Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Since: Nov 11

United States

#836484 Jan 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>documented....

Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1461 - Federal Housing
Finance Reform Act of 2005

The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php...

wanna guess who sponsored it?

The House bill, the 2005 Federal Housing Finance Reform Act, would have created a stronger regulator with new powers to increase capital at Fannie and Freddie, to limit their portfolios and to deal with the possibility of receivership.

Mr Oxley reached out to Barney Frank, then the ranking Democrat on the committee and now its chairman, to secure support on the other side of the aisle. But after winning bipartisan support in the House, where the bill passed by 331 to 90 votes, the legislation lacked a champion in the Senate and faced hostility from the Bush administration.

Adamant that the only solution to the problems posed by Fannie and Freddie was their privatization, the White House attacked the bill. Mr Greenspan also weighed in, saying that the House legislation was worse than no bill at all.

Oxley isn’t too happy about all the criticism Congress is getting for letting Fannie and Freddie get too big.

“All the hand wringing and bedwetting is going on without remembering how the House stepped up on this,” he says.“What did we get from the White House? We got a one-finger salute.”

http://www.salon.com/2008/09/10/greenspan_bus...

wouldn't it be nice if the right wing bloggers/FOX would tell the whole story?
You can not blame Bush for the housing crisis that is why you need to lie!!!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#836485 Jan 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>Last week, Fox News asked Bush if he was worried about being the Herbert Hoover of the 21st century. "No," Bush replied. "I will be known as somebody who saw a problem and put the chips on the table to prevent the economy from collapsing."

Darrin West could not believe it. The president of the United States was standing in his living room. It was June 17, 2002, a day West recalls as "the highlight of my life." Bush, in Atlanta to introduce a plan to increase the number of minority homeowners by 5.5 million, was touring Park Place South, a development of starter homes in a neighborhood once marked by blight and crime.

West had patrolled there as a police officer, and now he was the proud owner of a $130,000 town house, bought with an adjustable-rate mortgage and a $20,000 government loan as his down payment - just the sort of creative public-private financing Bush was promoting.

"Part of economic security," Bush declared that day, "is owning your own home."

A lot has changed since then. West, beset by personal problems, has left Atlanta. Unable to sell his home for what he owed, he said, he gave it back to the bank last year. Like other communities across the United States, Park Place South has been hit with a foreclosure crisis affecting at least 10 percent of its 232 homes, according to Masharn Wilson, a developer who led Bush's tour. "I just don't think what he envisioned was actually carried out," she said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
Houses for black minorities else Acorn will sue you bank.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#836486 Jan 10, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>BS Davey Boie, Where and when did Barack Hussein Obama ever 'work'? The guy is a freeloader and always has been.
I love it when you uninformed dumbass right whiners spout stuff you are obviously wrong about.

1) Obama worked for a private church group as a community organizer.

2) Obama worked for a private law firm as a lawyer.

3) Obama worked for a Private university as a lecturer.

4) Obama was self employed as a author & wrote a couple of best selling books.

Four examples of why you are so uninformed.

My God, are all you right whiners this frickin stupid?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#836487 Jan 10, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
In one word: liberals wanted lazy ghetto minorities liberals to own the "American Dream" as part of their fantasy utopia where every one is happy thanks to the liberals ideas of fairness!!!
Every time Liberals try to force their "fairness utopia" on us we get screw!!!
Fidel Castro, after 50 years, is still implementing his fairness utopia on the idiots liberals Cubans!!!
"Last June, I issued a challenge to everyone involved in the housing industry to help increase the number of minority families to be home owners. And what I'm talking about, I'm talking about your bankers and your brokers and developers, as well as members of faith-based community and community programs. And the response to the home owners challenge has been very strong and very gratifying. Twenty-two public and private partners have signed up to help meet our national goal. Partners in the mortgage finance industry are encouraging homeownership by purchasing more loans made by banks to African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities."

