The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 381613 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.

Patrick

Montréal, Canada

#196259 Oct 15, 2013
MOM we need
"Bucket O AnalLube" and fast. Shitz and Giggles week is a hit once again. We do have requests....Wash that dirty hole before ya get here PLEEZE

“Proud to be an American”

Since: Jan 10

America

#196260 Oct 15, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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No it's easy to reconcile, the reason the welfare lines get longer is because the wealth is held by too few. Spread that wealth back down again and those welfare lines get shorter. That's the simple answer, the hard part is how are you going to do it.
You cannot keep pointing to handouts as the economic fix, its bull$hit. Taxation is a good place to start and it follows on from there. Globalisation is another reason welfare lines got longer and that's because manufacturing closed down with corporations chasing cheap labor off shore. So who do you blame for that ? the people who lost their job or those who closed that factory down.
Shopping at Walmart doesn't help either, because all that did is close those mum & pop stores down as well. So it's you the consumer that makes those lines grow longer by chasing cheap but do not point to the line as the cause. Chasing cheap comes at a high price.
Crushing the American dream one small business at a time.

“Proud to be an American”

Since: Jan 10

America

#196261 Oct 15, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
BREAKING: Fitch puts America's AAA rating on 'rating watch negative', citing debt gridlock
http://www.nbcnews.com/
(:
That's great news! Either the liberal socialists start spending less or they won't be allowed to spend at all. Stick it to them Republicans! Leave the government shut down for a year! Don't raise Obama's credit card limit either! Let the leaches figure out how to feed themselves like the rest of us have to.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#196262 Oct 15, 2013
buzzer wrote:
<quoted text>
One thing you can always count on: Reality shows up in the end.
We elected an immature, inexperienced nobody with nothing in his head but radical dogma to be President. We will soon start paying for our foolishness.
You mean we believed some Tea Bigots when we elected them in 2010. We had no idea that the only thing of which they were capable was of leading us back to the brink and creating gridlock to the extent of the lowest opinion polls of Congress in our history. I think we've figured it out, and we can start waving bye bye just as soon as each of them comes up for re-election or can be recalled. Don't eve wait.

We will soon start paying for our error in endorsing the Koch Brothers' Tea Party? Oh, I think we're already paying for it:

Koch Industries deflects blame on government shutdown
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politi...


By Morgan Little

October 9, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

WASHINGTON - Koch Industries, the multibillion-dollar company led by David and Charles Koch, tried to distance itself Wednesday from any blame for the government shutdown and congressional quagmire.

But doing so requires some explaining given the long track record that the Koch brothers have of supporting conservative Republican causes.

In a letter sent to Senate offices Wednesday, the company’s president of government and public affairs, Philip Ellender, said claims that Koch Industries pushed for a shutdown are “erroneous or misleading.”

“Koch believes that Obamacare will increase deficits, lead to an overall lowering of the standard of healthcare in America and raise taxes,” Ellender wrote.“However, Koch has not taken a position on the legislative tactic of tying the continuing resolution to defunding Obamacare nor have we lobbied on legislative provisions defunding Obamacare.”

FULL COVERAGE: The U.S. government shutdown

Ellender took particular offense to comments made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Reid, speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, cited a New York Times report documenting conservative preparations for a possible government shutdown as part of a larger effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. The Times reported that the Koch brothers “have been deeply involved with financing the overall effort,” a conclusion Reid latched onto.

“What the story said is that very rich people in America who don’t believe in government have used Obamacare as a conduit to shut down the government,” Reid said, adding that the Koch brothers “have been raising and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get us where we are right now.”

...Although the company has not endorsed the shutdown, she said the Kochs had endorsed policies, candidates and other organizations that had either helped lead to or called for a shutdown.

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, for example, is a Koch-funded nonprofit that calls for repealing Obamacare, supports tea party favorites like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and spent more than $36 million during the 2012 election.

