Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597614 Mar 19, 2012
keyedup wrote:
Fox Anchor Caught Lying About Poll On Gas Prices
Last Friday Special Report anchor Bret Baier claimed a Fox News poll showed "the majority said that the president is to blame for gas prices" -- in line with Fox's false messaging that the Obama administration is responsible for the price increase. But Baier got it backwards. In fact, the Fox News poll said 52 percent think Obama is not to blame.
Now remember this, Baier claims to be a straight news anchor with no bias, and yet he does the very same things O'Reilly and Hannity do every night, dishonestly spin and lie for the GOP to make Obama look bad.
And btw, the belief that the U.S. government can control gasoline prices is fundamentally wrong -- as the Wall Street Journal, the Cato Institute, and Fox's own John Stossel have noted.
Not to mention, during the Bush years when liberals said Bush and Cheney were letting the oil companies rob us with $4.10 a gallon gas, O'Reilly said the President has no control over gas prices.
But now that we have a Democratic President, Fox and O'Reilly blame Obama and claim he does have control over gas prices, which is just ridiculous. As we all know the oil speculators are dishonestly bidding up the price of oil to make their friends on Wall Street richer. Which Obama has nothing to do with.
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BO caught lying every time he opens his yap.

$3.60 a gallon gas today, thanks Obumbles.
Nostrilis Waxman

Calgary, Canada

#597615 Mar 19, 2012
Okay, leaving now. The judgits will stop for a short while. After dinner, a diaper change, short rest, meds, therapy session, I'll start again. Be back soon!! Toodles Mooches!!!!!!!!

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!

WINNING!

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#597616 Mar 19, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
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When are you spinners on the right going to quit trying to re-write history? Bush/Cheny led us into Iraq to find NON-EXISTENT weapons of mass destruction. It was a complete total MISTAKE!!!!!
"The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow." -- Bill Clinton in 1998

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security." -- Hillary Clinton, October 10, 2002

"I am absolutely convinced that there are weapons...I saw evidence back in 1998 when we would see the inspectors being barred from gaining entry into a warehouse for three hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out." -- Clinton's Secretary of Defense William Cohen in April of 2003

"Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people." -- Tom Daschle in 1998

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal." -- John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

"The debate over Iraq is not about politics. It is about national security. It should be clear that our national security requires Congress to send a clear message to Iraq and the world: America is united in its determination to eliminate forever the threat of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction." -- John Edwards, Oct 10, 2002

"I share the administration's goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction." -- Dick Gephardt in September of 2002

"Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -- Al Gore, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." -- Bob Graham, December 2002
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#597617 Mar 19, 2012
dont snow me wrote:
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Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh Accuses President Obama of Lying About Debt
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Jul 13, 2011 – Chicago - Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh accused President Barack Obama in a video released Wednesday of "lying" about the impact of not ...
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Jul 13, 2011 –... Barack Obama in a video released Wednesday of “lying” about the impact of not raising the national debt ceiling in the next three weeks and ...
How many times did Obama lie in his Debt Ceiling Speech?- Yahoo ...
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Top answer: He didn't lie. And people need to educate themselves as to exactly what the debt ceiling represents & to the fact that just about every modern day ...
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Jul 26, 2011 – It seems like we've been talking about the debt ceiling for an awfully long time....
President Obama made a primetime appearance on Monday night to .... I don't need to endure a self-serving, lie-riddled speech to know that ...
I thought his best work was with the Eagles, although some of his solo stuff is okay. The stories you posted are from last July, still trying to catch up? Let me give you the latest, Obama is set to be re-elected in the fall.
John Galt

Houston, TX

#597618 Mar 19, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
Looks like Miss Piggy in Mo is toast.
McCaskill's ObamaCare Baggage
Monday, March 19, 2012
Wall Street Journal ^| March 19, 2012 | By ALLYSIA FINLEY
Many conservatives are calling President Obama's contraception mandate a "war on religion," and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill could become a political casualty. A new Rasmussen poll shows the Democratic incumbent trailing all three of her potential Republican opponents. According to the poll, Sarah Steelman, a former state treasurer who ran for governor in 2008, boasts a 10-point lead
Stick a fork in that piece of pork.