not Obama.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#836488 Jan 10, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
You can not blame Bush for the housing crisis that is why you need to lie!!!
Thanks to liberals there is mental help available for idiots like you. Then perhaps you can use something other than gun powder for brains, and become a real American.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#836489 Jan 10, 2013
dems are retards wrote:
<quoted text>
he is a racist pig from the scums of chicago, the blacks think he is the greatest president when is a a traitor to this country,
So says the real racist PIG.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#836491 Jan 10, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
You can not blame Bush for the housing crisis that is why you need to lie!!!
he's not completely responsible. Clinton started the deal, and some folks took advantage. greed drove the resulting problems.

but Bush didn't have to continue it, and at that point you have to wonder why. my somewhat learned guessed would be.....votes.

which by the way, is pretty freakin' smart. the current crop should take a hint.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#836493 Jan 10, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>NOT PROPORTIONATELY.
as progressives continue to kill marriage except between same sex couples, the gap has decreased but is still signicant:
From MSNBC 2010:
72% of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-yr career to helping black women.
"The girls don't think they have to get married. I tell them children deserve a mama & a daddy. They really do," Carroll says from behind the desk of her office, which has cushioned pink-&-green armchairs, bars on the windows, & a wooden "LOVE" carving between 2 African figurines. Diamonds circle Carroll's ring finger.
As the issue of black unwed parenthood inches into public discourse, Carroll is among the FEW speaking boldly about it. & as a black woman who has brought thousands of babies into the world, who has sacrificed income to serve Houston's poor, Carroll is among the few whom black women will actually listen to.
Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, & have their own children out of wedlock. Dr. Natalie Carroll, an obstetrician practicing in Houston, encourages her patients to get married. "The girls don't think they have to get married. I tell them children deserve a mama & a daddy. They really do," Carroll says.
The black community's 72% RATE ECLIPSES that of most other groups: 17 % of Asians, 29 % of whites, 53 % of Hispanics & 66 % of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 %.
This issue entered the public consciousness in 1965, when a now famous government report by future senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described a "tangle of pathology" among blacks that fed a 24% black "illegitimacy" rate. The white rate then was 4%.
Many accused Moynihan, who was white, of "blaming the victim:" of saying that black BEHAVIOR, not racism, was the main cause of black problems. That dynamic persists. Most talk about the 72% has come from conservative circles; when influential blacks like Bill Cosby have spoken out about it, they have been all but shouted down by liberals saying that a lack of equal education & opportunity are the true root of the problem. Even in black churches, "nobody talks about it," Carroll says. "It's like some big secret." But there are signs of change, of discussion & debate within & outside the black community on how to address the growing problem.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39993685/ns/healt...
Janesays "Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, & have their own children out of wedlock"

So, why then do you want to prevent them from obtaining abortions?
You sickos can't make up your minds; you want to force these women to have their babies; then you hate the babies. If all you holier than thou hypocrits cared so damn much about these kids; why are there 500,000 in fostercare, being supported by the state and being molested by the foster parents?
You're a sick woman.
carol

