The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 336869 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.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#95988 Jan 26, 2013
gotoguy FL wrote:
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Just trying to be helpful. Yes, this next post of yours helps clear it up. Didn't want you to get in hot water for something minor like a Topix post, that's all.
"Insane"? Well, maybe over-cautious. As I said, I sympathize. Wish I had your machine tools & skills & knowledge, but I don't.
LEO's have been to my home numerous times regarding gun issues. I hate it because they come with their little pea shooters & spitwads pointing at me. They know what I have but I appreciate the heads up... I forgot for a moment that pigs and gun haters lurk these threads.

I guess as touchy as the gun issue is... some hater would report me to the authorities and check me out but it's not a crime for me to have gone to trade school to learn how to use machinist tools.

However... I really would appreciate the Feds to come dig up my front and back yards. I need a free tilling!!! After all... tilling by one person is allot of work.

LOL!!!

Since: Nov 12

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#95989 Jan 26, 2013
justagi wrote:
Interesting- the gummint can pen a gun ban bill in days but cannot balance their checkbook for over four years. Nice choices, friends.
That's easy - this administration, especially this administration and their base constituents, couldn't care less about balancing the budget, driving up the debt, or the burden that will be placed on generations to come.

It's tax now, borrow Now, spend NOW.

The left cares more about gay rights and running cars on algae than they do about the country's defense or debt. That's just a fact.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#95990 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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That's easy - this administration, especially this administration and their base constituents, couldn't care less about balancing the budget, driving up the debt, or the burden that will be placed on generations to come.
It's tax now, borrow Now, spend NOW.
The left cares more about gay rights and running cars on algae than they do about the country's defense or debt. That's just a fact.
Quit your foolishness.

Here are the facts, according to the official government statistics:

• In the 2009 fiscal year — the last of George W. Bush’s presidency — federal spending rose by 17.9% from $2.98 trillion to $3.52 trillion. Check the official numbers at the Office of Management and Budget.

• In fiscal 2010 — the first budget under Obama — spending fell 1.8% to $3.46 trillion.

• In fiscal 2011, spending rose 4.3% to $3.60 trillion.

• In fiscal 2012, spending is set to rise 0.7% to $3.63 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of the budget that was agreed to last August.

• Finally in fiscal 2013 — the final budget of Obama’s term — spending is scheduled to fall 1.3% to $3.58 trillion. Read the CBO’s latest budget outlook.

Over Obama’s four budget years, federal spending is on track to rise from $3.52 trillion to $3.58 trillion, an annualized increase of just 0.4%.

There has been no huge increase in spending under the current president, despite what you hear.

Why do people think Obama has spent like a drunken sailor? It’s in part because of a fundamental misunderstanding of the federal budget.

What people forget (or never knew) is that the first year of every presidential term starts with a budget approved by the previous administration and Congress. The president only begins to shape the budget in his second year. It takes time to develop a budget and steer it through Congress — especially in these days of congressional gridlock.

http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-22/co...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#95991 Jan 26, 2013
-GUERRA- wrote:
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Have you heard the term.... If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck?
Make no mistake about it, the content of your rhetoric is a manifest proof that you're in fact a duck.....
Quack Quack Quack!!!!!
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...

Yes, I have.
You don't see what I look like nor see how I swim.
You don't hear what I sound like.
How do you assume what it probably is based on the content of its "quack" alone?
To qualify you to be without mistake.
Tell me RICO.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#95992 Jan 26, 2013
gotoguy FL wrote:
I've watched Doomsday Preppers. My reaction is: how secret can your sh*t be, now that you've gone on national TV? Everyone knows what you got, where you hide it and what you will do when D-day arrives. Doesn't seem too smart.
But, yes, the shows are interesting, even if I don't subscribe to their doomsday visions. I'd rather spend the money & time on a vacation or a home improvement project.
I suspect that if things get bad someday, the authorities will first concentrate in rounding up everyone's secret stash. Those guys would be the first ones they'd visit. Hell, they got them on videotape showing off all their stuff! Might as well put a red, flashing neon sign on their house that says "Guns, ammo, food and gold stored HERE!"
You're right, they've all but surrendered their secrecy but it's like fort knox, you can come but there will be a gunfight for sure.

