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Come to think of it, things have been awfully quiet on the End Times front. Living in the South, one grows accustomed to hearing about a never-ending series of conspiratorial threats and eschatological panics.

Prophetic fads sweep the region. It’s Satan worshippers one year, “secular humanists” the next. Subliminal messages are described in popular music; supermarket barcodes harbor the Mark of the Beast; logos on boxes of soap suds give evidence of corporate diabolism.

Under President George W. Bush, a series of preposterously bad novels by evangelical authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins became huge bestsellers. Dramatizing the Book of Revelation as an action-adventure melodrama like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator films, the books portray born-again American suburbanites as Jesus’s allies in an apocalyptic struggle against a U.N.-sponsored “World Potentate,” who looks “not unlike a younger Robert Redford” and speaks like…

Well, like Barack Obama, actually. Which I think explains something about what appears to be happening in the 2012 presidential election. To an awful lot of white Protestant evangelicals across the Deep South especially, President Obama has become no less than a secular stand-in for the Antichrist — a smooth-talking deceiver representing liberal cosmopolitanism in its most treacherous disguise.

Dislike of Obama has grown to cult-like proportions across the region. Statewide polls show the president losing by thunderous majorities. A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute highlighted in The New York Times shows that “among Southern working class whites, Romney leads by 40 points, 62-22, an extraordinary gap.” In the Midwest, Obama leads among the same group. Subtract the African-American precincts and the president might not win 30 percent of votes in states like Arkansas and Oklahoma — one reason many Republicans suspect that national polls must be skewed.

So is it all about race? Not entirely, no. Many of the same voters who see President Obama as an African-born Muslim Socialist would very likely support, say, Condoleeza Rice. (Or think they would, anyway.)

Nor, however, are their fears entirely irrational. Because if the polls are right — and a disinterested observer would have to say that professional pollsters have grown increasingly accurate at predicting recent contests — the 2012 presidential election may not bring about “The Rapture,” but it could definitely mark the definitive end of a political era.

Specifically, it doesn’t matter how badly President Obama loses the five Deep South states won by Alabama governor George Wallace in 1968 — along with, say, South Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. Should he prevail in most of the nine “swing states” where everybody agrees that the contest will be decided, and where Obama currently appears to lead by strong majorities, the white, GOP-accented South will find itself politically marooned.

Again.

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Gene Lyons

Gene Lyons is a political columnist and author. Lyons writes a column for the Arkansas Times that is nationally syndicated by United Media. He was previously a general editor at Newsweek as wells an associate editor at Texas Monthly where he won a National Magazine Award in 1980. He contributes to Salon.com and has written for such magazines as Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Esquire, and Slate. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, Lyons taught at the Universities of Massachusetts, Arkansas and Texas before becoming a full-time writer in 1976. A native of New Jersey, Lyons has lived in Arkansas with his wife Diane since 1972. The Lyons live on a cattle farm near Houston, Ark., with a half-dozen dogs, several cats, three horses, and a growing herd of Fleckvieh Simmental cows. Lyons has written several books including The Higher Illiteracy (University of Arkansas, 1988), Widow's Web (Simon & Schuster, 1993), Fools for Scandal (Franklin Square, 1996) as well as The Hunting Of The President: The 10 Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, which he co-authored with National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason.

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  1. Lynda October 3, 2012

    Among southern working class whites the gap is 62% – 22% against Obama. Next question?

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    1. MJSeide October 3, 2012

      Why are southern working class whites so out of step with the rest of the world?

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      1. Robert October 3, 2012

        because their white, if they don’t bet Omaba. It maybe 100yrs before a white man gets back in the white house as president.

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      2. aztec7 October 3, 2012

        Is THAT your criteria?

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      3. DRA2012 October 20, 2012

        Because we are WORKING class – we actually believe in working for a living, not depending on the government to provide food, medicine, and cell-phones to our children (over whom we no longer have any responsibility or authority).

        The rest of the world? Let’s see – we have Spain, Italy, and Greece about to be declared bankrupt, whilst their citizens are rioting in the streets because the government-provided freebies are no longer there. We have Communist China where dissidents are shipped off to psycho wards, and prisoners are being routinely dismantled for body parts, and Russia where Putin is rapidly consolidating his powers. Most of South America is being taken over by socialist governments led by acolytes of (the hopefully soon to be dead) Fidel Castro. Sub-Saharan Africa is being run by a collection of brutal tribal leaders, and North Africa & the Mideast have been taken over by the followers of vicious, misogynist and homophobic death cult.

        Is this REALLY what you want for your homeland? Starving people rioting in the streets because the Government has run out of money? “Honor” killings of girls who won’t “put out” and who dare to ask to be properly educated?

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        1. SuperWittySmitty October 24, 2012

          Why are southern working class whites so misguided? There are big problems, sure, but we have a tangled web of politics, economics, and culture that has caused these problems. Blaming President Obama for our mess doesn’t make any sense- everyone recognized that he is trying to fix things, even though we all may not agree on how he is doing it.

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        2. BrianTRaven November 11, 2012

          We’re all going to die!!!!!

          Well, yes, eventually; but the truth is that things are getting better by the minute. Count the war casualties and all the murders – and together they’re less than the number of suicides each year.

          Relax, by the time our grandchildren get their first AARP envelopes, the world will be too quiet, and we’ll have to make up some war games to remember what an adrenaline rush feels like.

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    2. Robert October 3, 2012

      some people never change if he put a new car in every driveway and 60″ in every live room you would still hate, next racist statement.

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      1. aztec7 October 3, 2012

        Is THAT your criteria?

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      2. DRA2012 October 20, 2012

        What good does it do to have a new car in every garage if being jobless, you can’t afford to buy any petrol for it, or any car insurance? And what living room? Your house has been repossessed, and you’ve had to move back in with Mom & Dad (who had the good sense to pay off their mortgage and NOT buy a 60″ TV).

        We don’t hate BHO because he’s black (I would LOVE to have Allen West as Prez) we hate him because he’s just another arrogant, Ivory-tower, anti-American, Progressive nitwit who is a TOTAL amateur when it comes economics or geopolitics.

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    3. zollo October 3, 2012

      Wages for working class whites are at their very lowest in the South. You would think they would be trying to improve their situation, rather then vote for Mr. Romney who is hell bent on cutting those funds to the South that support the poorest populations because Southern employers refuse to pay wages that would allow people to live above the poverty line. The U.S. taxpayer supports the working class in the southern states.

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  2. bcarreiro October 3, 2012

    republicans hate because the think their above god……………pay your dues like everyone else.

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  3. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

    Could it be that they hate him because he has been able to do what they failed to do:
    1. Affordable Care Act
    2. $789B economic stimulus package
    3. U.S. auto industry bail out (GM and Chrysler)
    4. Cash for clunkers
    5. Incentives for buyers of hybrid automobiles
    6. Housing rescue plan and incentives for first time home buyers
    7. Credits for purchasers of energy efficient appliances
    8. Equal pay for women
    9. $716B MEDICARE savings over next 10 years to keep program solvent
    10. Lower drug costs for seniors and elimination of donut hole
    11. Ended policy forbidding Medicare from negotiating for cheaper drugs.
    12. Limited lobbyist’s access to the White House
    13. Ended the war in Iraq
    14. Closed secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and ended renditions
    15. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell and biomedical research
    16. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    17. Funded high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    18. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    19. Expanded Pell grant program and implemented easier loan repayment policy
    20. Phased out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems
    21. The Guantanamo prison camp is being phased out
    22. Torture banned. U.S. now in compliance with the Geneva Convention
    23. Better body armor provided to our troops
    24. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear inspection talks
    25. Increased pay and benefits for military personnel
    26. Improved housing for military personnel and veterans benefits
    27. Proposed a Veterans Jobs Act (filibustered by the GOP 3 weeks ago)
    28. Ended no-bid defense contract policy
    29. Closed offshore tax havens (sorry Mitt)
    30. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to allow US government access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    31. Ended tax benefits to corporations that outsource American jobs
    32. Championed credit card consumer protection legislation
    33. Expanded loans and tax credits to small businesses
    34. Appointed the first Latina to the Supreme Court
    35. Limited salaries of senior White House aides to $100,000
    36. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
    Ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and authorized drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries

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    1. old_blu October 3, 2012

      Well said Dominick, and he did most of that without the GOP’s help, in fact while they were fighting him.

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      1. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

        One of their most recent “deeds” involves filibustering the Veterans Jobs Act. I guess they remember the military when they need them to defend their interests, and ignore them when they return home without a job. It would not surprise me if they repeal tax free combant pay next…let’s face it, that makes our soldiers part of the 47% and we sure can’t have that!

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        1. Dan Dalton October 3, 2012

          I have a lot of Republican friends that I play ball with, and yes, most of them hate blacks, and the other day, one of them actually used the “n” word. I used to live in New Orleans and it’s like going back to the slave days, the way blacks were treated there.

          I kept telling them to GET A CANDIDATE LIKE YOUR RONALD REAGAN! THAT’S HOW TO GET OBAMA OUT.

          So how did that work out, boys? The Republican Presidential theme song was, SEND IN THE CLOWNS! They end up with the richest guy who doesn’t even know what he stands for. He’s a rich loser.

          So Obama, thank God, is going to win again, and we might see the end of The Republican Party, because they simply don’t get it.! They are totally out of touch with reality, because their meanness gets in the way of their logic.
          ddalton

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          1. neece00 October 3, 2012

            I sure hope you are right Dan, we can not have Romney/Ryan in the White House.

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          2. Master Picker October 3, 2012

            it would be another Cheney/Bush. The real guy in charge hates women, hates health care, hates middle class values, Hates children, hates the elderly (they don’t contribute any more, so let them die), loves Joe (the pig) Walsh, loves the packers (really its the a$$e$ in those tight uniforms), Lies, cheats, puts out disasterous plans. you get the point. another war within a year.

