The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 404350 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.

Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235295 Jan 20, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Bush did it.....Bush did it.........Bush did it.......yawn
http://tinyurl.com/62nmcq

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#235296 Jan 20, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>It's been his goal all along, to punish America, capitalism and Christianity.
yeah, sure pal...

you sound just like the idiots that said that about Bush for 8 years....just like them.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#235297 Jan 20, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
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The Republican party are venomous and poisonous but Obama had a Democratic House PELOSI, and a Democratic Senate REID, and passed a Republican health care plan without any Republican support for his first two years in office.
Barack "Bush" Obama blew it big time.
Enclosed is Proof:
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How the Heritage Foundation, a Conservative Think Tank, Promoted the Individual Mandate / 10/20/2011 / http://tinyurl.com/7yztznx
ROMNEY: Actually, Newt, we got the idea of an individual mandate from you.
GINGRICH: That’s not true. You got it from the Heritage Foundation.
ROMNEY: Yes, we got it from you, and you got it from the Heritage Foundation and from you.
GINGRICH: Wait a second. What you just said is not true. You did not get that from me. You got it from the Heritage Foundation.
ROMNEY: And you never supported them?
GINGRICH: I agree with them, but I’m just saying, what you said to this audience just now plain wasn’t true.
ROMNEY: OK. Let me ask, have you supported in the past an individual mandate?
GINGRICH: I absolutely did with the Heritage Foundation against Hillarycare.
ROMNEY: You did support an individual mandate?
ROMNEY: Oh, OK. That’s what I’m saying. We got the idea from you and the Heritage Foundation.
GINGRICH: OK. A little broader.
ROMNEY: OK.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2011/10/20/h...
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Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans
October 1, 1989 / http://tinyurl.com/8xb6rd9
http://www.heritage.org/research/lecture/assu...
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Obama says Heritage Foundation is source of health exchange idea
March 30th, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/26xm72p
EDITOR'S NOTE: An analysis of this comment by President Barack Obama was published on April 1, 2010. After it appeared, the Heritage Foundation's communications office contacted us to argue that our rating of Mostly True was too generous to the president. We did some additional reporting to review our ruling. Our second round of reporting -- primarily talking to conservative policy experts outside of Heritage -- solidified our initial conclusions. Below is the updated version of our story, which retains the rating of Mostly True, published April 26, 2010.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
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Summary Of A 1993 Republican Health Reform Plan
Feb 23, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/amcg2tz
In November, 1993, Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I., introduced what was considered to be one of the main Republican health overhaul proposals: "A bill to provide comprehensive reform of the health care system of the United States."
Titled the "Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993," it had 21 co-sponsors, including two Democrats (Sens. Boren and Kerrey). The bill, which was not debated or voted upon, was an alternative to President Bill Clinton's plan. It bears similarity to the Democratic bill passed by the Senate Dec. 24, 2009, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2010/...
Neither party has the interests of the American citizen at heart. They never have and they are in collusion with each other and the corporation.
Corporation is king.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#235298 Jan 20, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
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Wall Street is making the highest profits in history with Obama.
Stop believing the liars on Fox News Republican Propaganda Channel.
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Obama Hires Former Wellpoint Exec to Implement Health Care Law
Jul 14, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/2adco5w
From the Department of You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up, check out this little-noticed report from the Billings Gazette today:
Liz Fowler, a key staffer for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus who helped draft the federal health reform bill enacted in March, is joining the Obama administration to help implement the new law...
Fowler headed up a team of 20-some Senate Finance Committee staffers who helped draft the bill in the Senate. She was Baucus' top health care aide from 2001-2005 and left that job in 2006 to become an executive at WellPoint, the nation's largest private insurer. She was vice president of public policy at WellPoint, helping develop public-policy positions for the company. In 2008, she rejoined Baucus to work on health reform legislation.
http://www.openleft.com/diary/19449/obama-hir...
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Baucus staffer who led health reform drafting moving to Obama administration / July 15, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/32y2mt7
HELENA — Liz Fowler, a key staffer for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus who helped draft the federal health reform bill enacted in March, is joining the Obama administration to help implement the new law.
Fowler, chief health counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, which Baucus chairs, will become deputy director of the Office of Consumer Information and Oversight at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“Liz Fowler is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated adviser, and while I’m very proud of her new position, she will certainly be missed at the committee,” Baucus said in a statement Tuesday.
Baucus, D-Mont., led the Democrats’ efforts in the Senate the past two years to draft and pass a major health-reform bill, which President Barack Obama signed into law March 23.
Fowler's appointment has fired up a hot discussion about her past association with Wellpoint./ http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/policy-wonk-...
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Dear President Obama: Time to Stop Letting Corporations Write the Health Care Bill / January 20, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/yesgkc3
When Max Baucus unveiled an early version of the Senate bill in September, an ex-WellPoint VP named Liz Fowler was listed as the author. Only a few weeks earlier, the Huffington Post exposed the sweetheart deal negotiated between the White House and PhRMA in exchange for $150 million in political advertising. And Harry Reid kept Byron Dorgan's popular drug reimportation amendment off the floor of the Senate until PhRMA could whip enough votes to defeat it because it violated that deal.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-hamsher/de...
Stop believing the liars on both sides.
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235299 Jan 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Stop believing the liars on both sides.
Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, and most all others in Mainstream media are corporate hack Democrats and corporate hack Republicans.

