The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 333190 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.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

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#100587 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>That's the way I like to cook as well. I have military size stock pots here I use for chili and soups. Then, I freeze it immediately in individual containers. They can go nuke it when they're ready;-)
Amen!!!

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Since: Mar 07

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#100589 Feb 7, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
Some people around here need to accept the reality that a woman's place in no longer the kitchen. Women are proving to be just as capable as men and continue to break barriers.
Any woman who would sign up for combat related work is a woman who believes herself capable of that. She deserves the opportunity to find out if she's right without simply prejudging her because she's a woman. I wouldn't volunteer for that kind of work, but I wouldn't stand in anybody's way who finds it to be their mission either. The reality is as Huntscoyotes says, they already ARE in combat zones and there's no escaping the kind of wars we've fought in both Iraq and Iran. Frankly, this is probably just retroactive approval of reality in the first place. It's not like it's GOING to happen. It IS happening. I think he's conflicted on assignments, but then again, there was that Israeli soldier.....;-)
higgans

Marion, IN

#100590 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't pay any attention to politician speak. I'd prefer to be informed by reading what economists have to say. You, on the other hand, seem not to have the history lessons of economics at your fingertips. It takes spending cuts, increased revenues and INVESTMENT in the economy to recover from such a major hit as we've sustained. The biggest complaint from economists about Obama's stimulus is that it wasn't BIG enough - not that he used stimulus. Do you get it?
...
...all of them, not just the sons and daughters of the wealthy.
yeah, we GET it. what u are talking about is the GOVERNMENT doing the picking of winners and losers in the business world.

'nationalizing' industry to achieve desired 'social' goals.

put the TWO together and u get the ultimate Progressive society: National Socialism. Nazi's. Hitler's Germany.

exactly what Hitler & Co. used to grow a BROKE nad demoralized nation during the 30's. the Reich did no tolerate differing views, either. it managed 'undesireable' costs and behaviour AND PEOPLE very well, didn't IT?

let's see, fiscally, as a nation, we ARE broke. reading the posts JUST on this thread, I'd say WE, as a People, are well on the way to being demoralized (in more ways than one!). the PERFECT combo to give birth to ????

MORE stimulus spending? the SAME BS was said about FDR's FAILED solutions to the GREAT Depression!

posters like YOU preach Federal Govt as IF it were the ONLY form of government in a Union of FIFTY sovereign States. as if IF the FG got OUT of the social safety net business, there would be a vacumn!

there was NO vacumn BEFORE 1964 or 1935. what there was WAS NO BIG BROTHER FG.

Big Brohter-govt MIGHT works for some pissant, small pop, homogeneous country like any of the European nations. BUT, have you looked at the state of the EU lately? OR any of the bigger countries with a GROWING DIVERSE population?

History is AGAINST your POV, period. you are either just TOO stubborn or ???? to admit it.

hurry, hurry, hurry...

“Life is what you make of it”

Since: Jan 13

The good ol' USA

#100591 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Any woman who would sign up for combat related work is a woman who believes herself capable of that. She deserves the opportunity to find out if she's right without simply prejudging her because she's a woman. I wouldn't volunteer for that kind of work, but I wouldn't stand in anybody's way who finds it to be their mission either. The reality is as Huntscoyotes says, they already ARE in combat zones and there's no escaping the kind of wars we've fought in both Iraq and Iran. Frankly, this is probably just retroactive approval of reality in the first place. It's not like it's GOING to happen. It IS happening. I think he's conflicted on assignments, but then again, there was that Israeli soldier.....;-)
Israeli Soldiers, without regard to gender are some of the most impressive Soldiers in the world. Look at their situation- beset on all sides by enemy willing and desiring to turn their country into a parking lot. A friend from high school joined our Marines after high school (she was a hotttttt cheerleader) and made a career of it (still hot)- gender is NOT an issue in boot camp- people find out what they're made of there, and Basic (first part of boot camp) is Infantry, AIT (Advanced Individual Training, 2nd part) is for the MOS (Military Occupational Specialty). Most folks find out their aptitude and vocation and passion during Basic- but it doesn't address ALL the challenges. OCS and ROTC are challeging as well- but college is the main prerequisite for that, 99%of the time. Gotta go.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#100592 Feb 7, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
Yuppers....
I bet you understood Jimmy Lee Dykes the conservative extremist who was locked in his basement for a week.
Paranoid and menacing is all the conservative agenda is about.
Yikes, locked up in a basement, scary. Let's get down to the real nitty-gritty, shall we?

Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan was a registered Muslim Democrat.

Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold's and Eric Harris' parents were registered Democrats.

Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was a registered Democrat, he was a staff worker with the Obama campaign and was an 'Occupy' participant.

Newtown, Conn. shooter Adam Lanza was a registered Democrat who hated Christians.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#100594 Feb 7, 2013
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah, we GET it. what u are talking about is the GOVERNMENT doing the picking of winners and losers in the business world.
'nationalizing' industry to achieve desired 'social' goals.
put the TWO together and u get the ultimate Progressive society: National Socialism. Nazi's. Hitler's Germany.
exactly what Hitler & Co. used to grow a BROKE nad demoralized nation during the 30's. the Reich did no tolerate differing views, either. it managed 'undesireable' costs and behaviour AND PEOPLE very well, didn't IT?
let's see, fiscally, as a nation, we ARE broke. reading the posts JUST on this thread, I'd say WE, as a People, are well on the way to being demoralized (in more ways than one!). the PERFECT combo to give birth to ????
MORE stimulus spending? the SAME BS was said about FDR's FAILED solutions to the GREAT Depression!
posters like YOU preach Federal Govt as IF it were the ONLY form of government in a Union of FIFTY sovereign States. as if IF the FG got OUT of the social safety net business, there would be a vacumn!
there was NO vacumn BEFORE 1964 or 1935. what there was WAS NO BIG BROTHER FG.
Big Brohter-govt MIGHT works for some pissant, small pop, homogeneous country like any of the European nations. BUT, have you looked at the state of the EU lately? OR any of the bigger countries with a GROWING DIVERSE population?
History is AGAINST your POV, period. you are either just TOO stubborn or ???? to admit it.
hurry, hurry, hurry...
Sooooooooooooo So true. Some of these folks need to be transported back in time to see what is really was like. They have absolutely no idea of the misery and hardship the people of that time endured and the horrors of a totalitarian regime. I weep for them.
higgans

Marion, IN

#100595 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't pay any attention...
...
We have a crumbling infrastructure, and if we intend to compete with China and India, we'd better get our show on the road to repair it. If we try to "fix" our problems off the backs of the middle-class taxpayers in America, where the h*ll are the consumers coming from who have historically boosted the economy via spending? If they have no disposable income, where's the market for the goods and services produced by American businesses? Overseas? Well, fine. They can go wherever it works for them, but what happens to THIS nation and our living standards?
...
...all of them, not just the sons and daughters of the wealthy.
there are sooo many inconsistencies in this paragraph...
how do we, a post-EPA nation, compete with up-and-coming economies that are playing by 1950's rules!?!
HOW does a CONSUMER economy (you have stressed our strength is in SPENDING AND BUYING, remember?) compete against a manufacturing economy? WE used to be the World's supplier... now we are its dumping ground! and YOU whine we can't spend enough!

have YOU noticed that SPENDABLE DOLLARS is the NEW reason for continuing the massive entitlement spending? read that as 'we can't survivie WITHOUT the buying power of the UNEMPLOYED'!

read THAT POV as 'we are BETTER for NOT making things BUT by BUYING things'.

NEXT, read Homeland Security and the Patriot Act and NEW gun laws as 'we can ONLY be safe once we give up our SELF-reliance and TRUST Big Brother'!

do YOU feel safer since 2002? or MORE apprehensive and IN-secure?

if you WORK and have PRIVATE HC insurance, do you feel like you will have both or either NEXT year? next MONTH?

BUT, with THIS Govt, if you are already ensnared in any of the 'social safety net' programs, do YOU feel threatened that YOUR FUTURE is threatened? IF one is ALREADY at the BOTTOM of the food chain, WHY WORRY?

