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Monday, September 26, 2016

President Barack Obama delivered an energetic stump speech for Democratic Senate candidate Ed Markey Wednesday, praising the longtime U.S. representative as a reliable liberal with “a track record you can trust.”

Speaking at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts, President Obama declared “I need Ed Markey in the United States Senate.”

“The fact of the matter is that a whole bunch of Republicans out there are not interested in getting things done. They think compromise is a dirty word,” Obama said. “Because of that attitude, we’ve got to have some Democrats like Ed Markey who will stand up and do the right thing.”

Borrowing heavily from his own 2012 stump speech, the president then ticked though his legislative agenda, highlighting plans such as passing comprehensive immigration reform, successfully implementing Obamacare, limiting gun violence, expanding early education, tackling climate change, and — after name-checking popular Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — reining in big banks.

“The history of senators from Massachusetts is that they fight for people, they fight for working people…they fight for future generations…No one is better suited to continue that legacy than Ed Markey because Ed is one of you,” the president declared. “Ed’s got a track record you can trust.”

Although many observers believed that Markey could be vulnerable to an upset similar to former senator Scott Brown’s stunning victory over Martha Coakley in 2010, the latest polling of the race suggests that the 18-term congressman is on track for a comfortable victory. Markey currently leads his Republican opponent, businessman Gabriel Gomez, by 9.3 percent in Real Clear Politics’ poll average.

Still, taking nothing for granted, Markey has filled his schedule with events alongside high-profile Democrats. In addition to today’s rally with President Obama, Markey appeared with Vice President Joe Biden, former vice president Al Gore, and Massachusetts political icon Vicki Kennedy at a fundraiser in Washington on Tuesday night. Additionally, on Saturday Markey will campaign with former president Bill Clinton in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts’ special election will be held on June 25th.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Obozo hits the campaign trail????? Henry Decker, useful idiot du jour, are you serious? He’s never left the campaign trail. In fact, he blow off 4 Americans under attack in Benghazi for it. This phony president doesnt know how, nor does he like governing. Being president isn’t a job for the idiot, it’s a nonstop party at taxpayer expense.

    Have a nice day!

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” – H.L. Mencken with foresight to the future of Obozo’s election

    • Jim Myers

      The quote by H.L. Mencken would have been more appropriate to President Obama’s predecessor.

      Lik him, or hate him, I doubt anyone would seriously mistake President Obama for a moron. He appears to have a very high intellect. He is quite intelligent. Not super intelligent. But, clearly not an idiot.

      I was unable to locate the website UNreElectable.com Unlike the President, it does not appear to have survived the last Presidential Election.

      What is “THE BLACK SPHERE?” I went online to find out. Without going into the political Right politics of the site, I did find two rather interesting items.

      MISSION STATEMENT –
      The Black Sphere team wants to End Identity Politics, educating with satire and humor.

      VISION –
      The one thing that we all share is our individualism. We see a world where our differences are celebrated and not used to divide. We see a future where the people who represent us, represent us as Americans, and nothing else.

      As for the vacations taken by the President and his family, I won’t even go into past Presidents.

      However, I doubt the President would have needed as much downtime if it were not for the obstructionist, “DO NOTHING” Republicans in the House. That has to weigh down on him quite a bit.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Black Sphere is a conservative website run by a fella that happens to be black. It has some good satire now and again, like Kevin Jackson coming out as “NOT gay”. That was a pretty funny one. You can find out why he calls it the Black Spere on the site. It has nothing to do with his skin color.

        As to Obozo being intelligent… I suppose we are all intelligent in some ways more than others. Obozo’s intelligence is in Chicago thug political strategy and follwing Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ to the T to demonize and demogogue issues. But he’s very stupid economically and dangerously naive and dumb about foreign policy. And he’s just damned lazy, too.

        And thank God for those obstructionist Republicans. Who knows how many disasters like Obozocare would have been shoved down America’s throat if Obozo maintained 1 party rule. Unchecked, he have us turned into a complete socialist state in pursuit of his utopian nation fantasy. And don’t blame is profligate spending on outrageous vactions on the Republicans, also. They don’t take them, he and Moochelle do. The fact is that he is a horrible president. A good campaigner, but horrible president. Others have been deft enough at governing that they sought political compromise and got it. Obozo has NO INTEREST in compromise. Only demogoguery and demonization for the hopes that he will have unfettered access to implimenting his socialist agenda. Of course, all the while proclaiming that he’s not a socialist in public, letting the lap dogs in the media defend him, while in the background he’s implimenting socialist plans. Classic Obozo.

