The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 340756 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.

American Lady

Danville, KY

#118267 Mar 21, 2013
CONGRESSMAN WARNS OBAMA: IMPEACH YOU
(Daily Caller)– Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.
http://www.teaparty.org/congressman-warns-oba...
Cops raid family home over Facebook photo of child posing with gun

Cops raid family home over Facebook photo of child posing with gun

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/20/cops-raid-f...

http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/20/cops-raid-f...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#118268 Mar 21, 2013
Federal employees who don’t pay taxes would be fired under bill that passed committee

WASHINGTON — Citing figures indicating that more than 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in federal taxes, a House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would require the firing of government workers who are “seriously tax delinquent.”

The legislation, introduced by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, advanced through the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It now has to pass the full House to be implemented into law.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/20/federal-emp...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#118269 Mar 21, 2013
Onward Christian soldier


LIBERA - ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Onward Christian Soldiers for Bagpipes & Organ
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

American Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#118270 Mar 21, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the article.
They went to the home to follow up on a call to report child abuse as they are required by law to do.
The home was not searched and no guns were confiscated.
Uh Heard the father on the news. The house was searched. They even demanded he open his gun safe so they could check if all the guns were registered. There is no registration of guns there. The father told them to go pound sand. They left. I'm sure it's not over.

“gun control takes two hands”

Since: Mar 13

outdoors

#118271 Mar 21, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
It got around to all the same right wing half wits these things always get around to and in my humble estimation the only people creating mistrust are those of you willfully spreading lies and misinformation.
I won't bother with anymore of your links.
BTW...I said I hadn't figured out what motivates you. I didn't say you weren't transparent because you are. I know what account you used to post under, but that will JUST be our little secret.
;)
'course you do- and I DID say it was a hoax.

“gun control takes two hands”

Since: Mar 13

outdoors

#118272 Mar 21, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>So, now you are specifically discussing the auto bailouts, not Wall Street. I see. Okay. Try this:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyiname...
Mitt Romney and the car industry
A Detroiter in his own mind
Feb 14th 2012
"The course I recommended was eventually followed", Mr Romney writes.
....As with much of Mr Romney's excessive rhetoric, there is some truth to this statement. Following the bail-outs, the president eventually forced Chrysler and GM into bankruptcy, a step Mr Romney thought should occur naturally. And the government oversaw painful restructurings at both companies, which were largely in line with Mr Romney's broad suggestions. But the course Mr Romney recommended in 2008 began with the government stepping back, and it is unlikely things would've turned out so well had this happened.
Free-marketeers that we are, The Economist agreed with Mr Romney at the time. But we later apologised for that position. "Had the government not stepped in, GM might have restructured under normal bankruptcy procedures, without putting public money at risk", we said. But "given the panic that gripped private purse-strings...it is more likely that GM would have been liquidated, sending a cascade of destruction through the supply chain on which its rivals, too, depended." Even Ford, which avoided bankruptcy, feared the industry would collapse if GM went down. At the time that seemed like a real possibility. The credit markets were bone-dry, making the privately financed bankruptcy that Mr Romney favoured improbable. He conveniently ignores this bit of history in claiming to have been right all along.(cont.)
Or, you can read The Economist's apology to the President here:
http://www.economist.com/node/16846494
Government Motors no more
Aug 19th 2010
An apology is due to Barack Obama: his takeover of GM could have gone horribly wrong, but it has not
Your original point was that the senior leadership of the bailed out Barclay lined their pockets with most of the bailout. I reminded you that it happened repeatedly HERE, with the WH throwing a hissy fit but not learning their lesson, repeatedly. As it happened again and again HERE. You responded (rhetorical) that it was Bush's plan. I reminded you that Obama is the one that went forward with it, and screwed it up with the lack of control over where and what the money was for. That seems to be par, if it screwed up, it is Bush's fault. If it was already in place but went well, thank Obama.

“gun control takes two hands”

Since: Mar 13

outdoors

#118273 Mar 21, 2013
One other thing- we owe the POTUS an apology? He did something he was hired to do (for a change) and he needs to be RECOGNIZED for it? Would you have said the same thing about Dubyah? Didn't GWB do things right, every now and then? Should Obama give his Nobel back? Wait, your not a hurricane Sandy victim so you're not LOL-ing.

Since: Jan 13

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#118274 Mar 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Uh Heard the father on the news. The house was searched. They even demanded he open his gun safe so they could check if all the guns were registered. There is no registration of guns there. The father told them to go pound sand. They left. I'm sure it's not over.
This is what Mr. Moore's attorney told the police over the phone...

“If you have a warrant, you’re coming in,” Nappen told the officers.“If you don’t, then you’re not. That’s what privacy is all about.”

"If you have a warrant you're coming in.If you don't you're not" would seem to indicate that the authorities had not yet entered the home univited.

If the police were ever actually in the home (which is still up for debate) they were let in and once they were told to leave, they left.

There was no search of the home.