IF the way the FG has handled things like Benghazi and Sandyhook does NOT bother you, or the current state of our Foreign Policy and Trade Policy and Military Policy does NOT bother you, or the way our elected 'care takers' are managing are fiscal house is the 'best' that can be expected... WELCOME! YOUR Utopia is just around the corner.

all one needs to do is RE-elect the status quo... Wait! people like YOU did!!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#100596 Feb 7, 2013
huntscoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Israeli Soldiers, without regard to gender are some of the most impressive Soldiers in the world. Look at their situation- beset on all sides by enemy willing and desiring to turn their country into a parking lot. A friend from high school joined our Marines after high school (she was a hotttttt cheerleader) and made a career of it (still hot)- gender is NOT an issue in boot camp- people find out what they're made of there, and Basic (first part of boot camp) is Infantry, AIT (Advanced Individual Training, 2nd part) is for the MOS (Military Occupational Specialty). Most folks find out their aptitude and vocation and passion during Basic- but it doesn't address ALL the challenges. OCS and ROTC are challeging as well- but college is the main prerequisite for that, 99%of the time. Gotta go.
They are NOT CODDLED. They have PURPOSE. They know their objective. They know all about real war.
higgans

Marion, IN

#100598 Feb 7, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't pay...
...
See, we have a difference in focus. I'm focused on the quality of life in America, and I believe that as it declines, so declines the motivation of arguably the most productive work force in the world. If your efforts result in NO improvement, why work so hard? If you demotivate American labor, we're headed for an even bigger fall than some predict already.
I may be stupid, but I'm not crazy. I operate from common sense. The single greatest investment we can make is in EDUCATING our people - all of them, not just the sons and daughters of the wealthy.
a difference in 'focus'? yes. one of us focuses on all that was BAD with PRE-1965 America. some of us focus on those things that MADE this Country GREAT before the Progressive National Socialist movement INVADED our society's political and educational and social fabrics.

some if us recognize and ACKNOWLEDGE the past, WARTS and all.

others merely remember the warts... and completely IGNORE the healthy skin.

some of us prefer to NOT repeat the MISTAKES of even recent History... others run full-bore into RE-embracing them.

how does a society that has taught the most needy of US that no matter WHAT, there will be a roof and chicken and medicine for you, TURN that around and EXPECT those same people to VALUE something as useful as getting an EDUCATION... then a JOB... and ALL of the old-fashioned responsibilities that go with them?

tell us, NTR, if ALL the donkey ever gets is the CARROT, how do you get IT to pull the cart? by appealing to its better nature?

what if its 'better nature' doesn't want to listen because it's TOO busy digesting all of those CARROTS?

you ever hear the old one about Necessity being the Mother of Invention? what IS necessary for some one already getting 'three hots and a cot'?

YOUR politicans know Human Nature FAR better than you do... they've been appealing and playing to it for 50 years... AND WINNING.

just like this past Presidential Election, too many voters were NOT brave ebough to vote for 'change' when they knew that the status quo was NOT working (that is what YOU have been saying with three out of every five of YOUR posts).

according to YOUR words, you voted FOR more Federal revenus gathering rather than more State, local and PROPERTY tax revenues.

you voted for YOUR interests over the Nation's...

Thank you very, VERY much. someday, maybe, your grandkids will thank you, too...