        Have a nice day, Jimbo!

        “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in
        liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” – Alexis de
        Tocqueville

        • Jim Myers

          Hey, BOZO, you need to take a step back. Might not be a bad idea to have your blood pressure and heart rate checked. I’m just sayin’…

          As for NO INTEREST in compromise, he wasn’t the one who made the statement about being a one term President. He wasn’t the one who cut funding for enhancements to security at the locations like Benghazi. And so on, and so on….

          I could spend a lot of time going over all kinds of obstructionist nonsense, but it doesn’t matter. You, and the so called “Conservatives” have already made up your minds that everything that President Obama does is somehow going to destroy our way of life.

          So be it. Believe Faux Snooze, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and all the other “fair and balanced” talking heads.

          I’ve had enough of this nonsense.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hey Jimbo… It’s Obozo’s duty as president to work with and cajole BOTH sides of the legislature. In his first meeting with Republicans he said “I win, you lose. Too bad.” In other words, he was saying “flock off, boys! You have no say.” Obozo is NOT a pragmatist like Pervert Clinton was. He is a committed leftist ideologue. And he must be stopped.

            Re: Obozo bringing deficits down. Who are you kidding? Funny how this coincides with the control of the purse strings by Republicans since Jan. 2011.

            Re: Benghazi… uhhh… Jimbo…. Stevens and the others were NOT at an embassy or a consulate (all of those are officially listed on the State Dep’t web site). Instead, they were at a CIA clandestine mission that would NEVER have obvious American security at it. They could have had a TRILLION dollars available for Libya alone, and not a single change would have been made at that location. Instead, Stevens was there attempting to broker the delivery of surface to air missiles that we gave to Al Qaeda in Libya to the terrorist rebels in Syria. Further, your assertion blaming Republicans for taking funding is FALSE! How is it that every other embassy in the world has adequate security, and Libya did not? Well, go back to my first point. There was no security measures to be taken at a secret mission compound that would have given away the location to the locals. Unfortunately, the rebels had been tipped off and were able to plan and orchestrate a coordinated attack, likely with weaponry that Obozo illegally gave to Al Qaeda.

            Re: Obstructionism…. thank God we have those new conservatives holding the line and blocking Obozo’s leftist freak agenda. Unfortunately, there may not be enough of them to prevent amnesty for illegal DemonRATS. The fix is in with the progressives in Republican party, and of course the DemonRATS will do ANYTHING to increase their power, including destruction of America.

            Have a nice day, Jimbo!

            “Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

        • Jim Myers

          Stupid economically? He has slowed the increase in the National Debt, the Stock Market is on the rise, Unemployment, all though still massively to high, is coming down. People with pre-existing conditions will have access to medical care that was denied on a habitual basis prior to his Presidency, etc.

          Do I like everything about his policies. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

          However, the alternative, a VULTURE FUND President and CEO, makes my blood curdle. Someone who prided himself in gutting companies and shipping jobs to China.

          Sorry if you don’t like President Obama, but until the Republicans can put someone on the ticket who can actually come close to being able to understand the needs of the working class, women, Hispanics, Blacks , the young and any other sub-group not comprised of RICH,OLD, WHITE MEN, it is likely that the Democrats will dominate the White House.

        • Robert P. Robertson

          Uh, um-um. I’d like to shove something down your throat, Bozo the Clown. Really. I mean, um, if it’s all right with you. Er-uh, I can send you to utopia. Really.

    • Robert P. Robertson

      Um-um. . . Uh, I’d like to climb up on your back and take a vacation, Bozo the Clown. I mean, er-uh, if you don’t mind. Really, I’d like to have fun on your back.

  • ram1020

    He has been on the campaign trail since 2007. Maybe he should take time off and find out who is running the ship and how.
    If he doesn’t start leading instead of campaigning, there will be a backlash, and I for one do not want to see that.

