The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 384426 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.

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#103255 Feb 14, 2013
Liberals Own It wrote:
Napolitano: No need to bind amnesty to border security
By Stephen Dinan
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The Washington Times
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano told lawmakers Wednesday that the southwest border is more secure than ever and warned against holding legalization hostage to more border security — prompting a key Republican to warn the Obama administration that it is endangering chances for a bill this year.
Ms. Napolitano, testifying to the SenateJudiciary Committee, said the Border Patrol has been beefed up, hundreds of miles of fencing have been built, and her department is deporting a record number of illegal immigrants.
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The Government Accountability Office recently concluded that, despite the notable enhancements, about 40 percent of those attempting to cross illegally are making it through. Once here, with the Obama administration’s narrow focus on removing only the most serious criminals, and with little workplace enforcement, many are settling in for a long stay.

Instead of another commission, ask someone who lives in southern Arizona if the border is secure enough. You’ll get an earful. Many feel that the government considers their communities “sacrifice zones,” conceded to the smuggling cartels that operate with near impunity.

We can and must do more. Finish the fence where it can be patrolled, give agents better access to lands now off limits and provide more layers of security, including interior checkpoints, transportation-focused interdiction, workplace enforcement and local involvement. Finish the entry-exit system so that travelers who enter by land are screened as thoroughly as those who arrive by airplane, and so that action can be taken against those who overstay.

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/...

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#103257 Feb 14, 2013
La Santa Muerte wrote:
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NY Times story: "Polls Show Dissatisfaction With Country's Direction, but Support for Obama's Agenda"
Apparently Obama's agenda has nothing to do with the country's direction.
Yeah, I know...go figure.
I have been unable to understand the sentiments of Americans in the past 4 years. High approval ratings for Obama but polls which indicate we are over spending, debt is too high, economy is not improving, etc., etc.

As you stated "go figure"!!

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#103258 Feb 14, 2013
VIENNA (AP)— Adding weight to its announcement of a nuclear upgrade, Tehran has shown high-level U.N. officials high-tech equipment positioned at its main uranium enrichment site meant to vastly accelerate output of material that can be used for both reactor fuel and atomic arms, a senior diplomat said Thursday.

The diplomat spoke to The Associated Press shortly after the officials returned from Tehran, acknowledging that their latest in a series of trips to the Iranian capital that began over a year ago again failed to reach a deal to restart an investigation into suspicions that Iran is pursuing nuclear arms.

http://news.yahoo.com/diplomat-confirms-iran-...

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#103259 Feb 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)— The White House says President Barack Obama did not speak to any Libyan government officials until the night after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to three Republican senators. Ruemmler says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf on Obama's behalf on Sept. 11 to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the raid.

She says Obama spoke to Magariaf on the evening of Sept. 12.

http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-says-obama-...

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

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#103260 Feb 14, 2013
Barn E wrote:
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Ok, but you're going into Barn Z, so as to keep you far away from the more intelligent barnyard animals. I wouldn't want the chickens, cows and ducks catching stupid from you.
By the way, lamebrain, after WWII we were the ONLY first world economy whose infastructure wasn't mostly destroyed. There was NO competition - none.(China was burnt out rubble, as were Japan & Germany.) It didn't take "decades" to grow out of WWII, cause a tank factory can make cars, a dockyard can switch from destroyer & submarines to tankers & transports, and a plant that made fighter planes can quickly make civilian transports.
We have NONE of those conditions now. So keep "whipping it" to pictures of Obama, you loser. But just remember that self-abuse is not an exportable product - especially in your case, as the end product is moron semen.
More irrelevant garbage from the irrelevant party - the party of stupid and proud of it.

The Tea Party - now connected to founding off the tobacco lobby directly connected to the Koch Brothers. The Koch Brothers founded the Tea Party. Bummer, huh?

