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Mitt Romney Upbeat After Strong Debate, Compares Newt Gingrich To 'Goldilocks'

Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 11:05:40 in Politics

“Rolling Stone did an excellent article which documents the real class warfare, the Republicans enriching the rich further for decades by creating continuous tax breaks for the rich and offsetting (or not) the deficits created by burdening the 98%. Please share as well!! The link is below:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-the-rich-20111109

kimbanyc on Jan 28, 2012 at 11:15:09

“thanks”
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Obama Birther Case In Georgia Unlikely To Bring The President, Despite Judge's Order

Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 17:42:16 in Politics

“Just because the original petitioner was black, (if true) doesn’t make it any less racist an issue. No other President or Candidate in history has been labeled and challenged about his legitimacy based upon his birth, particularly after reasonable Proof has been provided, multiple times. Further, this dovetails with the other attempts to smear this President like “Food Stamp,” “Socialist Agenda,” and worse said openly by elected officials, that has never been leveled at an occupant of the Oval Office. Aside from the fact that the charges have no basis in fact, the examples of the unprecedented disrespect to this President are so well known I don’t need to cite them. It is the intent as much as the context, and for me, it is an extension of what we see in the workplace where credentials are questioned or challenged, despite the resume and accomplishments, based upon appearance. Indeed, this is not even as subtle.”

Admiral Farragut on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:27:47

“Please share with me your unprecedented support of Bush. Your contempt for him was legend so one can only conclude it was race based.”

Admiral Farragut on Jan 24, 2012 at 22:16:50

“Nope, you're wrong. We just don't care for him as President and don't like his politics.
Ask Alan Keyes.”
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Obama Birther Case In Georgia Unlikely To Bring The President, Despite Judge's Order

Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 15:50:09 in Politics

“We all know this only happening because of the color of his skin. Tell any fairytale you want, that is it in total. He was vetted by US Law Enforcement and Intelligence the moment he got access to classified information as a US Senator at a minimum and certainly when he filed to run for President. At a time when we’ve yet to resolve legitimate legal questions like the missing ballots during the Bush Elections and real issues of concern, to devote more money and time to this is waste of Georgia State money, time and resources. Are to court dockets so light that the judges have nothing better to do? Perhaps we should get rid of the excess, starting with this one!”

Admiral Farragut on Jan 24, 2012 at 16:04:22

“Actually, race has never been the issue. In fact the original petitioner in the firstt case is black. Guess who?”
Newt Gingrich's Marriage: What Ex-Wife Marianne Gingrich Really Knows, And Why She Won't Tell

Newt Gingrich's Marriage: What Ex-Wife Marianne Gingrich Really Knows, And Why She Won't Tell

Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 11:38:34 in Politics

“This guy wasn't fit to be the Speaker before, isn't fit now, and was appropriately drummed out of office. The ethics violations may have been the last straw but it it interesting how few of his former colleagues welcomed his return to the political stage. That speaks volumes even if you have little good to say about Congress in general. It is not about the indiscretions solely but the whole person that emerges. He routinely betrayed people close to him, wives, professors, campaign workers, and these are just the ones we know of. The presence of his young daughters didn't even slow him down. He will say anything and has the arrogance to think you should believe him because it is him speaking, not that anyone should have the intelligence to decide for themselves. "I was a Historian for Fannie Mae," not a lobbist. He clearly sees himself above everyone else and that justifies whatever he says or does. He has a known history of addiction (drinking) and (suicidal thoughts) depression. He lacks discipline as evidenced by the flight of virtually all of his campaign staff at one time and while we all may have financial stress at times, what does it day about someone who was nearly bankrupt and even now with money, has a Tiffiany Bill greater than an upper midclass home? No one is perfect but America deserves better, regardless of party.”
Newt Gingrich Navigates The South Carolina Primary's Racial Undercurrent

Newt Gingrich Navigates The South Carolina Primary's Racial Undercurrent

Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 00:06:30 in Politics

“I was very, very, disappointed in Bill Clinton's attempts to desparately help Hillary during the 2008 WH campaign and play the race card. Howeverr, the GOPers have done this time and time again and they wonder why they have so few minorities in the Republican Party. There is little question Paul, Santorum, and Gingrich are serial offenders on purpose and the conveinent Christians in the bunch particularly will get their just rewards. Rommney is so dense, although a Harvard Grad, that he stood silent while Juan Williams was attacked and has never challenged any of the race baiting comments from his primary co-contestants. He missed an opporutnity to stand out but then again, courage was never his strong suit.”