    • Betta

      At least one of you here is beginning to wake up. How long before you’re fully awake? As for those who continue to follow a well documented LIAR…SHAME ON YOU!

      “He who is willing to sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither.” Ben Franklin

  • Dominick Vila

    And not a moment too soon. We need as many Democrats in Congress as possible to ensure President Obama’s second term agenda is successfully completed. The same goes for Sen. Lautenberg’s seat.
    President Obama did a splendid job during his first term, not only by turning a chaotic economic situation around, but by championing and signing new legislation critical to our well being. Unfortunately, the same may not be possible if Republican governors continue to appoint Republicans to replace seats vacated by departing Democrats, and we lose control of the Senate in 2014.

    • Betta

      “..to ensure President Obama’s second term agenda is successfully completed.”

      You’re hoping for the complete destruction of our Constitutional Republic? You, sir, are a TREASONOUS TRAITOR and ENEMY OF THE USA!!!!

      • Dominick Vila

        Would you mind mentioning an example of constitutional treason committed by President Obama, conducive to the destruction of our Constitutional Republic?

        • lana ward

          I thought you pay attention. Everything this traitor is doing is against the Constitution. Right now he is building a massive apparatus to destroy privacy worldwide. He is a dictator and it is showing more and more everyday. Wake up!!!

          • Dominick Vila

            I am so awake I remember the Patriot Act was signed into law by former President Bush in October 2001. President Obama extended it in 2011 to ensure effective surveillance of terrorist activities continue. That act authorizes and legitimizes domestic as well as foreign monitoring of telephone calls and other mediums of communication, as well as activities by individuals and institutions suspect of terrorist links or activities.
            I am sure what is left of Al Qaeda appreciates the support they are getting from our Tea Party (ETA) enthusiasts.
            The problem we have is not that we have created a massive apparatus to monitor potential terrorist activities, but that our capabilities are not robust enough to prevent all terrorist attacks, and that there are elements at home more interested in scoring political points than supporting the policies and institutions that keep us safe.

          • lana ward

            You’re funny. G Bush used this for good, OHitler is using it for spying on everyone. I told you he is a dictator. How many scandals can we handle at one time. This is ridiculous

          • ObozoMustGo

            The scandal generation machine in the Obozo regime hasn’t even gotten warm yet, Lana. You keep watching. It’s gonna be a fun ride.

          • Dominick Vila

            Oh, it is more than warm, it is boiling, especially since we learned that the IRS office manager responsible for rejecting Tea Party applications that contained false information is a conservative Republican!

          • lana ward

            He is NOT a Republican. He’s a dirty dem pretending to be Republican so he could destroy Republicans. Dems are a lowdown dirty bunch–and now everyone is finding out!!!

          • Dominick Vila

            Nice try Lana. Unfortunately for you, he is a REGISTERED Republican.

          • lana ward

            Unfortunately for you, he and your dictator have problems–157 of them

          • Dominick Vila

            Are you insinuating that Republicans, including you, are infallible? Even the most casual analysis of what has transpired during the past 3 or 4 decades prove that republican ideology, which is not the same as conservatism, has proven to be an unmitigated disaster both in foreign policy and economic matters.

          • lana ward

            Dem policies have put America in the toilet. 40 years of the bas**rds controlling the House and Senate with their Godless agenda has done us in

          • ObozoMustGo

            Dommy…. you are a stooge if actually believe Obozo’s lies that he had no idea that IRS harrassment of conservatives was going on. You are a fool if you think it was just an IRS manager that was doing his bidding. The IRS commissioner had ONE HUNDRED AND FIFT SEVEN visits to the WH during the time that the targeting was going on. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN TIMES. Not even Eric The Incompetent Holder was there anywhere close to the same number of times. You are an idiot if you think there’s no relationship to this. Then again, as an Obozo zombie, you’re already predisposed to being an idiot. Obozo thinks your a moron, and he’s definitely right. You’re like a a battered woman getting beaten and coming back for more because, after all, he’s really a good man. Yeah, right. Sure, sure.

            Have a nice day!

            “Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom, and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate. It’s the sand of the Colosseum. He’ll bring them death, and they will love him for it.” – Tiberius Gracchus, Roman Popularis politician who was assassinated by the corrupt Roman government 133 BC

          • lana ward

            Finally!!!!