And the Koch brothers recently donated $500,000 to the Heritage Action Fund, a conservative advocacy group, through the intermediary Freedom Partners. Heritage Action Fund has urged lawmakers to place Obamacare at the forefront of their shutdown and debt limit considerations. The group even held a “money bomb,” asking for a surge of donations to support its efforts to “ensure Obamacare is defunded.”

What was their plan? To “attach legislation to defund Obamacare to a 'must pass' spending bill,” and eventually “force Speaker (John) Boehner to act on defunding.”

That’s a scenario that sounds uncannily like the buildup to the shutdown.

(cont.)
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“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#196264 Oct 15, 2013
Akamai wrote:
<quoted text>
That's great news! Either the liberal socialists start spending less or they won't be allowed to spend at all. Stick it to them Republicans! Leave the government shut down for a year! Don't raise Obama's credit card limit either! Let the leaches figure out how to feed themselves like the rest of us have to.
Please pull your head out of your azz, and try to comprehend the reality of this backfiring blackmail ploy:

The shutdown
Why we get government by entitlement

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyiname...
Oct 15th 2013,

......[EXCERPT:]

.....People like to joke that America's government is basically an insurance company with an army. The never-ending series of payment crises Republicans have concocted over the past few years are rendering this ever truer. Increasingly, entitlement programmes and defence are the only two functions the government can be counted on to actually pay for—and I'm not even sure about the latter.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#196265 Oct 15, 2013
Poll: Republicans' Handling Of Shutdown Gets Low Marks From 3 Out Of 4 Americans

The Huffington Post | By Ariel Edwards-Levy
10/14/2013 5:00 pm EDT

Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Republicans' handling of the budget crisis, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Monday.

Disapproval of the GOP, which has risen steadily since just before the government shutdown began, is now at 74 percent, up 11 points from late September.

A majority of Americans are also discontented with Democrats' role in the budget negotiations. But disapproval ratings for Democrats in Congress and for President Barack Obama, both of which started at a lower level than disapproval of Republicans in Congress, have remained largely unchanged in the past two weeks. Sixty-one percent of Americans now dislike congressional Democrats' handling of the crisis, while 53 percent dislike Obama's. Those are rises of only 5 points and 3 points, respectively, from before the shutdown began.

Republicans themselves are increasingly negative about their lawmakers. In the latest survey, Americans who identified as Republican were about evenly split on congressional Republicans' performance, with 47 percent giving them a thumbs-down. Sixty-three percent of "very conservative" Republicans, however approve.

Other surveys have found similarly bleak results for the GOP. A Gallup poll last week showed the party's rating at a record low, while an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, also released last week, found that Americans assigned Republicans far more blame for the shutdown. The latter survey also found evidence of an "ideological boomerang” against the GOP, with support rising for a Democratic-controlled Congress, Obama's health care law and an expanded role for government.

The current political atmosphere is reminiscent of that surrounding the government shutdowns in 1995-1996, said pollster Gary Langer, from which he drew a note of caution.

"That result might give some pause to prognosticators who suggest that criticism of the GOP today will spell losses for the party in the 2014 midterm elections, just more than a year off," Langer told ABC. "No such impact seems readily apparent in the 1996 election: Ten months after those shutdowns, Clinton won re-election, but the Republicans held the House and Senate alike. Now, as then, what may matter most is not just today’s blame, but the eventual resolution of the crisis, and the extent of damage done en route."

The ABC/Washington Post poll surveyed 1,010 adults between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13, using live telephone interviews.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/repu...
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“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#196268 Oct 15, 2013
Sarah Rosencrantz wrote:
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How do you know?
Lets see some PROOF
Manlius church treasurer's husband arraigned on embezzlement charges
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/1...
The husband of an ex-treasurer of the United Methodist Church of Manlius pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of cleaning out the churches' coffers over three years.

Much of the stolen money from the church was from people who left it to the 150-year-old church in their wills, church officials said.

Osborn was convicted in 1992 of stealing $120,000 from the Camillus Housing Authority while he was the agency's treasurer. He was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to repay the money.
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“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#196270 Oct 15, 2013
It’s still extortion for the sake of extortion

By Jonathan Bernstein
October 15 at 4:23 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-part...

