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Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 14:35:14 in Politics

“Yeah, I'm guessing you didn't read the article.”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 13:45:05 in Politics

“How does he work against the poor and minorities?”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:58:20 in Politics

“You're sure he paid some to show up? Oh, really.”

gobydoc on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:26:12

“Yes, I’m sure that the GOP has some minority folks on payroll at the new A-A engagement office and I’m sure they were told to show up.”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:28:59 in Politics

“He can't force anybody to show up.”

gobydoc on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:57:06

“Force people, of course not. I’m sure he paid some to show up, but the main point is that you need to have a credible platform that is supportive of this voting block if you want them to come and listen to you talk about what might be in their best political interests...”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:25:22 in Politics

“What do you mean?”

tarj on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:39:27

“He thinks that he is judged by his words rather than by his actions. He works against the poor and minorities, for the Koch brothers - but he thinks that by spouting lies he can win votes.”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:23:14 in Politics

“And somehow that's Rand Paul's fault?”

PPSA on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:38:18

“Yeah. It is.”

nb7264 on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:29:06

“No one said it's his fault. It simply shows that afro-americans have no interest in the GOP or what they are selling.

"Meet the new GOP. Same as the old GOP".
(With apologies to Pete Townsend/)”

mynamesyow on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:28:12

“when his goal is specifically reaching out to BLACK VOTERS........”

Shari Trussell on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:26:59

“Yes...”

Milash on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:25:12

“He is a large part of the problem.”

tarj on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:24:30

“It certainly reveals his stupidity.”
John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 16:43:32 in Politics

“I thought most married women vote GOP?”

pattio66 on Dec 5, 2013 at 17:55:03

“You'd be mistaken.”

Barnie1326 on Dec 5, 2013 at 17:07:53

“You thought wrong.”

Darwinita on Dec 5, 2013 at 16:47:34

“That's a pretty sweeping generalization that lets us know what you think of how women form their opinions.

I'm a married woman, and I will never vote Republican.”
Nasty Surprise May Await People Who Thought They Enrolled In Obamacare

Nasty Surprise May Await People Who Thought They Enrolled In Obamacare

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 09:40:02 in Business

“The only people signing up are those w/ pre-existing conditions. This is headed for a giant collapse.”

IMaVOTER on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:55:27

“The ACA covers pre-existing mental problems, check it out...”

IMaVOTER on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:52:52

“Really? and how do you know that?”

judesuper on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:46:47

“I don't have a pre-existing condition and I signed up!

Oh, well before the Obamacare law, the insurance companies did say being a woman was a pre-existing condition.

However, the Obamacare resolved that!!”

richardajackson on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:46:26

“Kaboom!!!!”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 09:14:12 in Politics

“You can have all the manufacturing policies you want... if you're going to allow China to swipe your market w/out paying a tariff, you're done.

Free trade was a tactic to win the Cold War... today it's our entire economic model.”

LP2 on Dec 6, 2013 at 21:19:15

“Everyone subsidizes their workers in one way or another (except us) Airbus for example.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:17:14 in Politics

“Ok, but his basic philosophy is clearly not small gov't. Federal spending not being what it was under Bush or Clinton has more to do w/ the recession, sequestration and the Tea Party... lets not give credit where it's not due.

And what Obama gets blamed for isn't half what Bush received from the Left.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:04:15 in Politics

“So you think the Dems want to shrink the size of gov't?”

thermionic on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:11:41

“Didn't say that. Just saying that despite what you may have heard, it is not growing, and taxes are not going up.

There are plenty of things to fault Obama for, but growth of federal government payroll,and higher taxes are not on the list. Neither is "socialized medicine", "death panels" or "bringing Sharia law to America"....but I hear these things all the time from his detractors. I wish we could just stick to the facts.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:18:03 in Politics

“Also, this includes local and state gov'ts... of course states are cutting back. Detroit just went bankrupt. I'm obviously talking about the Federal level.”

thermionic on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:07:32

“The link I sent was abut the feds, and the quote was about the feds.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:16:16 in Politics

“I can't believe you're actually arguing that gov't is getting smaller.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/147700-feds%E2%80%99-2013-tax-haul-will-be-biggest-ever

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/24/census-bureau-wealthiest-counties_n_3984149.html

thermionic on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:20:01

“Your first link is to nowhere: "PAGE NOT FOUND | 404"

The 2nd link, does not refute that the number of federal employees has gone down.

Hey...I know that your favorite media has been telling you for years that Obama is growing the government. But, its just not true. Total federal workforce is down.

I know you have been told he is taxing us like crazy. But thats not true either, Federal taxes are at historic lows (unless you make more than $450K a year).

Just a thought: If you get your info from a media source that is highly critical of the President ( I'm guessing you do)..please remember, politics is a dirty business, and take anything you hear with a grain of salt.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:04:37 in Politics

“The size of our federal gov't is bigger than ever. DC is the wealthiest area in the country.”

thermionic on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:13:11

“"Since President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration, government employment has dropped at an average 0.7 percent per month. Aside from a temporary spike in hiring for the 2010 Census, the federal government's employment has been declining"

source: http://www.ibtimes.com/these-labor-department-stats-size-federal-government-workforce-may-well-surprise-you-1439956
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:59:02 in Politics

“I tend to agree. The fundamentals are all screwed up right now... gotta get out of these absurd trade deals that are sapping our middle class.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:56:03 in Politics

“Well, the demographic trend line is sure on your side. Higher taxes, more gov't.. that's where we're headed.”

thermionic on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:02:10

“Actually, federal taxes are at hisotric lows. State and local taxes are the ones that seem to be going up the most.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:45:26 in Politics

“You're incorrect. He wants to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants, and INCREASE legal immigration (which is at record levels).

And every country is a country of immigrants. Those phony cliches don't work w/ me.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:43:37 in Politics

“Trade agreements and mass immigration. We export our factories and import cheap, low-skilled labor in mass. That's a great way to destroy a middle class. Why do you think big business is a strong advocate for both?”

LP2 on Dec 4, 2013 at 19:30:07

“Nope...........its about our lack of a comprehensive manufacturing policy that addresses intellectual property, currency manipulation, and a lop-sided trade deficit. (which in turn has a direct effect on log term employment issues in this country) Neither party has attempted to correct these issues.

Income inequality rose in the 80's due to minimum wage.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w16533
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 12:51:25 in Politics

“Yeah, but inequality has really exploded under this one.”

warrenmueller on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:53:41

“Perhaps, but do you really think there's anything Obama could have done about it? I mean, he can't even get a judicial nominee past congress. And they're mostly in the pockets of the one percent . . .”
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