Fox News are all far rightwing corporate Republicans and the few Democrats who work there are corporate centrist and not liberal.
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235300 Jan 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Neither party has the interests of the American citizen at heart. They never have and they are in collusion with each other and the corporation.
Corporation is king.
That is what I have been saying for years and yet most liberal leaning will still vote for a corporate Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo and most conservative leaning will still vote for a corporate Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich doled out the most corporate funds to his members so they elected him Speaker.

Same is true of Pelosi, Boehner, and all other Speakers and leadership positions.

The funny thing too my mind is even the corporate Tea Bags who sold out to Wall Street were taken off leadership positions by Boehner.

Go Figure?

LOL
racer42

Hayward, CA

#235301 Jan 20, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
That is what I have been saying for years and yet most liberal leaning will still vote for a corporate Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo and most conservative leaning will still vote for a corporate Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich doled out the most corporate funds to his members so they elected him Speaker.
Same is true of Pelosi, Boehner, and all other Speakers and leadership positions.
The funny thing too my mind is even the corporate Tea Bags who sold out to Wall Street were taken off leadership positions by Boehner.
Go Figure?
LOL
Maybe it's about time we scared the hell out of the flaming liberals and the flaming Republicans and elected a third party President and maybe a third party congress to go along with it.
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235302 Jan 20, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>That was Bill Clinton cupcake.
Clinton repeal of Glass-Steagall faulty as seen today
crisis.lenderwatch.org/news/398
President Bill Clinton repealed the Glass-Steagall Act ... President Bill Clinton signed into law the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act ...
Absolutely true it was Bill Clinton and all Rightwing Speaker Newt Gingrich Republicans and Republican Phil Gramm in the Senate who led most Republican senators voting for it.

Glass/Steagall was originally put in to protect average Americans form Wall Street crooks.

Remember Oct. 1929 stock market crash?

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Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999-Part 2
http://tinyurl.com/ccs348

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999-Part 1
http://tinyurl.com/dfnkuu

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
Bill Clinton and the Republicans did away with oversight.
President Bill Clinton signed this into law with 54 Republicans voting yes and 44 Democrats voting no./ http://tinyurl.com/5lwv6z
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca...

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Byron Dorgan’s Prophetic Words
Moyers & Company: How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy January 28, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/obmjtd2
Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore how our political and financial class shift economic benefits to the very top.
http://billmoyers.com/content/a-senators-prop...

