The President has failed us

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election. Full Story
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#4978 Jul 19, 2012
How many Republican State Governors took Obama Stimulus money. Oh so all of them took Obama Stimulus money.
frank

Oakland, CA

#4979 Jul 19, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
"Cynics believed that the bridge would be impossible to build due to the potential impact of turbulent waters and gusty winds. Engineers had assumed that the area's high winds posed a greater threat than earthquakes, despite the bridge's proximity to two major fault lines. The varying soils and water depths, the inaccessibility to bedrock, and the unique design challenges inherent in developing a bridge to span eight miles across the Bay led some to believe that building such a bridge was unthinkable.
The largest and most expensive bridge of its time, the Bay Bridge faced not just natural obstacles, but political hurdles as well. There had been discussion of building a bridge between San Francisco and Oakland since the 1870s, but construction did not move forward until the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, with support from President Herbert Hoover, agreed to purchase bonds to be repaid later with bridge tolls."
http://baybridgeinfo.org/history
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I'm sorry, but, could you point out where it specifically states the political viewpoints of said cynics? I probably overlooked where it said they were conservative naysayers. Especially since part of the funding came from an agreement from the HOOVER administration!!!
It is so much fun(as well as so easy) to prove you wrong day after day. You live in the bay area and don't even know the history without putting a political spin on it. Typical libertard trying to rewrite history with a politcal twist. The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant to you.
Huh? You want me to do what - critique your politically correct website you found? Youíre a funny guy Forrest! I gave you the perfect argument why you're lame assertions are false, if not stupid, and all you have is some silly website that has nothing to do with the argument.
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#4980 Jul 19, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
"Cynics believed that the bridge would be impossible to build due to the potential impact of turbulent waters and gusty winds. Engineers had assumed that the area's high winds posed a greater threat than earthquakes, despite the bridge's proximity to two major fault lines. The varying soils and water depths, the inaccessibility to bedrock, and the unique design challenges inherent in developing a bridge to span eight miles across the Bay led some to believe that building such a bridge was unthinkable.
The largest and most expensive bridge of its time, the Bay Bridge faced not just natural obstacles, but political hurdles as well. There had been discussion of building a bridge between San Francisco and Oakland since the 1870s, but construction did not move forward until the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, with support from President Herbert Hoover, agreed to purchase bonds to be repaid later with bridge tolls."
http://baybridgeinfo.org/history
-------
I'm sorry, but, could you point out where it specifically states the political viewpoints of said cynics? I probably overlooked where it said they were conservative naysayers. Especially since part of the funding came from an agreement from the HOOVER administration!!!
It is so much fun(as well as so easy) to prove you wrong day after day. You live in the bay area and don't even know the history without putting a political spin on it. Typical libertard trying to rewrite history with a politcal twist. The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant to you.
You are so lost and wrong with this, not surprisingly, you can't even come up with a valid argument. Conservatives, and this is well documented, not only opposed the Brooklyn Bridge and the SF Bay Bridge, they opposed the railroads, the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the National Highway System (Eisenhower who saw the German Autobahn) was opposed by his own party, he was finally able to convince them by selling them on national security, it would help defending the homeland. And it goes on and on ...

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#4981 Jul 19, 2012
The Obama and his admin has failed us
all

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4982 Jul 19, 2012
frank wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay psycho whtever you say! Backpeddling to the 'chicken or egg' argument. When the Govít (CalTrans) built the Oakland Bay Bridge in 1936 at cost of $70 Million, commerce between the San Francisco and Oakland increased way beyond expectations, hundreds of new businesses sprouted up on both side of the bay so there goes you stupid argument right out the window. It should also be mentioned, conservative naysayers like you and your ilk, fought the bridge with tooth and nail claiming it too expensive and could not be done due to the impact of turbulent waters, gusty winds and earth quakes Ė sorry Forrest you got your head so far up your smelly arse itís not even funny ...
Nice rebuttal. I thought for a minute there you were repeating yourself.

CalTrans built the bridge in 1936? Hey MORON, "the Gov't" was FEDERAL, not STATE!!! Another SWING AND A MISS, but I'll give you cudos for effort, though.

Now, speaking of the Bay Bridge, why haven't all you libertardos been flailing away about this? It's the mother of all outsourcing.

"The assembly work in California, and the pouring of the concrete road surface, will be done by Americans. But construction of the bridge decks and the materials that went into them are a Made in China affair. California officials say the state saved hundreds of millions of dollars by turning to China."

OR THIS?

"In New York City alone, Chinese companies have won contracts to help renovate the subway system, refurbish the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River and build a new Metro-North train platform near Yankee Stadium. As with the Bay Bridge, American union labor would carry out most of the work done on United States soil."

