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 ... Read more

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#746147 Sep 19, 2012
JEB wrote:
Romney’s brutal last three week
First, the biggest speech of Romney’s life got overshadowed by the Clint Eastwood stunt.
Second the tape of Mitt's class warfare attempt.
It gets worse instead of better.........

1. Week of August 27. Disastrous convention for Romney when his speech is totally overshadowed by a doddering old man doing some kind of weird performance art. Negative bounce follows.

2. Week of September 3. Stellar Democratic convention in which Michelle Obama, President Clinton, Deval Patrick and the president himself landed a huge bump for the campaign.

3. Week of September 10. Romney bungles his response to the 9/11 embassy attack in Benghazi, and then bungles the response to the response.

4. This week. Politico publishes a damning insider look at a Romney campaign in disarray.

5. This week. Hidden camera videos released.

That’s four weeks of disaster for the Romney campaign.

When does The Romney campaign start?

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politic...

"The opportunity-cost is unaffordable for a candidate who's primed to lose this election.... As of last Tuesday night, Romney had just under eight more weeks -- approximately fifty-four days, if you discount Election Day -- to make his case to voters. Since then, the campaign has been consumed by his ill-considered Libya comments, Campaign in Disarray process stories and his 'private' remarks about 47 percent of the country (followed, naturally, by more Campaign in Disarray stories)."
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#746148 Sep 19, 2012
Poll Farce: Pew Oversamples Democrats to Boost Obama

On what alternate universe will Democrats enjoy a D +19 turnout advantage over Republicans on election day?

Well, that would be Planet Pew.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#746149 Sep 19, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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Anybody who believes that Mitt Rmoney has ever paid a penny in Federal taxes is living in La La land. He has "paid" taxes on paper only. RICH PEOPLE DON'T PAY TAXES!. Their accounting firms and lawyers see to that. Only "little people" pay taxes.
Romney has paid more federal income tax than Obama.
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Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#746151 Sep 19, 2012
Realtime wrote:
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FK Colorado.
Highest Ever Prices at Pump for September: When’s the Gas-Price Plunge Coming?

Gas prices rarely rise after Labor Day. But they did this year, hitting a national average of $3.88 recently. That’s the highest ever average price for a gallon of regular in September, as GasBuddy noted.

What’s more, in many parts of the U.S., drivers are now paying the highest gas prices thus far in 2012 — just as high as when prices at the pump spiked in early spring.

http://moneyland.time.com/2012/09/18/highest-...
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Frank

Spokane, WA

#746153 Sep 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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His daughter is a crackhead, lost custody of her kids to her husband, who is black.
You two racist think that you can make up your own narrative and then you accuse others of being racist. Don't you have any morals,values or principles? Never mind,I forgot you idolize Obama.
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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#746156 Sep 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You sent millions of government employees to the unemployment lines along with millions from the private sector. You drained hundreds of billions from the economy. You added increased costs with unemployment & government services such as food stamps & welfare.
Companies are still here. They did not leave.
Since you plan on cutting taxes, you will cut spending that much more making the entire process a deeper depression.
The vast majority money sucked up by government gets put back in the economy.
All you would do is make this worse & take longer to come out.
The only solution is first to get our economy back on track. Across the board tax cuts is not the answer.
Use careful spending cuts & revenue increases to reduce the deficit.
You forget we had a balanced budget 12 years ago.
If you actually gave a sh*t about this country & not the politics, it would be a cold day in Hell before you ever voted for anyone from the party that took us away from that balanced budget.
The idea that would vote for a Republican proves you are just full of sh*t.
No we didn't. Accounting trickery. FairTax.org All you want is the gravey train to keep on trucking. I got news for you. We are running out of track.

Since: May 11

Fayetteville, PA

#746157 Sep 19, 2012
Come on, I want one of you right wingers to explain this.

Lets look at this statement from Romney's website:

"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.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#746158 Sep 19, 2012
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Not fretting at all!
I don't vote, but I do gamble, and I will stick with Vegas odds.
Barack Obama 2/7
Mitt Romney 13/5
Gary Johnson 500/1
Who knows, if RobMe wins I could be in that vaunted 1%.
Go bet in Gary Johnson and make the gamblers richer. Bet on Barack Obama and you will be crying in your beer on November 7th.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#746159 Sep 19, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>when would you have time to comprehend anything? you're always here posting.
' The Hunger Games were meant to promote hostility between the districts and individuality. This erected barriers between them and ensured that they would not gang up and overthow the Capital. " Obama's class warfare rhetoric, hatred of the Tea Party, pulling the race card with anyone who doesn't agree with him.'
'Finally, there is the idea of government control that is quite apparent throughout the books. The most notable example is the establishment of the Hunger Games created by the Capital in order to keep control of the districts after the first rebellion. Each of the procedures involved in the games from the Reaping to the fight itself, to the mandatory viewing are meant to assert control over the districts and remind them that the Capital will have no mercy for those who misbehave. Also, the presence of Peacekeepers in each of the districts is a constant reminder of government intervention and may even be a way that the Capital obtains information about possible trouble in a district' government control of every aspect of our lives is a Dems dream come true; and Peacekeepers....obtaining information....kind of like when the Obama White House wanted citizens to INFORM them of those speaking out against ObamaCare.
LMAO...Plain Jane, the Pain, "proves" she's read the book by plagiarizing online reviews. Heck, you'd probably be just as well served in promoting your claim to sentient being status by continuing to obsess over Lily's husband.
CunningLinguist

Eustis, FL

#746160 Sep 19, 2012
dem wrote:
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fkn retard can't even copy/paste.
There you go again... stop Sugar Coating it!