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          3. Anna October 3, 2012

            neeceoo no body knows the trouble the haters see…..

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          4. BobinNC October 4, 2012

            What the hell is that supposed to mean?

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          5. RolvfromNorway October 20, 2012

            Obviously, a paraphrase of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I See”.

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          6. vcbruno2 October 3, 2012

            He is wrong. Read my replies.

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          7. sam muchia October 3, 2012

            Don’t worry Obama will be re-elected. In the next four years the dollar will be worth MUCH less than it is today because of Inflation. If you know anything about economics you know you can’t just print money to bail out the economy. Tried that in the 70’s and we had massive inflation. Remember 17% interest rates? Can’t raise rates now because we can’t afford the increase in the national debt, so they keep the rates artificially low to try to re-inflate the housing market. It’s a matter of time when the next bubble will burst.
            This administration is going to tax everyone far more than you realize through this invisible tax. Don’t think Obama is for the little guy. His net worth has increased by much more than his presidential salary. Where did that come from? When you have George’s Soros’, a proclaimed socialist’s money backing you, you can’t loose. More and more socialism is coming. I wish we had better choices to vote for from both parties, but we don’t.

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          8. Gammaanya October 3, 2012

            So 1M from Soros Vs 200M pledged from Adelson + from others is OK???
            Obama paid 20% taxes on less then 1M in income, Romney paid (own admission) 12-14% on over 20M. Hmmmm, Obama money mainly comes from his salary and he gets royalty from his book he wrote + investments. Look it up. Obama NEVER bankrupted any Corp. and NEVER made money on Salaries of fired people, or stick it to taxpayers the way Romney did with corp. he maxed out with federal loans and later bankrupted.
            On the other hand, Why does a man who makes 20M+ a year want a job that pays 400K.?????????????? He doesn’t need the money. FOR POWER AND GLORY. He wants Presidency so he can say it was awesome and he was famous. He is famous without being the President. HE truly is a STUPID man.
            I don’t care what other say about him being smart businessman – he doesn’t manage his money, and ANY person who would turned down 10 to 1 tax issues is an MORON.
            For a smart man NONE of the Presidential
            candidates UNDERSTOOD the meaning of it.-
            R/R DO NOT CARE ABOUT HIS FELLOWMAN.

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          9. sam muchia October 3, 2012

            Oh,I don’t think either party really cares. Obama said he would cut the deficit by half when he was elected. He has increased the debt more than all the presidents in the history of this country. Increased it from 4 to almost 16 trillion. Where is that money coming from?

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          10. Don Rice October 5, 2012

            Sorry, Sam, but you have incorrect figures. On the day Obama took office, the national debt stood at over 10.6 trillion dollars. The first year of his presidency, most of the increase was from fulfilling the last of the Bush administration obligations. That accounts for most of the increas under Obama. Truth is, Obama’s programs have increased the debt in a very minute proportion compared to past presidents, especially Republican ones.

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          11. IreneH October 23, 2012

            And GWB said the WMD were in Iraq and the war would cost under 50B. President Obama put the Iraq war back in the budget after Bush tried to hide it and that is part of the deficit now that people attribute to Obama. Democrats always get stuck digging out from under after a repubican administration.

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          12. IreneH October 23, 2012

            Where’s the 5T in Romney’s tax cuts coming from? And the 2T in defense spending? Would be better to take some of that and have a stimulous to rebuild the infrastucture and put people to work instead. Romney’s math doesn’t add up and the money will come from you and me and the poor.

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          13. Me, Myself and I October 4, 2012

            Obama’s wealth over the past six years has come from the sales of his books.

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          14. SIndian October 10, 2012

            In reply, a successful selling book, is how his
            money was made.

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          15. 12OW_people November 2, 2012

            Mitt is a Moron and a Mormon = MMM
            He is really for the power… not for the people, I cannot believe that anbody in their right mind will vote for Mitt after he insulted 47% of the population. He is a hater and he is not compassionate. He has a very hard time putting a nice face of empathy for the vulnerable people of the recent storm. He is not natural…he is a fake… like the Mormon secret society works…you never know the real truth of what is going on behind curtains…. Do not be deceived!!!

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          16. BobinNC October 4, 2012

            Bwah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Guess what Dominick, Dan and neeceoo – we can and we will have adults in the White House come 20 Jan 2013. We cannot afford another four years of Barry – oh that’s right, nothing is his fault, it’s all because of President Bush.

            Too funny ” because their meanness gets in the way of their logic” that’s FUNNY! Guess what, it’s a tough world out there and Obama hasn’t a clue nor the back bone for world leadership.

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          17. Don Rice October 5, 2012

            Obama doesn’t have a clue? Really? Is that why he was able to have Bin Laden and the other top people in Al Quaida taken out? Is that why he was able to get us out of Iraq, where we had no business being? Is that why his economic policies kept us out of another Great Depression? Is that why many more people are now able to afford insurance, in spite of pre-existing conditions?

            Please explain how Obama doesn’t have a clue.

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          18. S.D. October 5, 2012

            @BobinNC – I read comments like yours all the time, mostly in response to Yahoo! articles, and in spite of your inexplicable hatred of a man who really hasn’t done specific harm to America or Americans (unlike his predecessor), I’m moved to ask: What if your fantasy scenario doesn’t come to fruition? What if 270 or more electoral votes go the President’s way and we do indeed have four more years of the current administration? Will you and your brethren actually DO anything productive to prevent the cataclysm you claim to envision, or will you all continue to show your mettle and indomitable intellect by posting angry, hateful, devoid-of-reason comments on message boards like this, the sum total effect of which is probably less than zero (as reading them often galvanizes the left even further)?

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          19. DFW October 7, 2012

            I agree, we will have adults in the White House on Jan. 20, 2013. Luckily for the USA, they will be the same adults that are currently there. But Obama and Biden have it easy, as no adults are running against them.

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          20. gatorfan0706 October 5, 2012

            neeceoo iagree with you. We can not have Romney/Ryan in the White House!!! If that happens we are all in trouble unless you are in the top 1% and I mean things are going to get a lot worse for than they are now.

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          21. DFW October 7, 2012

            Rolls-Ryan will not be in the White House, but there will not be an end to the Republican Party (didn’t we hear that after the election of 2008?), not so long as it can be bought and paid for by 20 extremist billionaires. Don’t forget that the Republican Party in the last 20 years has acted against the interests of 90% of its voters, and these voters continue to enthusiastically support them.

            Don’t forget, either, that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had a large base of support, and the the Nazi Party in Germany enjoyed plenty of local support as well.

            Advertising and control of the media go a long way to convincing Eskimos to buy refrigerators when they already own refrigerators. They also convince people to vote against health care that would save their own lives, and to vote for a party that would deprive them of any access to that same life-saving health care if it had its way.

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          22. DFW October 7, 2012

            Rolls-Ryan will not be in the White House, but there will not be an end to the Republican Party (didn’t we hear that after the election of 2008?), not so long as it can be bought and paid for by 20 extremist billionaires. Don’t forget, the fact that the Republican Party in the last 20 years has acted against the interests of 90% of its voters, and these voters continue to enthusiastically support them.

            Don’t forget, either, that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had a large base of support, and the the Nazi Party in Germany enjoyed plenty of local support as well.

            Advertising and control of the media go a long way to convincing Eskimos to buy refrigerators when they already own refrigerators. They also convince people to vote against health care that would save their own lives, and to vote for a party that would deprive them of any access to that same life-saving health care if it had its way.

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          23. Dan Angell October 7, 2012

            Actually, we can’t afford not to have Romney/Ryan in the White House.

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          24. Daniel Heisner October 8, 2012

            But we will, and America will have another chance
            to escape the fate of Greece.

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          25. Bill Isom October 17, 2012

            Gallup, who has been in the tank for Obama, clearly shows a fundamental shift in the polls with Romeny at 50% and Obama at 46% with more than just swing states in play.

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          26. Nate October 21, 2012

            Sure we can. Just not for very long, as shortly thereafter the Earth will go hurtling into the sun.

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          27. Lance Fryback October 25, 2012

            obama is a socialist and i would imagine that if you two ever worked for anything you too would be a republican, the only racists in this country are people of color

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          28. Ed October 3, 2012

            Well, Reagan taxed Social Security and Unemployment insurance.Iguess that he will have to tax disability payments and SSI next. And do away with a whole lot of things to reduce that “49 percent” down to just the 2600millionaires that do not presently pay taxes.

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          29. gensis October 3, 2012

            Hi DAN, and thank God for people like you. The south is filled with hateful, racistist hyprocrites. Also southern states consist of poor to middle class citizens, so I have yet to understand why they would be republicans other than race issues. The republican party have no plans on helping the poor or middle class….

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          30. phillyproud1982 October 3, 2012

            Having lived in the south, I can tell you it’s quite the conundrum. They vote against their own self interest for varying reasons. For some it is the abortion/gay marriage issue and it blinds them to anything else. For others its racially motivated. And I found that for some as crazy as it sounds they believe that if they vote Republican, one day they too can seize the American dream and become wealthy. Somewhat akin to a genie in a bottle philosophy. Sad but true.

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          31. Hillbilly October 3, 2012

            Not all Southerns are racists something that so many people in other parts of the Country refuse to realize. There are just as many if not more racists in other parts of the country as there is the South. Many of us that grew up in the South and still live here were raised to judge a person on what they do not by the color of their skin, religion, sex, or who they love. I grew when we had segrated(not spelled right) something my parents disapproved of and they and generations before had lived in the South all their lives. So every Southern can not be painted with the racist brush as gensis and the writer of this article Gene Lyons are trying to do. I would not vote for Romney for dog catcher and sure won’t vote for him for President, Ryan wouldn’t make a good street cleaner

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          32. toptwome October 6, 2012

            I don’t think he is calling all southerners racists, but there are many more of them who are racists and who are republicans. More black people are able to finally do well and be successful and I admire them for being Democrats like I am.