I think I'll take into consideration that "STFU" comment you presented to me earlier. I took it the wrong way. I don't intend to go and modify guns, heck I don't even own a mini-14 yet but I'll get one some day and like I said before, if society breaks down [which I hope never happens] I'm skilled enough to machine anything I need.

Anyways... onto another issue, where I draw my anger is that California is a strict gun state. You turn on the news or read a newspaper and all you see is gun related crimes and murders yet California doesn't even provide the LEO presence to effectively replace our restricted rights to guns. Sure I have a right to own guns so long as my nose is clean but the guns I have are nothing like what the Calif ban or even the proposed federal gun ban is trying to ban yet the bad guys are free to use any gun they steal or get their hands on.

For example... fast & furious gave millions of dollars in assault rifles to Mexican cartel criminals.... yet the gov't wants to ban those kind of guns on its own citizenry.

WTF is that?

I disapprove of Obama on that key note and I can see where the radical right can spark the conspiracy that our gov't is arming the bad guys and disarming the good guys in some clandestine effort to attack the USA from within.

It's just that when it comes to gun issues... I swing more to the right and I'm noticing that I keep moving to the right the more I hear the words gun control. I understand we need some but damn... all the drama it creates, I often lose track of who to believe and who to not believe.

I just want the guns I have left alone becuase they're special to me.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

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#95993 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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That's easy - this administration, especially this administration and their base constituents, couldn't care less about balancing the budget, driving up the debt, or the burden that will be placed on generations to come.
It's tax now, borrow Now, spend NOW.
The left cares more about gay rights and running cars on algae than they do about the country's defense or debt. That's just a fact.
Maybe they figure you lunatics are going to overthrow the government with your assault rifles and machine guns - so why worry about tomorrow? That seems to be the thinking of the corporatists. They'll get theirs now and to h*ll with their country or the people in it. It's all expendable. Right?

Let's all focus on guns and fear and strangers and illegals and our differences and our suspicions - anything but inequality and disparate treatment or class warfare. If centrists or democrats or moderates attempt to bring equity to the formula or close the gap, let's accuse them of being communists or socialists. Let's accuse the victims of corporatists of being lazy good for nothings and pretend that all the lazy good for nothings are minorities and illegal immigrants who are screwing up "our" great nation. Who is forcing employers to hire illegals or eliminate benefits and pay CEOs 467X their average workers? Liberals? How does that work?

You, for one, continue promoting the insane idea that all this spending you talk about is the province of dems when facts tell a very different story. The vast majority of that missing money was spent by Republicans and lost to unfunded wars and lack of Congressional oversight under the tenure of a Republican. By and large, only stimulus spending to boost the economy and health care legislation can be attributed to Obama.

Neither party in Congress will accept any formula that seems to impact their own bottom lines. It's Government of the wealthy, by the wealthy and primarily for the wealthy. It's testament to the dumbing down of America that this reality is completely ignored in favor of admiration for the real crooks and criminals in this picture - corrupt predator globalists with laws on their side as they continue picking the pockets of America's labor force assisted by THEIR congressional representatives - bought out lock, stock and barrel.

That brings us back to talk of guns, insurrection and government overthrow.

...rolling eyes.....

Since: Nov 12

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#95994 Jan 26, 2013
-GUERRA- wrote:
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Quit your foolishness.
Here are the facts, according to the official government statistics:
Post all the "official" government stats you want. I look at reality, not their OR your "foolishness."

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#95995 Jan 26, 2013
positronium wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
Yes, I have.
You don't see what I look like nor see how I swim.
You don't hear what I sound like.
How do you assume what it probably is based on the content of its "quack" alone?
To qualify you to be without mistake.
Tell me RICO.
You're so easy to fck with!!!!!

Look... we might not agree on much but I know we share a similar position on gun control... it means using both hands.

And what makes you think I'm Rico??? Is my screen name an obvious give away or did you use the famous ISP detection software.... or maybe your "firm" did the footwork????

ROLF!!!

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#95997 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Post all the "official" government stats you want. I look at reality, not their OR your "foolishness."
I would not expect an Obama hater like you to accept reality or facts provided by the Office of Management and Budget or the latest CBO report for 2012-2022.