And you left out LJ - The Topix premier robo-poster, fighting her/his way to 100k posts with a sea of sites and endless c/p's.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#746161 Sep 19, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
fkn retard can't even copy/paste.
They came for the Jews,I said nothing,
they came for the Catholics,again I
said nothing,then they came for me and
there was nobody left to say anything?
ROMNEY 2012

Lillington, NC

#746162 Sep 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
IT IS THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!!!

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#746163 Sep 19, 2012
I seriously doubt it!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#746164 Sep 19, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
Fox News Digital Network Fox News Fox Business uReport Fox News Radio Fox News Latino Fox Nation Fox News Insider
'Fast & Furious' report lays blame on field agents,...
BWAAAAAAWW HAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW HAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW

Who in the Justice Department made the decision to stop putting GPS tracking devices in the subject weapons, as was standard practice prior to Obama and Holder?
Who in the Justice Department ordered the field agents to not track and intercept the weapons before they crossed the border, as was standard practice prior to Obama and Holder?
Who in the Justice Department authorized the implementation of TWO THOUSAND goddam weapons, without tracking devices in them, SEVEN TIMES more than had been used in total previously?

Did Holder's report answer these questions?
Of course, not.

These are the questions that we the people want answers to.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#746165 Sep 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>It was a million dollar house before Bush came along.
The people that bought million dollar houses in 2004 and early 2005 during the housing bubble were foolish,especially the ones that couldn't afford them. These were the people who actually caused the economic upheaval when they refused to pay their mortgage payments. Economist had warned about housing in 2004 and in 1994.
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#746166 Sep 19, 2012
ROMNEY 2012

Lillington, NC

#746167 Sep 19, 2012
Mitt Romney believes that the long-term strategy for getting America’s economy back on track is ensuring a world class education for American students. Global competitiveness begins in the classroom. In order to achieve this goal, students must have the skills to succeed in the workforce, ensuring that the promise of opportunity in this country remains strong.

As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt saw what states can do with a culture of high expectations, accountability for results, and increased parental choice. During the third year of his term, the state’s fourth and eighth grade students ranked first in the nation in both reading and math. Massachusetts was the first state to achieve this goal and has remained the nation’s educational leader to this day. Mitt’s experience in Massachusetts reinforced the importance of innovating and duplicating, taking the best ideas from states that are succeeding and replicating them across the country.

Mitt also expanded access to high-quality public charter schools. When the 85% Democratic legislature passed a bill putting a moratorium on any new charter, Mitt vetoed the bill. He believes that no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school and that increased choice translates into better outcomes for all students. He also realizes that teacher quality is integral to student success. States should recruit the best and brightest into the classroom and reward them for a job well done.

During his time in Massachusetts, Mitt promoted access to higher education for students. He proposed the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, providing a four-year tuition-free scholarship to any state institution for any Massachusetts students that scored among the top 25 percent in their school. Mitt also defended the requirement that high school students pass a rigorous test to graduate and saw students and educators respond to heightened accountability with dramatically improved performance.

Part of an opportunity society is rewarding hard work and success. Mitt believes education is a key to the American dream, and students must be encouraged to pursue that dream and work hard to achieve it. Post-secondary education cannot become a luxury for the few; instead, all students should have the opportunity to attend a college that best suits their needs. Whether it is public or private, traditional or online, college must be available and affordable.

Improving education in America is a priority for Mitt. He knows what can be accomplished when governors are empowered to reform their education systems, when education entrepreneurs are given the freedom to innovate, when teachers are rewarded for boosting student achievement, and when students are empowered to select a school or education program that meets their needs. Americans have long been known for their creativity, ingenuity, and bold vision for our country, and this attitude must apply to our education system.
ROMNEY 2012