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          33. jarheadgene October 4, 2012

            Here is the reason they are REPUBLICANs…….

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          34. granddad1 October 7, 2012

            In actuality it is the people in the North that are the racists–How so you ask–In the South people accept the individual but not the race; the North accept the race but not the individual. Which is more racist?

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          35. ROBERT C HASTINGS October 3, 2012

            My former stepfather and the husband of my wife’s cousin were both lifelong Republicans; but they both changed their party affiliations during the GW years becase, as we have heard so frequently over the past few years, today’s Republican Party is not the one they signed on to. It has changed drastically in order to cater to their farthest right vocal minority, the Tea Party, which, by the way, bears no resemblance whatsoever to the historical group of the same name. Dwight Eisenhower is probably rolling over in his grave.

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          36. kdisg October 3, 2012

            besides they got mean and cranky, they became un_american. The hate list for the GOP has gotten so long it’s crazy. Woman, gays, the poor, disabled, middle class and as Mitt said 47% of us lazy dudes, that workled all our lives, paid our taxes, raised our families BUT he says were moochers. I cant imagine someone like that making decisions for america, As Obama said, you cant be president for 50% of americans you have to be president for ALL AMERICANS and Mitt doesn’t think were worth it!! fixing medicare never occurs to repub licans because not one ever voted for it even in the very begining, We have social security and medicae because there were enough democrats way back then who voted yes when ALL republicans voted no, Check the FACTS if yu dont trust this info but it’s true. Vote Obamka and democrats to save medicare and ss.

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          37. m. j. October 4, 2012

            I’m pretty much in agreement with you here -with an exception. I don’t think we really want to see the Republican Party go away as much as we’d like to see it grow up and get real.

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          38. toptwome October 6, 2012

            Republicans have nothing to offer until they agree to raise taxes and not to cut taxes as the solution to everything on earth. The Pledge to Grover Norquist has harmed America and republicans are the ones behind all the harm.

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          39. ministerdwightsmith October 4, 2012

            That’s Right Dan most Republians hate that Obama is Black, and he is doing it for all people, not just Black but Whites, Latinos as well,

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          40. adler56 October 4, 2012

            I don’t know about you but to me williard and lyin ryan seem like girly men . BY fact checkers williard lied his ass off -called his sone liars- and lied about what he will do- he’s spent years talking about cutting taxes for the top 1%- last night he only talked about cutting taxes for the middle class- if any pof you want to take a chance on a pathological liar- good luck- you can see how that worked out with dumbya and ronnie reagun.

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          41. Brittsdad October 4, 2012

            My 17 year old daughter was murdered as a result of Race .My family came to this Country in 1912 from Russia, less than 100 years later my daughter was gone . I have yet to find a African American with a Russian Name. So hate is a strong word and it seems to go both ways. I still don’t hate Blacks I hate the ones that ruined my life. I do however want MY Healthcare I work for it I pay for it.

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          42. BlueJoubert October 4, 2012

            Off topic, but how can you claim friends like that? I could never include those who act and especially speak like that as a friend, and I don’t understand people who can. Anyone who talks like that out loud, owns those feelings in their soul, and I can’t be around one of them, much less ‘a lot’ of them and say they are my friends.

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          43. Robert Allen October 4, 2012

            I have heard in my lifetime in Alabama only Democrats (both black and white) use what you call ‘the n word’ .. never a Republican, not once.

            Also, in New Orleans, most of the slaveowners WERE black. It is a fiction that only whites were allowed to own slaves. Free blacks were also allowed that privilege .. indeed the concept of black slavery came from Africa. (Blacks were not automatically slaves anywhere in the South .. only blacks to whom someone could provide a title .. part of the many contradictions from that time that are not taught in the schoolroom, because those contradictions do not follow a simplistic good Yankee v. evil Confederate narrative.

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          44. Don Rice October 5, 2012

            I see you’re one of those folks who like to rewrite history…

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          45. toptwome October 6, 2012

            That is a stretch and not worth the stupidity you put behind it. Lord save your sorry ass. Slave owners were white. The slaves were black and no one believes your ignorant barf.

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          46. Alex Borg October 8, 2012

            Umm, while not entirly accurate, not all slave owners were white. And as a point of fact, slavery was already firmly in place by the muslim traders who were in cahoots with tribal chiefs well before the advent of Euorpean involement.

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          47. Bernardo Cabrera Zárate October 5, 2012

            Class warfare does not help. I do not know his qualifications as a politician, but Romney definitely has won my respect based on his business career and executive experience (including public service). Although I do not support Romney’s neocon ideology, I do prefer him because he is better qualified for the office and Obama is a foreign policy neocon anyway.

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          48. Sykie Toles October 7, 2012

            “Mean” is exactly the word I’ve been thinking, Dan. From the 47% to Big Bird (a symbol for economically disadvantaged kids) the Republican platform and Mitt Romney himself lack compassion and empathy.

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          49. SilverLakePundit October 7, 2012

            So you make a habit of hanging out with racists? That says more about you than it says about them. Do you often leave it to others to take a stand for you or do you only do it yourself when you have backup?

            In your world, being wealthy is a crime, but it’s okay to play ball with bigots and not say anything.

            You didn’t need to tell us you were voting for Barack Obama. We knew that when you confessed your weak principles.

            “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”

            I beg you not to vote for Mitt Romney – you haven’t got the necessary character.

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          50. Dan Angell October 7, 2012

            Don’t count on it. One more debate like the first one, and Romney will roll to a win.

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          51. Pulseguy October 8, 2012

            I don’t believe you. I know lots of Republicans and I don’t know any who are racists. Even more than that, I’ve asked many people if they know anyone who is racist. None do.

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          52. Jerry Reescano October 8, 2012

            I am wishing the same thing Dan…but I am not as confident as I was a week ago. I live in the fat bible belt (ARK) and these freaks really believe the POTUS is a Muslim. Despite Romney’s own remarks about his personal feelings concerning the 47% of Americans, his constant F-ups overseas with our “allies” and his refusal to divulge anything meaningful about his taxes or his tax plan or his foreign policy agenda….yet he has one good hour and a half and all of sudden he’s the guy again. People wake the hell up.

            While I’m not going to say Obama’s “performance” was everything I thought it should have been, I have to ask “what were you people expecting from Romney?” His campaign made it known (quite frequently) how much and how often Romney was practicing and getting ready for the debate since the end of the RNC convention. How long ago was that? So, yes, he was ready and he did look a little more prepared for the debate.

            But that’s just what is was, a debate, nothing more. A forum in which two opposing sides can speak and discuss an issue in a certain type of format. But what a debate is not, is life and it’s not about making the hard choices at a moment’s notice. You don’t get weeks/months to practice to make the big decisions and Romney’s own voice has given credence to how he would perform in similar difficult situations. Do you know what the POTUS was been doing since the DNC convention…he’s been the President of the United States and a damn good one at that.

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          53. Susan H Silverstein October 9, 2012

            Hi Jerry R I am from the “other” side of aisle. I don’t expect to agree w/what’s written here, but feel it’s important to get as broad a view as possible re 2012 election. I agree w/U re value of debate, we can’t get over-invested in these debates. The debates are just introductions to the candidates, like show-room demo models. Out of fairness to the President, I noticed that his 9/11 Anniversary Speech, was delivered so flat and lifeless I couldn’t believe it! Obama is a great speaker. It occurred to me, that he may be going through a crisis of some sort, that we don’t know about yet. In recalling the Cuban Mis Crisis, JFK, kept it under wraps, until it reached a stage when he felt he had to make it public.
            ss
            I just wish to point out, in re to the issues involving secrecy that Obama has plenty of stuff he does not wish to share. That includes his years at college as undergraduate, incl Columbia & the liberal arts college he attended in CA. He promised us a more transparent presidency & offered to make his visitors log open records. However, there were reports that he met with many people outside of the WH, privately in a Condo development within walking distance of WH. Sadly, the press never followed through with this item, I don’t know if this was an “allegation” or a way the President can handle controversial conferences he needs to keep out of public.

            In terms of foreign policy, I am not comfortable with anything going on, and especially the terrible way Ambassador Stevens was killed in Libya.

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          54. Spencer Patton October 11, 2012

            Jerry He has been on T.V. and not being the Leader we need or the one you think he is. He dropped the ball and allowed four Fellow Americans to be killed in the middle East and then tried to cover it up and the facts shot him down after the cover up. He also Got his butt handed too him because He talks a good talk but has never been exsposed for who he is until the debate. He looks good but there is an empty throne and no Leader. The facts speak for themselves. The Highest Inflation ever, Highest unemployment and dont take his figure of 7.5 % but closer to 15 to 25 %, wanting to raise taxes and dont think he will tax the 1 % but will tax us all when and if he gets reelected. Finally Obama Care, the majoriety of the Nation and most of the Dems didnt want it but he and a few dems, Palossi, Reed and a minority pushed it through. Losing the midterms because of it and somewhat balanced the Senate again. Go see Obama 2016 and then decide who to vote for this Election.

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          55. mikecoatl October 20, 2012

            No thanks – right-wing propaganda from a cheating, hypocritical hack is not my favorite kind of movie.

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          56. UzmaAli October 12, 2012

            Jerry you are right.

            If Romney won this election, its going to be another war and America will never recover.
            It will take more than 4 years for democrats to clear the mess handed to them by republican cowboy bush.
            So Americans should give Obama time, if they wish to see America as it was Pre Bush

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          57. akcoyote October 19, 2012

            And it will take years to repair the damage Obama did.

