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
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#746099 Sep 19, 2012
Existing home sales up this month and new housing starts are up__even in Florida.

Gasoline prices dropping here,$3.64 to $3.69 at the majors for a gallon of UR.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#746100 Sep 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Attorney General Eric Holder took an apparent shot at Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other congressional Republicans following the release of an Inspector General report which found no evidence he had any knowledge of the tactics used during the ATF operation known as Fast and Furious.
“It is unfortunate that some were so quick to make baseless accusations before they possessed the facts about these operations – accusations that turned out to be without foundation and that have caused a great deal of unnecessary harm and confusion," Holder said in a statement. "I hope today’s report acts as a reminder of the dangers of adopting as fact unsubstantiated conclusions before an investigation of the circumstances is completed.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/h...
Waste of time and money; that car thief/arsonist is not employable in the private sector.
Rich_Liberals_he lp_USA

Oklahoma City, OK

#746101 Sep 19, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Right, Hooter, in the four-car garage, with elevator, attached to my McMansion, sits my customized Prius with a gun rack. Beware, as I might take a page from Mittens and start hunting varmints.
Are you saying that you are poor/one of the little people and you have two (count'em, 2) graduate degree's?

You're one of evil rich aren't you?

Hard to answer....if you come clean that you are wealthy all your pee-on followers might turn on you and you'd look foolish in general.

If you are NOT wealthy then your education has failed you OR...you are not that employable or...you are just a fibber!

Sucks to be you...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#746102 Sep 19, 2012
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

In a 471-page report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. The report did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.

The report found no evidence that Holder was informed about the operation before Jan. 31, 2011, or that the attorney general was told about the controversial gun-walking tactic employed by the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/fast...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#746103 Sep 19, 2012
Obama's Dangerous and Distrastous Presidency

How can any cogent American citizen possibly even consider voting for Barack Obama now? That's what lots of conservatives and moderates are asking each other, again and again. It's completely baffling, to those who grew up with any sort of sense of what America means and what the American character traditionally has been, that anybody can look at the man's record and want more of the same.

Almost the entirety of the Muslim world is now rioting against an American president who promised that his olive branches to Muslims would secure peace. Like Jimmy Carter, Obama has only shown a weakness that has emboldened the Islamist haters. Meanwhile, our closest ally in the region, Israel, a stable representative democracy led by an American-educated, America-loving prime minister, has repeatedly been insulted, abandoned, and undermined. In short, the United States is in worse position with all sides in the Middle East/northern Africa. We are embarrassed, feckless, wounded... and in four tragic cases, dead.

Allies in Poland and the Czech Republic have been repeatedly let down and sometimes insulted. The "re-set" with Russia earned us only Russian contempt. China and Russia ignore our entreaties around the world, with absolute disdain for our wishes, our olive branches, or Obama's supposedly Nobel-worthy and messianic genius for diplomacy.

Domestically, our debt has increased by 50 percent in just four years, by some $5 trillion, with not a single observable benefit from the spending. Our bond rating already has been downgraded by one agency, and another major agency threatens to downgrade us. Our unemployment rate has never been beneath 8 percent since Obama's first month in office, even though his economic team said his outrageously expensive "stimulus" package would ensure that it would never rise above 8 percent, and indeed that it would drop below 6 percent within four years.

Our politics is more fractured, less civil, than ever -- and as Bob Woodward, of all people, indicates in his new book, this is largely the fault of Obama. He has been the first president in history to push through a major new program without a single vote from the opposing party -- and while refusing to incorporate a single major idea from the other party, while ignoring overwhelming public sentiment to pass it, and while bending the rules in multiple ways to force it through Congress. Meanwhile, on the real business of Congress, his Senate allies have ignored longstanding law by refusing to pass a budget for three years now, while twice rejecting the president's own pitiful budget proposal by unanimous votes.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#746104 Sep 19, 2012
(Reuters)- The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday referred 14 department employees, including senior official Lanny Breuer, for possible internal discipline in connection with a botched gun probe in Arizona.
A 471-page report was released following a 19-month review by the department's inspector general into "Operation Fast and Furious," which allowed about 2,000 potentially illegal firearms to cross the border into Mexico

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#746105 Sep 19, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey lying fktard.
George W. Bush did it in 2000. So did John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison.
Could President Obama be next?
It's not often that a presidential candidate wins the election while losing the popular vote, but polling suggests it could happen again in 2012 if the race tightens just a bit.
A handful of new polls today show President Obama leading in important battleground states. Surveys by CBS-New York Times-Quinnipiac rate him ahead in Virginia (50-46 percent) and Wisconsin (51-45 percent), while erasing a Romney lead in Colorado to pull ahead narrowly (48-47 percent).
The last batch of swing-state polls, released Thursday by NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist, showed Obama leading in Ohio (50-43 percent), Florida (49-44 percent) and Virginia.
What in the f**k are you talking about?????????
Just to refresh whatever it is you use for a memory, here's the post your idiocy was in response to:

DBWriter wrote:

Here's the facts:
The Arab world didn't even know that video existed until Obama blamed the preplanned and coordinated Islamist terrorist attacks in Libya and Egypt on it.
Then, after Obama tells the Arab world the video exists and blames the obviously preplanned and coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt on it, the president of Libya arrests 50 terrorists that planned and executed the attack in Libya.
Then the president of Libya states in definitive verbiage that the attack was planned several months prior, which is also about the age of the video that the Arab world didn't know existed until Obama blamed the obviously preplanned and coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt on.
Then, when it's obvious to the entire world that the video had nothing to do with the preplanned and coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt, and the plan for the attacks were older than the video, that goddam idiot Obama a-f**king-gain blames the attacks on a video that didn't even exist when the attacks were planned.

The entire world sees Obama as an idiot.

But, to answer your off-the-wall post, it sounds like you've given up on getting the popular vote.

What you will see will be a repeat of what you saw in the mid term elections. Nothing has changed since, not even the people that will be voting. In case you don't remember what happened, it was a referrendum on Obama and the American people handed the Democrats their asses.

By the way, the polls you reference seem to be the ones that are least accurate when predicting elections. If you poll when everyone is at work, naturally you'll find about half the population favors Obama. Try polling the places where people work for a living with the polls you reference of the couches people are watching Oprah from.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#746106 Sep 19, 2012
Obama's Dangerous and Disastrous Presidency

Obama campaigned with a promise to rein in abuses of executive power, but instead he increasingly rules by executive decrees of dubious constitutionality. Congress won't pass cap-and-trade, so he orders it anyway. Congress won't pass amnesty for illegal immigrants, so he orders it anyway. Congress won't undermine the work requirement in the welfare system, so he guts the work requirements by executive order. And on and on go the abuses.

His Justice Department is flagrantly corrupt and racialist. It told a black majority town in North Carolina that it could not hold nonpartisan elections because voters would fail to elect the black "candidates of choice" if the candidate weren't identified as Democrats. It intervened against the heroic Fire Department of New York to push racial hiring quotas on the department so outrageous that it would force admittance into the fire academy of candidates who missed as many as 70 percent (!!!) of the questions on a simple entrance exam; and, in blocking all applicants expected to be hired under the previous exam, it prohibited a number of black applicants who actually had met standards from being hired. So outrageous was this abuse that even the leftist Village Voice ran a long feature story taking up for the qualified black applicants whose chances for employment were dashed.

And, of course, DoJ ran an idiotic gun-running program on the Mexican border that led to the deaths of two American agents and countless Mexicans while drawing a rebuke from the Mexican ambassador, and then covered up and even lied about its actions. Also, infamously, it dropped already-won cases against New Black Panther thugs for flagrant voter-intimidation outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008 -- dropped the cases, indeed, just in time, meaning four days in advance, for one of those thugs again to serve as an official Democratic Party poll-watcher in municipal elections in 2009.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#746107 Sep 19, 2012
Gasoline prices are twice what they were when Obama took office -- and rising again. The housing market remains in the doldrums. Food stamp use is by far at the highest level in history, and poverty is markedly up. Food prices are markedly higher. Small businesses are jettisoning the health-insurance benefits they offered employees until Obamacare made it prohibitively expensive. Doctors are retiring in record numbers rather than face Obamacare's scourges -- and most of the law hasn't yet taken effect. Coming soon are new taxes on medical device manufacturers: Patients will pay more for wheelchairs, prosthetics, insulin pumps, asthma inhalers, pacemakers, and other essential fruits of modern medical technology.

Taxpayers are on the hook for huge losses from the auto bailouts, even as most of GM's new jobs have been created overseas rather than here, and even as auto dealerships across the nation were shut down by administration fiat on political bases rather than on the basis of which ones were profitable. Taxpayers are on the hook for politically inspired "investments" to Obama cronies in failing businesses such as Solyndra. Taxpayers are on the hook for higher electricity prices due to a backdoor cap-and-trade scheme imposed by (illegal) administrative fiat.

Religious liberties, meanwhile, are under repeated and sustained attacked from an administration openly hostile to traditional faith. And the president even refuses to defend in federal court laws duly passed by Congress and signed by former President Clinton.