US Senate defeats bill to limit speculation in energy markets
July 22, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/m7hosv7
WASHINGTON - US Senate Democrats expect Wall Street lobbyists to try to defeat a bill aimed at curbing excess speculation and manipulation in oil markets.
"A lot of folks are going to come here this week and put a lot of pressure on senators to vote against this legislation," Senator Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat and cosponsor of the proposal, told reporters in Washington yesterday. "Most of them will take a shuttle flight" from New York.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada introduced the measure last week as part of an effort to reduce record prices. Crude oil futures touched a high of $147.27 a barrel on July 11.
Democrats will need support from some Republicans to get the 60 votes needed today to bring the bill up for debate. The measure would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to impose limits on speculative trading in oil and natural gas futures markets. It also requires more reporting in energy markets to prevent market manipulation.
http://www.boston.com/business/markets/articl...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#235303 Jan 20, 2014
A Whistleblower's Wish for Edward Snowden.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremiah-horrig...

It is the inalienable right to aspire to what *is right* that is on trial here..... that really counts, imo.
angel

Riga, Latvia

#235304 Jan 20, 2014
Who wants to spank me ?

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#235305 Jan 20, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
That is what I have been saying for years and yet most liberal leaning will still vote for a corporate Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo and most conservative leaning will still vote for a corporate Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich doled out the most corporate funds to his members so they elected him Speaker.
Same is true of Pelosi, Boehner, and all other Speakers and leadership positions.
The funny thing too my mind is even the corporate Tea Bags who sold out to Wall Street were taken off leadership positions by Boehner.
Go Figure?
LOL
"That is what I have been saying for years "

I know this......
I have been squirming through tunnels and ports for years to get to know beyond doubt.
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235306 Jan 20, 2014
racer42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it's about time we scared the hell out of the flaming liberals and the flaming Republicans and elected a third party President and maybe a third party congress to go along with it.
You are preaching to the choir my friend.

I have been posting that for many years now.

One little tweak, your flaming liberals do not exist in Washington DC. Obama and most Democrats are corporate centrist with the power.

The authentic liberals are only a small handful like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and the only authentic conservative I can think of is Ron Paul who retired.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#235307 Jan 20, 2014
racer42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it's about time we scared the hell out of the flaming liberals and the flaming Republicans and elected a third party President and maybe a third party congress to go along with it.
Now you are talking right and putting the bs aside, imo.
YOU are absolutely correct and it is high time the current "brand loyalty" to ether side be.......
Hmmmmm, let's say, torn asunder.
With fact as the weapon.
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235308 Jan 20, 2014
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>"That is what I have been saying for years "
I know this......
I have been squirming through tunnels and ports for years to get to know beyond doubt.
Vote for any third party candidate or outsider in your State.

I will give you an example:

In 2008 I voted for Ron Paul in the Republican primary not John McCain.

Also in 2008 I voted for Ralph Nader in the general election and not for Barack Obama.
Campbell

Kingston, TN

#235309 Jan 20, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
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You are preaching to the choir my friend.
I have been posting that for many years now.
One little tweak, your flaming liberals do not exist in Washington DC. Obama and most Democrats are corporate centrist with the power.
The authentic liberals are only a small handful like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and the only authentic conservative I can think of is Ron Paul who retired.
Yeah Right.....Clinton raised taxes on the rich and balanced the budget. Along comes slow talking George and cuts taxes again, not once but twice and proceeds to double the national debt. You've been watching Fox News. Those bastards are so good at lying that they can turn someone's words around to mean something totally different and do it so smoothly that even the person who said it has trouble arguing with them. In my lifetime they are the most gifted liars I've seen......'Course I'm just 80.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#235310 Jan 20, 2014
racer42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, hell, no one read the ACA before they passed it either.
It was a short read. Did you bother to look?
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235311 Jan 20, 2014
Campbell wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah Right.....Clinton raised taxes on the rich and balanced the budget. Along comes slow talking George and cuts taxes again, not once but twice and proceeds to double the national debt. You've been watching Fox News. Those bastards are so good at lying that they can turn someone's words around to mean something totally different and do it so smoothly that even the person who said it has trouble arguing with them. In my lifetime they are the most gifted liars I've seen......'Course I'm just 80.
Clinton did some good things I will grant you but he and all the rightwing Gingrich Republicans destroyed America with NAFTA, and Gramm / Leach/ Bliley act just to name two.

