“So the Republican Defenders Of The 1% will attack Obama for the increased wealth of the 1%?
Does this mean that now Republicans will stop trying to repeal, rescind, and/or ignore all regulations that are meant to minimize this historically incessant money grab of the economic elite?
Well, boys and girls, if you don't move your money out of the Big Banks into smaller banks and invest your Wall Street money in enterprises that create jobs here in the USA, you deserve to have your money taken by the big boys who then send that money to foreign lands so as to avoid paying their fair share of taxes in this country.”
“People are so frightening stupid in this so-called information age.
A Politico writer known for duplicity makes unsubstantiated claims about phantom interviews and folk treat his "report" as absolute fact.
This willingness to treat rumor as fact is a large part of why our country is so messed up.”
rlkinny on Aug 10, 2011 at 09:51:31
“But the interesting thing is that the meme about Romney being "weird" is echoing through the media -- the concept is getting out there more effectively than if there was advertising and "spokespeople" putting it out there.”
inLA on Aug 10, 2011 at 09:18:23
“What's even more frightening is that the story has been picked up by this site, probably without any vetting at all on the part of the staff.”
“Well, now. Hillary has been Secretary of State about as long as Obama has been president and yet we still have expensive wars, strained relations with other countries, and no solution to the Israel-Palestinian crisis.
Seems to me that she needs to do a bit better at the job she already has.”
hp blogger Andy Ostroy on Aug 9, 2011 at 16:33:51
“Is this President Obama talking!? Welcome to my blog, O! Seriously....Secretaries of State do not end wars. And, I think the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, which has existed since 1947, may take a little bit more time than Hills' 3 yrs in the post. Nice try O. Now get back out there and create some jobs!”
“Sam Stein: "The idea that the House Republicans are the incumbents in 2012 is inherently a self-interested proposition. And Candy Crowley noted, shortly thereafter, that the GOP's power ends at the barriers of just one side of the capitol building."
Sam Stein: "President Obama is on the ballot and among political actors he has the most impact over the course of economic policy."
Obama may have some "impact over the course of economic policy" but with a Republican controlled House and an obstructionist Republican Senate, the President does not have the ability to freely implement his preferred economic policies.
Sam Stein: ...the "GOP's power ends at the barriers of just one side of the capitol building."
Well, since budget matters originate in the HOUSE, the GOP power does not "end" at any physical "barriers".
The Republicans have and always have had -- particularly in the Senate -- the POWER of NO.”
MSaxe on Jun 26, 2011 at 14:30:19
“The House has inordinate legislative power as the keepers of the purse. Although the Senate is allowed to consent, the House must propose all legislation dealing with the budget.
So, if the debate is "Who controls the federal budget?", it's the GOP.”
“That is very stupid thinking coming from someone who can only lose what rights they now have if Obama loses the next election.
You and your partner could find yourselves without a job and/or in jail for just being gay if one of the crazed Republican candidates get into office.
You folk really need a reality check.”
JasonBong-Waters on Jun 21, 2011 at 15:19:18
“Your suggestion that I am unaware that I've been fighting every second of my life since I was 14 is too silly to be insulting. Your argument is that "[we] folk" should sit at the back of the bus, preferably crouched behind the seats, for fear of being thrown off. Too late, we folk are already under the bus.
Nothing less than full participation as citizens of the United States is acceptable. Fighting crazed Republicans is easy. We folk got where we are by fighting for ourselves, not by any government largesse, or through the protection of a Democratic President. We folk will fight and go to jail if the situation arises. It is what we've been doing for the last 60 years.”
“Obama hate from the Left. As much as this President has done for the LGBT community, they want more NOW, and if they don't get it NOW, they will abandon Obama NOW.
Like they have someplace else to go Yeah, give the Republicans a try, or the mythical Some-Other-Party Party that will win the White House with a message of "Gay Rights First and Everything Else Second."”
Jason N on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:10:19
“"As much as this President has done for the LGBT community"
Laughable. The only lasting thing he's signed is the hate crimes law, which had already passed the legislature once. Did I mention he also threatened to proxy veto it, by threatening to veto the defense bill it was attached to? Boy he was just hitting ALL cylinders for gay rights huh?”
Patricia013 on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:04:44
“I agree he's far from perfect but the alternative strikes terror in my heart! Gays have every right to be GD steamed at him...but would get even worse if the republicans got in.”
joemondo on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:59:25
“Gays survived under every other Republican. We can do it again.”
“""We're not interested in being under any particular political tent," he said."
Seems to me they had better get interested and vote Democratic each and every time if they hope to ever achieve their goals.
Republicans will only round them up and throw them out of the country unless they want to work the fields where they will be threatened constantly with deportation if they do not follow instructions to the letter.”