It's pretty obvious that when the right wing nut demagogues handed out the kool-aid, you brought a tanker truck and have been bonging the Kool-aid ever since.

Oficial numbers at the Office of Management and Budget.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historic...

The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/42905

Since: Nov 12

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#95998 Jan 26, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe they figure you lunatics are going to overthrow the government with your assault rifles and machine guns - so why worry about tomorrow? That seems to be the thinking of the corporatists. They'll get theirs now and to h*ll with their country or the people in it. It's all expendable. Right?
Let's all focus on guns and fear and strangers and illegals and our differences and our suspicions - anything but inequality and disparate treatment or class warfare. If centrists or democrats or moderates attempt to bring equity to the formula or close the gap, let's accuse them of being communists or socialists. Let's accuse the victims of corporatists of being lazy good for nothings and pretend that all the lazy good for nothings are minorities and illegal immigrants who are screwing up "our" great nation. Who is forcing employers to hire illegals or eliminate benefits and pay CEOs 467X their average workers? Liberals? How does that work?
You, for one, continue promoting the insane idea that all this spending you talk about is the province of dems when facts tell a very different story. The vast majority of that missing money was spent by Republicans and lost to unfunded wars and lack of Congressional oversight under the tenure of a Republican. By and large, only stimulus spending to boost the economy and health care legislation can be attributed to Obama.
Neither party in Congress will accept any formula that seems to impact their own bottom lines. It's Government of the wealthy, by the wealthy and primarily for the wealthy. It's testament to the dumbing down of America that this reality is completely ignored in favor of admiration for the real crooks and criminals in this picture - corrupt predator globalists with laws on their side as they continue picking the pockets of America's labor force assisted by THEIR congressional representatives - bought out lock, stock and barrel.
That brings us back to talk of guns, insurrection and government overthrow.
...rolling eyes.....
The problem is YOU "lunatics" who make assumptions about people who don't agree with you on every topic.

Your post is bursting with so many ridiculous misconceptions about me and where I stand on the issues and problems facing "our" country I won't even waste my time arguing with you.

Why not? Your mind is made up. You've judged me without prejudice. Your ignorance and mindset is disappointing.

Since: Nov 12

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#95999 Jan 26, 2013
gotoguy FL wrote:
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Oh, bullsh*t. You're just covering for the drunken sailor we have as our Child-President. What matters is that he's SPENDING MONEY WE DON'T HAVE! The debt has gone up under Obama more than under any President ever, no matter how you measure it. If you spend a lot more than you take in, you get enormous debt: pretty simple really.
The Senate, totally controlled by Democrats, has not passed a budget since Obama took office. NOT ONCE! It doesn't take four years to find your ass with both hands, yet the Senate and Obama can't seem to do just that.
$17 trillion in debt and no end in sight. That's due to Obama, the child who must finally admit that his dog did NOT eat his homework.
Nice job presenting only the numbers that you want us to notice while ignoring all the rest, including the most important ones. You have a job waiting for you in government as a BS artist. You can even start as a GS-12, as you have a gift for obfuscation. You are a talented ObamaZombie, a step above the usual transparent liars we see in their ranks.(Or did you copy & paste your DNC talking points from somebody else?)
Forget it. Anyone still blaming Bush is a lost (and indoctrinated) cause.

Or maybe it's "Bush's fault" Obama's Inauguration speech failed to mention America’s fiscal problems and focused instead on making the nation’s top priority "social justice."

Want to know how the left sees everyone that disagrees with them? Read "NTRPRNR1" critique of me, a person she's never met or discussed current affairs with. See what I mean?

Since: Nov 12

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#96001 Jan 26, 2013
-GUERRA- wrote:
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The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/42905
You want me to read the CBO's prediction (guess) for the next decade and do what, breathe easy? Say "Hallelujah Obama!"?

LMAO...and you call me a "kool aid" drinker?