We have two interesting theories today about what’s happening in the House. One is from Neil Irwin, who posits that it’s all about a sunk costs fallacy — Republicans are mistakenly continuing to ask for things they can’t get because that’s the only way to justify what they’ve already given up by following their current strategy. The other theory, well-articulated by Greg Sargent, Jonathan Chait and Danny Vinik, is that Republicans are still fighting for the principle of extortion.

I strongly agree with the latter theory — way back in May, I argued that radical Republicans were fighting over the principle of extortion for the sake of extortion:

[I]t’s not really about Republicans demanding debt reduction and using the best leverage they have available to get it. Nor is it about Republicans demanding tax reform — their other possible demand — and using the best leverage they have to get it.

No, it’s the other way around. The House crazy caucus is demanding not debt reduction, not spending cuts, not budget balancing, but blackmail itself. That’s really the demand: The speaker and House Republican leaders absolutely must use the debt limit as extortion.(cont.)

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#196271 Oct 15, 2013
Akamai wrote:
<quoted text>
That's great news! Either the liberal socialists start spending less or they won't be allowed to spend at all. Stick it to them Republicans! Leave the government shut down for a year! Don't raise Obama's credit card limit either! Let the leaches figure out how to feed themselves like the rest of us have to.
The Dollar Store's Food-and-Cigarettes Strategy Is Working

Last year, Family Dollar decided it sold enough cheap detergent and school supplies — what it needed was food and cigarettes. Its research found that many of its customers smoke, and smokers tend to make frequent trips to buy cigarettes — maybe they’d pick up some groceries and whatnot while they were there. Food is also something people buy frequently, so the combination hopefully would boost traffic. So the discount chain teamed up with McLane, a grocery and tobacco supplier to convenience and drug stores, to add refrigerated and frozen foods such as DiGiorno Pizza, Eggo Waffles, and Stouffer’s Lasagna. So far, it’s working.

Since: Jun 10

Redwood City, CA

#196272 Oct 15, 2013
Akamai wrote:
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Is that what you do Rose? Laugh at them? Is that what all those profanities are? Laughing?
Hahahhahahah!

Yes, and who the f*ck are YOU?

What really makes me laugh is the stupidity of certain posters here and then the blatant hypocrisy to boot. You all troll around just looking to instigate a fight. Or you post with proxies and grey box and cuss up a storm with the most vulgar and profane filth about incest and nonstop lies about my personal life and my family.

And all you've got on me is some curse words?

LMAO! Yeah, I find that f*cking hilarious!
Patrick

Montréal, Canada

#196273 Oct 15, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahahhahahah!
Yes, and who the f*ck are YOU?
What really makes me laugh is the stupidity of certain posters here and then the blatant hypocrisy to boot. You all troll around just looking to instigate a fight. Or you post with proxies and grey box and cuss up a storm with the most vulgar and profane filth about incest and nonstop lies about my personal life and my family.
And all you've got on me is some curse words?
LMAO! Yeah, I find that f*cking hilarious!
Condoms and some smoke too. See ya soon and try to wash it some for what its worth.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#196274 Oct 15, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
http://www.reuters.com/article /2013/10/15/us-markets-stocks- idUSBRE99C0DH20131015
Stock futures fall after move by Fitch
NEW YORK | Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:54pm EDT
(Reuters)- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday after Fitch Ratings placed the country's 'AAA' rating on rating watch negative, citing the impasse in Washington over raising the debt ceiling.
"Although Fitch continues to believe that the debt ceiling will be raised soon, the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default," the rating agency wrote in a statement.
S&P 500 futures fell 9.6 points while Dow Jones industrial average futures sank 60 points and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 7.5 points.
CARTOON
A Leap of Faith
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/...
MAY 17, 2011
Tom Toles observes that, with the debt ceiling caving in, the economy is forced take a leap of faith.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#196275 Oct 15, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahahhahahah!
Yes, and who the f*ck are YOU?
What really makes me laugh is the stupidity of certain posters here and then the blatant hypocrisy to boot. You all troll around just looking to instigate a fight. Or you post with proxies and grey box and cuss up a storm with the most vulgar and profane filth about incest and nonstop lies about my personal life and my family.
And all you've got on me is some curse words?
LMAO! Yeah, I find that f*cking hilarious!
These are middle-aged and older bullies, and that's a tribute to their low IQ's and the fact that none of them IS anybody. They need a crowd of bullies to reassure themselves that they're "special". The kind of special they are is the same kind of special I just heard a sheriff in Winter Haven, FLA discuss after arresting two bullies in the suicide death of 14 year old Rebecca Ann Sedwick. But, these Neanderthals are adults.