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          58. mikecoatl October 20, 2012

            What damage is that? Obama did not cause this mess – he inherited it from you clowns.

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          59. Bill Escalante October 12, 2012

            Jerry, What country do you live in? People are sucking wind and the President has done very little to alleviate the situation! Obama makes Carter look like a good President! If sitting and chatting with the ladies of The View instead of meeting with other leaders of the World is “being the President of the United States” and lying to the American People concerning the terrorist attack in Libya then let’s elect a better actor to play the part! We then would not have to worry about a botched performance during a debate! Even my 12-year old son thought it was strange that an attack was made on an American Embassy on 9/11 and it was immediately attributed to an obscure video. Very strange that they wanted until 9/11 to react!
            My guess is Obama spent alot more time campaigning and raising money than being President since the DNC convention!

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          60. Joyce October 16, 2012

            Anyone would be an improvement from what we’ve suffered the last 4 years and I mean ANYONE!!!

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          61. mikecoatl October 20, 2012

            I hope you and the other righties on here suffer horribly from a Mitt Romney presidency if it happens.

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          62. Joyce October 16, 2012

            You don’t have to believe he is a muslim to see the obvious muslim sympathizing occurring over and over again, even when it means defending them over the murders of our Libyan Ambassador and 3 of his comrades, that he so “eloquently” calls a “bump in the road”!!! God help this country!!!

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          63. rational2012 October 18, 2012

            This little string apears to have been written by one person talking to himself.

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          64. demelza October 18, 2012

            Delusional.

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          65. john fonyi October 18, 2012

            it is the obamanist morons like you and the other commentors on this liberal media claptrap site that needs to wake up. 23 million chronically unemployed 10.1% real unemployment rate 47 million on foodstamps incomes down by 4,300 since oscumbag took over health care costs up 2500 and still rising gas at 4.00 a gallon and 1.67 when the socialist muslim anti american took office CASE CLOSED NUFF SAID

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          66. Spencer Patton October 11, 2012

            Dan please read up on the Democratic Party and thier views on Blacks before you make statements about the Republican Party.
            According to the stats for the voting public in the last election more People voted for Obama due to racial issues than those who voted against him. The people who voted against him voted due too his past, his socialistic ideals, as well as the people that he has sided with growing up. Do some research before you vote this time, you will be doing all of US a service as well as your country.

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          67. Stevej19 October 12, 2012

            Thanks Dan for just being a reasonable person.Im so sick of the whole race thing.He is clearly the best solution to our problems.Thanks again

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          68. Joyce October 16, 2012

            thank God, we have a conservative Republican who is kicking his butt and why he is losing votes left and right.

            I’ll be so glad when this election is over so all of you baby killers can enjoy the next four years cleaning up his mess. Then we can spend the next 4 years blaming him – as he has done with his predecessor. He has no sense of responsibility and is the most thin skinned president this country has ever had!!! No responsibility for the last 4 years whatsoever!!! What are 1/2 of the United States citizens thinking? Besides the fact that they are obviously brainwashed and/or uneducated to the real policies and their detrimental actions on the rest of us who will die paying for them so that “57% can keep having their hand out – not 47%!!!

            What Romney said was right, and if the truth hurts, who’s dam fault is it?

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          69. Bill Isom October 17, 2012

            You are totally misrepresenting Republicans. Obama has done more to divide this country than any President in history. With three weeks to go, it sure likes voters intend on rejecting a second Obama term.

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          70. demelza October 18, 2012

            People like you scare me. But I suppose it’s true that we don’t get you because otherwise we would think like you. I admit I don’t get it from your point of view. I also admit I don’t want to and for all intents and purposes, I like my point of view.
            President Romney.

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          71. akcoyote October 19, 2012

            John Kerry has far more money than Romney will ever have but the left didn’t say a word when he was your nominee.

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          72. Ben Harris-Kornblith October 20, 2012

            That’s false. Romney is estimated at having upwards of 250 million and that’s a conservative estimate. Kerry is estimated at around 194 million. Get your facts straight. Its not about money also – its about understanding the plight of working/middle class voters, something that Romney has no conceptual ability to do.

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          73. William October 19, 2012

            Liar.

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          74. Willis CurryFans October 19, 2012

            The republicans “KNOW” right from wrong & the right thing to do. They just dont mind caving to business interests at the expense of poorer workers. Such as not supporting unions,endless tax cuts, loopholes, etc. The GOP would rather cut every other program first before they address making eveyone pay more taxes. Question is how many years are they going to keep putting on the “mask of sanity”?

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          75. Lance Fryback October 25, 2012

            republicans ended the slave days, jackass

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          76. meglvsJC November 16, 2012

            why do you have friends that hate blacks?

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          77. letmeeatcake November 18, 2012

            why do you play ball with them? just to feel superior?

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          78. Mike S November 20, 2012

            You are a fucking liar. You don’t have Republican friends at all you puke. When the US goes down the tubes, the rich will be fine but losers like you will be out on the street.

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          79. Chris R Bowe November 26, 2012

            dan dalton get a grip ,all the blake people i no only vote 4 obama cause he is bklake.should have shut the board 30year ago .like the law says.howard stern went to watts and told ald the blake people mccains idears they like ya then howard tell them how there were cheering 4 .blake people are rasit to they say craker so am pround i take it as a complament .afarican american mybe i should b a euroamerican.obama has open the floog gates byby usa

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          80. Free man June 24, 2013

            Stay with that logic and you will be as successful as your football team was against Alabama in the NC game.

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        2. jjrjon October 3, 2012

          Dominick, please don’t give them any new ideas. lol

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        3. Hillbilly October 3, 2012

          The ironic fact is that the Veterans Job Acts actually was a Republican idea but when they realized it might help President Obama they filibustered against it and defeated it. That fact along should show everyone how little they care about helping the middle class and poor because they filibustered their own bill after realizing that by helping our returning veterans that could help President Obama win the election. They are a bunch of uncaring so so that does not care about any one that does ‘t have millions and billions dollars in US bank and offshore accounts.

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        4. Gammaanya October 3, 2012

          Too bad the the media will not disclose the name of Repuke that blocked the Vet.Job bill, they know who he is but will not say it – sad because we could get that asshole out of the office and others who did not voted for this bill. I guess that’s politics and ALL care about their jobs and their retirement.
          SAD to say R/R will WIN, 375M bought US Presidency, this debate is just a cover up and make believe we have still Democracy. Sad to say some Demrats sold US and jumped the ship. Research their VOTES and who sided with Repukes and also sign the pledge with Norquist.
          U R Right Dominick – as ALWAYS.

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          1. topjob66t October 4, 2012

            It went down 58-40, with five Republicans voting in favor of it. Sen. Coburn of Oklahoma led the fight against the bill calling it crap. There would have been a billion dollars invested over five years to get vets back to work.
            It was a sad display of vile bile.

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        5. Dyan Moore October 8, 2012

          Your absolutely correct! A man (Romney) who accepts a nomination to be pres of the most powerful country in the world & FORGETS to thank, or even mention, our military is not fit to lead our country. He wants to cut $ out of the fed budget & won’t tell us where or what will be cut. He scares me.

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        6. Stevon Nutt October 9, 2012

          Obama loves the military so much that he held back on sending them ballots. the fact that they tend to vote Republican may have something to do with it! I bet that the courts will make him count the military vote anyhow.
          I wonder how they felt when Obama wanted them to buy their own health insurance and pay for their own medical bills if they were wounded!

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        7. George Peters October 11, 2012

          And yet a lot of military people support Romney. I guess they are dying to go back to Iran this time.

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        8. Friedwatermellon October 23, 2012

          90% of all soldiers can’t stomach Obama you idiot

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      2. gensis October 3, 2012

        exactly @old_blu, and they “republicans” say he has done nothing, but the reality is they have attempted to stop everything he has done or tried to do….so sad…..

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      3. ROBERT C HASTINGS October 3, 2012

        He did most of it while fighting those who had stated, from day one of his administration, that they wanted him to be a “one-term” president. They did it in spite of his offering the hand of bipartisan cooperation even though in 2009 the Democratic Party controlled both houses of Congress. It is a shame that one of the best-intentioned presidents in recent history had to accomplish so much in the lame duck session of Congress in 2010, and had to use that tactic that W used more than anyone else in history, the “presidential signing”. There is still so much to be done that will never get done if Romney gets elected. “The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

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      4. Lynda Jones-Owings October 5, 2012

        That is the problem the GOP is pissed that he will not allow them to stop him; no matter what and they hate that. So they find the idot Rom-ney, who does not have a clue about middle america and would just as well eliminate everyone who does not live the life of the rich and famous. Sad, sad, sad!!!

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      5. station0482 October 10, 2012

        Sorry, but Obama is now losing in the polls and the swing states are now too close to call.

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    2. Abusfix October 3, 2012

      You should have stopped at #6. those alone cost we tax payers 6 trillion, which means my children and grand children will be paying probably 75% of their income in taxes. This president did is not what I had in mind 4 years ago. It’s been a disaster for Americas future. I won’t be duped again. But you keep pulling for your team. I will keep America as my priority. Where do I get me an Obama phone with emergency text. Did you list that to. I got board after #10.

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      1. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

        The Affordable Care Act will be enacted in 2014 and has not cost us anything. In fact, it will lower medical costs when it is implemented. The only thing President Obama added to the debt is the stimulus package (less than $1T). The $6T increase the GOP loves to highlight includes Bush’s TARP, which was signed October 3, 2008 and, therefore, appears as part of the FY09 budget. President Obama moved the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the general budget, where it should have been all along, as part of his transparency efforts. The effect of loss in revenues caused by job losses that began in late 2007 and continued until two years ago was compounded by increases in unemployment benefits. Another contributing factor for the increases in the national debt involves interest payments on the money we borrowed to pay for our crusades.
        Bear in mind that the civil servant population is at its lowest point in 50 years. President Obama has reduced the size of government from the highs it reached in the Reagan and W eras.