          • Dominick Vila

            Well, I have to agree with you on your first sentence, W used not only the Patriot Act, but 9/11, to transform himself into a war hero as a result of his ineptitude and ambivalence contributing to the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. With that in mind, I have to agree that he used it for his own good. Let’s not forget that he also used 9/11 as an excuse to invade Iraq, remove our former ally from power, replace Sunnis with Shiites aligned spiritually to Iran, and spent billions on sole source contracts to his friends. Again, he used 9/11 for his own good and that of his neocon buddies.
            The fact that we only had one terrorist attack against a diplomatic mission since President Obama was elected, and nothing remotely comparable to 9/11, must be driving you guys nuts, to the point of sounding irrational.

          • lana ward

            Bill Clinton had 3 chances to take Bin Laden, he refused. Monica and his c*ck were more important than our National Security. G Bush spent his whole Presidency keeping us safe from another attack. With Obama, 5 terrorists have made it to their targets, not 1. A lot of good all of his snooping did. He wasn’t looking for terrorists, he was spying on his “enemie”, Republicans. Let’s see how many more terrorists make it to their targets. Obama wants them to, that’s why they have!!!

          • bikejedi

            Right on Lana …they hate that

          • lana ward

            The world respected Bush. Their all laughing at Obama

          • Name

            lana, I lost respect for Bush when he lied about Sadam and started a war of convenience for him with Iraq killing over 4000 american soldiers and 10s of thousands inocent Iraqi civilians, he should be punished for war crimes.

          • lana ward

            Saddam Hussein moved his WMD to Syria before we attacked. What do you think he killed all the Kurds with. Fairy dust?? People see what a joke Obama is. He has no idea how to govern, just campaign and give worthless speeches. Bush is more popular right now than Obama. They realize now he did everything in his power to protect this country and what Obama is doing to destroy it

          • sailbill

            How can people forget that Saddam invaded Kuwait, dried
            to kill Bush’s dad (What would you say about someone trying to kill Bill Clinton?). When he was kicked out of Kuwait
            he set every oil well on fire that could have created a gigantic environmental disaster. He drained the Fertile Crescent in Iraq. He was as evil as you get. And he did use WMD – there is no denying that. The man had to go. The mistake bush made was
            he espoused the wrong reason. They must have assumed the WMD explanation was the easiest to make, but they could have and should have picked many other reasons.

          • Robert P. Robertson

            The world loved Bush so much, they indicted him and Cheney on war crimes. Way to go, Dubya!

          • lana ward

            The world respected Bush, they are laughing at Obama

          • Robert P. Robertson

            That’s like asking how many demons can possess the stinking diseased body of an old cat lady?

          • lana ward

            I have 2 animals. LOL LOL. You don’t believe anything I say but you believe I have a bunch of cats LOL LOL. Obama is the demon. Satan. Lord of the Flies, Beelzebub. Flies love his smelly ass!!! LOL. What kind of retard would let flies sit on his face LOL

          • Robert P. Robertson

            You’re right. You did fool me. I thought I heard you say that you’re eating cat food because of President Obama and that you have a bunch of cats that’s giving you fleas. One of your personalities is cat33. What happened? The court ordered you to reduce your hording to two animals under the city ordinance? You neighbors ratted you out, huh? Good for them!

          • lana ward

            I’ve had 33 in my lifetime. names and death dates all written down—Since OHitler is snooping on us with his sweeping surveillance of our most private communications, WHY does this snooping exclude the jihad factories where terrorists are, mosques????. OHitler has excluded them but before he did, there were dozens of successful sting operations against homegrown jihadists, inside mosques and dozens of plots against our country were disrupted. So WHY does he want terrorists to thrive. This is how the Boston bombers were successful, OHitler wasn’t snooping on them–just us

          • Robert P. Robertson

            lana, if I told you that the NSA is conducting surveillance on “everyone” in America, would you believe me? I doubt it. But that is what the NSA is doing. If there are jihadist in America, just stay tuned, they will be found. Everyone in the world hates terrorists like they hate rats and roaches. America is not the only nation in the global community who is searching for terrorists. They are ugly and evil and sinister cowards, just like Republicunt/neo-Confederate Tea Bags who are terrorizing America right now. President Obama wants to stamp out terrorists like he stamped out Osama binLaden. Nobody wants them to thrive. So, rest easy, lana, and find something a little more concrete to tack onto our President, okay. So, good night and sweet dreams. And take this to bed with you: o===8. Night-night.

