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A government that can't compromise: Obama and Boehner buy a pyrrhic fiscal cliff victory

There are 52 comments on the Washington Times story from Jan 5, 2013, titled A government that can't compromise: Obama and Boehner buy a pyrrhic fiscal cliff victory. In it, Washington Times reports that:

The fiscal cliff has been avoided, or so it seems. The White House and Congress achieved an agreement that is a Pyrrhic victory for the country.

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“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#41 Jan 6, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Obama acts Ghetto Rich when it comes to spending our money for us. Benghazi.
You bore me; go away…

You’re trying too hard to be offended with your juvenile remarks, but all it shows is how desperate you are to find a way to cope with the results of the election. Either you’re showing your mental instability with your obsessive disorder with Benghazi or you are spewing childish stupidity about the President. Get over it, you lost; go seek professional help.

Since: Sep 08

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#42 Jan 6, 2013
realist wrote:
<quoted text>My point is: An affirmative action individual does not have to work/study/produce very hard to receive exceptional rewards and recognition. Experiencing that experience of having the way 'greased' for success definitely does not instill any form of realism.
Not many experiences are greased for success. Many experiences are opportunities for success. It is up to you to use that
opportunity to your advantage, no?
Many times the experience is what it is and experiencing
it is the best way to instill realism. And who cares. The fact is that this President graduated with high honors from law school, and this is my point--nothing to do with your subject. I do not remember mentioning grease.

Since: Sep 08

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#43 Jan 6, 2013
realist wrote:
<quoted text>My point is: An affirmative action individual does not have to work/study/produce very hard to receive exceptional rewards and recognition. Experiencing that experience of having the way 'greased' for success definitely does not instill any form of realism.
I missed your point. However, at schools like Harvard, you
need to produce. You may be admitted due to affirmative action, but then it is up to the individual to excel or not. He excelled,
regardless of your point. Nobody handed him those rewards, so
let's not begrudge him the success he achieved.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#44 Jan 6, 2013
i am very disappointed the mayan were wrong
realist

Greensboro, NC

#45 Jan 7, 2013
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>
Not many experiences are greased for success. Many experiences are opportunities for success. It is up to you to use that
opportunity to your advantage, no?
Many times the experience is what it is and experiencing
it is the best way to instill realism. And who cares. The fact is that this President graduated with high honors from law school, and this is my point--nothing to do with your subject. I do not remember mentioning grease.
Affirmative action is "grease" and the word use is mine. If a non qualified person of less than average abilities is pushed through a system regardless of success in mastering a subject and awarded high honors is not beneficial to society if that person is placed in a position due to "grease" (yes, placed) that impacts on people's lifes, THAT action is detrimental to all levels of society. That affirmative action individual is 'OWNED' by those that did the 'promoting' and will be always demanding payment of the debt. Nothing positive will ever result in such a relationship.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#46 Jan 7, 2013
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>
I missed your point. However, at schools like Harvard, you
need to produce. You may be admitted due to affirmative action, but then it is up to the individual to excel or not. He excelled,
regardless of your point. Nobody handed him those rewards, so
let's not begrudge him the success he achieved.
You are incorrect. Harvard or any University is a business and all are operated the same. An interesting article was featured in the San Francisco newspaper some years ago. A young man in high school in the San Jose area decided that he wanted to attend Harvard but his qualifications for admittance were not sufficient since their qualifications were so high. He was an average "C" student with no community involvement. He was inventive so before applying to Harvard he manipulated his GPA from high school, invented numerous school activities, and honors. His family could afford the high tuition into the Ivy League school so money was no problem.
Harvard accepted him without even a cursory check of his qualifications.
Long story short. Four years later, he was very frustrated and tired of listening to a classmate/room mate complain of the difficulty of the curriculum at Harvard. He had enough and confided in his classmate that he found Harvard not to be that difficult but was in fact rather easy. He then told him his story of altering his qualifications for admissions. He was now on the point of graduating having completing ALL of the requirements for his degree.
His classmate now greatly disturbed, contacted the school administration which NOW conducted an internal investigation. Harvard now withheld the student's degree.
The student sued Harvard and won the court case since he did indeed earned the degree.
Harvard like the overwhelming majority of institutions of higher learning are difficult for admissions but if money is in play, the difficulty is lessened. Once admitted to a University, the University and Professors want the overwhelming majority of students to graduate. They want them to be successful. They want them to support their University after graduation with very nice contributions.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#47 Jan 8, 2013
we have a president who is perfectly willing to pull the wool over the eyes of his voters. he told boehner, "we have no spending problem." what kind of idiot would say that? and why won't he tell the truth to americans? in order to have the country obama wants, EVERYONE's taxes will go WAY UP. including middle class and even poor. he won't address spending, and there ain't enough rich around to even put a dent in his spending frenzy plans. he is out of control and has very little grasp of reality...

