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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but not in his political life?
"states rights"
It was bitter symbolism for black Americans (though surely not just for black Americans). Countless observers have noted that Reagan took the Republican Party from virtual irrelevance to the ascendancy it now enjoys. The essence of that transformation, we shouldn't forget, is the party's successful wooing of the race-exploiting Southern Democrats formerly known as Dixiecrats. And Reagan's Philadelphia appearance was an important bouquet in that courtship
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan%27s_Nesho...
No one "wooed" the Dixiecrats. By the time Nixon ran for president, the Great Migration of blacks had long since moved to the north and west between 1915 and 1960.

The Democrat "Dixiecrats" ran back to their own party with their tails between their legs with the exception of one when it was clear Goldwater's states rights lost the battle over empowering the federal government.

Reagan also believed the Constitution was designed to prevent a powerful and overreaching federal government by granting more power to the states.

Even if states rights determined the outcome, there weren't enough blacks left in the south for the Democrats to oppress anymore. And they would have been left high and dry when the rest of them fled to the other states who passed the Civil Rights Act.

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I hear you got a special airlift to obamas vacation spot. Oh wait, that was bo.
My prediction last week f the rabid right running screaming thru the streets about the President going on vacation as Eman is having a fit : " OMG OMG Obama's taking a vacation!!! OMG OMG OMG"

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There is no bill in Congress calling for an exemption from the health care law liar. In fact, members of Congress and their staffs face additional requirements that most Americans don’t have to meet.
Under the health care law, their insurance coverage will have to switch from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the group of private insurance plans that cover 8 million federal employees and retirees, to the exchanges created by the law. Those exchanges are meant for those who buy coverage on their own, the currently uninsured and small businesses. Members of Congress and their staffs would be the only employees of a large employer in the exchanges, which are set to begin offering insurance in January.
How's the weather in your alternate universe?
You obviously need to keep up with current events. This just happened a few days ago.
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On a scale from 1 to 10, just how gullible are you?
Congress gave Bush the authority to use military force to take down Saddam with 111 Democrats' blessings.
And unless you're admitting Congressional Democrats were not given the same Intel the entire world had just to keep them out of the loop, then you're admitting they were the ones who lied. To you.
Yes nitwit and you keep forgetting that the authorization hinged on Bush exhausting all diplomatic efforts. There was also the fact that Congress only got intelligence that the Bush administration wanted to share with them. On a scale of one to ten your gullibility level is around 12.
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How Raleigh’s Republicans Forgot the Working Class

At the beginning of North Carolina’s latest General Assembly, Republican lawmakers began pushing a legislative agenda that sparked months of “Moral Monday” demonstrations and heated attacks. The protests’ leader Reverend William Barber wrote to the Wall Street Journal to call GOP policies “cruel, morally indefensible and economically insane.” Republicans have countered with incessant appeals to “fiscal responsibility” and “small government.”

Elected with a super-majority, Republicans have decisively lost that advantage in public opinion after implementing their agenda. The latest Civitas Institute and Public Policy Polling (conservative and Democratic pollsters, respectively) surveys show North Carolinians losing confidence in newly-elected Governor Pat McCrory and his GOP. This fall from grace was inevitable given policy choices that hurt working-class families combined with an inability to defend their reforms without relying on stale conservative rhetoric. To get back on track, the North Carolina GOP, and the national party, should recalibrate policy and rhetoric to focus on the needs of working-class families through the reform conservative framework.

Given the state’s bipartisan tradition of striking a balance between economic growth and maintaining a social safety net, North Carolina is simply not well suited for libertarian governance. Education is a prime example: the right to a K-12 education is enshrined in the state constitution, and public education is broadly seen as a public good. After a century of almost uninterrupted Democratic governance, however, the state government became sclerotic with the worst tax burden in the Southeast, a growing divide between rural and urban counties, and deteriorating schools. Republicans were given an opportunity to govern conservatively and solidify their electoral gains for a generation. Instead, they squandered it.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/how-ra...