The parade of abuses, incompetencies, extravagances, and illegalities goes on and on. The record of improvements in any sector of American life is… well, nil. Nothing is better, not a single thing, at home or abroad. And Obama has offered no recognizable plans, no new proposals, no substance at all, for making things better in a second term.

This presidency is a disaster. Reasonable people are gobsmacked at the possibility that it could somehow be allowed to continue its degradations of American society.
CunningLinguist

Eustis, FL

#746108 Sep 19, 2012
Ya gotta love DUBYA!

The comedy world misses him dearly.

&fe ature=related

A potted plant has more intelligence.
The video is a 'laugh out loud' 2:56 minutes of guffaws
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#746109 Sep 19, 2012
scooter wrote:
<quoted text>
gunner!!!!!!!!!
Don't worry, Fox News is softening the blow for the little brains -

Major report released on Fast and Furious, DOJ official resigns

A major report released Wednesday on the Operation Fast and Furious scandal faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program -- and has resulted in the resignation of one Justice Department official.

Jason Weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, is resigning in the wake of the Justice Department inspector general report on Fast and Furious. The report essentially concludes that he is the most senior department official who was in a position to stop Fast and Furious.

The nearly 500-page report was completed after investigators reviewed 100,000 documents and interviewed 130 people.

The reports also says that no one responsible for the case at ATF Phoenix or the U.S. Attorney's Office raised a serious question or concern about the government not taking earlier measures to stop Fast and Furious.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/19/ma...

They don't even apologize to Holder, they all but wanted him crucified.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#746110 Sep 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.
In a 471-page report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. The report did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.
The report found no evidence that Holder was informed about the operation before Jan. 31, 2011, or that the attorney general was told about the controversial gun-walking tactic employed by the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/fast...
but but but

Since: May 11

Fayetteville, PA

#746111 Sep 19, 2012
ROMNEY 2012 wrote:
Getting our fiscal house in order has become more than just an economic issue; it’s a moral imperative. Every dollar of deficit spending must be borrowed, with the bill sent to our children to pay back. As president, Mitt Romney will ask a simple question about every federal program: is it so important, so critical, that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it?
Excessive government spending is also harming the economy by skewing the market place and creating high levels of uncertainty. As federal funds slosh through the economy, they lift up some enterprises at the expense of others. In an environment where the government is picking winners and investing huge sums in projects of questionable value, private entrepreneurs across the economy cannot have confidence that their own investments will pay off. Aware that such spending cannot continue indefinitely, business owners also have a difficult time predicting how demand will shift from year to year and how to invest accordingly. The only recipe for fiscal health and a thriving private economy is a government that spends within its means.
Obama's Failure
Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history, taking us from an already staggering $3.5 trillion in federal spending in 2010 to a projected $5.6 trillion within the next decade. This sharp rise has been entirely a matter of choice. Even as federal spending remains wholly within our control, Washington is spending money in an out-of-control fashion.
One traditional yardstick for gauging whether government is living within its means is spending as a percentage of GDP. Since the 1950s, federal spending as a percentage of GDP has hovered around 20 percent. When President Obama took office, it shot up to 25 percent, a level not seen since World War II. Before the recession, the federal government spent $25,000 per household. That number has now soared past $30,000 and is on track to hit $35,000 within the next decade.
Our untenable spending habits were at the root of this past summer’s crisis over the debt ceiling. President Obama’s insistence on a “balanced approach”—by which he meant a combination of spending cuts and tax increases—would have put a seal of congressional approval on a baseline level of spending significantly higher than when he took office. That is precisely why the President’s approach had to be soundly rejected. He wanted to move the country in the wrong direction of more taxes and more spending at a time when both are smothering the economy.
Direct from the Romney site.

It is a lie

Les look at this statement: "Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history"

Total federal spending:

2000 : 1.788 trillion
2004 : 2.292 trillion

28.2% increase First 4 years Bush

2008 : 2.982 Trillion
2012 : 3.795 Trillion.

27.3% increase Obama

If we start with their first budget years:

2001 - 2004 Bush increased spending by 23%

2009-2012 Obama increased spending by 8%

Uh Oh. Now what??

Romney lied. Bush grew spending at a faster pace his first 4 years than Obama did in his.

Romney Romney Liar Liar.