          • lana ward

            OHitler wants the terrorists to win. He is muslim and is on their side. His snooping on all Americans didn’t stop the Boston bombers. 5 terrorists have reached their targets under his watch. He didn’t find them because he wasn’t interested. He’s interested in finding his real enemies, Republicans, so he can target all of us who love the Constitution. He will sic his FBI, IRS, HHS, NSA, DOJ all powers of his Government on us who love America, as he is doing right now.!!! Heil OHitler!!!!!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Dommy… Al Qaeda is getting support alright, but it’s not from the Tea Party, you dope. It’s from Obozo himself supplying heavy arms to Al Qaeda rebels, first is Libya, now in Syria. This is what Benghazi was all about. Illegal arms dealing to terrorists that included SAMs that can take out civilian aircraft. AP reporters have found Al Qaeda hide outs in Malia with French troops showing them the instruction manuals on how to use those SAMs. It’s true. Buy you wont see mention of that in this sewer called The Memo or on your MSLSD propaganda TV station. Why you are a low information voter.

            Have a nice day!

            “I have made it clear that the United States government had
            nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly 2 WEEKS following the Benghazi attack

          • Dominick Vila

            The difference between FOX and Tea Party conspiracy theories and reality, is that W was our POTUS and Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress when 9/11 occurred, when 12 attacks against U.S. diplomatic missions took place, and when some of our closest allies were attacked by Al Qaeda and its affiliates, while only one consulate has been attacked since President Obama was elected, and a bombing killed two innocent people in Boston.
            There is no evidence whatsoever supporting the theories you mentioned, what happened when your heroes were in charge is, unfortunately, part of our history.

          • Robert P. Robertson

            You’re right, Bozo the Clown. If President Obama decides to supply weapons to Syrian rebels, he will be supplying weapons to alQaeda. That’s who America supplied weapons to in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya— to alQaeda. alQaeda operatives are the ones who attacked the embassy at Benghazi using weapons supplied by America, France, and Britain. Our president should stay the hell out of such a two-faced deal. Look at what just happened to John McCain, photographed standing between alQaeda operatrives seeking weapons and aide from America, and taking advantage of a senile, geriatric old man like that. If they stoop to that, how much lower will they stoop?

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie… we are in agreement on this one, my friend. Didn’t we learn our lesson on the WMD excuse to go to war 10 years ago? We should just stay the hell out of it. Let them kill each other until there’s only left the ones that no longer give a damn about fighting and just want to be left alone to live their lives. Then we can go help those people. And ohhh brother… McCain is about the most stupid moron in Congress… well, he’s still a mark above Hank Johnson who thinks Guam will tip over if we put tanks on it, and Mary Landrieu who yesterday said South Dakota borders Canada and we don’t need a “dumb” fence at the border. McCain, the idiot, didn’t have a clue he was being shaken down by Al Qaeda guys. Sheeessssshhhhh!!! We are screwed!

            Have a nice day!

            “Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain.

          • Robert P. Robertson

            Amanus, d’padre, espirit du santé. . . May God have mercy on my soul. . . Bozo—- you—are—correct.

          • bikejedi

            Dominick when it was written( largely by Dems) and signed into law by Bush it was designed to stop terrorism not to spy on law abiding Americans who happen to know that Obama is a treasonous fraud . When Bush was in office there were no more terrorist attacks after 9/11 . Obama is using it to spy on and stifle those who disagree with him while letting Islamic terrorists bomb Boston …Big difference my friend . Let me spell it out in case you don’t get the correlation . Bush spied on terrorists and stopped terror . Obama spied on Conservatives stifled their fund raising and the vote and let his Muslim Brothers attack us . See the difference ?????????????
            And by the way the TEA Party does not support Al Qaeda moron .That would be Obama who is arming them all over the Middle East . How dare you try to tie the Tea party to that . That was one of the dumbest and most offensively STUPID things I’ve ever heard even a Liberal say . Are channeling Fern ?