Gottlieb on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:46:59

“I have never held Hillary's husband against her, he has embarrassed her enough.”
Andrew Adler, 'Atlanta Jewish Times' Publisher, Apologizes For Obama Assassination Comments

Andrew Adler, 'Atlanta Jewish Times' Publisher, Apologizes For Obama Assassination Comments

Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 23:41:46 in Politics

“I can't believe the comments about Obama not being a friend of Isreal. Has Isreal gotten any less financial and/or military support since he has been in office? No!! In fact, their own military leaders have openly said that cooperation with American Military and Intelligence has never been better. Has he called for a reduction in aide or weapons sales? No!! Has he affirmed openly that the US will come to the aid of Isreal if attacked? Yes!! This is pure propaganda. What I will say that his relationship with a certain Israeli leader took a hit when Secretary Clinton went to visit Isreal , in the early days of this administration, and that Isreali leader chose to announce new setlements, once she arrived, which he knew would be an embarrasement to both Clinton and the President, who was calling for a return to negotiations by both sides. While we may be committed to Isreal as a nation, real friends don't take opportunies to stick it to you in front of the world. Oh yeah, and Bin laden and all those Al Queda operatives that have been captured or killed had Isreal in their sites first, the US thereafter.”

vidtrainer110 on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:08:25

“Dont let facts get in the way of the garbage hater people posting.”
Mitt Romney Hands Cash To A Struggling Supporter In South Carolina

Mitt Romney Hands Cash To A Struggling Supporter In South Carolina

Commented Jan 15, 2012 at 19:01:27 in Politics

“I find it amazing that the GOPers still try to pretend that 10 years of two unfunded wars, Wall Street unleashed, and unfunded tax cuts for the rich, all under Bush, has nothing to do with the current state of affairs. Yes, the debt may have risen under this President but done to keep this country running, bailing out the banks, bailing out the auto industry, and now we are seeing 20 months of economic growth though not enough, a start. Economists from both sides agree letting the banks fail, the auto industry fail, was not an option (though Rommney would have let Detroit destruct by his own admission). In 2010 and 2011, economist were predicting the unemployment would not dip below 9% for years due to the state of affairs after 8 years of Bush. That has all changed and the Economy is headed in the right direction and we are no longer spending billions per week in Iraq. We are clearly on our way back though no one is declaring victory. That is what is true in the Obama economy post Bush.”

usmcqtco on Jan 15, 2012 at 20:34:10

“I find it amazing that "progressives" try to pretend that anything Congress votes money for is "unfunded."

How do you "fund" a tax cut? It's not a government expenditure. The income that is being taxed belongs to the taxpayer; the government is just taking less of it. Furthermore, since the economy is not static, there is no way at all to know how much less (or how much MORE) revenue the government might rake in under the lower tax rates.

Bailing out the banks, auto industry? That is NOT what has caused most of the debt increase under Obama. Obama stated in a campaign speech that Bush was "unpatriotic" because the debt had increased $4 trillion during his presidency, in eight years. Well, Obama must be more than twice as unpatriotic, since HE has increased the debt between $4 trillion and $5 trillion in THREE years. It's simply gone for increased government spending.”
Chief Justice John Roberts' Defense Of Supreme Court Ethics Doesn't Soothe Critics

Chief Justice John Roberts' Defense Of Supreme Court Ethics Doesn't Soothe Critics

Commented Jan 5, 2012 at 16:06:31 in Politics

“Agree with Joyfulworld. While I haven't checked this out for myself, if true this really is something to pursue. Certainly the Constutution doesn't protect even a Supreme Court Justice from removal if that Justice purjures himself during his confirmaton hearing. Just like the Wisconsin recall, the people can reverse a mistake.”
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Matt Damon Slams Obama, Democrats: 'One Term President With Some Balls Would Have Been Better'

Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 15:41:12 in Entertainment

“Matt12, you must have missed the President's response yesterday from the White House, his multi city bus tours prior to that, that the Republicans complained were campaign stops in disguise, his televised appearance before Congress and other appearances where he has called for the Jobs Plan and Payroll Tax extention to be passed. I'd call that out front and vocal. Add that to the fact that the McConnell, Cantor, and Beohner have all asserted (or implied) that that passing laws is their job and that the President should stay out of the work of Congress. They can't have it both ways!!”
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Matt Damon Slams Obama, Democrats: 'One Term President With Some Balls Would Have Been Better'

Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 15:22:05 in Entertainment

“If Matt bothered to check, this President has accomplished a tremendous amount of legislation on a wide range of issues, during his first two years, with a Congress whose Republicans vowed from his first day in office never to work with him. They have obstructed every action, judical appointments, senior agency appointments, and the like, tyring to disable the entire federal goverment on purpose for their own ends. They care nothing for the average person, not even when it is clearly good for the country, most notably shown by the recent words of Speaker Beohner addressing the payroll tax, "We can't tax the Job Creators" was said repeatedly and often. (roll the tape). He said litle about the Middle Class or Average Americans in general. I'm not sure if any Preseident in modern times has faced that kind of challenge, hate, and obstruction. Still, Wall Street reforms, Healthcare Reform, really big issues, both needed for decades but deemed to difficult, still got done. Not perfect but better than nothing and both have had positive affects on the economy, not great yet, but working. He got us out of Iraq and the Billions we were spending. He put in place the mechanism that got Bin Laden and others and where we did get involved, even if I disagreed, the results were positive and quick by comparison (Libya). What does Matt and the other critics want, walking on water??? At least you can say he is working hard and trying.”

sholge9364 on Dec 21, 2011 at 16:01:10

“"during his first two years" the democrats controlled BOTH the house and senate. "They have obstructed every action"...again, the DEMOCRATS controlled both houses until 2010. Explain to me again why nothing got done? "He got us out of Iraq", a policy that Bush signed in 2008. You people really need to read a little more. You elected a man with NO political experience, one year as a senator should not qualify you for president. Health care reform, really? Being FORCED to buy insurance is against the law. That will be overturned once he's gone.”

limp on Dec 21, 2011 at 15:55:03

“Dear aseone
Suggest you check your statement. The first 2 years of his presidency Mr. Obama was unabated (with full control of both Houses) to do what, say what and pass whatever he wanted. It was no secret at that time that the economy was the #1 problem facing this country and for that matter the world. All we got was an 850 billion stimulus bill that for all practical purpose was a total failure. Following that we saw another 2.5~3% rise in unemployment. While the ink was drying on that bill the country was fractured by Obama care that was rammed thru. We now have a country that is broke, faced with massive unemployment and not divided as it is since the Civil War.”

aseone12 on Dec 21, 2011 at 15:41:12

“Matt12, you must have missed the President's response yesterday from the White House, his multi city bus tours prior to that, that the Republicans complained were campaign stops in disguise, his televised appearance before Congress and other appearances where he has called for the Jobs Plan and Payroll Tax extention to be passed. I'd call that out front and vocal. Add that to the fact that the McConnell, Cantor, and Beohner have all asserted (or implied) that that passing laws is their job and that the President should stay out of the work of Congress. They can't have it both ways!!”

Maebug on Dec 21, 2011 at 15:33:18

“Amen”

Steamboater on Dec 21, 2011 at 15:31:45

“"Not perect ..." That's the point really what Damon has tried to make and it's Obama's half-hearted attempts to get anything done. "...when faced with the greatest economic crisis...Obama stared into the eyes of history and avert(ed) his gaze. Instead of indicting the people whose recklessness wrecked the economy, he put them in charge of it (and) never explained that decision to the public — a counternarrative of how to fix the problem other than...appeasement, one that emphasized creating economic demand and consumer confidence by putting consumers back to work. He would have had to stare down those who had wrecked the economy...But the arc of his temperament (doesn’t) bend that far. The public was desperate for a leader who would speak with confidence, and ready to follow wherever the president led...instead of indicting the economic policies...that just eliminated eight million jobs...(Obama) backed away from his advisers who proposed a big stimulus, and then diluted it with tax cuts that had already been shown to be inert. The result...a half-stimulus half-stimulat(ing) the economy...in turn, led the White House (felt) rightly unappreciated for having saved the country from another Great Depression but... having to argue...something terrible might have happened had it not half-acted." http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/opinion/sunday/what-happened-to-obamas-passion.html?pagewanted=all

islandgirl15 on Dec 21, 2011 at 15:26:51

“You have your 1st fan. And in answer to your question, I believe they want perfection and miracles.”

Matt12 on Dec 21, 2011 at 15:24:17

“Why is the President timid, silent then?”
Why It's Difficult for Minorities to Return to the Republican Party

Why It's Difficult for Minorities to Return to the Republican Party

Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 09:57:55 in Latino Voices

“The fact that anyone would believe that minorities can't decide for themselves whether a politician, Republican or Democrat, should get their vote based upon their stance on the issues, betrays the racism that lies beneath. It says you, but not they, are capable of intellectual discernment, but they are not. That is the "less than" attitude which is easily recognizable by those who have to live with the effects of the more subtle racism that still impacts. It is what you do that counts; trying to suppress voting in key states; enacting laws that require citizenship verification based appearance; enacting tax cuts for the rich with no requirement to offset with revenues yet payroll taxes have that requirement; fighting to curtail unemployment benefits while bailing out the banks (began under Bush). A fair shake is not a hand out, it a hand up which the rich get all the time. They just have the right relationships in place which are not necessarily based upon merit, the original entitlement programs.”