didn't he DO IT? remember, the Party of Tax Breaks For the Wealthy was NOT able to stop HC. I cannot believe that those members of that Party that support either Tax Reform or a Flat Tax would have balked like they did about HC. such a movement would have had REAL BI-partisan support... at least waaaay more than HC.


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#106546 Feb 23, 2013
Communist Obama Supporter wrote:
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The sequester is the Republicans fault.
The White House suggested the sequester — a package of automatic spending cuts that were so horrible they would inspire a bipartisan supercommittee to cut a better deal.

“live by the beatitudes”

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#106547 Feb 23, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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Your comments are laughable.
But obviously not refutable by you. That is what is so laughable.
Liberals Own It

Riverside, CA

#106548 Feb 23, 2013
Unlike Conservative Media, We Don't 'Make Stuff Up' at MSNBC, Proclaims Ed Schultz

By Jack Coleman | February 23, 2013 | 13:20

Does Ed Schultz ever actually watch the cable network that employs him?

While complaining about crimes against humanity by conservatives in media, Schultz on his radio show this week depicted MSNBC as the principled epitome of accuracy and balance.(audio clip after page break)

Here's Schultz doing this while describing a recent conversation with Peter Boyles, a conservative talker who broadcasts out of Denver.(h/t for audio, Brian Maloney at )--

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“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#106549 Feb 23, 2013
X -Man- wrote:
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What's that? The number of brain cells you've burned?
Could be. It's an exceedingly small amount and way less that the number I regenerate in the same time.
I can afford it if that's what it takes to get the point across that our president is failing us. LOL :)

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#106550 Feb 23, 2013
positronium wrote:
Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported
All Liberals want them to stay, get FREE driver licenses without any driving tests.

Get free college tuition.

Get free welfare, Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Medicare, etc.

All Liberals also want them to have priority for Federal job applications, even over military people.

All Liberals want them to get free and priority housing.

Also ALL Liberals want them to have free healthcare, that is one of the reasons for Obamacare. For tax payers to fund illegal's health care expenses.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

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#106551 Feb 23, 2013
And you hate that.

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