          • Dominick Vila

            Bike, the Patriot Act written immediately after 9/11 and signed into law by former President George W. Bush in October 2001 was written mostly by Democrats? Are you kidding? Just in case you forgot, Republicans controlled the White House and Congress, by a wide margin, when 9/11 occurred and when the Patriot Act was written and signed. Abandoning their functional responsibilities would have been a dereliction of duty, a claim that not even this Democrat would make since that is simply not true. The only legitimate claim you can make is that gun shy Democrats, after the 2010 election debacle, went along with whatever the Bush administration proposed, and what the majority party (GOP) in Congress wanted, and did not challenge anything. That, by the way, is the only concern I have about Hillary Clinton.

          • bikejedi

            The core of the Patriot act was written by Joe Biden and he takes full credit for it . Under Bush it was used to help stop terror attacks . Not I repeat NOT used to spy on Liberals . Under Bush there were no further terror attacks . Under Obama the Patriot act has been strengthened and he has passed the NDAA act . Obama has specifically exempted Mosques from NSA scrutiny . These are the very people we should be looking at . Instead Obama is surveiling Conservatives and using the weight of other Agencies like the IRS and the DOJ to harass law abiding Americans . This is what Communist Dictators do .I mean I know Liberals are ” Hoping ” for a ” Change ” to full Communism but that isn’t what America was founded on . If you people want that why not just move to a failed Communist model rather then supporting America’s Communist in his attempted makeover ? You do realize that it will destroy America right ? I mean can you name a Communist country that works ? Ok Bush did not have a Republican House or Pelosi would not have been Speaker And Obama was President in 2010 not Bush …Are you Ok Dominick ? You do know that Obama was Preezy in 2010 right ? Thank you for the civility it is unusual coming from the left and that is appreciated . I apologize for my snarkiness before it was a reaction to what I usually get on here .

          • Dominick Vila

            First of all, I support the Patriot Act, not because I am not concerned about the possibility of wrongdoing and the fact that we are relinquishing some of our constitutional rights, but because I believe it is needed to minimize the probability of terrorist attacks. The first draft, signed into law by President Bush in October 2001, was written immediately after 9/11 by members of the Judiciary committee which, at the time was controlled by the Republican party. It enjoyed the full support of Republicans and Democrats. In 2005, when it became evident that the original legislation needed improvement, Joe Biden, a member of the Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Sensenbrenner, a Republican, ended up writing what became the core tenets of that legislation. President Obama extended that act in 2011, ostensibly, because the threat of terrorism remains latent.
            Regarding your claims of communism. A President that helped bail out Wall Street, the prevented two major auto makers from going bankrupt, and who championed healthcare reform that uses for profit insurance companies to administer the program is anathema to communism and socialism. In fact, Reagan’s ER freebies are much closer to the concept of socialism than Obamacare ever will.

          • bikejedi

            So… Ok you are aware that it was authored by Biden mostly . That’s a start . Yes it enjoyed Bi partisan support , so we agree on that . Yes I agree about the Constitutional rights and am willing to relinquish some of that in the name of security ( see we can agree on some things ).. but…… and here’s the rub …Only when we trust the people administering it . Obama and his posse have proven they are untrustworthy , on that their is no dispute . They have a proven track record of Lying , Taking the 5th , or Invoking Executive Privilege over it . They have proven they will abuse these powers just to spy and harass those who don’t agree with them . Whether you want to deny that Obama knew what was going on , I think for an independent person to do so they would have to suspend all common sense . I mean what do you think Shulman and Lerner were doing at the Whitehouse ? That Easter Egg thing was as big of a hoot as the You Tube Lie / Excuse that Obama used on Benghazi . Please don’t embarrass yourself and tell me you buy that story ?