Johnny Exchange on Jun 16, 2011 at 15:55:51
“Wrong. Bush wanted to grant Amnesty, but couldn't get support. Reagan DID grant amnesty. Did Clinton? Carter?....NO.”
“Libya is nothing like the "boots on the ground" Bush Wars.
It is costing us money, but I think that it is worth the effort to find out if a new order in Libya can bring about a democratic nation.”
saltpeter on Jun 16, 2011 at 20:05:55
“You're right. And the fact that so-called liberals can't differentiate between Iraq and Libya shows you why the peaceniks are out of touch. Obama never promised to end military interventions and it's naive to think that Democrats will. Democrats have a century of military interventions, some dubious, some very worthy. Libya, for anyone really paying attention to the Muslim world, is far more worthy than Iraq.”
Sister777 on Jun 16, 2011 at 14:59:17
“Trouble is, we are not there to support democracy. Our imperialist ideals actually do not support democracy. Not even here at home, in America. What is the patriot act about? What about the Military Commissions Act? What about whistle blowers facing 35 years for exposing corruption? Why do you think the weapons killing the democracy seeking people have American symbols on them? Why is there a concerted attempt to take our voting rights away? (ACORN, requiring ID to vote, which disenfranchises many, the whole Florida scandal of scrubbing the polls, tacking up wrong dates to vote in poor neighborhoods, etc)”
reck222 on Jun 16, 2011 at 14:55:56
“That... that... literally is exactly word for word what Republicans said about Iraq. I'm astounded.”
jt1980 on Jun 16, 2011 at 14:51:42
“I have very mixed feelings about Libya. It's a quasi-war with very confusing objectives. Is it humanitarian? Or to remove Gaddhafi from power? Or is it to destroy Libyan military capability? Who'll lead the new Libyan government when Gaddhafi is gone? Or will we face the reality of a divided Libya that can destabilize the region?”
JJinAZ on Jun 16, 2011 at 14:41:51
“LMAO..HYPOCRIT..Just becuase we bomb someone form 10,000 feet and we arent killing them from 10 feet doesnt mean we still arent killing them..Obama has no idea what regime change will be in Lybia. We are there for the oil you clown..If Syria had oil we would have been there also bud sadly they dont produce enough to waste our time with.
I spent 23 years in the army with Boots on the ground in the middle east three times..what do you know about nation building?
justwantajob on Jun 16, 2011 at 14:40:55
“I love the new spin on going to war. It's only bad when republicans initiate it.”
“How much will it cost to buy a health insurance policy at ages 60, 70, 80, and 90 and older?
What kind of coverage will be offered to folk in these age groups?
What will old folk do when the coverage is either not affordable, not adequate, or not available?
Will the family of old people be forced to pay costs that private insurance will not cover?”
sorjuana on May 17, 2011 at 15:41:22
“I used to think that if the worst happened to me in my old age I could resort to the old Alaskan native practice of floating out to my demise on a chunk of ice. Damn it with global warming I don't even have that option! Looks like I may become a death panel victim of the Repug?teabaggers.”
Rogo99 on May 17, 2011 at 15:36:03
“While they cry about the debt being carried by our children, they don't see them as the victims of their Medicare idea.”
biskitdaddy on May 17, 2011 at 15:35:09
“How much will it cost to buy a health insurance policy at ages 60, 70, 80, and 90 and older? TOO MUCH
What kind of coverage will be offered to folk in these age groups? NONE
What will old folk do when the coverage is either not affordable, not adequate, or not available? DIE
Will the family of old people be forced to pay costs that private insurance will not cover? YES”
VeritasVincit2 on May 17, 2011 at 15:34:07
“this is the road to single payer which the GOP also opposed”
“Score one for the Tea Party zealots who vote away their social and economic future for a obsession that reveals them for the hypocrites they are.
Pro-life people care about you until they are convinced you will not have an abortion. Then you are on your own because these same people do not care about your prenatal or postnatal care needs. They do not care about your pediatric care needs. They do not care about you or your individual needs.
They just care about saving souls in the womb, many of whom they will one day revile as someone who never should have been born.”
“When a Republican wants to end a war under a Democratic President you can bet it is because s/he wants the situation to deteriorate in the affected country and/or it is a setup for reengaging in an expanded war effort under a (anticipated) Republican president.”
Beatriz09 on May 10, 2011 at 18:26:02
“The GOP has been VERY clear: their first priority is to make Obama fail.
That being said, Corker apparently wants to go back to the Bush Afghan strategy ... the one that maded things MUCH worse in Afghanistan AND Pakistan ... .
Just like they want to go back to Bush's economic policies etc.”