Since: Sep 08

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#48 Jan 9, 2013
realist wrote:
<quoted text>Affirmative action is "grease" and the word use is mine. If a non qualified person of less than average abilities is pushed through a system regardless of success in mastering a subject and awarded high honors is not beneficial to society if that person is placed in a position due to "grease" (yes, placed) that impacts on people's lifes, THAT action is detrimental to all levels of society. That affirmative action individual is 'OWNED' by those that did the 'promoting' and will be always demanding payment of the debt. Nothing positive will ever result in such a relationship.
I am in complete agreement with your assessment of affirmative
action. However, unqualified persons are not only admitted to schools due to the color of their skin, but also for the color of their families money, etc.
Are you suggesting that Obama was not qualified? Are you suggesting that he is owned due to his "placement"?

Since: Sep 08

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#49 Jan 9, 2013
realist wrote:
<quoted text>You are incorrect. Harvard or any University is a business and all are operated the same. An interesting article was featured in the San Francisco newspaper some years ago. A young man in high school in the San Jose area decided that he wanted to attend Harvard but his qualifications for admittance were not sufficient since their qualifications were so high. He was an average "C" student with no community involvement. He was inventive so before applying to Harvard he manipulated his GPA from high school, invented numerous school activities, and honors. His family could afford the high tuition into the Ivy League school so money was no problem.
Harvard accepted him without even a cursory check of his qualifications.
Long story short. Four years later, he was very frustrated and tired of listening to a classmate/room mate complain of the difficulty of the curriculum at Harvard. He had enough and confided in his classmate that he found Harvard not to be that difficult but was in fact rather easy. He then told him his story of altering his qualifications for admissions. He was now on the point of graduating having completing ALL of the requirements for his degree.
His classmate now greatly disturbed, contacted the school administration which NOW conducted an internal investigation. Harvard now withheld the student's degree.
The student sued Harvard and won the court case since he did indeed earned the degree.
Harvard like the overwhelming majority of institutions of higher learning are difficult for admissions but if money is in play, the difficulty is lessened. Once admitted to a University, the University and Professors want the overwhelming majority of students to graduate. They want them to be successful. They want them to support their University after graduation with very nice contributions.
All Universities want their students to graduate and be successful, but Obama had to earn those accolades. University professors teach their classes and don't give graduate degrees
away just because. It is up to the student to excel and graduate with honors. Sounds like the student that you refer to
was a very bright guy. Of course, the courses taken may have
much to do with the degree of difficulty at the school. I found
that to be the norm when I was there. College is what you decide
it to be. If a student wants to manipulate the system and slide
by, anything is possible.
realist

Greensboro, NC

#50 Jan 9, 2013
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>

Are you suggesting that Obama was not qualified? Are you suggesting that he is owned due to his "placement"?
Yes !
realist

Greensboro, NC

#51 Jan 9, 2013
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>
All Universities want their students to graduate and be successful, but Obama had to earn those accolades. University professors teach their classes and don't give graduate degrees
away just because. If a student wants to manipulate the system and slide
by, anything is possible.
"but Obama had to earn those accolades". Not necessarily true. I was part of the educational establishment for a few years. Educators do communicate with each other over students. Some students are given extra attention to insure success for reasons other than that persons abilities. Some student's successes are assured.

Since: Sep 08

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#52 Jan 9, 2013
realist wrote:
<quoted text>Yes !
Somehow I have the impression that you voted for the other guy,
nes pas?

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