I agree Fox News is rightwing entertainment propaganda mixed in with some news.

I am a liberal/progressive in the mold of Ralph Nader.

Certainly not the corporate centrist Clinton's or Obama.

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The Dirty Dozen
Meet the bankers and brokers responsible for the financial crisis - and the officials who let them get away with it / Mar 25, 2009 /
The Enabler ALAN GREENSPAN / The Pioneer SANDY WEILL
The Ideologue PHIL GRAMM / The Arsonist JOE CASSANO
The Bagman ROBERT RUBIN / The Card Shark JIMMY CAYNE / Mr. Buck Passer CHRISTOPHER COX / The Predator ANGELO MOZILO / The Decorator JOHN THAIN / The Maestro HENRY PAULSON / The Big Loser DICK FULD / Mr. Too Big KEN LEWIS /
https://umdrive.memphis.edu/rblanton/public/P...

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Twenty-five people at the heart of the meltdown
26 January 2009 / http://tinyurl.com/bwrl8l
The worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression is not a natural phenomenon but a man-made disaster in which we all played a part. In the second part of a week-long series looking behind the slump, Guardian City editor Julia Finch picks out the individuals who have led us into the current crisis
1. Alan Greenspan, chairman of US Federal Reserve 1987- 2006 2. Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England 3. Bill Clinton, former US president 4. Gordon Brown, prime minister 5. George W Bush, former US president 6. Senator Phil Gramm 7. Abby Cohen, Goldman Sachs chief US strategist 8. Kathleen Corbet, former CEO, Standard & Poor's 9. Hank" Greenberg, AIG insurance group 10. Andy Hornby, former HBOS boss
11. Sir Fred Goodwin, former RBS boss 12. Steve Crawshaw, former B&B boss
13. Adam Applegarth, former Northern Rock boss 14. Dick Fuld, Lehman Brothers chief executive 15. Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin 16. Lewis Ranieri 17. Joseph Cassano, AIG Financial Products 18. Chuck Prince, former Citi boss 19. Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide Financial 20. Stan O'Neal, former boss of Merrill Lynch
21. Jimmy Cayne, former Bear Stearns boss 22. Christopher Dodd, chairman, Senate banking committee 23. Geir Haarde, Icelandic prime minister 24. The American public
25. John Tiner, FSA chief executive, 2003-07 26. Andrew Lahde 27. John Paulson, hedge fund boss 28. Professor Nouriel Roubini 29. Warren Buffett, billionaire investor 30. George Soros, speculator 31. Stephen Eismann, hedge fund manager 32. Meredith Whitney, Oppenheimer Securities
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jan/2...

The bankruptcy barons
27 January 2009 / http://tinyurl.com/bb9fax
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jan/2...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#235312 Jan 20, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
Vote for any third party candidate or outsider in your State.
I will give you an example:
In 2008 I voted for Ron Paul in the Republican primary not John McCain.
Also in 2008 I voted for Ralph Nader in the general election and not for Barack Obama.
Oh yes, that goes without saying, now watch all these trolls that called me a liar say I voted for this one and I support that one, etc and blah blah blah. LMAO!
Democracynow org

Sayville, NY

#235313 Jan 20, 2014
racer42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it's about time we scared the hell out of the flaming liberals and the flaming Republicans and elected a third party President and maybe a third party congress to go along with it.
"We can have democracy in this country or we can have great concentrated wealth in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both."

--Louis Brandeis
Supreme Court Justice

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"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."

--Edward Dowling

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Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.

--Benito Mussolini
first class welfare

Wichita, KS

#235314 Jan 20, 2014
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>It was a short read. Did you bother to look?
I read it. I plan to use the law to make myself wealthy. I will apply for federal grants to study ways to improve primary care services in under served communities. After receiving the grants, I will pocket the cash and laugh at the suckers who supported the law. Gracias!

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