New York City? Doesn't uber-liberal chuck shumer represent NY? Where has he be been rallying against all this? Oh that's right, he's been too busy criticizing his opposition rather than focus on his own backyard.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/business/gl...
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4983 Jul 19, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
The Obama and his admin has failed us
all
When an angry mob of young black men and women attack a couple of white reporters, trashing their car and sending them to the hospital, the possibility that the attack was racially motivated isnít even discussed, out of fear of offending anyone or fueling an ugly stereotype. And, again, it should be.


We have a 99.9 % Left wing media,and look at the Effing mess we are in?????

BTW,Obamas GSA Just screwed up another Binge,Also they
Circumvented Congress to do so..Obamas FBI Claims they
messed up with the Fort Hood Shooting on the grounds
of Political Correctness?? Oh yeah the POTUS has it all
under control..LOL...

FBI Report only took 2 effing
years???

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#4984 Jul 19, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
When an angry mob of young black men and women attack a couple of white reporters, trashing their car and sending them to the hospital, the possibility that the attack was racially motivated isnít even discussed, out of fear of offending anyone or fueling an ugly stereotype. And, again, it should be.
We have a 99.9 % Left wing media,and look at the Effing mess we are in?????
BTW,Obamas GSA Just screwed up another Binge,Also they
Circumvented Congress to do so..Obamas FBI Claims they
messed up with the Fort Hood Shooting on the grounds
of Political Correctness?? Oh yeah the POTUS has it all
under control..LOL...
FBI Report only took 2 effing
years???
Yes, Obama/Holder/Clinton the most corrupted admin in our history
1 post removed

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4986 Jul 19, 2012
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so lost and wrong with this, not surprisingly, you can't even come up with a valid argument. Conservatives, and this is well documented, not only opposed the Brooklyn Bridge and the SF Bay Bridge, they opposed the railroads, the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the National Highway System (Eisenhower who saw the German Autobahn) was opposed by his own party, he was finally able to convince them by selling them on national security, it would help defending the homeland. And it goes on and on ...
Links please.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4987 Jul 19, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
The Obama and his admin has failed us
all
If there is one thing Obama has been very good at, itís been covering his tracks. This time, I believe I have made a link that is undeniable to his knowledge and possible participation in the real estate dealings and the corruption in Chicago. His links to not so savory individuals and friends have supported almost every attempt for political office he has ever made. It is amazing how someone who came from nowhere has risen to the position of power in such a short time. He stands to lose much, if Tony Rezko actually tells all he knows as his Federal sentence is about to be imposed. Possibly he is playing ďlets make a dealĒ in exchange for bringing down the house on Chicago real estate ventures at public expense. Everywhere you turn, the major players are tied directly to Sen. Obama.
First, letís start with the Superior Bank in Chicago. That bank failed directly under the control of Penny Pritzker. She is Obamaís Campaign Finance Chairman and has been instrumental in raising millions for his campaign. The regulators closed Superior Bank in 2001 because of a vast number of sub-prime mortgage loans. She took over a failed savings and loan in 1988 and it was renamed Superior Bank.
During the years of that Obama was actively in Chicago as a community organizer, one interesting person comes into the picture. Stanley Kurts reports this in his N.Y. Post article:

If there is one thing Obama has been very good at, itís been covering his tracks. This time, I believe I have made a link that is undeniable to his knowledge and possible participation in the real estate dealings and the corruption in Chicago. His links to not so savory individuals and friends have supported almost every attempt for political office he has ever made. It is amazing how someone who came from nowhere has risen to the position of power in such a short time. He stands to lose much, if Tony Rezko actually tells all he knows as his Federal sentence is about to be imposed. Possibly he is playing ďlets make a dealĒ in exchange for bringing down the house on Chicago real estate ventures at public expense. Everywhere you turn, the major players are tied directly to Sen. Obama.
First, letís start with the Superior Bank in Chicago. That bank failed directly under the control of Penny Pritzker. She is Obamaís Campaign Finance Chairman and has been instrumental in raising millions for his campaign. The regulators closed Superior Bank in 2001 because of a vast number of sub-prime mortgage loans. She took over a failed savings and loan in 1988 and it was renamed Superior Bank.
During the years of that Obama was actively in Chicago as a community organizer, one interesting person comes into the picture. Stanley Kurts reports this in his N.Y. Post article:

Valerie Jarrett?????????? Has huge connection
here...
Some Guy In East LA

Venice, CA

#4988 Jul 19, 2012
Mitt Romney hides his tax returns because he did not pay his fair share of taxes and has hidden accounts over seas.

His campaign has opted to hide this info rather than to show them to the public.

Is this what the USA wants as a President? A coward crook who hides who he is and what he does in spite of claiming to be the solution?

Anyone with a brain knows that Romeny is why the USA is so screwed up. Greedy people who don't pay their fare share of taxes and abuses loop holes in our tax code to "get rich".