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Blacks don't want real jobs, a real education and don't want to be treated like all Americans but stereotypes and voting blocs instead? Is that why they didn't vote for Reagan?
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No one "wooed" the Dixiecrats. By the time Nixon ran for president, the Great Migration of blacks had long since moved to the north and west between 1915 and 1960.
The Democrat "Dixiecrats" ran back to their own party with their tails between their legs with the exception of one when it was clear Goldwater's states rights lost the battle over empowering the federal government.
Reagan also believed the Constitution was designed to prevent a powerful and overreaching federal government by granting more power to the states.
Even if states rights determined the outcome, there weren't enough blacks left in the south for the Democrats to oppress anymore. And they would have been left high and dry when the rest of them fled to the other states who passed the Civil Rights Act.
Jeeeesus kerrrriiist

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Blacks would rather have high unemployment because of a lack of a real education in some of the worst schools without a choice and don't want to be treated like all Americans but stereotyped and voting blocs instead? Is that why they voted for Obama?

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Hey dumbass! The core of Al Qaeda has been decimated and the organization has been fractured and scattered. Does that mean that they don't pose a threat? No stupid! The embassies weren't actually closed, only non essential personnel were evacuated.
Scary how personal you guys take criticism if obama. Thats not normal.
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No one "wooed" the Dixiecrats. By the time Nixon ran for president, the Great Migration of blacks had long since moved to the north and west between 1915 and 1960.
The Democrat "Dixiecrats" ran back to their own party with their tails between their legs with the exception of one when it was clear Goldwater's states rights lost the battle over empowering the federal government.
Reagan also believed the Constitution was designed to prevent a powerful and overreaching federal government by granting more power to the states.
Even if states rights determined the outcome, there weren't enough blacks left in the south for the Democrats to oppress anymore. And they would have been left high and dry when the rest of them fled to the other states who passed the Civil Rights Act.
Here's some advice for Republicans eager to attract more African-American supporters: don't stop with Trent Lott. Blacks won't take their commitment to expanding the party seriously until they admit that the GOP's wrongheadedness about race goes way beyond Lott and infects their entire party. The sad truth is that many Republican leaders remain in a massive state of denial about the party's four-decade-long addiction to race-baiting. They won't make any headway with blacks by bashing Lott if they persist in giving Ronald Reagan a pass for his racial policies.

The same could be said, of course, about such Republican heroes as, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon or George Bush the elder, all of whom used coded racial messages to lure disaffected blue collar and Southern white voters away from the Democrats. Yet it's with Reagan, who set a standard for exploiting white anger and resentment rarely seen since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, that the Republican's selective memory about its race-baiting habit really stands out.

Space doesn't permit a complete list of the Gipper's signals to angry white folks that Republicans prefer to ignore, so two incidents in which Lott was deeply involved will have to suffice. As a young congressman, Lott was among those who urged Reagan to deliver his first major campaign speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where three civil rights workers were murdered in one of the 1960s' ugliest cases of racist violence. It was a ringing declaration of his support for "states' rights" — a code word for resistance to black advances clearly understood by white Southern voters.

Then there was Reagan's attempt, once he reached the White House in 1981, to reverse a long-standing policy of denying tax-exempt status to private schools that practice racial discrimination and grant an exemption to Bob Jones University. Lott's conservative critics, quite rightly, made a big fuss about his filing of a brief arguing that BJU should get the exemption despite its racist ban on interracial dating. But true to their pattern of white-washing Reagan's record on race, not one of Lott's conservative critics said a mumblin' word about the Gipper's deep personal involvement. They don't care to recall that when Lott suggested that Reagan's regime take BJU's side in a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, Reagan responded, "We ought to do it." Two years later the U.S. Supreme Court in a resounding 8-to-1 decision ruled that Reagan was dead wrong and reinstated the IRS's power to deny BJU's exemption.