            Obama didn’t bail out GM he bailed out the Socialist UAW and their Pensions which were causing the Auto maker to carry too much debt . That is the real breakdown of the way that was structured . With the infusion of cash GM was able to handle their bad pension debt and they then built 14 new plants in China with 4 being major installations . In essence they offshored jobs with our tax dollars . ( I would refer you to the excellent piece the WSJ did on this very subject ) GM did this to be able to build cars with Cheap non Union labor in China for cars in the Asian market . They could’ve just as easily built them here …but you know as well as I that cars being built with the UAW labor would have never sold in China . The overhead of that labor pool and the high cost of their Union Workers would have made those cars non competitive from a pricing perspective . It would take GM stock to sell for over $53 a share for over 4 yrs for the US Tax Payer to see a return . That isn’t going to happen . In the Chrysler bailout part of that deal was allowing a foreign company ( FIAT ) to buy 35% ( I believe) of Chrysler . They also allowed the UAW workers to go into job bank for two months giving these people two months paid vacation for crashing that companies profitability . They made Chrysler unprofitable because of their bad contracts . This was the result of Chrysler Management being blackmailed by the UAW into signing bad contracts that made the Company unviable . This paid vacation resulted in several supplier companies going under and several businesses that support these plants ( like restaurants ) going out of business . But who cares as long as the UAW who support Obama got whatever they wanted . These bailouts were a very Socialist solution to the problems created by a Socialist thug Union. The Union that made the very companies that employ them to be unprofitable ( can you say Hostess )…How long do you think before that cycle is repeated and another bailout necessary ? At least Mich is trying to do something about that by becoming a right to work state before they lose the whole industry to the greed of these Union contracts . Chrysler and GM management are equally at fault for being stupid enough to sign these contracts . What they should have done is move those plants out of Mich to where they could hire price competitive labor and not be held hostage to an unreasonable Union . Long story short …Because these Unions would not be reasonable , they by their demands , made these companies unprofitable , and without Obama’s bailout they would’ve tanked these companies out of their own greed . Kind of like Hostess . That is what should’ve been allowed to happen with these two Companies being allowed to file Bankruptcy . Then maybe they could’ve been sold to other Companies and made profitable with price competitive labor . All of this is probably for another discussion I just mention it because you brought it up

            The Insurance thing you stated is somewhat correct but you have to examine the Dem motives . You see I live in Chicago I Know how they LIE . The stated goal of insuring people isn’t what the goal is . You see with the duplicitous Dems there is the stated and the unstated goal . The Unstated Goal is a single payer system that is why they purposely designed this bill to fail . It will fail and the producers who are paying for it while losing their coverage will scream how unfair it is and from that Single Payer will be born and then your claim of for profit Insurance companies dies a sad but predictable death . I predict 5 yrs ….care to bet ? Try to remember I grew up in Chicago and am quite aware of how they operate …or in the words of Hans and Franz …Listen to me now and believe me later . By the way the UAW which we bailed out ..the very people who got rewarded for tanking a company …the people who supported Obama and his socialist plans now want out of that deal and want an exemption to Obama care …. Who the Hell is going to pay for this ???? Of course it will fail just ask Baucus

          • Fern Woodfork

            Dear Dominick Why Waste Your Time Talking To These Stuck On Stupid TROLLS!! We Already Know The Tea Party Is The Al Qaeda Here In America!!!!! Now That They Highjacked The GOP Most If Not All Are Just A Bunch Of Greedy Low Life Knuckle Dragging Terrorists And Traitors More Than Will To Gut Out Their Own Country And Sell Out Their Own People Just To Make A Buck!!!

          • Fern Woodfork

            Fuck You Bikerbitch!! Go Blow Some More Eggs Out Your Ass And Leave Me Out Of Your Bullshit BITCH!!! Anyone Can See You’re In Love With Me You Can’t Keep My Name Out Of Your Mouth You Pussy Ass Bitch Boy!!

          • bikejedi

            Fern no one is talking to you and I can hear all your liberal friends thinking to themselves .. they are thinking ..For God sakes Fern please shut up …you make everyone of us look and sound stupid whenever you post …Please woman by all that’s holy don’t comment

          • Fern Woodfork

            “Are Channeling Fern?” Leave Me Out Of Your Bullshit Bikerbitch!!!!!!!!!

          • bikejedi

            As I said no one is talking ” TO ” you we are simply joking ” about ” you . Please for god sakes Fern don’t post

          • Fern Woodfork

            FUCK YOU BIKERBITCH!! KEEP ME OUT OF YOUR BULLSHIT BITCH!!!

