Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story

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#652686 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
Bottom line he's doing a good job and should be re-elected. He is also the last line of defense for the middle class in America. If Romney is elected the middle class will shrink even more.
Gary Johnson could catch presidential race by surprise
By Douglas E. Schoen

Published May 12, 2012

With his name slated to be on every state ballot in the country in November, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is an important voice – bringing bold new ideas to the table that appeal to voters across the political spectrum.

Johnson, a Republican who served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, is running on a platform that includes slashing government spending to balance the federal budget by 2013, ending wars the U.S. in involved in, and drug reform -- beginning with the legalization of marijuana but extending all the way to the war on drugs, drug policy, relations with Latin America, and even law enforcement policies and priorities-- issues that neither of the two major candidates President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are pursuing right now.

Having received the Libertarian nomination in Las Vegas last weekend, Johnson must now cross a new threshold to ensure that his voice is heard and give these important initiatives a lot of exposure -- achieving the 15 percent required by the Commission on Presidential Debates to participate.

To date, Johnson has been polling between 6 and 9 percent nationally – several points shy of what he needs.

If the two parties continue to move to the extreme left and right, and if our economic situation continues to remain bleak, it is conceivable that a fresh face emerging would find a degree of responsiveness in a political environment that is as hostile as I have ever seen.

Last weekend, voters in Greece rejected both major political parties amid a dire fiscal situation there, while a disenchanted French electorate voted out President Nicolas Sarkozy. The European elections speak to a major anti incumbency trend that is likely to have profound implications for the 2012 presidential election.

Voters across the board are unsatisfied with the current political system. Most people think that neither party is effective at solving the country’s problems, congressional ratings are at an all-time low, and support for both the Democratic and Republican parties is on the decline.

Amid this toxic political climate, a recent poll put out by Harvard's Institute of Politics suggests Libertarian ideas are gaining traction with those age 18 to 29. Moreover, polling conducted by my firm, Douglas E. Schoen LLC, has found that there is a great deal of support for a third-party alternative to the current two-party system, and voters are receptive to voting for alternatives to the Democratic and Republican Presidential tickets in 2012.

With neither Obama nor Romney offering an overarching message that has been able to resonate with an electorate that is becoming increasingly cynical about anyone's ability to fix this country’s ongoing, trenchant and most vexatious problems – Gary Johnson’s voice is one that needs to be heard.

Bottom line: At time of massive dissatisfaction with our political system, we need to expand rather than narrow the debate.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/12/gar...
Frank

Spokane, WA

#652687 May 29, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Committing us to that hellhole for at least another decade isn't simply trying to "finish" anything.
Bush never wanted to go to Afghanistan,it was then Senator Obama that had the biggest voice on Afghanistan.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#652688 May 29, 2012
ImRight59 wrote:
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If the Kenyan is you lib's idea of the "Messiah", and the "Chosen One", and is so brilliant, then why the hell does he even have to campaign for a second term?
Cause he's scared shitless is why. He knows he has absolutely NO RECORD to run on.
LOL
Did you guys just CHOOSE Romney. Isn't he now your "Chosen One" who is running on his record as Governor?
TheIndependentMa jority

Mount Vernon, KY

#652689 May 29, 2012
Silvermaven wrote:
Take JPMorgan/Chase 3billion losses found so far. After the PRES. TOLD THEM NO MORE BAILOUTS--get your acts together or else.
So why did they report only 3billion. Because they are the states bank holders of Child Support and Food Cards. The criminals intend for you not to be able to eat if you are poor. Mark my words. And they will blame it on stupid so you can blame the Pres. LOL
The next POTUS needs to tell all those fwee riding, parasiTIC baby momma type, guess what baby mommas...better leanr to keep your legs crossed.

One mistake..givverment will help. Two mistakes, suffer of your OWN doings. And quit blaming da MAN for you're own HOHOHOiness-because da MAN AINT "Santa Claus".
TheIndependentMa jority

Mount Vernon, KY

#652690 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
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Government Getting Smaller in the U.S.
FOR the first time in 40 years, the government sector of the American economy has shrunk during the first three years of a presidential administration.
Spending by the federal government, adjusted for inflation, has risen at a slow rate under President Obama. But that increase has been more than offset by a fall in spending by state and local governments, which have been squeezed by weak tax receipts.
In the first quarter of this year, the real gross domestic product for the government — including state and local governments as well as federal — was 2 percent lower than it was three years earlier, when Barack Obama took office in early 2009.
The last time the government actually got smaller over the first three years of a presidential term was when Richard M. Nixon was president. That decrease was largely because of declining spending on the Vietnam War.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/business/ec...
There has been a lot resigned in the current admin. Now if they could just curb the rest of GSA type stupidity of wastefulness and entitleMental ity....
Frank