The Republicans - fraught with polarization between fiscal conservatives (Republicans) and social conservatives (lunatics). The only role you'll be playing going forward is the one you've been playing for the past four years - obstructionists. Gerrymandering and rigging congressional voting districts will ensure your party has a majority position in the House, but nothing you want done will be accomplished. You haven't found any common ground with voters in the majority of working class Americans.

Your Republican party continues to lobby on behalf of the wealthy and corporate America with no self-awareness of how they have a formula that leaves the middle class and the voting poor out of the loop and out of the formula. The only shift, and it even disturbs your own more than it does Dems, is the embrace of CIR and legalization of illegals for the benefit of business - not a mandatory E-Verify proposal anywhere to be found in the formula.

If Rand Paul is your new face of the Tea Party side, count on alienating even more moderate Republicans. The man is a bigot and an idiot. Who are the PROVEN losers? Republicans. Absolutely.

“Try Reuters.”

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#103261 Feb 14, 2013
Republican Honey wrote:
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The Government Accountability Office recently concluded that, despite the notable enhancements, about 40 percent of those attempting to cross illegally are making it through. Once here, with the Obama administration’s narrow focus on removing only the most serious criminals, and with little workplace enforcement, many are settling in for a long stay.
Instead of another commission, ask someone who lives in southern Arizona if the border is secure enough. You’ll get an earful. Many feel that the government considers their communities “sacrifice zones,” conceded to the smuggling cartels that operate with near impunity.
We can and must do more. Finish the fence where it can be patrolled, give agents better access to lands now off limits and provide more layers of security, including interior checkpoints, transportation-focused interdiction, workplace enforcement and local involvement. Finish the entry-exit system so that travelers who enter by land are screened as thoroughly as those who arrive by airplane, and so that action can be taken against those who overstay.
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/...
Fences won't keep the 40% of illegal visa overstayers out. Fences won't keep people who can get a JOB in America away either. Without mandatory E-Verify as the law of the land and STRICT enforcement, nothing changes with CIR except millions more people eventually become entitled to entitlements and benched unemployed Americans continue to be benched and unemployed requiring taxpayer subsidy. And, the beat of income inequality in America will continue as well.
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#103262 Feb 14, 2013
Pilgrim Pete wrote:
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There are way too many Anti-Americans and Anti-Patriots on this thread. Gone from discussion is the threat of the Illegal mex and/or Illegal alien. I see a handful of Pro-Americans like myself making positive comments about ridding ourselves of this foreign invader. Let's be thinking about evils these invaders have done, are doing, and will do for at least a couple of years to come. Then we'll put the hammer to them, soon. It seems the discussion has deviated to personality attacks and obsessive deviant attitudes toward loyal Americans that frequent here.
As a pro-American, you believe in capitalism and the free market. Supply and demand are an integral part of both is capitalism and the free market.

If we want to make a big step in solving the illegal immigrant problem, perhaps we should begin by strictly enforcing the laws against employers who hire illegals.

By doing so, we will reduce the demand for illegals and the supply will diminish along with it.

Since: Dec 11

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#103263 Feb 14, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>Fences won't keep the 40% of illegal visa overstayers out. Fences won't keep people who can get a JOB in America away either. Without mandatory E-Verify as the law of the land and STRICT enforcement, nothing changes with CIR except millions more people eventually become entitled to entitlements and benched unemployed Americans continue to be benched and unemployed requiring taxpayer subsidy. And, the beat of income inequality in America will continue as well.
You have exposed the key concept of Obama-nomics; economic warfare which will destroy America from within!
Useful idiots continue to drool as they chew the fodder from Lame Stream Media, feeding the sheeple.
Soylent Green is SHEEPLE! Wake up America!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#103264 Feb 14, 2013

Since: Jun 10

Concord, CA

#103266 Feb 14, 2013
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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Was it proven he killed rosie?? I am sure you and they have the ballistics right.. Tell me are they going to pay for that old ladies cabin the burned down??
Eagle
You cannot be serious. You're concerned about a cabin when four people were killed by that lunatic?