          • bikejedi

            Oh and if you have kids Happy Fathers Day ok

          • Fern Woodfork

            My Son Has A Father!! Happy Mother Day To You Mother Fucker!!!!

          • bikejedi

            Wow no wonder you are fighting so hard for Gay Marriage . Its for your son right ? That’s cool Fern I agree , but don’t hate us Hetero and traditional marriage people . We don’t hate on you gays

          • Fern Woodfork

            I Still Don’t Want Your Punk ASS You Can Keep You Fake Caring To Yourself Bitch!! We’re NOT GAY Everybody Should Be Treated Equal It’s Just That Simply !!! Now Go Finnish Sucking A Dead Man Dick And Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me Little Pussy Ass BITCH!!

          • bikejedi

            So your son is gay then ?

          • Fern Woodfork

            FUCK YOU BIKER BITCH!!!!!

          • bikejedi

            Your Liberal friends are pleading with you to stop embarrassing yourself

          • Fern Woodfork

            FUCK YOU BIKER BITCH!!!

          • bikejedi

            No Fern I , unlike yourself , am not Gay…… so the answer is No Fern…do your wife instead

          • Fern Woodfork

            F U C K Y O U BIKER BITCH!!!!!!!!!

          • bikejedi

            Dominick is a useful sheep . He really has nothing of substance to add other then repeating Bill Mahers talking points …You know because taking political advice from a failed comic makes them think they are smart

          • Name

            lana, lana, lana, in case you have not noticed it is a different world since 9/11. There are things that need to happen in order to avoid terrorist attacks like checking the chatter in the phone lines. Those who have done nothing wrong have nothing to worry about as the president said no one is listening to phone conversations they are watching for particular numbers called, how often and how long the conversations. God forbid we got attacked similar to 9/11 again and there was some phone calls that were ignored. You would call that treason too. The president’s job is to keep the American People safe. I don’t mind giving a little bit to live in some kind of peace.
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          • lana ward

            He is spying on Republicans, not terrorists, all terrorists have reached their targets, that includes Obama, he reached his target too-Republicans

          • bikejedi

            Why then are Mosques off limits by the NSA ? If you want to stop terrorism you would think that you would keep an eye in MUSLIM TERRORISTS instead of Law Abiding citizens just because the oppose you on principle . I Prime example would be the fact that the Russians tipped us off to the Muslim Terrorists that bombed Boston and Obama didn’t spy on them . Oh no he chose to snoop on those law abiding Tea Party members and just about any other American except his Muslim Brothers . By the way if his actions on this don’t tell you that …A … He is a Muslim ..and B that he” will favor them if the Political winds should change ” then you are indeed brainwashed and have usurped your own common sense to give cult like devotion to a false and Lying Prophet .. You said the Presidents job is to keep the people safe yet he was too busy golfing , campaigning and spying on Conservatives instead of spying on MUSLIM TERRORISTS

          • JSquercia

            Destruction of Privacy sarted under Dubya .Yet somehow I feel neither THAT nor the use of Torture bothered you much then .
            AND yes waterboarding is TORTURE

          • lana ward

            George Bush used it to find terrorists, which we went 7 years without being attacked!!!! OHiter has taken it to extremes. He is snooping on everyone but the terrorists!!! 5 terrorists have made it to their targets!!! Did you know he is snooping on everyone, but mosques, where the terrorists are are off limits?? We can’t snoop on the mosques because it infringes on muslims rights. That’s how the Boston bombing happened. Those terrorists, in a mosque said what they were going to do. Bombings will keep happening because mosques are off limits.No snooping there!!! WTF is up with that??? And waterboarding isn’t torture. All of our Military have to go through it!!!!

          • bikejedi

            Bush used it against terrorists not Americans

        • bikejedi

          How about the IRS ,DOJ spying on the AP and Rosen , Fast and Furious and Lying and covering up Benghazi

      • bikejedi

        Dominick comes from the finest stock of Sheeple

      • JSquercia

        Fortunately I never worry about the opinions of FOOLS such as you

  • bcarreiro

    Abolish the Republican Party and the whole damn world would be better off!!

  • bikejedi

    Let’s see Lying , making Excuses , Blaming Others ,Committing Treason , Golfing , and oh Campaigning …. Great skill set