hurry, hurry, hurry...
AnnAgain

Oakland, CA

#100599 Feb 7, 2013
Parthenon wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting. CA, to use your term, is obviously NOT like almost all the other branches. It is much closer to "traditional" (or old-fashioned) warfare and therefore involves a lot more physicality. It's never going to just go away, unless we someday event full-fledged robots who can do everything a human can. That's because in most combat "boots on the ground" eventually becomes a player.(If you plan to just stand off and bombard the enemy's stuff, use the AF and the Navy's air arms, including their women pilots.)
Women certainly have a useful role in much of the support areas, which now constitute about 9/10ths of a modern force. To imply there's "no place for women to go" if they're not in CA is simply false. The reason this lie is repeated is to justify a politically-driven need that has NOTHING to do with combat preparedness - or the truth.
Introducing women into CA is just to fulfill a political notion of "equality" that has absolutely NOTHING to do with reality. Reality is this: there are so few women who will meet the criteria that it is NOT worth the extra effort to create the special programs that will be necessary to incoroprate them into CA.
The other lies will soon follow: That the women have no special "needs".(Really? Ok, then no separate toilets, barracks, bunks or showers.) That women won't need special supplies.(OK, no feminine hygene products. Let them use whatever rags they can find; their combat kit will be absolutely IDENTICAL to the men's.) That they won't get pregnant.(OK, provide mandatory birth control pills. Also mandatory morning after pills with a pre-signed "agree to use" release signed by each woman. If those fail, teach the medics to do field abortions, also pre-approved & signed by each woman, in any situation in which taking them from the combat arena involves risk to the unit as a whole.)
Men have been known to shoot their own foot off to get out of combat. Anyone who thinks the same conditions might not tempt a woman to have unprotected sex for the same reason is a damn fool.
If all you had to do was f*ck to get out of fighting, everyone would leave after the first few bloody losses in your unit, including the guys.
Finally, the underlying filthiest lie behind this nonsense is that those promoting it "care more deeply" about women than we do. Pure crap. Putting women into situations where basic common sense says they have a better possibility than the average man to be killed (or get their comrades killed) does not mean you "care" about sh*t. It means you value your political philosophy more than those lives, women or men, who will be lost due to this stupidity. PERIOD!
"Women certainly have a useful role"?
You figure that out all by yourself?
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#100600 Feb 7, 2013
We may have a debt and spending problem but the real PROPLEM is the American-Household-Income-Prob lem!!!!!!!!!! So why are the GOPers worried about millionaires???
http://swampland.time.com/2013/02/04/the-most...
From my cold dead hands

Providence, UT

#100601 Feb 7, 2013
DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

Federal agency has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 year war

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
February 7, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.

Read more: http://www.infowars.com/dhs-purchases-21-6-mi...
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#100602 Feb 7, 2013
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
there are sooo many inconsistencies in this paragraph...
how do we, a post-EPA nation, compete with up-and-coming economies that are playing by 1950's rules!?!
HOW does a CONSUMER economy (you have stressed our strength is in SPENDING AND BUYING, remember?) compete against a manufacturing economy? WE used to be the World's supplier... now we are its dumping ground! and YOU whine we can't spend enough!
have YOU noticed that SPENDABLE DOLLARS is the NEW reason for continuing the massive entitlement spending? read that as 'we can't survivie WITHOUT the buying power of the UNEMPLOYED'!
read THAT POV as 'we are BETTER for NOT making things BUT by BUYING things'.
NEXT, read Homeland Security and the Patriot Act and NEW gun laws as 'we can ONLY be safe once we give up our SELF-reliance and TRUST Big Brother'!
do YOU feel safer since 2002? or MORE apprehensive and IN-secure?
if you WORK and have PRIVATE HC insurance, do you feel like you will have both or either NEXT year? next MONTH?
BUT, with THIS Govt, if you are already ensnared in any of the 'social safety net' programs, do YOU feel threatened that YOUR FUTURE is threatened? IF one is ALREADY at the BOTTOM of the food chain, WHY WORRY?
IF the way the FG has handled things like Benghazi and Sandyhook does NOT bother you, or the current state of our Foreign Policy and Trade Policy and Military Policy does NOT bother you, or the way our elected 'care takers' are managing are fiscal house is the 'best' that can be expected... WELCOME! YOUR Utopia is just around the corner.
all one needs to do is RE-elect the status quo... Wait! people like YOU did!!
You ignorant little boy. Here's a history lesson for you.

At one time we were a manufacturing society. Now we are a consumer society.(This is where you're thing stops; does it not? You typically fail to explore the "why" of this situation.)

The "Why" (or, The USA as a Monopoly). After WWII, Europe and it's industries were decimated (Asia was still agrarian). The US, however, was unscathed. Our industries were still intact. Europe and Japan needed stuff and help to rebuild and Asia was becoming industrialized. We, with our intact industries, became the producers and manufactures of the world. Our customers were the world. We made stuff and the rest of the world had no other place to buy it from us. Everyone citizen who wanted a job could get one. Wages were good. We prospered.(This is the time that you yearn for, higgans, but again, you repeatedly fail to go the next step.)