You're clearly delusional and just take a contrary view for attention, Eagle. The guy shot and killed at least four people.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#103267 Feb 14, 2013
Aristocles son of Ariston wrote:
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You have exposed the key concept of Obama-nomics; economic warfare which will destroy America from within!
Useful idiots continue to drool as they chew the fodder from Lame Stream Media, feeding the sheeple.
Soylent Green is SHEEPLE! Wake up America!
Again, your marksmanship is legendary. Fully agree.

Since: Jun 10

Concord, CA

#103268 Feb 14, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Where's the PROOF "dorner" did ANY of that!
Lamestreamedia ...
Ha.
LAPD "is" running SCARED, the ONLY reason they opened the CASE back UP! It's been corrupt as Hades for decades!
I do NOT believe he is dead.
I'll wait on judgement for more info ... on WHAT he has actually DONE!
You're insane. Why are people like you supporting and defending a killer is beyond me.

Seek help, lady.

Since: Nov 12

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#103269 Feb 14, 2013
The process of redistributing wealth is already under way, as half of all Americans do not pay income taxes. It is astounding to think that half the population is being subsidized in the richest and most prosperous country in the world. How can this situation not lead to greater conflict? The sense of entitlement, with the encouragement of the president, is growing every day. Instead of demanding a job, needy people are now demanding more monthly assistance. And, how can 50% of the population be content in their role of supporting so many others?
The fact that almost all African Americans (93%) voted for Obama along with most Hispanics (69%) and young people is telling. Ironically, these are the groups that have suffered the most during the Obama administration. Nevertheless, they support class warfare and an assault on the affluent as if the rich are the source of their unhappiness. The president plays the role of Robin Hood, steal from the rich and give to the poor. Instead, he should steal from no one and improve economic opportunities for the poor.

Back to the crossroads, if the rich ultimately pay 50%, 60%, 70% taxes and the other members of our society pay none, the country will be one step away from socialism. Merit and personal achievement will become a thing of the past. Exceptionalism will be non-existent. I suppose that if the electorate wants this to happen, it will just continue to elect more politicians like Obama.

But be forewarned, the more we give to the federal government, the more it will try to control our lives. It will happen very slowly, but our choices and personal freedoms will decrease over time.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/19523/war-o...

Since: Jun 10

Concord, CA

#103270 Feb 14, 2013
Libs suck wrote:
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Really heifer? Who is letting the cattle out again?
Bearing in mind that you are a self proclaimed mindless libtard, it make anything you say meaningless.
Now go gobble up that ohbimbles spooge and remember, to praise him for his gosple of welfare for the morons.... you know... that ebt card of yours.
LMAO at you!

What an imbecile you are and so typical of the extreme far-right radical lunatics here.

I have no ebt card, and I am by no means "mindless," but you are projecting apparently.

Med up, freak.
higgans

Avon, IN

#103271 Feb 14, 2013
Pok Guy wrote:
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higgians, despite you being an ignorant old fool, I suppose every dog has it's day. You have hit the nail on the head (albeit inadvertently).
"…defend the Constitution, the CURRENT version.." This is precisely the issue, and you are smack dap in the middle of it. So deep in it that you can't recognize the forest for the trees.
Whether you accept it or not, there are two major schools of what just what the Constitution says. The strict constructionalist (supported by conservatives and Republicans) and the progressives (supported by liberals and Democrats).
Again, whether you accept it or not, despite what appears to be clear and straight forward language, the actual meaning of the Constitution is not clear (so say the progressives). To prove that it is not clear, legal scholars, jurists, etc.,--both strict constructionalists and progressives--routinely rely on other documents produced by the Founders to help clarify the meaning of the Constitution the Bill of Rights.
If the meaning of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are clear as day, relying on secondary documentation would not be necessary. Legal arguments would be greatly reduced, and we would all in fact know exactly what the law is at any particular time. It would be an either/or legal world.
That is not the case. Ergo, we do not know exactly what the Constitution and the Bill of Rights mean and more importantly, their implications are always questionable.
riiiight.... yet, I and many others are MORE than willing to be such questions to the Amend Process. the way such 'changes' were/are intended to be resolved.