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        1. adler56 October 3, 2012

          You can’t educate people like abusfix who never took math or economics
          or if they did they flunked those courses. He’s the kind of person that brings America closer to 3rd world status every day. Too dumb to live in America in 2012.

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          1. phillyproud1982 October 3, 2012

            This election cycle has shown me that you can’t educate ignorance and there is no cure for stupidity. The GOP has gone off the deep end and there’s no coming back. Prepare for them to make plans to succeed from the Union when Obama is re-elected.

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          2. topjob66t October 4, 2012

            (Secede)

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          3. sam muchia October 4, 2012

            Well adler, why don’t you tell us all about yourself, since you hide behind a screen name, while most of us use our “real” name. Did you go to college? I notice you like name calling. I haven’t seen anything “factual” you have added here, other than your hate if other don’t agree with you. It is OK to debate. But name calling and hate. Leave it out please.

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        2. TheSkalawag929 October 3, 2012

          Well said Dominick Vila but you do realize that republicans are impervious to the weapons you are using, truth and facts.

          However when used in combination, as you are using them, there may be some positive results. Keep up the good work.

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        3. Peoples425 October 3, 2012

          You forgot to add that the “Obama phone” that was referenced was actually a part of the Bush’s plan in 2008 and not a policy instituted by President Obama. I guess the republicans have stood by that “fact checking won’t run our campaign”.

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      2. Robert October 3, 2012

        Two wars he did’nt start cost 6billion a month. He ended one. 75% of household income in taxes, do all republicans ?

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      3. adler56 October 3, 2012

        You’re one of the dumb people I was talking about. A grown man who says
        “Where do I get me…” stupid. to instead of too- very common mistake with dropouts and Republicans. Then “board” instead of “bored”. Someone that ignorant shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

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        1. TammieO October 3, 2012

          Right???? I’ve been saying it all along, you should have to pass an IQ test to vote in this country, it could fix everything!

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          1. zzz1934 October 3, 2012

            So you want everyone to pass an IQ test to vote? What about having to show your ID to vote? That’s not acceptable right?
            Geez people keep drinking the kool aid and soon enough America will be a 3rd world country…just like your beloved Obama envisions it to be…Good lord, it’s unbelievable how you so called Americans are so willing to buy into the political BS that both parties are spitting up. Grow a pair and STAND UP for your rights. Mark my words, if you don’t take a stand now you won’t be able too in the not so distant future.
            Both parties are leading us down a path to destruction. They are pitting us against each other and we are falling for it. Fight for your rights.
            People that have freedom must be vigilant in maintaining that freedom if they are to remain a free people.

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          2. sam muchia October 4, 2012

            ZZZ, you’re right about that! Both parties lie, cheat, steal from us. My Dad use to say “if they are not crooks when they go in office, they will be by the time they come out of office.” When you compromise your principles, what do you have left? If the country would just quit spending more than it takes in, in taxes, we would all be better off. If the ordinary man or company spend more than they can pay, they go bankrupt. That is where our country is headed. Cut the PORK!!.

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          3. phillyproud1982 October 3, 2012

            Yes an IQ test is a fabulous idea. Instead of voter id why not examine the intellectual prowess of those wanting to cast a vote. And since the liberal left are so racist, why don’t we require all voters in southern states to have all of their teeth, not be married to a relative, and exclude anyone living in a trailer as that is not fixed residential property.

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          4. grammyjill October 3, 2012

            actually the iq test along with a mental evaluation should be given to anyone who even wants to run for public office.

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          5. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

            I think something like that was tried once;

            ” From 1890 to 1908, starting with Mississippi, conservative Southern Democratic legislators created new constitutions with provisions for voter registration that effectively completed disfranchisement of most blacks and many poor whites. They created a variety of barriers, including requirements for poll taxes, residency requirements, rule variations, literacy and understanding tests, that achieved power through selective application against minorities, or were particularly hard for the poor to fulfill. ”

            I find the idea of denying any American Citizen the right to vote, regardless of ideology, distasteful.

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      4. Blake Faulkner October 3, 2012

        Hey Teabagger Abusfix…You mis-spelled ‘bored’. You ‘Faux News’ dupes really should read a lot more than just comic books. It would help to turn off the TV & Rush Limbaugh too.

        The most important thing is getting the U.S. economy growing again by quickly jump-starting demand for goods and services by the middle class. Whatever it takes. Read Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman’s recent book “End This Depression Now!”…and it will put things in much clearer perspective for you…and it might even improve your spelling. As an added incentive for you…this book is fairly critical of Barack Obama…but it is not ideological.

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        1. neece00 October 3, 2012

          Very good book Blake but asking a teabagger to read something other than comic books is like asking Mitt to tell the truth.

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          1. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

            Yeah Romney would’nt know what the truth is if came up and hit him in the head.

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      5. TheSkalawag929 October 3, 2012

        “sentimental fanatics seeking to purge the nation of sin; adepts of “limited government” with their noses buried in women’s panty drawers; apostles of a lost Utopia located in a non-existent past, most often in 60s sitcoms like “The Andy Griffith Show.”

        I would say that the above is a pretty fair description of you and what the republican party have become.

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      6. ChristoD October 3, 2012

        Hey Abusfix, I am with you on the National Debt issue BUT, I have a question for you. Why is it that the Tea Party et al (including you ?) started making an issue of the National Debt SIX WEEKS after Obama took office, SIX WEEKS ! (I was in Naples, Fl and saw it first hand). They started blaming him for the National Debt, a mere SIX WEEKS after he took office but NEVER once said a word about it when is was being driven through the roof (or us into a huge hole) by Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush who collectively accounted for more than $12 TRILLION of the PRESENT National Debt. That’s right my friend THEY created the mess we are in ON THIER WATCH. Were you outraged when THEY dug the hole to start with ? The reason why it makes complete sense to re-tax, or close major loopholes, on the wealthy, in addition to they are not paying their fair share, is that THEY are a main part of why the National Debt sky rocketed ! Those Presidents spearheaded tax cuts when they controlled the House and Senate thus starting the dramatic climb in the National Debt and now the Republicans, who caused it, want it fixed on THEIR terms. Oh the HUMANITY and ARROGANCE ! They want to fix the debt issue, not by re-raising taxes on the wealthy or anyone else for that mater but by eliminating many important social programs, including educational assistance, drive Social Security and Medicare into the red so much that they will HAVE to be overhauled or better yet PRIVATIZED, and they get to realize their ideologically pure CONSERVATIVE dream. NOT ON OUR WATCH THEY WON’T ! Politics in a democracy is supposed to be about BALANCE, NOT IDEOLOGICAL PURITY on either side !
        Screw Grover Norquist and his NO NEW TAXES, the uber rich should VOLUNTEER to fix the majority of the problem created by giving them their NUMEROUS TAX BREAKS.6

        So for all of you ‘class warfare’ whinners, fugedaboudit, you are p——in the wind blowing in your face on that one AND for Abusfix, the way to help drive down the National Debt is to SIGNIFICANLTLY raise taxes, to the Clinton term level, on the uber-Rich. By the way where are all those jobs that these ‘job creators’ are supposed to have created ? Obama policies my butt, try greed and trying to fix the election in the GOPS’s favor. Watch how fast the jobs start materializing after Obama kicks Romney’s butt.

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        1. Abusfix October 3, 2012

          Sorry about the spelling, but down here in good ol Dixie we don’t git much schoolin. I do see I hit a nerve and all of you talk like you know me well. Hole on while I turn Mr. Rush down. Dude you seem to have all the facts. PLUS YOU AND OBAMA must have all the answers.

          You need to calm down Romney is not that bad and would be a good president. That’s all. It’s America first in my book,that seems lost in this election. God bless you all and God bless America and may the best man win according to Gods plan. I will continue to pray for our president everyday. Now I have to go back to work. I have a JOB.

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          1. ChristoD October 3, 2012

            Abusfix, you seem to be that rare breed of cat these days and that is a REASONABLE slightly to the right politically, person. There are so many on the right that have bought into a alternate reality that to try and talk sense makes no sense since they live in a different world. Actually what scares me about Mr Romney is I have NO idea where he stands on ANY issue. On eday he talks tough and the next day he seems to be apolgizing for what he said the previous day. He switches back and forth so much that I have no idea who or what he is all about other than he will SAY anything lying to the high heavens almost in a state of panic to win the Presidency. He appears desperate and that scares me especially as it relates to being the leader of the free world. His temperment is scary. On the plus side he obviously is a good family man and man of God but, this is America not the Holy land. As for him being President, THAT is the ultimate SCARY MOVIE especially if he tries to implement the extreme right ideological fantacy budget that Ryan has created.

            You are asking the WRONG bunch to CALM DOWN, it is the right wing nutjobs that need to stop frothing at the mouth and overreacting to every panic button that Limbaugh, Hannity, Levi, Coulter, Gingrich, Trump, Santorum, Sununu and the rest of these blowhards are spewing.

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        2. phillyproud1982 October 3, 2012

          Well stated. And not only did the GOP not mention the debt until immediately after Obama took office. They never mention that GW took over the white house with a surplus. Translation for the teabaggers, the government did not even have debt, we had extra. Yet in 8 years GW dug us into a hole of mammoth proportions. But in the delusional bubble of the GOP, Obama is just not effective. I think the Republican party has gone so far right they can’t look back.