Fool.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#96002 Jan 26, 2013
gotoguy FL wrote:
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Oh, bullsh*t. You're just covering for the drunken sailor we have as our Child-President. What matters is that he's SPENDING MONEY WE DON'T HAVE! The debt has gone up under Obama more than under any President ever, no matter how you measure it. If you spend a lot more than you take in, you get enormous debt: pretty simple really.
The Senate, totally controlled by Democrats, has not passed a budget since Obama took office. NOT ONCE! It doesn't take four years to find your ass with both hands, yet the Senate and Obama can't seem to do just that.
$17 trillion in debt and no end in sight. That's due to Obama, the child who must finally admit that his dog did NOT eat his homework.
Nice job presenting only the numbers that you want us to notice while ignoring all the rest, including the most important ones. You have a job waiting for you in government as a BS artist. You can even start as a GS-12, as you have a gift for obfuscation. You are a talented ObamaZombie, a step above the usual transparent liars we see in their ranks.(Or did you copy & paste your DNC talking points from somebody else?)
It's reached the point that our Fedral Gov't cannot properly function without borrowing. Look... if cutting the deficit was so important to Congress then why is it that Republicans don't cut military spending, oil/farm subsidies.... corporate welfare or any of their "pork? All you see is constant attacks on social spending of poor people.

I guess some people want to live in a society were the poor die on the streets... but hey, those are some nice F-22 Raptor fighter jets collecting dust over in that Skunkworks hangar.

What you guys keep doing is capitalizing on Obama's first term where he had to make some tough financial & expensive choices in saving the US economy from what almost every economist calls the worst recession since the great depression.

Look at unemployment, it doesn't matter if you use the U-3 or U-6 charts, unemployment has gone down, down, down. The stock market is up, government spending is down.... come on, either you're shunning reality or you're pulling a Mitch McConnel ploy of....

"We can’t let you (Obama/Biden) succeed in anything. That’s our ticket to coming back".
-- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican)

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

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#96003 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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The problem is YOU "lunatics" who make assumptions about people who don't agree with you on every topic.
Your post is bursting with so many ridiculous misconceptions about me and where I stand on the issues and problems facing "our" country I won't even waste my time arguing with you.
Why not? Your mind is made up. You've judged me without prejudice. Your ignorance and mindset is disappointing.
That's correct. I did judge you without prejudice simply based on reading your posts over time. You do little more than diss the Administration and your President - but say nothing about inequality in America. You seem to assume all problems will vanish if we just gut the government and leave the vulnerable to sink or swim on their own regardless of a dearth of jobs or opportunity, much less acknowledge the fact that children can't work (legally anyway) in America. What do you want to do about them? Nothing?

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

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#96004 Jan 26, 2013
gotoguy FL wrote:
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Jeez...take a breath, would you? You are another liberal who doesn't understand that human reality is experienced in a linear fashion. We go from the past, to the present and proceed on into the future. Yes, it's true that our spending problems are not ENTIRELY the fault of Obama and the Democrats. However, they have two distinct advantages: They are in charge now AND they can see what mistakes were made in the past!
Let me repeat that, because you are kind of dim-witted: The Democrats & Obama are in charge NOW! Plus, they can see what problems were caused in the PAST by our foolish spending.
That was then, this is now... get it?
If you come upon a group of drunken sailors lying passed out in an alley with no money left in their pockets, what do you do? Buy several huge barrels of booze, get rip-roaring drunk and then see if you can SURPASS those poor, dumb, drunken fools by wasting even MORE money than they did?
No, you do not. Unless you are an immature child, like Obama.
Maybe I should put it to you like one would to a child: If the Republicans jumped off the roof, will you jump off the roof too?
Jeez... this is not complicated: The larder is empty, our bank account is running dry, we are going broke, there's no more money, you can't spend like a drunken sailor forever. Etc, etc, etc.
How many ways do we have to put this before somebody in charge (that's the President, in case you didn't know) behaves like an adult and stops this foolishness?
If Obama can't stop spending like a drunken sailor, then what is he but just another drunken sailor? Does it really matter that he got off a ship after a bunch of other drunken sailors?
GROW UP!
rolling eyes, puking and laughing at how childish you are....
You describe your President as an "immature child"? Don't expect to be taken seriously. I just can't do it. Find somebody who thinks you have functioning neurons with whom you can interact.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#96007 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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Forget it. Anyone still blaming Bush is a lost (and indoctrinated) cause.
Or maybe it's "Bush's fault" Obama's Inauguration speech failed to mention America’s fiscal problems and focused instead on making the nation’s top priority "social justice."
Want to know how the left sees everyone that disagrees with them? Read "NTRPRNR1" critique of me, a person she's never met or discussed current affairs with. See what I mean?
Well.... we cannot blame Bush anymore as under Obama.... he has saved the US Economy and capitalism as we know it. You know... the sh(t Bush screwed up!!!