You can't keep flipping the bird to your constituents.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597619 Mar 19, 2012
keyedup wrote:
AL CAPONE VAULT IS STILL EMPTY
Then Geraldo Rivera was on to talk about Rick Santorum and his English language only statement, which I am not reporting on because nobody cares, except maybe O'Reilly and a few of his right-wing friends.
Then the Republican Adam Carolla was on to talk about California, who has 55 electoral votes, and that Obama doesn't even have to campaign there because he'll win it no matter what. O'Reilly asked why.
Carolla pointed to several reasons for the Democratic stronghold in California: 1) the population is a bizarre mixed bag of transplants from New York and Tijuana, 2) the unions have taken control of the state and big business is considered the devil, and 3) Democrats are the cool, friendly party, while Republicans want people to work hard.
O'Reilly then speculated that most Californians don't even listen to the Republican side of the argument because their knee-jerk vote is always Democratic.
Keyedup's head is still empty.

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#597620 Mar 19, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you spinners on the right going to quit trying to re-write history? Bush/Cheny led us into Iraq to find NON-EXISTENT weapons of mass destruction. It was a complete total MISTAKE!!!!!
"Saddam Hussein is not the only deranged dictator who is willing to deprive his people in order to acquire weapons of mass destruction." -- Jim Jeffords, October 8, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -- Ted Kennedy, September 27, 2002

"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed." -- Ted Kennedy, Sept 27, 2002

"I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force - if necessary - to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." -- John F. Kerry, Oct 2002

"The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation." -- John Kerry, October 9, 2002

"(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation....And now he is miscalculating America&#65533;s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War." -- John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandates of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." -- Carl Levin, Sept 19, 2002

"Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States." -- Joe Lieberman, August, 2002

“FEED THE DEAD FETUS”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#597621 Mar 19, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you spinners on the right going to quit trying to re-write history? Bush/Cheny led us into Iraq to find NON-EXISTENT weapons of mass destruction. It was a complete total MISTAKE!!!!!
"Over the years, Iraq has worked to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. During 1991 - 1994, despite Iraq's denials, U.N. inspectors discovered and dismantled a large network of nuclear facilities that Iraq was using to develop nuclear weapons. Various reports indicate that Iraq is still actively pursuing nuclear weapons capability. There is no reason to think otherwise. Beyond nuclear weapons, Iraq has actively pursued biological and chemical weapons.U.N. inspectors have said that Iraq's claims about biological weapons is neither credible nor verifiable. In 1986, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran, and later, against its own Kurdish population. While weapons inspections have been successful in the past, there have been no inspections since the end of 1998. There can be no doubt that Iraq has continued to pursue its goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction." -- Patty Murray, October 9, 2002

"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." -- Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998

"Even today, Iraq is not nearly disarmed. Based on highly credible intelligence, UNSCOM [the U.N. weapons inspectors] suspects that Iraq still has biological agents like anthrax, botulinum toxin, and clostridium perfringens in sufficient quantity to fill several dozen bombs and ballistic missile warheads, as well as the means to continue manufacturing these deadly agents. Iraq probably retains several tons of the highly toxic VX substance, as well as sarin nerve gas and mustard gas. This agent is stored in artillery shells, bombs, and ballistic missile warheads. And Iraq retains significant dual-use industrial infrastructure that can be used to rapidly reconstitute large-scale chemical weapons production." -- Ex-Un Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter in 1998

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. And that may happen sooner if he can obtain access to enriched uranium from foreign sources -- something that is not that difficult in the current world. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." -- John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002

"Saddam&#65533;s existing biological and chemical weapons capabilities pose a very real threat to America, now. Saddam has used chemical weapons before, both against Iraq&#65533;s enemies and against his own people. He is working to develop delivery systems like missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles that could bring these deadly weapons against U.S. forces and U.S. facilities in the Middle East." -- John Rockefeller, Oct 10, 2002
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#597622 Mar 19, 2012
fred wrote:
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W, based on the available intelligence, and after the trauma of the 9/11 attack, was determined to prevent Saddam from becoming a nuclear threat.
W did not mislead anyone. There is overwhelming evidence that Saddam had WMD, he used them and did not disarm.
The left's meme that America was deceived into the Iraq War is a lie. The 9/11 commission says so. W defended America and won a great victory in Iraq.
Poor Fred, the last American still trying to link Saddam with 9/11. Well and of course DBWriter.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#597623 Mar 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
Ineptocracy (Obamaism)
(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy)- a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers
Ahh the Reagan years, that takes me back. Remember Reaganomics and trickle down? What an abject failure that was, all it did was create some of the wealthiest people this planet has ever seen all the while destroying the middle class.
John Galt

Houston, TX

#597624 Mar 19, 2012
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Sure idiot since you sacrificed absolutly nothing, you gave up no sons or daughters, you have no scars. You Righties love to start wars just not participate. What a programmed moron you are.COWARD.
You don't know shit about anything, particularly about me.

What the f*ck did you ever "give up" in your claimed years of service, given that you had no marketable skills for anything else?