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      7. awakenaustin October 3, 2012

        Bored is spelled bored. Unfortunately you are being duped if you accept the Republican version of the debt crisis and its source. I suspect you did not vote for President Obama in 2008. The claim I was once this but now I am something different is a common persuasion technique used to suggest that you have some authority or knowledge others don’t have. President Obama has never been what you have in mind. You pulled that 75% tax figure out of your anus. You have absolutely no justification for it. It is like Romney’s 12 million jobs. It is just a number you grabbed out of the air just as his jobs number is a number he grabbed out of the air. He says he will create all of these jobs and never gives any indication of how that will occur.The reason he gives no explanation, is that he has no rational or reasonable explanation for how he will do it. The closest he will give to an explanation is to say he will double down on the policies of the Bush Administration. We all know how well that worked out.

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      8. TammieO October 3, 2012

        Jeez… did all of the republicans on here leave school at 3rd grade?
        board = wooden plank
        bored = 1.Feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.
        2.(of a gun) Having a specified bore: “large-bored guns”.

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        1. sam muchia October 4, 2012

          That would be a large BORE gun. Not bored, but thanks for clarifying a board is a wooden plank, I think. :>)

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    3. adler56 October 3, 2012

      No Dominick- they hate him because he’s black and in their pea brains- inferior to them.
      They would not have wanted to do anything on your list unless you snuck in tax cuts for the wealthy. They love the fallacy that America is #1 still. They make emotional decisons- not decisions based on facts. e.g. many of them are high school dropouts and the President has several degrees including a law degree from Harvard but rednecks compare him to a monkey- not reality based thinking- just hate. Some monkeys are smarter than rednecks.

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      1. Fern Woodfork October 3, 2012

        YES!!! They Can’t Take The Ideal That There Is A Black Man In The White House!!!

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      2. mrbluesays October 3, 2012

        hair growing out of ears nose and on backs… now who is the monkey?

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      3. LVSUNSHINE October 3, 2012

        I was born and raised in Arkansas, so guess you could consider me a redneck but disagree that all rednecks compare President Obama to a Monkey. I was raised in a home that considered all people equal so it was quite a wake up call when I went to college. Blacks having to eat in the kitchen in resturants,
        not allowed in many of the clubs, I could go on and on how the blacks were treated during the 60’s in the south. I taught 8th grade math on an emergency certificate because they could not get anyone to teach in a school that was forced to allow blacks to attend the same school as the white. I get so upset when I hear the “N” word. I may be a redneck but am supporting President Obama all the way and so is all my family.

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      4. sam muchia October 3, 2012

        Obama forfeited his law degree as did Michelle. Why would someone spend the time, effort and money to get a law degree only to voluntarily give it up? Obama gave his up because he did not want his records opened. Michelle gave up her under duress of prosecution of insurance fraud.

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        1. adler56 October 4, 2012

          Anoher stupid racist comment- get out of my country you loser.

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          1. sam muchia October 4, 2012

            Racist is something you call someone when they make racist comments. You are too funny and maybe simple minded, but my comments are not racist. Your country? LOL! At least I got a laugh out of this nonsense. Can’t handle the facts can you.

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        2. Karen Wright October 7, 2012

          Not true Sam, they didn’t “forfeit” their law degrees. They both still hold law degrees.

          Instead they both just changed their registration status when they were no longer working actively as lawyers, as is common practice.

          Neither of them have any outstanding disciplinary matters against them, as rumoured on some internet sites, and if they did, retiring or becoming inactive would not stop the registration board from pursuing the matter.

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    4. carsrus October 3, 2012

      Dribble, have u no outlets in life? Volunteer at the mear-by hospital, or pet shelter. 36 lines of bull crap!

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      1. Blake Faulkner October 3, 2012

        Reading facts must be such a burden for you carsus. I think equating undeniable facts with ‘bull crap’ may be a problem for you. False beliefs die hard apparently.

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      2. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

        The list was much longer, but I didn’t want to overwhelm challenged Tea Party members with too much info.

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      3. neece00 October 3, 2012

        And you need to take lessons on being a nicer person.

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      4. hilandar1000 October 3, 2012

        Read the original article — that is all about YOU, Carsrus!

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      5. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

        You make allot noise but, don’t replace facts.

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    5. Fern Woodfork October 3, 2012

      Plus They Are Racist KKK Members And Obama Blocking Their Plans To Rule America!!! And All That Bullshit About Our Kids Have To Pay Is Just That BULLSHIT!! The Price Of Living And Taxes Will Go Up No Matter What And Who’s Running The Country So This Is Just More GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Bullshit Just Like The Other Bullshit Lies They Like To Spread So Well!!!

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      1. lana ward October 3, 2012

        Robert Byrd, life long Dem Senator was the head of the KKK. Abraham Lincoln a REPUBLICAN freed the slaves!!

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        1. old_blu October 3, 2012

          You’re so full of it you know that there wasn’t a Tea Party back then and they were the real republicans instead of these right wing over the top jack ass’s that are using the GOP and the GOP is falling for it.

          There are very few grass root republicans left.

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          1. lana ward October 3, 2012

            Republicans AND Tea Party are pretty much the same. What about Robert Byrd a lifelong DEMOCRAT being in the KKK?

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          2. neece00 October 3, 2012

            Robertt Byrd: was briefly a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s, but later left the group and denounced racial intolerance

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          3. lana ward October 3, 2012

            Who in the Republican party ever belonged to the KKK?

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          4. neece00 October 3, 2012

            A former organizer for the Ku Klux Klan says he is running as a Republican for Montana’s representative in the U.S. House.

            John Abarr says he believes he will fare better than people might expect because of a backlash against President Barack Obama.

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          5. neece00 October 3, 2012

            The tea party is the 21 century KKK

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          6. 113121 October 3, 2012

            David Duke . Jessie Helms.Look it up. Then apologize.

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          7. Vernon Sukumu October 3, 2012

            Ever heard of David Duke? The one that said when Michael Steele was elected chair of the repub/Dixie-Can he would take 80% of the white people in the party and form a white people party, if he Steele stayed chair four years. Mitt or no other right winger, voiced one word of disapproval.

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          8. old_blu October 3, 2012

            “Republicans AND Tea Party are pretty much the same”

            They are not the same thing, you have been listening to your blow up doll Rush, and he is full of hot air.

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          9. Joel Sorenson October 3, 2012

            So you are equating Abraham Lincoln, a man who sacrificed everything including his life to preserve the union and free the slaves, to tea party D-bags who in the midst of a financial crisis which was tearing the middle class apart sacrificed nothing except the tiny bit of common sense that would tell any sane person that this was a time to put away differences and work for the best interest of the country. That’s your argument? It must be fun in your bubble where all things white and good come from your beautiful GOP. From Reagan on down the line every republican president without any exception has gutted the middle class to fund tax breaks for the rich….every one of them….well guess what the middle class is now almost non-existant and yeah a lot more people are poor. However, they still vote and there are 110 MILLION CITIZENS!!! who are not white and are not buying the trickle down bullshit…you and your Tea bagging version of the GOP is already dead in the water and will be crushed into dust in the next two election cycles. It’s over Lana…are you going to step into the light of the new reallity or live in the backwoods swamp hovel with the toothless inbred rednecks who support your current views?? What’s your play? We are moving forward into a new dawn of compassionate capitalism that defines success not by how much money you’ve piled up but by how many people you’ve helped with the money you made.

            You should come along. It’ll be fun to be part of the change instead of part of the antiquated bullshit that has been holding back mankind since the beginning.

            The world is moving on with or without you, why not join in and make a difference. Fighting for the status quo is no way to advance a culture.

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          10. old_blu October 3, 2012

            Very well said Joel.

            Lana come to the light follow the light. I thought if Rush could do it I would try.

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          11. lana ward October 3, 2012

            Obama doesn’t believe in Capitalism. Should he steal this election (dead people, animals, illegals voting), supressing the Milatary vote, We w ill be The United States Of Islam, is that your idea of moving forward?

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          12. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

            Everybody makes mistakes, even YOU.
            “He was briefly a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s, but later left the group and denounced racial intolerance.”
            ” In 1997, Byrd told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics but also: “Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don’t get that albatross around your neck. Once you’ve made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena.” In his last autobiography, Byrd explained that he was a KKK member because he “was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision—a jejune and immature outlook—seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions.” Byrd also said, in 2005, “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times … and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.”

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          13. TammieO October 3, 2012

            Thank you – you took the words right out of my mouth (and I didn’t feel a thing!)
            But I think you give too much credit in assuming that they know anything.

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          14. old_blu October 3, 2012

            Haha you are funny Tammie, thanks for the smile.

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          15. Fern Woodfork October 3, 2012

            You Got That Right TammieO Plus The Fact That They Are Just Brain Dead Don’t Help Either!! Their Need To Catch Up With Their Crowd Cause We Know Better!! Rick Santorum A Full Pledge GOP/Tea Party Snake Oil Sales Man Said It Best ” We Will Never Get The SMART PEOPLE On Our Side” LOL

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          16. oletowne October 24, 2012

            Of all the sites I visit to see how the country is thinking……this site is so full of hate it makes me sick to my stomach……and it is mostly coming from the left. I am an independent and you certainly have impacted how I see the left now.

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        2. Fern Woodfork October 3, 2012

          BITCH ANYWAY THAT WAS THEN!! NOW THE MOST OF THE KKK ARE IN THE GOP/TEA PARTY So Catch Up With Your Fox Fake News Crowd And Shut The Fuck Up Talking To Me Brain Dead Tea Bagging Lying TROLL!! DAVID DUKE Leads These Assholes Now!! He’s Hiding Behind The Koch Brothers Cause Of All The Lawsuits On He Hateful Ass TROLL!! LOL You Name One When There’s Millions Of These Assholes In The GOP/Tea Party!!!