Ironically some clowns around here call that being successful. Being a liar crook thief is now the American way.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4989 Jul 19, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Obama/Holder/Clinton the most corrupted admin in our history
On Feb. 10, 2007, Senator Barack Obama launched his bid for the White House in Springfield, setting himself on a course that has become one for the history books. But Obama might not have made it even to the Old State Capitol Building that frigid day if not for a private meeting he had with friends and advisers in late 2002 as he was mulling a run for the U.S. Senate. In a South Side high-rise overlooking the lake, the junior state senator vetted his lofty political ambitions with a group of Chicagoís African American business elite that included Frank M. Clark Jr., Valerie B. Jarrett, Quintin E. Primo III, James Reynolds Jr., and John W. Rogers Jr.

Remember the name Quintin E. Primo III, as he is CEO of Capri Capital in Chicago. Capri Capital will reemerge later in this article as they have direct ties to Obama, Pritzker, and also direct ties to Rezko.

Also during the time frame that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were buying sub-prime mortgages, Franklin Raines was CEO of this institution from 1998- 2004. It was during this time, Superior Bank was in real trouble and under scrutiny from regulators. Pritzker assured regulators there was nothing wrong, and no doubt, she had to have known Franklin Raines. Her bank was using Fannie Mae funds since the largest book of their business was in sub-prime lending. Finally, in December 2004, Mr. Raines was forced to resign because the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), the regulating body of Fannie Mae, of abetting widespread accounting errors, which included the shifting of losses so senior executives, such as himself, could earn large bonuses.

WELCOME TO CHI TOWN POLITICS AMERICA..SEE HE WAS REALLY WELL
VETTED BY OUR SLIMY RADICAL LEFT WING/MARXIST SCUM..
Equal Opp Deporter

Ottumwa, IA

#4990 Jul 19, 2012
Some Guy In East LA wrote:
Mitt Romney hides his tax returns because he did not pay his fair share of taxes and has hidden accounts over seas.
His campaign has opted to hide this info rather than to show them to the public.
Is this what the USA wants as a President? A coward crook who hides who he is and what he does in spite of claiming to be the solution?
Anyone with a brain knows that Romeny is why the USA is so screwed up. Greedy people who don't pay their fare share of taxes and abuses loop holes in our tax code to "get rich".
Ironically some clowns around here call that being successful. Being a liar crook thief is now the American way.
Spam. Tweak. Tequila.

Rinse-Lather and Repeat.

Eh Rico?

Do you seriously think Barack Carter has another shot at the WH?

Seriously?
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4991 Jul 19, 2012
Valerie Jarrett comes up again Obamas Main advisor
at the WH..Must really stink in that Oval office??
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4992 Jul 19, 2012
In a South Side high-rise overlooking the lake, the junior state senator vetted his lofty political ambitions with a group of Chicagoís African American business elite that included Frank M. Clark Jr., Valerie B. Jarrett, Quintin E. Primo III, James Reynolds Jr., and John W. Rogers Jr.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4993 Jul 19, 2012
Some Guy In East LA wrote:
Mitt Romney hides his tax returns because he did not pay his fair share of taxes and has hidden accounts over seas.
His campaign has opted to hide this info rather than to show them to the public.
Is this what the USA wants as a President? A coward crook who hides who he is and what he does in spite of claiming to be the solution?
Anyone with a brain knows that Romeny is why the USA is so screwed up. Greedy people who don't pay their fare share of taxes and abuses loop holes in our tax code to "get rich".
Ironically some clowns around here call that being successful. Being a liar crook thief is now the American way.
On Feb. 10, 2007, Senator Barack Obama launched his bid for the White House in Springfield, setting himself on a course that has become one for the history books. But Obama might not have made it even to the Old State Capitol Building that frigid day if not for a private meeting he had with friends and advisers in late 2002 as he was mulling a run for the U.S. Senate. In a South Side high-rise overlooking the lake, the junior state senator vetted his lofty political ambitions with a group of Chicagoís African American business elite that included Frank M. Clark Jr., Valerie B. Jarrett, Quintin E. Primo III, James Reynolds Jr., and John W. Rogers Jr.

Remember the name Quintin E. Primo III, as he is CEO of Capri Capital in Chicago. Capri Capital will reemerge later in this article as they have direct ties to Obama, Pritzker, and also direct ties to Rezko.

Also during the time frame that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were buying sub-prime mortgages, Franklin Raines was CEO of this institution from 1998- 2004. It was during this time, Superior Bank was in real trouble and under scrutiny from regulators. Pritzker assured regulators there was nothing wrong, and no doubt, she had to have known Franklin Raines. Her bank was using Fannie Mae funds since the largest book of their business was in sub-prime lending. Finally, in December 2004, Mr. Raines was forced to resign because the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), the regulating body of Fannie Mae, of abetting widespread accounting errors, which included the shifting of losses so senior executives, such as himself, could earn large bonuses.