Why higgians Unwitting Advocates for a Dictatorship/Communism. The world, thanks to us, is now all industrialized. Everyone now manufactures and sells its products to the highest bidder. We have successfully spread capitalism to much of the world and the competition is killing us. Small minded folks like higgians want us to go back to the 1950s-1970s when we were the only manufactures on the block and the world was forced to buy our products. Despite his claims to the contrary, higgans doesn't like capitalism. In fact, he unwittingly advocates and supports is a dictatorship with a good dose of communism tossed in.

I suspect that this will all be denied as liberal radical history by higgans at that other ignoramus positronium. And that's fine. The rest of us understand that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#100604 Feb 7, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
<quoted text>
I do.
"mdbuilder" and I go way back. Though he'll remember me under a different screen name, I've always respected (and laughed along with) most of his opinions.
Thank you very much. I wish I knew to whom I could repay the compliment.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#100605 Feb 7, 2013
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
a difference in 'focus'? yes. one of us focuses on all that was BAD with PRE-1965 America. some of us focus on those things that MADE this Country GREAT before the Progressive National Socialist movement INVADED our society's political and educational and social fabrics.
some if us recognize and ACKNOWLEDGE the past, WARTS and all.
others merely remember the warts... and completely IGNORE the healthy skin.
some of us prefer to NOT repeat the MISTAKES of even recent History... others run full-bore into RE-embracing them.
how does a society that has taught the most needy of US that no matter WHAT, there will be a roof and chicken and medicine for you, TURN that around and EXPECT those same people to VALUE something as useful as getting an EDUCATION... then a JOB... and ALL of the old-fashioned responsibilities that go with them?
tell us, NTR, if ALL the donkey ever gets is the CARROT, how do you get IT to pull the cart? by appealing to its better nature?
what if its 'better nature' doesn't want to listen because it's TOO busy digesting all of those CARROTS?
you ever hear the old one about Necessity being the Mother of Invention? what IS necessary for some one already getting 'three hots and a cot'?
YOUR politicans know Human Nature FAR better than you do... they've been appealing and playing to it for 50 years... AND WINNING.
just like this past Presidential Election, too many voters were NOT brave ebough to vote for 'change' when they knew that the status quo was NOT working (that is what YOU have been saying with three out of every five of YOUR posts).
according to YOUR words, you voted FOR more Federal revenus gathering rather than more State, local and PROPERTY tax revenues.
you voted for YOUR interests over the Nation's...
Thank you very, VERY much. someday, maybe, your grandkids will thank you, too...
hurry, hurry, hurry...
Thank you. I am looking for diverse minds.
I think I have may have found one.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#100607 Feb 7, 2013
From my cold dead hands wrote:
DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition
Federal agency has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 year war
Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
February 7, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.
Read more: http://www.infowars.com/dhs-purchases-21-6-mi...
At least I will know that I am safe in my homeland.
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#100608 Feb 7, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>At least I will know that I am safe in my homeland.
Defense secretary says military readiness crisis coming unless budget cuts are prevented

If the billions of dollars in cuts are allowed to stand, Panetta said, he would have to throw the country’s national defense strategy “out the window,” and the United States would no longer be a first-rate power.“This will badly damage our national defense and compromise our ability to respond to crises in a dangerous world,” Panetta said.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congre...
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#100609 Feb 7, 2013
How much military is enough?

The United States spends more on defense than all the other nations of the world combined. Between 1998 and 2011, military spending doubled, reaching more than seven hundred billion dollars a year—more, in adjusted dollars, than at any time since the Allies were fighting the Axis.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#100610 Feb 7, 2013
Snake Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Defense secretary says military readiness crisis coming unless budget cuts are prevented
If the billions of dollars in cuts are allowed to stand, Panetta said, he would have to throw the country’s national defense strategy “out the window,” and the United States would no longer be a first-rate power.“This will badly damage our national defense and compromise our ability to respond to crises in a dangerous world,” Panetta said.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congre...
America can certainly take advantage of any good crisis. We never let any go to waste. We can also keep them from us.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#100611 Feb 7, 2013
We just can't have a president who fails to do so.
That is the problem.

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