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Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn California same-sex marriage ban

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The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Thursday that California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection, a position that could also cast doubt on prohibitions in other states.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1735 May 1, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Get a concept of how government works you idiot!
First, you would have to have a republican president - not happening anytime soon.
Then, it has to be overturned by Congress - again, AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!
Presidents can not overturn laws put in place by Congress, and signed into law by former presidents.
See how far that stupid train of thought got Romney? DUH!!
I dispute your contention that we won't have a Republican POTUS "anytime soon". I remember in 1980 when the Democrats were positively GLEEFUL that Reagan had been nominated because they were CERTAIN that once he was nominated, Carter had a lock on winning all 50 states n the POTUS election.

The Democrats said that Reagan was just a former B-movie actor (forgetting he was the only former labor union president to run for POTUS) and was "too old and too far right" to be elected.

And look how that worked out for them.(TWICE !:))

I don't think Stumblebum Joe has a prayer of being nominated. Although I will give him credit for being an EXCELLENT acrobat as he is the only VEEP we have ever had who can put BOTH his feet in his mouth at the same time !:)

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#1736 May 1, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Well, if you believe that...then Obamacare is in big trouble...because the next republican president is throwing that out!
I don't have to worry much about a REpublican being elected POTUS for- let's say at least eleven years

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#1737 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
IF the Republicans are in "self-destruction" mode, as you contend, then please explain WHY Americans voted the Republicans into the MAJORITY in the House Of representatives,
The MAJORITY of Americans, actually, did not vote for Republican members of congress.

A MINORITY of Americans voted for Republican members of Congress and the fact that Republicans hold a majority NUMBER is because red states are over represented in Congress, and because of their ability (in 2010) to redraw districts as to best favor GOP outcomes.

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#1738 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
The Democrats said that Reagan was just a former B-movie actor (forgetting he was the only former labor union president to run for POTUS) and was "too old and too far right" to be elected.
They were right that he was old and he was too far right and this was born out by the next eight years he was in office.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1739 May 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I don't have to worry much about a REpublican being elected POTUS for- let's say at least eleven years
That's what Jimmy Carter (Jimmy WHO ?) said in January, 1980.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1740 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I dispute your contention that we won't have a Republican POTUS "anytime soon". I remember in 1980 when the Democrats were positively GLEEFUL that Reagan had been nominated because they were CERTAIN that once he was nominated, Carter had a lock on winning all 50 states n the POTUS election.
The Democrats said that Reagan was just a former B-movie actor (forgetting he was the only former labor union president to run for POTUS) and was "too old and too far right" to be elected.
And look how that worked out for them.(TWICE !:))
I don't think Stumblebum Joe has a prayer of being nominated. Although I will give him credit for being an EXCELLENT acrobat as he is the only VEEP we have ever had who can put BOTH his feet in his mouth at the same time !:)
You can dispute my contention all you like. Many factors involved Carter not being re-elected, but that is a 33 year old moot point.

Clinton has been shown in recent polls to out perform all potential GOP candidates by double digits - even in Kentucky! But, this is also a long way off, so I'll wait until late 2014 / early 2015 to make a concise pick as to whom I think has a chance oif winning. You can cling to Carter if it makes you feel good.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#1741 May 1, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Well, if you believe that...then Obamacare is in big trouble...because the next republican president is throwing that out!
Really? Exactly how does a President "throw out" a law?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1742 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Firstly, remember that I'm a Libertarian.
IF the Republicans are in "self-destruction" mode, as you contend, then please explain WHY Americans voted the Republicans into the MAJORITY in the House Of representatives, voted the Republicans into the MAJORITY in the states' governor's mansions, and voted the Republicans into the MAJORITY state legislative seats.
Please explain your statement in light of those facts.
Simple answer - redistricting of many key areas allowed this to happen. You know this I'm sure, as you do not come across as uneducated.

Many Gubernatorial seats are going to be lost by republicans as well in this upcoming election also.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1743 May 1, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Simple answer - redistricting of many key areas allowed this to happen. You know this I'm sure, as you do not come across as uneducated.
Many Gubernatorial seats are going to be lost by republicans as well in this upcoming election also.
Your answer is nonsense.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1744 May 1, 2013
btw, trivia question: Assuming The Obamaniac serves out his full term, that will mean that we will have had the last 3 CONSECUTIVE POTUSes each serving 2 full terms. How common is that and when is the last time that happened ?