STOP WITH THE KOOLADE CHECK OUT REALITY RIGHT IN FRONT
OF YOU???
frank

Oakland, CA

#4994 Jul 19, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice rebuttal. I thought for a minute there you were repeating yourself.
CalTrans built the bridge in 1936? Hey MORON, "the Gov't" was FEDERAL, not STATE!!! Another SWING AND A MISS, but I'll give you cudos for effort, though.
Now, speaking of the Bay Bridge, why haven't all you libertardos been flailing away about this? It's the mother of all outsourcing.
"The assembly work in California, and the pouring of the concrete road surface, will be done by Americans. But construction of the bridge decks and the materials that went into them are a Made in China affair. California officials say the state saved hundreds of millions of dollars by turning to China."
OR THIS?
"In New York City alone, Chinese companies have won contracts to help renovate the subway system, refurbish the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River and build a new Metro-North train platform near Yankee Stadium. As with the Bay Bridge, American union labor would carry out most of the work done on United States soil."
New York City? Doesn't uber-liberal chuck shumer represent NY? Where has he be been rallying against all this? Oh that's right, he's been too busy criticizing his opposition rather than focus on his own backyard.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/business/gl...
Again, you're backpedalling; your silly argument has nothing to do with the original argument! And just for your information, we're already calling the new addition to the Bay Bridge "The China Bridge" and we all agree with you - it's a bloody outrage to have this behemoth not built in the US! According to CalTrans they could not find a factory big enough to have the huge components manufactured domestically. I say we could have built a factory (with the savings) and put a thousand of people to work Ė itís too late for that!

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Hampton, VA

#4995 Jul 19, 2012
frank wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, almost forgot you friggen moron, the first proposal for the World Wide Web (www) was made in 1989 at CERN, an agency entirely funded by Govít, which in tern spawned the explosion of the PC (Personal Computer) revolution and millions of jobs Ė now go to the back of the line and listen perhaps youíll learn something Ė nah forget it youíre a moron!
WRONG!!!!!!!
It was the brain child of a HAM operator that got sick walking a floppy disk back and forth on a college campus in the 60s.
He used packet transmissions on a phone line. It was already proven over the air as a viable means of data transmission. It was NOT Al Gore or any other government weenie. But, Uncle Sam saw their opportunity to USE it and that's why you think they get credit for someone else's ingenuity.
I guess Uncle Sam invented Google and Apple and Facebook as well?
1 post removed

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4997 Jul 19, 2012
frank wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you're backpedalling; your silly argument has nothing to do with the original argument! And just for your information, we're already calling the new addition to the Bay Bridge "The China Bridge" and we all agree with you - it's a bloody outrage to have this behemoth not built in the US! According to CalTrans they could not find a factory big enough to have the huge components manufactured domestically. I say we could have built a factory (with the savings) and put a thousand of people to work Ė itís too late for that!
Not backpeddling at all. I stand by my origianl post in that obama thinks that everyone who is successful is only successful because of the infrastructure provided by the gummint. I'm assuming you agree with gov't being the sole source of why successful people are successful? There is no other skill or intelligence involved?

Why is it that a LOT of people that use said gov't provided infrastructure fail at a business? If obama's statemennt were true, there would be 100% success rate for anyone that started a business.

At least we can agree on one thing about the bay bridge project. However, at least SOME of the parts were made and constructed in Ca. I used to live in Stockton and there was a company that made ALL of the sections of the concrete eastern roadway of the bridge. I watched them being constructed on a daily basis from start to finish and then watched them being barged down the San Joaquin R to the bay. CalTrans has always been a bunch of morons making a bunch of moronic decisions so their "cost savings" idea doesn't surprise me. That kind of thought process is just but one small reason I'm glad I don't live in Ca any longer.
Ratz

Kennewick, WA

#4998 Jul 19, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

How did Ann get a black hand?
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#4999 Jul 19, 2012
Bachmann, from Minnesota, and the four other representatives sent letters to top intelligence and security officials last week warning that the Muslim Brotherhood, a global religious Islamic movement whose members have been linked to terrorist groups in the past, may have infiltrated the top levels of U.S. government.


They pointed the finger first at Abedin, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary Clinton and has been one of her closest aides for nearly two decades. Abedin, who was born in the U.S. and is of Pakistani descent, has been described by both Hillary and former President Bill Clinton as a daughter.


But Bachmann and the others wrote, "Huma Abedin has three family members -- her late father, her mother and her brother -- connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations

Abedin is married to the infamous Weiner of internet fame..and resigned from the WH..???

See Obama is running a tight ship as usual LOL??????

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