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          1. lana ward October 3, 2012

            I see you have that problem again today. The Dems use the blacks, you just won’t take those blinders off and see it

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          2. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

            BITCH? Wow, how tolerant of you.

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          3. old_blu October 3, 2012

            Maybe you didn’t see the name calling down below by someone named bamagal0007.

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          4. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

            Those were liberal adjectives and certainly not personal. I guess you don’t have a problem with women being called nasty names…is that you Bill Maher?

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          5. old_blu October 3, 2012

            I wonder if Sane Jane is a woman.

            It must be joking if you do it, here’s a name for you.

            Hypocrite

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          6. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

            Actually, the word, bitch” refers to a female dog. It is used by the American Kennel Club. I agree the name calling is not productive on either side, but I can see why Fern gets frustrated.

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          7. sam muchia October 3, 2012

            bamagal, you can’t make sense out of hate. So much of that on this site. I was trying to find some objective reporting, but there just isn’t much around.

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          8. sam muchia October 3, 2012

            I feel the HATE fern. You need some new adjectives rather than profanity.

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        3. neece00 October 3, 2012

          Abraham Lincoln was a Whig but regardless, if you really look at the politics from 1861 the Republicans and Democrates have changed roles.

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          1. CPANY October 3, 2012

            Exactly right. The republican Party was founded in 1854 because the Whigs were ineffective in opposing slavery, which was the hot button issue at the time.

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          2. old_blu October 3, 2012

            Oh you republicans are great you did something good in 1861. You do know that it is 2012?

            Obama/Biden 2012

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          3. old_blu October 3, 2012

            @CPANY– Sorry about the last comment it was meant for lana.

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          4. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

            We had a Republican party during the Revolution.

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          5. CPANY October 4, 2012

            Ms, Croft:

            We did not. We had the Federalist and Democratic Republican parties that emerged after the revolution, much to George Washington’s disgust.

            The Republican Party was formed in Wisconsin in 1854.

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        4. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

          the Tea Baggers didn’t start till the last election.

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          1. 113121 October 3, 2012

            Yet they are many of them old Birchers

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          2. sam muchia October 4, 2012

            That’s funny. The old birchers are dead!

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        5. Peoples425 October 3, 2012

          Given the fact that the parties philosophies were reversed at the times in which you’re referencing it makes Lincoln’s party association irrelevant. As for Robert Byrd, this isn’t anything surprising in the least as there are racists/bigots of all creeds.

          For the record though, the emancipation proclamation did not free the majority of slaves and actually didn’t make headway until 2.5 years later hence the celebration of Juneteenth (June 19, 1865).

          I’d advise you to research the material that you offer as argument before using it. It’s actually interesting that you reference Lincoln especially considering that President Obama has both quoted and admired Lincoln on several occasions. I really hope you open your eyes one day.

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          1. lana ward October 3, 2012

            Obama HATES Lincoln!! He hate anything good and decent!! He is using our Constitution for his TP. If he steals this election, we’ll see, but it will be to late

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          2. Peoples425 October 3, 2012

            This is the reason I cannot have a civil conversation with republicans. We cannot agree on facts… President Obama has repeatedly referenced President Lincoln as an inspiration and has quoted him on numerous occasions including the one I tend to like “I have been driven to my knees with the belief that there was nowhere else to go” or something to that effect.
            Given the fact that many of former President Bush’s policies were unconstitutional, I would be interested if you were to outline the policies and/or administrative legislation that President Obama has put into place that would illustrate the claim that you have made. It is painfully obvious that intellectual discussion is wasted here so I will wish you a good day.

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          3. lana ward October 4, 2012

            I think Obama needed his “teleprompter” tonight, don’t you

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          4. Peoples425 October 4, 2012

            Not really, however I think Mitt Romney needed his fact-checkers…
            Wait… Romney and the rest of the GOP have already stated that facts aren’t going to run their campaign.

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          5. lana ward October 4, 2012

            PRESIDENT MITT ROMNEY

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          6. Peoples425 October 4, 2012

            Keep living the deluded fantasy.

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        6. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

          Abraham Lincoln was also a liberal, as were all Republicans in those days. The Democratic Party was the Conservative Party. I find it hard to believe you didn’t know that, I think you were counting on us not knowing.

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          1. lana ward October 3, 2012

            The Republicans saw the light, the Dems slipped into darkness. The Godless party, that’s sick

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        7. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

          Before the Republican Party was taken over by a party that wants to destroy one party and take over the other one, there were some good Republicans. Lincoln was one and Teddy Roosevelt was another. However, the party who said, “Let’s make Obama a one-term president, is not the Grand Old Party.

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          1. lana ward October 4, 2012

            Obama has done so much damage in I term, we don’t want him to have 2 to finish us off. I think Obama needed his telepromter tonight?

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    6. chisolm October 3, 2012

      Where in your list does Obama get credit for the additional $6 Trillion in debt, over a trillion per year in deficit spending and the Middle East in flames with several of our embassies flying the terrorist flag?

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      1. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

        No sense crediting him for something that somebody else did. The Middle East was in flames for decades, until recently when things began to settle down until a provocative and insulting film was released to deliberately reignite those flames. I wonder who was behind the making of that film…
        As for terrorist flags flying in US. embassies, I am not aware of any. The U.S. CONSULATE was attacked and four Americans were killed there, but the Embassy in Tripoli was not.

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        1. CAThinker October 3, 2012

          The attack was on a consulate, not an embassy. Embassies have Marine Corps detachments, consulates usually not.

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        2. chisolm October 3, 2012

          You need to update your talking points. While the administration initially blamed the film and called the attack spontaneous, most experts were almost immediately aware the attack was planned to coincide with 9/11. Several days later the administration finally had to agreed with what most already knew. Imagine that after President Obama has pretty much declared the war on terror over. Now we are learning the embassy had asked for more security prior to the attack, and for some reason it was not approved. Please advise who you are insinuating was behind the making of the film. It is obvious there has been another terrorist attack during the President’s watch and, once again, he tried to blame others for another of his failures.

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          1. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

            I am well aware of what the administration said recently, and while there is no doubt that Al Qaeda cells remain ready to attack in countries throughout the world, I still believe the film that demonize Islam and insulted their prophet Muhammad had a lot to do with what happened. Violent reactions, and demonstrations, have been the norm every time Islam has been insulted in the past. The financiers and makers of the film were well aware of that fact, and that is precisely why they made it and released it on the eve of 9/11. The thousands of Muslims that participated in protests throughout the Muslim world were not holding 9/11 signs, they were expressing outrage for what was said in that film and were demanding respect.

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          2. chisolm October 3, 2012

            Thousands of Muslims that participated in protests were also chanting, “we are all, Usama Bin Laden”. Perhaps they were outraged because President Obama spiked the ball numerous times while taking credit for killing bin Laden.

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          3. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

            Racists tea bigots never learn from ther mistakes.

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    7. Parisgirl October 3, 2012

      Thank you Dominick, I have never seen all of the president’s accomplishments brought together in such a succinct and comprehensive list. The filibustering of the Veteran’s Jobs Act is the last straw from this disgraceful Republican Tea Party congress, although I agree that somewhere down the road they will repeal the tax free combat pay. Keep up the good work!

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      1. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

        Florida Sen Marco Rubio, the guy that was considered for the VP spot, just voted against the Veteran’s Jobs Act.

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    8. mrbluesays October 3, 2012

      Nope they hate that it takes more than 4 years to clean up after Bush

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      1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

        Mr.Blue, I watched an interview on Brian Williams with Romney. He said that day that it would take longer than four years for him to fix the economy.

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    9. CAThinker October 3, 2012

      Thanks Dominick!

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    10. ExPAVIC October 3, 2012

      AND

      Provided air support from carriers in the Bay of Benghazi to protect anti-Gadhafi forces during his overthrow and provided drones to prevent Gadhafi forces from getting to chemical agent bunkers hidden in the desert.

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    11. Cooper C Tomlinson October 3, 2012

      Nice work/great list-excellent !

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    12. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

      They are racist and they don’t want him to suceed. whitch he all ready has.

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    13. Kim Hewitt Bonstein October 3, 2012

      I couldn’t care less if Obama was pink with purple polka dots instead of black. I don’t believe he’s in any way the person to bring this economy to an upswing. In fact, I believe the opposite. I’m an Independent who lives in the Northeast, don’t care for his policies and think he is destroying this wonderful nation. He was too busy being on “The View” instead of meeting with world leaders who were desperately trying to have a few minutes of his time in this chaotic mess in the Middle East. There is proof that they were forewarned about terrorist activity being planned for the Embassy on Sept.11, and when contacted for more security, the response was to work it out yourself. That worked well for our Ambassador and two others who were murdered. He has spent his whole time as President campaigning instead of fixing this country. I would have much preferred to see Condelezza Rice as VP then Paul Ryan. Obama massages the numbers for all of his statistics. And your comparing him to FDR?? Seriously? Now that’s a stretch and a half. Has anybody taken the time to look at how much Michelle Obama has spent of OUR money on vacations, taking as many as 40 friends along while staying at 5 star hotels, tours and all the while we taxpayers pay the bills? She wasn’t at any locations as the First Lady. She was on vacation. Hundreds of thousands of dollars that could have fed people, saved homes and businesses and paid medical bills for those in need. This is a media Presidency and he plays on his good looks and abilty as a speaker, not by his policies that will ease the burden of the American public. And when you speak of someone with their nose buried in woman’s panties, well, of course, Bill Clinton comes immediately to mind. Take a minute to reflect if you are truly better off today than 4 years ago and be honest. My husband hasn’t had a raise in 4 years and made it through 6 layoffs. Bread costs over $4 per loaf. College graduates come out of school with thousands of dollars in student loans and can’t find jobs. This is the tip of the iceberg. I am not a Romney fan by any means. I think we have two poor choices. But Obama has had 4 years to make a positive difference and I don’t think he’s done his job, by any means.