Spokane, WA

#652691 May 29, 2012
PDupont wrote:
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Explain what nitwit? The Accountable Healthcare Act is Romneycare. What’s more the article doesn’t say anything about it adversely affecting job growth in fact it suggests that we may need more healthcare workers like RNs. Those are jobs stupid, and putting money into education can fill them.
ObamaKare has over 2700 pages and over 2000 mandates, Massachusetts health care plan did not.
TheIndependentMa jority

Mount Vernon, KY

#652692 May 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Did you guys just CHOOSE Romney. Isn't he now your "Chosen One" who is running on his record as Governor?
A REAL, visible Juris AND Business degree (with honors) is one GOOD basis for a vote.
Sly Fox

Stuart, FL

#652693 May 29, 2012
ImRight59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Kenyan is you lib's idea of the "Messiah", and the "Chosen One", and is so brilliant, then why the hell does he even have to campaign for a second term?
Cause he's scared shitless is why. He knows he has absolutely NO RECORD to run on.
LOL
Oh, he has a record alright. His record is a litany of lies and regulations and Czars who never could even get security clearances and a flock of civilian hirelings who like him are hell-bent on the destruction of our Constitution.
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Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#652694 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Too many to post here, here's a link for you - http://obamaachievements.org/list
So why does he feel the need to amass zillions of dollars for a blowout campaign?

If he has so many "accomplishments" and is such a brilliant success, why bother?

I was right. Again.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#652695 May 29, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Bush never wanted to go to Afghanistan,it was then Senator Obama that had the biggest voice on Afghanistan.
We went into Afghanistan in 2001.

Obama became Senator in 2005.

You are a certifiable dumbass.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#652696 May 29, 2012
cway wrote:
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First, two wrongs don't make a right.
Your post here doesn't challenge the accusation that Bush stole the 2000 election. It merely tries to "right" your position by accusing Obama of doing the same.
If you concede Florida was stolen in 2000, it's not unreasonable for Dems to have despised Bush for it.
As for "lost military votes" in the 2008 election, never heard of it. Enlighten me.
There were some military ballots challenged by Gore in 2000 on the basis they weren't stamped with the date, which is required by law.
Bush won the election and Gore 'tried' to steal it. Why do you have it backwards?
Sly Fox

Stuart, FL

#652697 May 29, 2012
Homeboy wrote:
Bottom line he's doing a good job and should be re-elected. He is also the last line of defense for the middle class in America. If Romney is elected the middle class will shrink even more.
HBoy, you sure love your koolaide and/or you're well paid by Soros to spout the crap you do. In any event, you're nuts if you believe your post

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#652698 May 29, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1238709742082...
"The House and Senate Thursday approved their versions of a fiscal 2010 budget"
Feeling stupid yet?
Obama has submitted only 2 budgets in 4 years, and the sum total of votes for his budgets are ZERO. That's NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH.
You really need to work on your ability to read and comprehend the written English language.
Obama submitted 4 budgets. You are a liar.

Both of the above statements are facts.

Since: Feb 07

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#652699 May 29, 2012
Wants his loyal supporters on Food Stamps, it will help you live a longer, healthier life.
carol

Windermere, FL

#652700 May 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Public McDonald's are used by the public, should the public pay to construct them too?
McDonald's is a restaurant business owned by businessmen to make a profit.

Arenas are used for sports entertainment. If people want to watch sports in their city, they have to build the arenas.

Must I explain everything? This is sooooo elementary.

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#652701 May 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The recession started in the 4th quarter of 2007. Show me the legislation these evil Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession.
You're spinnin' yer wheels, Frank's retarded. Can't grasp causal relationships, just synchronistic relationships.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#652702 May 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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A REAL, visible Juris AND Business degree (with honors) is one GOOD basis for a vote.
The snob. Going to college & getting a degree.
JEB

United States

#652703 May 29, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>ObamaKare has over 2700 pages and over 2000 mandates, Massachusetts health care plan did not.
Have you read the 2700 pages?
Helps with pre existing conditions such as looking for birth certificate
JEB

United States

#652704 May 29, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Bush won the election and Gore 'tried' to steal it. Why do you have it backwards?
won with fewer popular votes?
Frank

Spokane, WA

#652705 May 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Ummm.
I wonder.
Capital Gains.
What does "gains" mean?
If I take $5K & invest in the Moshx Dildo Factory & sell the stock 3 years later for $6K.
I only pay tax on the amount of gain or 1K.
I don't get taxed on my original investment.
Dumbass.
You already paid taxes on that first $5K when you earned it,before you invested it. The new $1K should be taxed fairly,but it should be confiscated by the government just because you made the correct prediction about an uncertain outcome .

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