Progressives don't care, OR DARE, to follow the proscribed AMERICAN process of exercising the 'living' part of the document.

we both know WHY, don't we?

yet, such a process would silence those 'constructionists' and conservatives, like me. ergo, Progressives, like all subversies love and thrive in turmoil.

turmoil allows those like YOU to throw around terms like racists and haters without having to 'put up'.

remember your earlier post about conservatives and my response? how selective of YOU to NOT respond to MY response to your absurd allegations.

but oh, so typical of Progressive posters: throw a bunch of malicious sh!t against the wall and see what will stick. that is how your side wins election after election after election... paint the other side as evil (NOT wrong).

let the opposition attack YOUR side's policies/history and out come the name calling and character assasination. according to YOUR logic, I can't be anti-Obama because of HIS ideology. I MUST be a racist.

I wish I had a PENNY for every time my POV has been attacked with such accusations... I'd be as RICH as Obama! you do a great job of this with almost every other post, don't you?

the same with IQ attacks, sexual attacks, etc... AND referring to all anti-Progressive/Big Brother posters as simply 'Republicans'.

are you so politically ignorant and limited to NOT know that there are more POVs than Dem and Rep? equating the average conservative with the average Republican is like calling day night. why do YOU think the TEA Party came about? and, PLEASE, DON'T respond with 'because they're racist'. the only color that sparked the birth of the TP was green... as in too MUCH FG spending.

put any ONE of the issues dividing our Nation to the Amend test and settle it ONCE AND FOR ALL: HC, pub ed, welfare, abortion, etc...

we both know NEITHER major Party will do that, will they?

idiots....
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#103272 Feb 14, 2013
Barn E wrote:
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Ok, but you're going into Barn Z, so as to keep you far away from the more intelligent barnyard animals. I wouldn't want the chickens, cows and ducks catching stupid from you.
By the way, lamebrain, after WWII we were the ONLY first world economy whose infastructure wasn't mostly destroyed. There was NO competition - none.(China was burnt out rubble, as were Japan & Germany.) It didn't take "decades" to grow out of WWII, cause a tank factory can make cars, a dockyard can switch from destroyer & submarines to tankers & transports, and a plant that made fighter planes can quickly make civilian transports.
We have NONE of those conditions now. So keep "whipping it" to pictures of Obama, you loser. But just remember that self-abuse is not an exportable product - especially in your case, as the end product is moron semen.
Exactly. I've previously explained the same fact that you now espouse. After WWII, it was a sellers market and we were the only sellers around. We prospered. While factories did make relatively quick changes in the means of production, the affect of the sales take time. And for our nation to feel the effects took even longer. And this continued for decades. Our prosperity came to a grinding halt when the rest of the world caught up and begin to producing their own materials. It's called competition. And since much of the competition has lower overhead, we can't compete.

Some were unaware of this and often make statements that basically say "how come we aren't as prosper now as we were then?" The above is one explanation.

My second point is that we are not in as bad as shape as most believe. To support my claim, I've reproduce my evidence: " the deficit (which is basically the difference between liabilities and revenues and a more accurate measure of fiscal stability than debt alone—sort’a like one have a big debt, but it’s offset by a large salary) has been reduced by a third from $1.4 trillion in 2009 (10.1% of GDP), to $1.03 trillion (6.2% GDP) thus far in 2013. Today there are 4.7 million more people working than in 2010, which has increased the tax revenue and thus contributed to the deficit reduction. "

There's no need to export my seed when so many of us have individuals such as yourself as our buyers.
Battle of Bull

United States

#103273 Feb 14, 2013
Congress woman Sheila Jackson Lee considers herself to be a freed slave and I survived the Battle of Bull Run.

