The President has failed us

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This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election.

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No need Rose, he's got his own drawers full. LOL!!
LOL! Yuck, now that's a visual I did not need.

I do know that he likes parading around in blue tights though. Winston gave them to him. LOL!

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I had to look up Alinsky the first time I was accused of using some of his tactics. He has an excellent set of tactics there, and although I'd love to say I studied them and look for opportunities to use them, the truth is, whenever I have, it's been purely fortuitous. I support President Obama, that doesn't make me an extreme leftie, it makes me somewhat middle of the road, also known as moderate.
Good point, sista.

The problem is thought extremists have no real concept of "moderate." They see everything in black and white, either/or extremes with no room for the middle ground.

It takes "thinking outside the box" and dealing with complicated options, and extremists simply don't have the capacity for it.

That's why if you don't agree with them TOTALLY on every single issue, they will label you a "leftie," a "communist," a "traitor," and any other outrageous, extreme label they can use.

But reasonable and rational people know that life and especially politics don't work in extremes.

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LOL! Yuck, now that's a visual I did not need.
I do know that he likes parading around in blue tights though. Winston gave them to him. LOL!
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if I understand your POV correctly....
you are saying you are a 'moderate'....
ergo, the NEW American moderate is a socialist when it comes to a Central/Federal position.
I disagree... and so does OUR Constitution. there are NO modern socialst powers in it attributable to the FG.
99% of the FG 'social engineering or enhancing' laws, policies and programs are/were enacted extra-Constitutionally.
this whole question about who is right could be settled by simply putting each MAJOR question to the proscribed Amend test.
I am MORE than confident that all but SS/Medicare would FAIL.
that's why the 'conservative' Rep pol won't put forth term limitations, etc Amends... they know they will PASS. and, you Progressive/Socialist/New Dems now your ideals WON't.
BOTH sides of the Progressive camp (RINOS and New Dems) LIKE the status quo.
and, please don't make the mistake/jump to the conclusion that I am against ANY govt help in the 'social' areas. JUST THE UN-CONSTITUTIONAL, FG ONES.
as far as I know, there is NOTHING precluding either the States, Counties, cities or People from giving 'aide'(that's how it was from the outset. or, don't you think the Founders didn't know/consider national programs/powers?).
you and many others here, and out 'there', need to re-visit our ROOTS.
FIRST, there were the People...
THEN, colonists and colonies...
TEHN, States, and....
THEN, THE ENTITY KNOWN AS THE USofA and ITS FG.
what the People have given they CAN dissolve and/or taketh away.
well, those willing and NOT utterly dependent upon the Lord and Master FG's hand-outs....
FREEDOM is NOT Free, is it?:)
Wow, so many points, so little space to respond. But let me just say, I am in no way dependent on the federal government for my existence or my support. I support and pay into the government so I support the government, not the other way around. And that is how it should be so that all Americans can have the same opportunities as I did, that all Americans can pursue their happiness, that all Americans will be protected from foreign and DOMESTIC enemies. My tax dollars are used for the programs I support. My tax dollars also help to support programs that I don't agree with, such as subsidies for corporate farming, or subsidies for research and development for oil companies, or bail outs of the financial industry without safeguards put in place to prevent their reckless speculating again. Do I pay more than some? Yes I do. Do I pay less than others? Yes, I'm sure that is true, as well. Taxes are collected from me to help keep this great nation, great, but lately we have fallen down in education, science, industry, innovation and now, so many who call themselves conservatives, want to destroy the last thing that makes us great, our humanitarianism. We don't leave our soldiers behind, we don't neglect children and the elderly. We provide for them, that is what we do. We provide educations so that the children can be a part of the work force. We provide retirement security for the elderly who have worked all of their lives. It is not unconstitutional "to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity", it's demanded, in the preamble.

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What is "mofo"? I can't find it in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
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I know, I know!!
mofo (n.)-
1)man with three kidneys who habitually lies
2)an abuser/govt. leech from Temecula
3)a bald dude with a dent in his head from CO
4)a man who lives a fascinating life as a spy/militia man/logger/Internet sensation, all in the confines of his mind
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<quoted text>Your a mofo weirdo.
Sunny wrote:
<quoted text>Your a mofo weirdo.
I agree she is. She resides too far from reality but she is partially right about me in reality. I live a fascinating life as some of those things. LMAO! She is just too blind.

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FREEDOM is NOT Free, is it?:)
Truer words were never spoken. But I never thought that freedom was free. I've been paying for it all my life, and it's worth it.

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<quoted text>I think they're all rich. How else could one be on here 24/7?
There are a lot of ways one could.
Now back to hobby er' work for me. I am gonna put a blade on my mower and clean up the yard, bbl.
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Pssst. The POTUS has failed us!!

Yes, Yes he has on many occasions!