Orlando, FL

#836494 Jan 10, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>NOT PROPORTIONATELY.
as progressives continue to kill marriage except between same sex couples, the gap has decreased but is still signicant:
From MSNBC 2010:
72% of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-yr career to helping black women.
"The girls don't think they have to get married. I tell them children deserve a mama & a daddy. They really do," Carroll says from behind the desk of her office, which has cushioned pink-&-green armchairs, bars on the windows, & a wooden "LOVE" carving between 2 African figurines. Diamonds circle Carroll's ring finger.
As the issue of black unwed parenthood inches into public discourse, Carroll is among the FEW speaking boldly about it. & as a black woman who has brought thousands of babies into the world, who has sacrificed income to serve Houston's poor, Carroll is among the few whom black women will actually listen to.
Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, & have their own children out of wedlock. Dr. Natalie Carroll, an obstetrician practicing in Houston, encourages her patients to get married. "The girls don't think they have to get married. I tell them children deserve a mama & a daddy. They really do," Carroll says.
The black community's 72% RATE ECLIPSES that of most other groups: 17 % of Asians, 29 % of whites, 53 % of Hispanics & 66 % of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 %.
This issue entered the public consciousness in 1965, when a now famous government report by future senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described a "tangle of pathology" among blacks that fed a 24% black "illegitimacy" rate. The white rate then was 4%.
Many accused Moynihan, who was white, of "blaming the victim:" of saying that black BEHAVIOR, not racism, was the main cause of black problems. That dynamic persists. Most talk about the 72% has come from conservative circles; when influential blacks like Bill Cosby have spoken out about it, they have been all but shouted down by liberals saying that a lack of equal education & opportunity are the true root of the problem. Even in black churches, "nobody talks about it," Carroll says. "It's like some big secret." But there are signs of change, of discussion & debate within & outside the black community on how to address the growing problem.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39993685/ns/healt...
This is worth repeating because it is at the core of many of the problems we are facing today.

"72% of black babies are born to unmarried mothers according to government statistics.

"Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, & have their own children out of wedlock."

This is precisely the pink elephant in the room, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#836495 Jan 10, 2013
Helena Hansbasket wrote:
Hahahahahahaha -- made my WEEK!
Ratliff was known as an outspoken gun advocate. In a message posted to Twitter on Aug 11, 2012, he wrote: "I went to the movies with my pistol in my pocket the whole time I was praying that somebody would try to pull a Batman!"
Kitty Wandel, a manager and producer for FPSRussia, released a brief statement regarding Ratliff's passing:
As it seems to be leaking out I will confirm to save more messages and questions coming to me. As I am sure most of you know Keith Ratliff has been with the FPS Russia channel for quite some time now, helping us out with everything from pulling pranks to finding almost impossible weapons to use in videos. It saddens me to confirm that he was indeed found having passed away here in Georgia on Thursday. I do ask for some privacy right now as you can imagine it has shocked us all and our main thoughts and concerns lay with his family right now. Thank you for understanding.
Ratliff had recently moved to northern Georgia for work. His wife and 2-year-old son remain in Kentucky.
"where he will be named father of the year"! Where were all his g uns to protect him? Just goes to show that if someone is hellbent on killing you, they'll find a way.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#836496 Jan 10, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
This is worth repeating because it is at the core of many of the problems we are facing today.
"72% of black babies are born to unmarried mothers according to government statistics.
"Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, & have their own children out of wedlock."
This is precisely the pink elephant in the room, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger.
So, why do you want to prevent these women from obtaining abortions? Or is it that you believe in the sanctity of life only if they're white babies that can provide the white childless couples with a white little bundle of joy?
You and Jane and the rest of you misogynists need to get real and face reality.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#836497 Jan 10, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks to liberals there is mental help available for idiots like you. Then perhaps you can use something other than gun powder for brains, and become a real American.
Hi Grey, is that really you?
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#836498 Jan 10, 2013
Obama's Race To The Top Drives Nationwide Wave of School Closings, Teacher Firings
NO MATTER WHAT OBAMA IS PRESIDENT OF A DIVIDED NATION HE EVEN DIVIDES BLACK PEOPLE.Among Obama supporters, the gap between popular perceptions of the president's policies and the actual content of those policies is nowhere wider than in public education. While the president pays lip service to the centrality of public education, teachers and parent input, his Race To The Top is paving the road to privatization, closing more public schools and firing more teachers than any president in US history.