Republican leaders and their apologists tend to go into a frenzy of denial when members of the liberal media cabal bring up these inconvenient facts. It's that lack of candor, of course, that presents the biggest obstacle to George W. Bush's commendable and long overdue campaign to persuade more African-Americans to defect from the Democrats to the Republicans. It's doomed to fail until the GOP fesses up its past addiction to race-baiting, and makes a sincere attempt to kick the habit.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,859...

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Worst schools in Democrat-run districts.
Democrats against school vouchers and choice.
Unemployment highest among black young men.
High percentage of black children without a father in the home.
Highest dropout rate among blacks.
Lowest test scores among blacks.

Is this why they keep voting Democrat?
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Learning the truth & becoming educated is not brainwashing, its called being informed.
You should try it.
lol! He's not wired that way!
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Blacks don't want real jobs, a real education and don't want to be treated like all Americans but stereotypes and voting blocs instead? Is that why they didn't vote for Reagan?
The poll reveals that African Americans have an immense sense of pride in Barack Obama as President of the United States and he is unequivocally liked. He receives a 91% favorable rating. Seventy-two percent believe that President Obama's election has helped them while only 4% believe his election has hurt them.

African Americans believe that President Obama's election has helped them. A majority of those polled - 62 percent - are optimistic about employment in the next four years.

On the issue of employment, the poll reveals that thirty percent of respondents believe they are doing better off financially than compared to four years ago; however, the most recent jobs report shows an ongoing high rate of unemployment within the African American community. When polled on why African Americans believe Black unemployment is consistently double that of whites, responses include: failure of the education system for minorities, lack of corporate commitment to hiring minorities, and a failure of government policies for hiring practices.

http://www.blacknews.com/news/robert_l_johnso...

more stuff you'll never hear about on FOX.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Jeeeesus kerrrriiist
yes, the excuse-monger strikes again.
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The liberal media is so far to the left, they'd fall off a map if they were on the edge of one.
Studies have been done that prove the mainstream media gives very little air time to crucial stories - especially about wrongdoing in this administration - compared to other neutral sources.
Studies have been done to prove the mainstream media spends a disproportionate amount of air time reporting negative stories about conservative candidates than liberal ones.
UCLA is one of them - not exactly right leaning.
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/Media-Bi...
lol! And it's the liberal education that you idiots demean.

It's hysterical how you people attempt to use the sources you demean as being valid as you see fit.

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<quoted text> My prediction last week f the rabid right running screaming thru the streets about the President going on vacation as Eman is having a fit : " OMG OMG Obama's taking a vacation!!! OMG OMG OMG"
Learn to read already, dumbfck. I was talking about obamas dog you racist pig.
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Even if Bush's NSA crossed the line, Bush never set the tone to basically give permission to punish his enemies.
And then the strong arm of the IRS under his own IRS appointee doing just that.
Oh no....

bushie boy punished people for no reason at all (Iraq) and let slide those who did attack the US (USS Cole).
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Worst schools in Democrat-run districts.
Democrats against school vouchers and choice.
Unemployment highest among black young men.
High percentage of black children without a father in the home.
Highest dropout rate among blacks.
Lowest test scores among blacks.
Is this why they keep voting Democrat?
So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.

Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid-20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.

These are the people for whom African-Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters.

In talking about race, conservatives have all the moral authority of a pimp talking about women's rights. Granted, "their" blacks might disagree.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-07/n...

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Demeaning others is a sign of insecurity in order to feel better about yourself.
If you can't win an argument without resorting to name calling, you have no argument and use bully tactics to pretend you do.
Just a helpful hint.
Miss Carol,'Ol Petey has had the same problem from day one.. He's a lieberal and has professed such.
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Went to fox site for two minutes so know all the post for today :-)
A judge has ruled that the NYPD's controversial use of the stop-and-frisk tactic violated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers, The New York Times reports. Judge Shira Scheindlin's decision Monday called for a federal monitor to watch over the police department to ensure cops are in compliance with the constitution

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/stop...

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