They wanted to search the home and inventory the guns in the safe. Neither happened because they did not have a search warrant and they were told to leave, which they did.

This entire event was a follow up to a call reporting possible child abuse. The authorities are required by law to respond and investigate every allegation of abuse.

The fourth amendment did it's job here. There was no search because there was no search warrant and the police left once they were told to leave.

Again, here is what the man's attorney had to say once this was all over...

“He has a Fourth Amendment right and he’s not going to give up his Fourth Amendment right or his Second Amendment right,” he said.“They didn’t have a warrant — so see you later.”

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitu...

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stor...

Since: Jan 13

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#118275 Mar 21, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>They seem to NEED something truly awful to happen to justify their hatred of our President. They're actually rooting for their own pain without understanding that the policies they support on the far right (the Ryan Budget) would only certainly lead to that pain. It's almost as though they WANT the President to inflict a body blow to the nation just so they can say "See, I TOLD you!" That's like walking across an active firefight zone at a stroll and being shot and then blaming somebody in another country for being mortally wounded. They want it brought on so that they can martyr themselves. It's surreal in this joint.
They'd rather be right in their venomous fiction than see Obama succeed in elevating our economy and protecting what those who work have worked to earn over a lifetime. It boggles the mind.
No financial model anywhere by any economist or analyst demonstrates that this nation can CUT our way to prosperity. We cannot GIVE more to the wealthy and expect it will trickle down. It just doesn't happen and history proves that conclusively.
There's no way out of our situation without pain. It must be shared if we are to end divisiveness. But, as the cuts result in wounds, they will say "See, I told you so" to each and every unpopular decision - in the mistaken belief that ANY President could have made it otherwise. It was written on the wind from the time Bush left office with two unfunded wars and The Great Recession at the door.
I have never seen so much stubborn resistance to FACTS and such devotion to lies and distortions. Heaven forbid you disavow them of any of the fantasy thinking they enjoy by correcting the bogus information with cold hard facts. That is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. They'll charge full speed ahead and call you and your entire family every name in the book with stomach turning vulgarity.
I have to agree with everything you've said here and it really does "boggle the mind".

Since: Jan 13

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#118276 Mar 21, 2013
The Dogs of War wrote:
<quoted text>
Ph-uck Hue you ignorant banshee. I wouldn't say anything if I wasn't a Vietnam Veteran. That's the difference between me and you and your phony cohorts.
I'll start by saying thank you for your service.

What caught my eye about that post was that he said "they tried" to draft him, which would indicate that he wasn't drafted.

Just seemed curious to me that someone that was able to avoid the draft is claiming to be a Veteran.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#118277 Mar 21, 2013
Agreeing that our president is failing us in no way, shape, or form constitutes or implies that one hates the president like NTR, Jax and the rest of their ilk think one would.
It is those like them that use the term "hate" to ridicule and belittle their opposition.
This directly exposes their uber hate towards those who disagree with them.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#118279 Mar 21, 2013
House passes Ryan budget. Will the do nothing Senate take up the bill or let it die?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#118280 Mar 21, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what Mr. Moore's attorney told the police over the phone...
“If you have a warrant, you’re coming in,” Nappen told the officers.“If you don’t, then you’re not. That’s what privacy is all about.”
"If you have a warrant you're coming in.If you don't you're not" would seem to indicate that the authorities had not yet entered the home univited.
If the police were ever actually in the home (which is still up for debate) they were let in and once they were told to leave, they left.
There was no search of the home.
They wanted to search the home and inventory the guns in the safe. Neither happened because they did not have a search warrant and they were told to leave, which they did.
This entire event was a follow up to a call reporting possible child abuse. The authorities are required by law to respond and investigate every allegation of abuse.
The fourth amendment did it's job here. There was no search because there was no search warrant and the police left once they were told to leave.
Again, here is what the man's attorney had to say once this was all over...
“He has a Fourth Amendment right and he’s not going to give up his Fourth Amendment right or his Second Amendment right,” he said.“They didn’t have a warrant — so see you later.”
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitu...
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stor...
I don't doubt your story. I do however know what I heard.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#118281 Mar 21, 2013
huntcoyotes wrote:
<quoted text>Your original point was that the senior leadership of the bailed out Barclay lined their pockets with most of the bailout. I reminded you that it happened repeatedly HERE, with the WH throwing a hissy fit but not learning their lesson, repeatedly. As it happened again and again HERE. You responded (rhetorical) that it was Bush's plan. I reminded you that Obama is the one that went forward with it, and screwed it up with the lack of control over where and what the money was for. That seems to be par, if it screwed up, it is Bush's fault. If it was already in place but went well, thank Obama.
First, you described the bailouts as Obama's. In popular usage, bailouts refers to the Wall Street bank bailouts which were under Bush and passed through Congress before he left office. Only the most obstinate would not acknowledge that fact.

Then, you came back to my reply by showing me a link to the AUTO bailout legislation, and I replied in kind to that specific legislation and to the fact that economists view that bailout as a success in spite of their early skepticism.