POVERTY IS A BYPRODUCT OF IGNORANCE, YOU MUST LEARN,YOUR LIFE DID NOT GET ANY BETTER WITH OBAMA AS PRESIDENT, YOUR EGO GOT BIGGER BUT YOU ARE STILL NO BETTER BLACK PEOPLE WAKE UP PRIDE/FALL/FAIL
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#836499 Jan 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Janesays "Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, & have their own children out of wedlock"
So, why then do you want to prevent them from obtaining abortions?
You sickos can't make up your minds; you want to force these women to have their babies; then you hate the babies. If all you holier than thou hypocrits cared so damn much about these kids; why are there 500,000 in fostercare, being supported by the state and being molested by the foster parents?
You're a sick woman.
Bravo, Well said lily. That's a great example of just how confused and programmed the righties really are.I hope all is well with you and yours.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#836500 Jan 10, 2013
A nationwide epidemic of school closings and teacher firings has been underway for some time. It's concentrated chiefly in poor and minority communities, and the teachers let go are often experienced and committed classroom instructors, and likely to live in and near the communities they serve, and disproportionately black.

It's not an accident, or a reflection of changing demographics, or more educational choices suddenly becoming available to families in those areas. It's not due to greedy unionized teachers or the invisible hand of the marketplace or well-intentioned educational policies somehow gone awry.

The current wave of school closings is latest result of bipartisan educational policies which began with No Child Left Behind in 2001, and have kicked into overdrive under the Obama administration's Race To The Top. In Chicago, the home town of the president and his Secretary of Education, the percentage of black teachers has dropped from 45% in 1995 to 19% today. After winning a couple skirmishes in federal court over discriminatory firings in a few schools, teachers have now filed a citywide class action lawsuit alleging that the city's policy of school turnarounds and transformations is racially discriminatory because it's carried out mainly in black neighborhoods and the fired teachers are disproportionately black.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#836501 Jan 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Most likely.
The military is Middle America, everything the Obamabots hate.
If you can't beat 'em, start a rebellion??

You're crazier than ever, Nobraina.

Treason is punishable by death.

No soldier swears loyalty to Obama or any President.

They swear loyalty to the US Constitution.

Of course, cowards like you and Dweeb, who never served their nation, wouldn't know any of this.

""I,(NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.""

Another way of putting it is:

"We are a nation of laws, not of men."

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While all you can focus on is your hatred for our twice elected President.

While your side was thoroughly rejected as racists and haters.

You're not an American at all.

You nate your nation, and your nation hates you right back.
carol

Orlando, FL

#836502 Jan 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
major? no more so then Bush.
if it makes you feel better, he was just continuing with the same program that Clinton started. but no one forced him to do it. and you wingnuts keep talking about Dems, but for 6 years Congress was republican and they did nothing. but if you want you can try to demonstrate how dems treated Bush like republicans now treat Obama. that will be a guaranteed hoot.
You, Obama and your fellow democrats are the only ones refusing to take any blame whatsoever, eagerly placing all of the blame solely on repubilcans.

When, in fact, as I proved this morning, the majority of the blame can be squarely placed at the democrat's doorstep.

Take the log out of your eye. You might see things a little better.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#836503 Jan 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Grey Ghost, draft dodger.
Here's the coal pot calling the kettle black.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#836504 Jan 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Impeachment looms.
In your sick mind, maybe.

In reality, not a chance.

Of course, you've beat the same drum for four years already.

There is no limit to your stupidity, Nobraina.

That's why you've run away from your original screenname and location.

But you're still the idiot Nobraina, and you're still in coal country, PA.

A dying nitwit in a dying industry.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#836505 Jan 10, 2013
ESPN ROB PARKER THINKS LIKE a OBAMA SUPPORTER,LOOK AT THE TREATMENT OF BLACKS THAT SUPPORTED OTHER CANDIDATES BY OBAMA SUPPORTERS THEY JOINED WITH THEIR KKK MENTORS TO DO WHAT THEY CRIED ABOUT JIM CROW VOTER INTIMIDATION,BLACK OBAMA SUPPORTERS PROJECT A JIM CROW ERA hateful evil mentality,TEA PARTY RACISTS AND OBAMA RACISTS ARE THE SAME

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