Yeah. They're friggin' hilarious, almost as funny as Cujo was.

WeDeserveBetter

Oneonta, NY

#196276 Oct 15, 2013
AETNA:'So much wrong'...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101110161

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#196277 Oct 15, 2013
Tom Toles for October
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tom-to...
The latest from the Washington Post’s editorial cartoonist.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#196278 Oct 15, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Ahhh there is the claim of all liberals advocating handouts ... They're not for me I have a job, I'm not poor, I don't get assistance ... Yet your all on the handout train.
Ok... from now on don't you dare tell me that you're a Christian and that this Nation is based on Christian values or any of that hocus pocus BS you bigots love to use when it comes to your oxymoronic conservative ideology becuase you and your greed is the complete opposite of every religion & belief on Gods green planet.

Now in the name of Jesus... DROP DEAD!!!

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#196279 Oct 15, 2013
higgans wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand where you are coming from now...
here's a little clue: first, the entitlement folks will 'attack' other entitlement folks... sorta like they commit 99.9% of their crimes 1) in their neighborhoods and 2) on each other.
after they have waged raids on each other, then those left will come for you and me... in quite less numbers, I might add.
why? because they know the WEAKEST prey are folks like themslves. folks like you and me actually have 'stuff' that we earned... like guns and ammo... and are willing to fight to keep.
so, folks like you support 'entitlement' programs out of fear and self-interest.
I understand... completely.
You give the poor just enough to keep them at bay because if you don't... you'll pay for it in some other way e.g. prison, death, more crime than we have now etc etc!!!

And you mentioned my self interest... well it's in your interest also.

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#196280 Oct 15, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok... from now on don't you dare tell me that you're a Christian and that this Nation is based on Christian values or any of that hocus pocus BS you bigots love to use when it comes to your oxymoronic conservative ideology becuase you and your greed is the complete opposite of every religion & belief on Gods green planet.
Now in the name of Jesus... DROP DEAD!!!
'Jesus Christ' Challenges AIDS Walk Los Angeles Anti-Gay Protesters
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/jesu...
A man dressed as Jesus Christ arrived to protest anti-gay protestors at the AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Some might call it an act of "divine intervention."

In the midst of the picketing, a man dressed like Jesus in a white tunic and full beard arrived to challenge the protestors. He stood alongside the hatemongers on the sidewalk while carrying a bunch of red balloons.

“Proud to be an American”

Since: Jan 10

America

#196281 Oct 15, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Please pull your head out of your azz, and try to comprehend the reality of this backfiring blackmail ploy:
The shutdown
Why we get government by entitlement
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyiname...
Oct 15th 2013,
......[EXCERPT:]
.....People like to joke that America's government is basically an insurance company with an army. The never-ending series of payment crises Republicans have concocted over the past few years are rendering this ever truer. Increasingly, entitlement programmes and defence are the only two functions the government can be counted on to actually pay for—and I'm not even sure about the latter.
I believe you are right. America is an Insurance Company with a Army. Pretty Cool don't you think?
Bonnie

Boise, ID

#196282 Oct 15, 2013
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Condoms and some smoke too. See ya soon and try to wash it some for what its worth.
I gotta say.. What is the deal? I think most readers have had enough of that kind of continual vulgar attack on a poster. What's the deal? You are making us all look bad. JMHO. Friend or foe...Please give it a rest.

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