GOOD LUCK !

:)

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1745 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Your answer is nonsense.
Really? You THINK so, but the truth says a totally different thing than your BELIEFS;

"How Maps Helped Republicans Keep an Edge in the House

Wisconsinites leaned Democratic when they went to the polls last month, voting to re-elect President Obama, choosing Tammy Baldwin to be their new United States senator and casting more total votes for Democrats than Republicans in races for Congress and the State Legislature.



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Graphic: Parties Redraw the House Vote

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Times Topic: Redistricting and Reapportionment



But thanks in part to the way that Republicans drew the new Congressional and legislative districts for this year’s elections, Republicans will still outnumber Democrats in Wisconsin’s new Congressional delegation five to three — and control both houses of the Legislature.

Pennsylvanians also voted to re-elect Mr. Obama, elected Democrats to several statewide offices and cast about 83,000 more votes for Democratic Congressional candidates than for Republicans. But new maps drawn by Republicans — including for the Seventh District outside Philadelphia, a Rorschach-test inkblot of a district snaking through five counties that helped Representative Patrick Meehan win re-election by adding Republican voters — helped ensure that Republicans will have a 13-to-5 majority in the Congressional delegation that the state will send to Washington next month"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/us/politics...

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/11/01/116...

"Redistricting has truly “gone wild.” Once thought to be an exercise in good government and fair representation, today, the redistricting process is being used as a powerful and precise instrument to try push the other party out of office and ensure one-party domination. With increasingly accurate and powerful computer based mapping software, politicians can with high precision draw district maps that greatly decrease electoral competition and virtually guarantee their own re-election, often distorting the partisan demographics in the state.

In Florida, for example, registered Democrats actually outnumber registered Republicans, but the maps have been drawn to diminish the influence of Democrats, resulting in authority without legitimacy. In Florida, there are now 81 Republican State House Members to 39 Democrats and 28 Republican State Senators to only 12 Democrats. In Illinois, recently drawn maps aim to undo what the voters did in the last election cycle. Six new GOP Congressmen are poised to lose in their re-election bids after the districts were redrawn to make it more difficult for them to win."

http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp...

Come back with proof - not your opinion - and I will continue our dialogue.

“You Get My Truth Here!”

Since: May 09

Nonya!

#1746 May 1, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The MAJORITY of Americans, actually, did not vote for Republican members of congress.
A MINORITY of Americans voted for Republican members of Congress and the fact that Republicans hold a majority NUMBER is because red states are over represented in Congress, and because of their ability (in 2010) to redraw districts as to best favor GOP outcomes.
You just went all around the world to say the same thing he said....

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1747 May 1, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? You THINK so, but the truth says a totally different thing than your BELIEFS;
"How Maps Helped Republicans Keep an Edge in the House
Wisconsinites leaned Democratic when they went to the polls last month, voting to re-elect President Obama, choosing Tammy Baldwin to be their new United States senator and casting more total votes for Democrats than Republicans in races for Congress and the State Legislature.
Democracy Tested
Articles in this series will examine challenges to the American promise that all citizens have an equal voice in how they are governed.
Also in This Series »
.
Graphic: Parties Redraw the House Vote
Related
Times Topic: Redistricting and Reapportionment
But thanks in part to the way that Republicans drew the new Congressional and legislative districts for this year’s elections, Republicans will still outnumber Democrats in Wisconsin’s new Congressional delegation five to three — and control both houses of the Legislature.
Pennsylvanians also voted to re-elect Mr. Obama, elected Democrats to several statewide offices and cast about 83,000 more votes for Democratic Congressional candidates than for Republicans. But new maps drawn by Republicans — including for the Seventh District outside Philadelphia, a Rorschach-test inkblot of a district snaking through five counties that helped Representative Patrick Meehan win re-election by adding Republican voters — helped ensure that Republicans will have a 13-to-5 majority in the Congressional delegation that the state will send to Washington next month"
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/us/politics...
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/11/01/116...
"Redistricting has truly “gone wild.” Once thought to be an exercise in good government and fair representation, today, the redistricting process is being used as a powerful and precise instrument to try push the other party out of office and ensure one-party domination. With increasingly accurate and powerful computer based mapping software, politicians can with high precision draw district maps that greatly decrease electoral competition and virtually guarantee their own re-election, often distorting the partisan demographics in the state.
In Florida, for example, registered Democrats actually outnumber registered Republicans, but the maps have been drawn to diminish the influence of Democrats, resulting in authority without legitimacy. In Florida, there are now 81 Republican State House Members to 39 Democrats and 28 Republican State Senators to only 12 Democrats. In Illinois, recently drawn maps aim to undo what the voters did in the last election cycle. Six new GOP Congressmen are poised to lose in their re-election bids after the districts were redrawn to make it more difficult for them to win."
http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp...
Come back with proof - not your opinion - and I will continue our dialogue.
FIRST rule of politics: "You CAN'T take the politics out of politics."