OHMG OMG OMG

And who was voting for the spending under Bush? Paul Ryan.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#746112 Sep 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Waste of time and money; that car thief/arsonist is not employable in the private sector.
""I hope today’s report acts as a reminder of the dangers of adopting as fact unsubstantiated conclusions before an investigation of the circumstances is completed."

was Eric Holder talking about when Obama immediately blasted & blamed the police officer in MA?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#746113 Sep 19, 2012
CunningLinguist wrote:
Ya gotta love DUBYA!
The comedy world misses him dearly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Q4-XOPeDDhwXX&feature=rel ated
A potted plant has more intelligence.
The video is a 'laugh out loud' 2:56 minutes of guffaws
how could he be so missed when Biden is such a...well, gift?
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#746114 Sep 19, 2012
Realtime wrote:
Gasoline prices dropping here,$3.64 to $3.69 at the majors for a gallon of UR.
Rising gas prices could be an issue for some Colorado voters

Gas prices are again rising steeply, an unusual post-summer spike that's crimping household budgets and could impact the economy and the presidential election.

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_2156711...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#746115 Sep 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.
In a 471-page report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred over a dozen people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious. The report did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder.
The report found no evidence that Holder was informed about the operation before Jan. 31, 2011, or that the attorney general was told about the controversial gun-walking tactic employed by the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/fast...
Bah, DBWriter says Holder knew and was 100% responsible for what happened. Oh and Valerie Jarret signed off on it. Oh and Obama knew about it and also signed off on albeit with a smaller signature, but he still didn't know about the Bin Laden raid.
Rich_Liberals_he lp_USA

Oklahoma City, OK

#746116 Sep 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Is everybody dumb in OK or just you?
heheheh!

I was born FAR AWAY from here!

Hell, I may not even be American...

It bothers you that I bring up your fancy lifestyle?
Why?

I lived Near Venice, Italy for a while! Be proud of your blue blood!
Flaunt it! But don't expect the doophus poor class to allow you to keep it if you cannot keep you mouth shut...

They don't work and they want to keep it that way...your house is a couple years worth of laziness for three or four Liberal voters!
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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#746118 Sep 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Thedefiotion is not pinion.
When discussing the economy, the "distribution of Wealth" has a fixed meaning.
One you & Romney evidently don't know.
It seems we have a very good understanding of what Obama intends when he references distribution of the wealth. That's why everyone who worked for what they have are opposed to it.
But, if you want the wealth to be more evenly distributed, there is a more civilized way of accomplishing that than Obama stealing it from the people who earn it and giving it to the leeches on the system. Pay close attention to the below fact of life:

The more educated a population is, the more evenly the wealth is distributed within that country.
Did you have any problems understanding that fact?
So, if you want more wealth individually, make yourself more educated.
If the population as a whole does this, then the spillover effect is exponential. There is more wealth to be more evenly distributed, and everyone gets more.
With Obama's plan, as the population becomes relatively more useless, the overall production of the population becomes less, and there is less wealth to be distributed among an increasing number of useless people.
An idiot knows this leads eventually to everyone having nothing.

So, get used to this idea about your goddam entitlements:

IF YOU DIDN'T WORK FOR ANYTHING, YOU'RE NOT ENTITLED TO ANYTHING.

Now, you have an understanding of what we're about.

If you choose to be poor, you will be poor.
And, if you choose to be poor, GFY. I don't have time to babysit you.

Since: May 11

Fayetteville, PA

#746119 Sep 19, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
What in the f**k are you talking about?????????
Just to refresh whatever it is you use for a memory, here's the post your idiocy was in response to:
DBWriter wrote:
Here's the facts:
The Arab world didn't even know that video existed until Obama blamed the preplanned and coordinated Islamist terrorist attacks in Libya and Egypt on it.
Then, after Obama tells the Arab world the video exists and blames the obviously preplanned and coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt on it, the president of Libya arrests 50 terrorists that planned and executed the attack in Libya.
Then the president of Libya states in definitive verbiage that the attack was planned several months prior, which is also about the age of the video that the Arab world didn't know existed until Obama blamed the obviously preplanned and coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt on.
Then, when it's obvious to the entire world that the video had nothing to do with the preplanned and coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt, and the plan for the attacks were older than the video, that goddam idiot Obama a-f**king-gain blames the attacks on a video that didn't even exist when the attacks were planned.
The entire world sees Obama as an idiot.
But, to answer your off-the-wall post, it sounds like you've given up on getting the popular vote.
What you will see will be a repeat of what you saw in the mid term elections. Nothing has changed since, not even the people that will be voting. In case you don't remember what happened, it was a referrendum on Obama and the American people handed the Democrats their asses.
By the way, the polls you reference seem to be the ones that are least accurate when predicting elections. If you poll when everyone is at work, naturally you'll find about half the population favors Obama. Try polling the places where people work for a living with the polls you reference of the couches people are watching Oprah from.
On September 8, 2012, an excerpt of the YouTube video was broadcast on Al-Nas TV, an Egyptian Islamist television station.

I guess that makes you stupid.

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