Lillington, NC

#746168 Sep 19, 2012
President Obama has had three years in office, during which time he has attacked every serious proposal to preserve and strengthen America’s entitlement programs while enacting cuts to Medicare and putting in place a bureaucratic board that one day may ration the care available through the program. Mitt Romney has laid out the approach he would take to modernizing America’s entitlement programs, guaranteeing their continued vitality for future generations. Mitt’s proposals would not affect today’s seniors or those nearing retirement, and they would not raise taxes. But he proposes that tomorrow’s Medicare should give beneficiaries a generous defined contribution, or “premium support,” and allow them to choose between private plans and traditional Medicare.
Mitt’s plan honors commitments to current seniors while giving the next generation an improved program that offers the freedom to choose what their coverage under Medicare should look like. Instead of paying providers directly for medical services, the government’s role will be to help future seniors pay for an insurance option that provides coverage at least as good as today’s Medicare, and to offer traditional Medicare as one of the insurance options that seniors can choose. With insurers competing against each other to provide the best value to customers, efficiency and quality will improve and costs will decline. Seniors will be allowed to keep the savings from less expensive options or choose to pay more for costlier plans.
Key Elements of Mitt’s Plan
Nothing changes for current seniors or those nearing retirement
Medicare is reformed as a premium support system, meaning that existing spending is repackaged as a fixed-amount benefit to each senior that he or she can use to purchase an insurance plan
All insurance plans must offer coverage at least comparable to what Medicare provides today
If seniors choose more expensive plans, they will have to pay the difference between the support amount and the premium price; if they choose less expensive plans, they can use any leftover support to pay other medical expenses like co-pays and deductibles
“Traditional” fee-for-service Medicare will be offered by the government as an insurance plan, meaning that seniors can purchase that form of coverage if they prefer it; however, if it costs the government more to provide that service than it costs private plans to offer their versions, then the premiums charged by the government will have to be higher and seniors will have to pay the difference to enroll in the traditional Medicare option
Lower income seniors will receive more generous support to ensure that they can afford coverage; wealthier seniors will receive less support
Competition among plans to provide high quality service while charging low premiums will hold costs down while also improving the quality of coverage enjoyed by seniors
Frequently Asked Questions About Mitt’s Plan
What are the immediate effects of this plan?
This plan has no effect on current seniors or those nearing retirement. It will go into effect for younger Americans when they reach retirement in the future.
How is this different from the Ryan Plan?
Shortly after Mitt presented the proposal described here, Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Wyden introduced a bipartisan proposal that almost precisely mirrors Mitt’s ideas. Unsurprisingly, the Obama administration immediately rejected the proposal. Mitt has applauded the Ryan-Wyden effort and looks forward to working as president with leaders from both sides of the aisle to implement meaningful reforms that will preserve Medicare for future generations.
How high will the premium support be? How quickly will it grow?

THE REAL HOPE AND CHANGE!!!!!
YES WE CAN!!!YES WE CAN!!!!
ARE YOU FIRED UP!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#746169 Sep 19, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Oil fell again today, gasoline likely to follow. All this after the short spike created by
the recent weather event that temporarily interfered with US gulf production and refining.
Barring Israel deciding to attack Iran between now and the election, unleaded regular could slip below $3.50 pg before election day.
FK Colorado.
Awwwww... BULLSHIT.

The spike was caused by Ben Bernanke turning on the printing presses and counterfeiting billions of dollars that were comingled with the real dollars actually generated in the economy. Combining Obama's counterfeit money with real money caused the value of the dollar to decline.
Oil is traded in dollars. The value of oil remained constant. When Obama caused the dollar to be worth less, the number of dollars required to buy a barrel of oil that did not change value increased.
All those counterfeit dollars generated by Obama have been absorbed into the world's economy by now, and things are getting back to normal after Obama and Bernanke caused some chaos.

The next time you post some bullshit about oil, how about backing your bullshit up with some numbers, dupe.
ROMNEY 2012

Lillington, NC

#746170 Sep 19, 2012
Frequently Asked Questions About Mitt’s Plan

What are the immediate effects of this plan?
This plan has no effect on current seniors or those nearing retirement. It will go into effect for younger Americans when they reach retirement in the future.

How is this different from the Ryan Plan?
Shortly after Mitt presented the proposal described here, Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Wyden introduced a bipartisan proposal that almost precisely mirrors Mitt’s ideas. Unsurprisingly, the Obama administration immediately rejected the proposal. Mitt has applauded the Ryan-Wyden effort and looks forward to working as president with leaders from both sides of the aisle to implement meaningful reforms that will preserve Medicare for future generations.

How high will the premium support be? How quickly will it grow?
Mitt continues to work on refining the details of his plan, and he is exploring different options for ensuring that future seniors receive the premium support they need while also ensuring that competitive pressures encourage providers to improve quality and control cost. His goal is for Medicare to offer every senior affordable options that provide coverage and service at least as good as what today’s seniors receive. Lower income seniors in the future will receive the most generous benefits to ensure that they are able to get care every bit as good as that provided in the current Medicare program.

How will the plan impact total Medicare spending?
The total impact on spending will depend on a number of factors, including the rate of premium support increase and the effect of competitive pressure on providers. By replacing the inefficiency of the current system with a competitive, market-oriented system in which every provider – including the government – wants to find the most efficient way to provide high quality care, the plan puts the future of Medicare on a sound footing to meet the needs of future generations.

How will traditional Medicare remain an option?
Traditional Medicare will compete against private plans. It will be operated by the government and funded by premiums, co-insurance, and deductibles that are set at the level necessary to cover its costs. The attractiveness of this option to future seniors will depend on how its efficiency and quality compares to that offered by other providers in the marketplace. Future seniors will benefit from the innovation and competition among options.

How will seniors be affected by the costs of different options?
Future seniors will be able to enjoy the savings from selecting less expensive plans, or choose to pay more for costlier options. When the insurance premium costs less than the support provided, the balance will be available in an HSA-like account to pay for other out-of-pocket health expenses.

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