Did teh Republicans gerrymander districts ? Oh my ! Who knew ?! Who would have thought such a thing was possible ?!

I just THANK GOD that Democrats are so pure and virtuous that they would NEVER consider such a thing ! HEAVEN FORBID !

"Dem Officials Convicted of Fraud in Getting Obama, Clinton on 2008 Ballot" http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#1748 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Firstly, remember that I'm a Libertarian.
Are you admitting that you occasionally post as Get the Fool? My comments were not directed at you, so your being a libertarian is hardly relevant.

Regarding Republicans winning in the House, they didn't make nearly the gains they had predicted. And regarding the states, each district is its own story.

Regarding the performance of those governors. With the exception of Chris Christie, they are largely embarrassing themselves. Particularly in the Midwest. That is part of the self destruction. Voting for things their constituents don't want in a lame duck session, as Michigan's Governor and Republican congress did are proof of this fact.

That party is in trouble. Partly because they have never cared about the majority. They care about the wealthy, and the corporations that make the wealth.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1749 May 1, 2013
lides wrote:
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Are you admitting that you occasionally post as Get the Fool? My comments were not directed at you, so your being a libertarian is hardly relevant.
Regarding Republicans winning in the House, they didn't make nearly the gains they had predicted. And regarding the states, each district is its own story.
Regarding the performance of those governors. With the exception of Chris Christie, they are largely embarrassing themselves. Particularly in the Midwest. That is part of the self destruction. Voting for things their constituents don't want in a lame duck session, as Michigan's Governor and Republican congress did are proof of this fact.
That party is in trouble. Partly because they have never cared about the majority. They care about the wealthy, and the corporations that make the wealth.
The 2014 election results will prove whether my assessment or your assessment is correct.

And No, I do NOT post as "Get the Fool", and I do not know who he is.

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#1750 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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That's what Jimmy Carter (Jimmy WHO ?) said in January, 1980.
He never said such a thing.

But I understand as a tea bagger you're inclined to make up things to fill up empty spaces, like that between your ears.

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#1751 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Your answer is nonsense.
You mean like your contention that this POTUS will not serve out his full term?

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#1752 May 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
"Dem Officials Convicted of Fraud in Getting Obama, Clinton on 2008 Ballot"
Let's count backwards from 2012 and point to the Republicans arrested for voter fraud.

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#1753 May 1, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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You just went all around the world to say the same thing he said....
I don't keep track of what other people say, especially if they say it after me.

I don't have multiple aliases and don't have to.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1754 May 2, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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FIRST rule of politics: "You CAN'T take the politics out of politics."
Did teh Republicans gerrymander districts ? Oh my ! Who knew ?! Who would have thought such a thing was possible ?!
I just THANK GOD that Democrats are so pure and virtuous that they would NEVER consider such a thing ! HEAVEN FORBID !
"Dem Officials Convicted of Fraud in Getting Obama, Clinton on 2008 Ballot" http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
Breibart as a source?

You're no libertarian. Just another Tea Bagger douche bag that has only one single skewed source in a pitiful effort at retorting facts.

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