Now, you're back again talking about Barclays and the LIBOR scandal. My point was that banks could behave abominably and their senior executives still receive lavish bonuses. Obama had no power to stop bank bonuses here under the terms of the bailouts. He publicly chastised the banks and made every effort to have those bonuses overturned, but, unfortunately, they were protected by law. Thank Congress. Thank Chris Dodd (D):

(CNN)-- Senate Banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNN Wednesday that he was responsible for language added to the federal stimulus bill to make sure that already-existing contracts for bonuses at companies receiving federal bailout money were honored.(cont.)

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/18/aig.bo...

You don't get to accurately or honestly BLAME Obama for the problem. If it's the auto bailouts, thank Obama for seeing that more than 750,000 estimated industry related jobs were saved. If it's the Wall Street bailouts, blame George Bush. If we're talking the LIBOR scandal, blame TBTF, TBTJ banks for another crime against consumers and rewarding those who should in all probability be jailed, but certainly not rewarded.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#118282 Mar 21, 2013
huntcoyotes wrote:
One other thing- we owe the POTUS an apology? He did something he was hired to do (for a change) and he needs to be RECOGNIZED for it? Would you have said the same thing about Dubyah? Didn't GWB do things right, every now and then? Should Obama give his Nobel back? Wait, your not a hurricane Sandy victim so you're not LOL-ing.
That's just silly. ECONOMISTS who were skeptical of the AUTO bailouts and disparaged them had a change of heart later in time and viewed the legislation as successful. THEY apologized to the President for getting it wrong on this one.

I didn't say that "we" owe the President an apology. I believe approval was demonstrated by his showing in Ohio and Michigan when he won in both states.

Since: Jan 13

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#118283 Mar 21, 2013
positronium wrote:
Agreeing that our president is failing us in no way, shape, or form constitutes or implies that one hates the president like NTR, Jax and the rest of their ilk think one would.
It is those like them that use the term "hate" to ridicule and belittle their opposition.
This directly exposes their uber hate towards those who disagree with them.
Posit, not everyone that opposes Obama's policies is motivated by hate.

I have personally/publicly opposed many of his major policies and you know that as well as anybody.

There is however an element of the extreme right that is clearly motivated by their hatred of the man regardless of his policies and it is simple foolishness to say otherwise.

There are conservatives that make a logical argument based on ideology and then there are the fringers that make racist remarks, attack his family and anyone that doesn't agree with them.

I respect and have no problem discussing the issues with conservatives even when we disagree and there are more than a few people here than can attest to that fact.

On the other hand, I have no patience for the conspiracy minded extremists that attack for no reason and have nothing else to offer toward a civil discourse.

You can continue to try and discredit everyone that won't agree with you, but when you do you expose your own agenda and ignorance.

In short, I don't hate you or anyone else here on topix, but there are some of you I simply do not respect.

You built that.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#118284 Mar 21, 2013
flack wrote:
House passes Ryan budget. Will the do nothing Senate take up the bill or let it die?
My guess is that the Ryan budget is dead on arrival.

I've already said that I have problems with the budget the Senate democrats are opposing too, so I'm hoping that they can find a reasonable compromise somewhere in between the two that most of us can live with.

I won't be holding my breath, but it is what I'm hoping for.

“Try Reuters.”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#118285 Mar 21, 2013
positronium wrote:
Agreeing that our president is failing us in no way, shape, or form constitutes or implies that one hates the president like NTR, Jax and the rest of their ilk think one would.
It is those like them that use the term "hate" to ridicule and belittle their opposition.
This directly exposes their uber hate towards those who disagree with them.
The derogatory and insulting names the far right uses demonstrate hate and disrespect. The lies about the man demonstrate hate and disrespect. The insults directed toward the First Lady's anatomy and appearance demonstrate hate, prejudice and disrespect. You and your pals aren't directly opposing specific policies. They hate everything the man has ever done.

Since: Jan 13

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#118286 Mar 21, 2013
...Senate democrats are "opposing" should have been "proposing".

Shouldn't type and talk on the phone at the same time.

:)

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#118287 Mar 21, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
Posit, not everyone that opposes Obama's policies is motivated by hate.
I have personally/publicly opposed many of his major policies and you know that as well as anybody.
There is however an element of the extreme right that is clearly motivated by their hatred of the man regardless of his policies and it is simple foolishness to say otherwise.
There are conservatives that make a logical argument based on ideology and then there are the fringers that make racist remarks, attack his family and anyone that doesn't agree with them.
I respect and have no problem discussing the issues with conservatives even when we disagree and there are more than a few people here than can attest to that fact.
On the other hand, I have no patience for the conspiracy minded extremists that attack for no reason and have nothing else to offer toward a civil discourse.
You can continue to try and discredit everyone that won't agree with you, but when you do you expose your own agenda and ignorance.
In short, I don't hate you or anyone else here on topix, but there are some of you I simply do not respect.
You built that.
What major policies of Obama,s have you opposed?

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