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"...so many who call themselves conservatives, want to destroy the last thing that makes us great, our humanitarianism. We don't leave our soldiers behind, we don't neglect children and the elderly. We provide for them, that is what we do. We provide educations so that the children can be a part of the work force. We provide retirement security for the elderly who have worked all of their lives.
"...so many who call themselves conservatives, want to destroy the last thing that makes us great, our humanitarianism."
This is blatantly untrue. I am a moderate conservative, but conservatives are the most giving and nurturing people. I take huge offense that you say these things.
Conservatives support these needs on a personal level to the extent each can. Through churches, community organizations, food banks, volunteering and charities. Conservatives want less government involvement, so they greatly support grass root level help for all of those in need. You don't see them blowing their own horn, they don't seek recognition, they do it because they are compassionate. This is one of the ways conservatives give back to our wonderful country. I know, I am one of those many in my community.
Liberals choose to want this support to come from the government, with funding by taxation. Social Security worked until our politicians decided they needed that money for something else. Those in power want more and more money for more and more government and more and more control. These powers are being abused and corrupted -- you can blame whomever you choose, there is enough blame to go around.
A government-level program has great difficulty knowing where the greatest need might be, who should be helped in this regard, or for that reason.
I support organizations like the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Wounded Warriors, veterans' groups, and many others, because those organizations are there to help those who need it, and they help without government bureaucracy. They are efficient and effective. There are many, many organizations like these who help a myriad of different needs. I have faith in these organizations as they have proven track records and a great deal of their work is done by volunteers -- at no cost to the program.
Unlike government programs, where there are paid employees working in overblown groups (more employees than necessary in many cases). The old adage "good enough for government work" applies, too. I have no beef with government employees, but it has been found that the bureaucracy has often grown to sizes larger than necessary to achieve a goal.
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"My tax dollars are used for the programs I support. My tax dollars also help to support programs that I don't agree with, such as subsidies for corporate farming, or subsidies for research and development for oil companies, or bail outs of the financial industry without safeguards put in place to prevent their reckless speculating again. Taxes are collected from me to help keep this great nation, great, but lately we have fallen down in education, science, industry, innovation"
You talk about programs you don't support. There are those with which I disagree as well.
If those programs were made to seek funding elsewhere, perhaps those with which you disagree would not find funding because their program lacks merit. Or perhaps it has merit in part of the country, based on their locality. Then they could receive local funding for research to the extent necessary there - but not all of America is funding this program.
Don't you think some of the problem in our education might stem from the federal government taking too much control? Might that not be better achieved when states/communities work together to improve their abilities? How can a government of over 319 million people determine what is best for every one of our students? Some students need more of this, or less of that, while other areas might be fine in math but need work in history? Wouldn't it be better to oversee those needs on a more local level?
This is part of the reason I want less government. I want more local involvement, more local groups determining what would be most helpful. Those groups are invested in their communities and their welfare. They care more than a government employee in Washington who works 8-5 and gets a pay check. I'm not saying government workers don't care, but they can't possibly know what is going on in Tuscaloosa or Valdosta or Kalamazoo, or how best to help them with their specific needs.
I know my community, I know our people. I work with my neighbors and others to make things better for us. The FG has no clue what we need, but we do and we work together to get it.

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Just An Honest Man wrote:
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What is "mofo"? I can't find it in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.<quoted text><quoted text><quoted text>I agree she is. She resides too far from reality but she is partially right about me in reality. I live a fascinating life as some of those things. LMAO! She is just too blind.
She's a good looker I'm sure,ya know smells good,nice nails nice hair,shaved legs,nice azz an log legs onanon.
What she don't realize is that she is hard wired to look her best for a reason.
just like men are hard wire to look at her beauty.
But I learned longtime ago that beauty is only skin deep.
Women are hard wire to make the beast do for her what she want's an that's what she is all about an when ya don't train to her standers lookout. this lady couldn't make in the real mans world at all she could break one of them nice nails.
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<quoted text>There are a lot of ways one could.
Now back to hobby er' work for me. I am gonna put a blade on my mower and clean up the yard, bbl.
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I would concur that our not so deer president has failed us and I'm not going to change my mind on this topic.
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<quoted text>That's a LIE!
Did you need some attention, Ralff?

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"...so many who call themselves conservatives, want to destroy the last thing that makes us great, our humanitarianism."
This is blatantly untrue. I am a moderate conservative, but conservatives are the most giving and nurturing people. I take huge offense that you say these things.
Conservatives support these needs on a personal level to the extent each can. Through churches, community organizations, food banks, volunteering and charities. Conservatives want less government involvement, so they greatly support grass root level help for all of those in need. You don't see them blowing their own horn, they don't seek recognition, they do it because they are compassionate. This is one of the ways conservatives give back to our wonderful country. I know, I am one of those many in my community.
Liberals choose to want this support to come from the government, with funding by taxation. Social Security worked until our politicians decided they needed that money for something else. Those in power want more and more money for more and more government and more and more control. These powers are being abused and corrupted -- you can blame whomever you choose, there is enough blame to go around.
A government-level program has great difficulty knowing where the greatest need might be, who should be helped in this regard, or for that reason.
I support organizations like the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Wounded Warriors, veterans' groups, and many others, because those organizations are there to help those who need it, and they help without government bureaucracy. They are efficient and effective. There are many, many organizations like these who help a myriad of different needs. I have faith in these organizations as they have proven track records and a great deal of their work is done by volunteers -- at no cost to the program.
Unlike government programs, where there are paid employees working in overblown groups (more employees than necessary in many cases). The old adage "good enough for government work" applies, too. I have no beef with government employees, but it has been found that the bureaucracy has often grown to sizes larger than necessary to achieve a goal.
I agree that conservatives are very charitable but the problem with private charity is that usually when times get hard and the economic situation is desperate, charitable giving goes down. So the need goes up and the giving goes down. And that leaves those who are hurting, hurting even more greatly. Another way that conservatives are charitable is giving to universities and churches, and although those are very worthy causes, they most times do not benefit those in our society which are most needy. There is nothing wrong with giving privately, but that private giving doesn't meet the needs of all that is needed in this country. As far as your private giving is concerned, are you aware that the CEO of the Red Cross receives $500,000 in salary? Doesn't that bother you just a little? It does me, and as such, I will donate my money to charities that spend less on their executives and more on the people they are supposedly helping. I have no issue with conservatives, only those who call themselves such, and aren't.

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