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

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#96008 Jan 26, 2013
gotoguy FL wrote:
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I'm sorry, didn't I also say that YOU are an immature child?
You can't add 2 + 2 and come up with 4!
ObamaZombies are immature children following an infant down the road to La La Land and financial ruin. Sorry if you don't like reality, but it'd be unkind of me to go along with your delusional fantasies. You need a dose of what's true, not more BS. BS you can get off the DNC or White House websites.
That you can't handle truth is not suprising, just kind of sad and pathetic. But I can't lie to you: you and Obama are indeed immature and childish.
Okay. Got that wrong. Shouldn't skim your posts, but "financial ruin" "La La Land"....etc. BS waste of space. I read widely, but what I DON'T read is either The White House or the DNC websites. Neither are in my bookmarked sites as each clearly presents the party line. If I want to clear up something with respect to the President's position, I might google and go there. That's it.

I'm sorry if you're offended by my opinion of you and your perspectives, but my comment is sincere. If you ever demonstrate some balance in your criticisms, I'd be happy to compliment that.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#96009 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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The problem is YOU "lunatics" who make assumptions about people who don't agree with you on every topic.
Your post is bursting with so many ridiculous misconceptions about me and where I stand on the issues and problems facing "our" country I won't even waste my time arguing with you.
Why not? Your mind is made up. You've judged me without prejudice. Your ignorance and mindset is disappointing.
Sorry.......... but who ever told you that your shit smells like roses?

How easy it is for you to label anyone who would take the time to try & understand both sides of any conflict as "lunatics", un-American, liberals, communist or a terrorist sympathizers.... and you do that shit all the time....... so I would argue that people like you are nothing more than bigots and there is nothing really patriotic about you.

You're simply a bigot comfortably wrapped in a cocoon of American flags, mottos and slogans.

Since: Sep 12

Gangster Alley, North America

#96010 Jan 26, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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You want me to read the CBO's prediction (guess) for the next decade and do what, breathe easy? Say "Hallelujah Obama!"?
LMAO...and you call me a "kool aid" drinker?
Fool.
Considering the fact that you've made the allegations about Obama, I would have expected you to at least read up for 2012 to 2016 regarding the CBO outlook as that's all Obama will be under. Moreover, we have a Republican controlled House of Representatives who ultimately hold the power of the purse and can limit Obama at any time on spending but they don't... and that's becuase spending under Obama is falling at a 1.4% annual pace.

Unfortunately, you're incapable of comprehending the concept of statistics and how they're used in society today.

Sure, the CBO is an estimate but facts & figures are used and that alone is far more reliable than what you've presented with the simple denial of facts, figures and reality.

Since: Nov 12

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#96011 Jan 26, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly. We had an assault weapons ban. Didn't mean a thing except perhaps the acquisition mentality slowed. Good as far as I'm concerned. There is such a thing as too many weapons which certainly aren't cheap. Anyhow, you can blow a lot of dough on artillery to lock up somewhere and only bring out over a beer to show the boys how macho you are. Ridiculous. This is the "He who has the most toys at the time of his death is the winner" mentality. You can only use one at a time anyway, UNLESS you plan to shoot up a mall or a school or the neighborhood.
Something the left does not seem to understand is it is NOT about having "a beer to show the boys how macho you are". It is more about the times we live in. Countries with nuclear bombs and chemical weapons, the constant turmoil in the middle east, the possibility of total economic collapse, the ever growing Al Qaeda network, etc.

Some believe these fears to be irrational, but are they really? Is it possible any of these examples could result in major chaos? Of course it is.

Is it likely our home will burn down? No but we still obtain insurance in case it does. It is the same premise with our guns. Will a hand gun, rifle, or shotgun be enough if we have gangs of people searching for food? We have the constitutional right to protect ourselves and our families no matter who the "enemy" may be.

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