hahah
Pok Guy

Plymouth, MN

#103275 Feb 14, 2013
higgans wrote:
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riiiight.... yet, I and many others are MORE than willing to be such questions to the Amend Process. the way such 'changes' were/are intended to be resolved.
Progressives don't care, OR DARE, to follow the proscribed AMERICAN process of exercising the 'living' part of the document.
we both know WHY, don't we?
yet, such a process would silence those 'constructionists' and conservatives, like me. ergo, Progressives, like all subversies love and thrive in turmoil.
turmoil allows those like YOU to throw around terms like racists and haters without having to 'put up'.
remember your earlier post about conservatives and my response? how selective of YOU to NOT respond to MY response to your absurd allegations.
but oh, so typical of Progressive posters: throw a bunch of malicious sh!t against the wall and see what will stick. that is how your side wins election after election after election... paint the other side as evil (NOT wrong).
let the opposition attack YOUR side's policies/history and out come the name calling and character assasination. according to YOUR logic, I can't be anti-Obama because of HIS ideology. I MUST be a racist.
I wish I had a PENNY for every time my POV has been attacked with such accusations... I'd be as RICH as Obama! you do a great job of this with almost every other post, don't you?
the same with IQ attacks, sexual attacks, etc... AND referring to all anti-Progressive/Big Brother posters as simply 'Republicans'.
are you so politically ignorant and limited to NOT know that there are more POVs than Dem and Rep? equating the average conservative with the average Republican is like calling day night. why do YOU think the TEA Party came about? and, PLEASE, DON'T respond with 'because they're racist'. the only color that sparked the birth of the TP was green... as in too MUCH FG spending.
put any ONE of the issues dividing our Nation to the Amend test and settle it ONCE AND FOR ALL: HC, pub ed, welfare, abortion, etc...
we both know NEITHER major Party will do that, will they?
idiots....
The sole reason you've been attacked is because of your desire to be attack. This is something that you have brought upon yourself. Don't blame others.

I'm sure there's lots of folks could point out why you've been attacked, but you wouldn't take kindly to the suggestions, so it's not done. Further, and maybe it's just my politics, but you need to discover for yourself why you've been attacked. Only then will you truly understand your problem(s) and then be able to implement the necessary changes in your behavioral that would be truly effective.

Your bitterness is misdirected. It's not your fellow citizens or their politics that are the problem. We're all equally concerned. While it may not totally assuage your contempt, understand that most politicians--Reps and Dems alike--understand what may very well be the single most significant process/political feature contributing to our nation's current divisiveness.

It's not religion, or guns, constitutional interpretation or the tea party, it's something else that's hiding in plain sight.

Since: Oct 08

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#103276 Feb 14, 2013
-Dont Panic- wrote:
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"He alone is responsible for what happens from early 2009 onwards."
If that were the case we wouldn't be in any trouble right now but the fact of the matter is that all of the costs of waging war from 2001 - 2009 was not paid for during the Bush administration. They simply handed that bill over to the new administration.
Also, the costs associated with creating, staffing and maintaining the Department of Homeland Security from the time that Bush and the band of Republican thieves controlling all three branches of government created it went unpaid for as well. Those bills were simply handed off the the new administration. Also, the failure of overseeing the financial markets from 2001 - 2009 led to a crash of the worlds financial markets and the costs associated with that Republican failure was handed over to the new administration.
Sure, we handed all those trillions of dollars of unpaid invoices over to Obama and then sent in a republican tea bag controlled house of representatives to ensure President Obama wouldn't be reelected by blocking every bill that the president presented to help deal with the crisis's created by eight years of republican failures.
Obama has done a fantastic job and continues to do so despite the Party of NO.
I can only hope that the American people realize just how bad the republican party looted and pillaged this country during their eight year reign of terror and that they remember to never elect another republican for any national office for at least 100 years.
I cannot believe people as stupid as you are allowed to be anywhere near a computer, much less be allowed to spew this nonsence on a public forum. You talk like some bumbling idiot who just sucked down 2 quarts of the DNC kool aide. Of course they gave it to you for free, because they could, the conservatives paid for it.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#103278 Feb 14, 2013
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