What about those who lost family members when your Muslim buddies attacked the US? Did they "give up" more or less than you?

Bottom line is that you don't have a clue, about anything.
Realtime

Oviedo, FL

#597625 Mar 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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You seem to be an expert on trollery.
Even better pal, I'm best buds with an X publisher type with the McCormicks. You may recall that those points hated the topix trolles and eventually kicked them all to the curb.

I'm no troll! Just a moderate Republican who puts up five, maybe ten posts per day on this thread and one or two per week on a cute little happy thread.

Harmless__and didn't own used car lot either.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597626 Mar 19, 2012
yepperz wrote:
This lie spread all around the wingnutosphere and Fox News and became so insane the CBO had to post an article debunking the lies.
CBO: Obamacare to cost $1.76 trillion over 10 yrs
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/bl...
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43104
Note to conservatives who try to get into details and numbers. Don’t.
Federally mandated health care will put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work; add to the already numerous obstacles employers offering insurance plans face; increase the amount of uncompensated care in America; and, in the words of U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, "invites unbridled exercise of federal police power."

That's a lot to risk during the worst economic climate this country has seen since the Great Depression. Health care reform doesn't have to come at the cost of our livelihoods, our small businesses, our economy or our individual rights.

The promises of President Obama and congressional Democrats who claim PPACA will stimulate our economy are false. Douglas Elmendorf, director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, testified before the U.S. House Budget Committee and laid out the real consequences of federally mandated health care.

According to the CBO, federally mandated health care will cost the economy 800,000 full-time jobs and impose $569.2 billion in tax increases, including taxes that will increase the cost of health care goods and services.

Read more: The wrong prescription - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20031699...
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“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597627 Mar 19, 2012
The Denver Post is a left wing newspaper.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597628 Mar 19, 2012
damn, more of those annoying, long commercial breaks on Rush.
fred

Milford, CT

#597629 Mar 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Poor Fred, the last American still trying to link Saddam with 9/11. Well and of course DBWriter.
W never said Saddam was in on 9/11 although he did support international terrorism. W removed Saddam for acquiring nukes, not 9/11.

The Bush Doctrine is to preemptively remove threats to America. The Kenyan's doctrine is to bow and scrape before our enemies.

Saying that the Iraq war was to punish Saddam for his role in 9/11 is a left wing lie and the basis of the wrong war meme. Not to mention, the left said A-stan was the right war which the Kenyan is losing.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597630 Mar 19, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
All the money in the world won't help Obama when gas is $5 per gallon.
Every news story about gas prices will be a free commercial for the Republicans.
America hates Obama!
more proof leaking out Solyndra was simply political payback to a BO bundler and BO and his administration knew it was likely to fail.
Thx BO, another half a billion of taxpayer money wasted.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597631 Mar 19, 2012
flack wrote:
Cavuto: A Storm Called Inflation Is Here
F the poor, the taxpayers can just give them more freebies, right BO?

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#597632 Mar 19, 2012
BRONACH wrote:
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"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." -- From a letter signed by Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Milulski, Tom Daschle, & John Kerry among others on October 9, 1998
"This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer- range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." -- From a December 6, 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others
"Whereas Iraq has consistently breached its cease-fire agreement between Iraq and the United States, entered into on March 3, 1991, by failing to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program, and refusing to permit monitoring and verification by United Nations inspections; Whereas Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological capabilities, and has made positive progress toward developing nuclear weapons capabilities" -- From a joint resolution submitted by Tom Harkin and Arlen Specter on July 18, 2002
"Saddam's goal ... is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed." -- Madeline Albright, 1998
"(Saddam) will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and some day, some way, I am certain he will use that arsenal again, as he has 10 times since 1983" -- National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Feb 18, 1998
"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement." -- Barbara Boxer, November 8, 2002
"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capability. Intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons, but has not yet achieved nuclear capability." -- Robert Byrd, October 2002
"There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat... Yes, he has chemical and biological weapons. He's had those for a long time. But the United States right now is on a very much different defensive posture than we were before September 11th of 2001... He is, as far as we know, actively pursuing nuclear capabilities, though he doesn't have nuclear warheads yet. If he were to acquire nuclear weapons, I think our friends in the region would face greatly increased risks as would we." -- Wesley Clark on September 26, 2002
"What is at stake is how to answer the potential threat Iraq represents with the risk of proliferation of WMD. Baghdad's regime did use such weapons in the past. Today, a number of evidences may lead to think that, over the past four years, in the absence of international inspectors, this country has continued armament programs." -- Jacques Chirac, October 16, 2002
Don't confuse them with facts.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#597633 Mar 19, 2012
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