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      1. Dominick Vila October 3, 2012

        You are entitled to your opinion, but if you take the time to analyze President Obama’s policies he has made since he took office 3.5 years ago you will find that his decisions are the reason the economy did not collapse as predicted by former President Bush in 2008, Every sector of our economy is turning around, companies are posting record profits and hiring, the stock market is at record highs, and jobs are being created. I am sorry your husband lost his job 4 years ago when about 700,000 people were losing their as a result of 8 years of horrible Republican policies.
        I find the fixation of Republicans on the fact that Barack and Michelle Obama travel, stay in nice accomodations, fly Air Force One, and are welcome by foreign and domestic leaders fascinating. Should we assume Michelle Obama should not enjoy the same privileges her predecessors have? Compared to Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and others Michelle Obama never flaunts her privileged position and the power that comes with it. You may not consider the role she has been playing in changing the eating habit of our children important, or the support she has been giving to veteran’s families important, but many of us do and we hope she is able to continue doing it regardless of what the Tea Party bigots think or want.

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        1. TammieO October 3, 2012

          You are a breath of fresh air, Dominick – I just wish it weren’t falling on deaf (and dumb) ears. I have yet to hear a republican admit that going from 100’s of thousands of jobs lost per month to gaining – though not as quickly as needed – is a positive outcome of Obama’s efforts.
          I fear they simply don’t have a clue – it would seem that critical thinking is anathema to the teabillys.

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        2. neece00 October 3, 2012

          Wow, you are my hero

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        3. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

          Dom I am glad you are in my corner.

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        4. Mohamed Jailani November 19, 2012

          Dominick it is very refreshing that you tabulated all that President Obama had accomplished despite the 4 short years that he was in office not forgetting at the same time clearing the moronic low IQ Republican Bush’s 8 years of mess left behind. But I tell you, no amount of logic explanations or reasoning you try to decimate to most pea brain rightists, they already formed a negative mindset, most of the time not supported by facts. Americans had made it clear their voice heard loud and clear of electing Obama. I can forsee that if President Obama can do a better job at the end of his coming 4 years term the conservatives will sing another different tunes finding all kinds of faults again. Read my lips

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      2. old_blu October 3, 2012

        You say you are “Independent” I doubt it, I have heard every thing you just said on Fox Fake News, and from Rush Limburger.

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      3. Joseph Hemphill October 3, 2012

        so lets go back to ” free fall ” with mitt, he uses the same advisers as Bush…

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    14. gahoof October 3, 2012

      Dominick, I’m impressed with your research. Thank you for your time and efforts on this.

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    15. Rob Bampton October 3, 2012

      You are an idiot. I really wish Obama would put your points in an ad, he would lose for sure. 34 of the 36 things listed above are BAD things, not GOOD things. And that is the reason people dislike him. Because he is a socialist/marxist whatever. Also, if you want ot point something out, at least put items he has done. You give him credit for saying he will do it as if he has done it. A stimulus package that doesnt stimulate is not a good thing! And while we are talking about it, how about a friendly wager about whether the Medicare savings ever happen. What a joke.

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      1. ChristoD October 3, 2012

        Rob, I applaud you for your guts. Writing what you wrote in this forum is very courageous. Your reaction points out what I believe is the essence of the difference between the two parties positions. One believes government is a DISASTER and one believes that the government WORKS FOR THE COMMON GOOD. In reality it is SUPPOSED to be somewhere in between. I would ask you the following questions and ask what you would do without these sevices: national defense, interstate highway system, interstate commerce, social security, medicare (or medicaid for those unemployed), unemployment benefits for those unemployed,
        national educational standards, rules and regulations on: financial services industries (banks and stock companies), energy suppliers, food suppliers, ranchers, poultry providers, meat providers, etc. etc. etc. If you can HONESTLY say you can do without ANY of these services then you are clearly either being dishonest or live in la la land. I cannot imagine what it would be like living in our COMPLEX and filled with fraud country without these services. If you believe otherwise, you must live in a remote part of the country where side arms, lawlessness and insanity must prevail. The whole political debate isn’t about good or bad federal government, it is about government controlled vs. private industry offered services. They are NECESSARY and MUST be in place but the right wants to make things private industry controlled so that they can make money off of it, the public be damned if they have to pay more for these services. Where us Dems. want the government to control most of what they control because we don’t trust private industry to be fair and equitable since they are not socially focused but profit centered.

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    16. Leopold October 3, 2012

      Dominick, he also secured a $20 billion trust fund from BP for the damage done by the oil spill in the gulf coast.

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      1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

        And, Leopold, remember the Texas Senator who apologized to BP because they were called to answer to Congress?

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    17. DukeDacat October 3, 2012

      …and the hits just keep on coming…….
      Well said Dominick…………..

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    18. Carol October 3, 2012

      Thank you, Dominick. I just pasted that into a document to share with others.

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    19. mbm October 3, 2012

      So very true, Dominick. If the GOP had any real substance, their political attacks would not rely on repeated lies and twisted truths that they have been called on again and again. If Obama was such a dismal failure, simply stating the facts would be sufficient, no need for lies, propaganda or conspiracy theories.

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    20. Jan Willem v.d. Gronden October 3, 2012

      Wauw… I had made a short list of accomplishments, but this is even better. Mind if I borrow the list?!

      What I miss:

      EO 13489 – Returning to higher transparency level prior to Bush (effectively Reagan Era transparency)
      Dodd Frank Act (finance regulation)
      OMSO – Mortgage relief fund (check Chris Christie why that doesn’t pan out, yet)
      Consumer protection agency

      Maybe I overlooked any of those in your list, in that case mea culpa. But what a great president you guys have! 4 more years.

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    21. jjrjon October 3, 2012

      In addition to what Dominick said I believe it’s also racially motovated by our congressional idiots who wanted a One Term President.

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    22. cortezjan29 October 3, 2012

      I commend Dominick Vila, whoever you are. Your comments show a person who speaks the truth, is candid and prefers the truth instead of hiding behind rhetoric and lies like the republican party. I am so dissapointed in the people who stand behind this party since Mr. Obama has been president. You have pointed out so many achievements from this man’s administration that even a blind man can see, but not that party. They can’t see anything good or worthwhile that this man has done. What a tragedy to be that limited in one’s ability to grow in character and justice. This party has shown me that they are not interested in righteousness or in growing in character and what is just but only resigned to bigotry and hate. especially for a country that prides itself for great historical accomplishments regarding cultural diversity and having a foundation of christian values.
      I voted for Mr. Bush in his second term because God told me to and I’ve never voted republican, but I hope the Lord never request that of me again because I’ve learned in the last four years, that party is not interested in what is right.

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    23. mrmsjb12 October 3, 2012

      yes you are defiantly are a dumocrat

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    24. Gary October 3, 2012

      Here are his real “accomplishments” Dominick:

      1. Stagnant 8% plus unemployment rate that doesn’t consider people who have given up looking for work. Real unemployment rate is about 14%. The worst rate since the Great Depression of the 1930’s.
      2. Contributing more to the deficit in 3 years than the “evil” GW Bush did in 8.
      3. Raided Medicaid to the tune of $700 billion to pay for socialized medicine (aka Affordable Care Act) that has done nothing but raise insurance premiums for those of us that have the audacity to work for a living. It’s not even gone into full effect yet.
      4. Depleting the used car market with Cash for Clunkers program so that used cars are more expensive.
      5. Refusing to open the Keystone pipeline that would provide “shovel ready” jobs for thousands.
      6. Promising “Shovel ready” jobs that just weren’t there.
      6. Mishandling intelligence that would have prevented the assassination of the Libyan ambassador. Then blaming it on a stupid anti-Muslim film.
      8. Apologizing to the Muslim world for America’s greatness.
      9. Causing more division in our country than any other President in history.
      10. Economic policies that have caused our nation’s federal government credit rating to be downgraded for the first time in history.
      11. Blaming all his problems on the previous administration, not taking ownership and being a leader.
      12. Taking the work requirement out of the welfare system.
      13. Hasn’t passed a budget his whole term in office. A first in the history of our government.
      14. Takes credit for killing Osama bin Laden under policies enacted by the evil GW.
      15. Approves the “Fast and Furious” guns program that is totally mismanaged and has resulted in the deaths of our border agents and innocent civilians.

      I could go on but I won’t. All this will fall on KoolAid drinking Obama supporters’ deaf ears. You guys claim to be intellectually superior to knuckle dragging conservatives. Do a little research when you come off the KoolAid high. Obama’s destroying our country no matter how you try to spin the “leadership” this inept excuse for a President exhibits.

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    25. sam muchia October 3, 2012

      If you backed up your statements with facts it would be more appealing. Like number 12 . You know there are 32,000 lobbyist’s that give money to BOTH parties? By the way, how do you eliminate a donut hole? #14 Guantanamo Bay is still open, but you failed to mention that. #32 Failed, did not pass because Nancy Pelosi owns a bizillion shares of VISA which soared after she stopped the legislation from passing. There are other like DOUBLING the number of white house staff …How many staff does Michelle have? uh, more than any other first woman in history. As for the Hispanic lady in the supreme court, she was slipped in while the senate was on recess…

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    26. m. j. October 4, 2012

      The anti-Obama crowd I see as I travel around the country may identify one or two of the things you cite in your litany. But overwhelmingly, they are angry about being -politically, marginalized since Obama was elected. If Obama gets re-elected, these people have come to see that no matter what their political views are, they and it will no longer matter to the nation. Or as the man said, a second term for an Obama Presidencywill be the epitaph for the old Nixon Southern Strategy.

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    27. ministerdwightsmith October 4, 2012

      You Got That Right!!!!!!!!!

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    28. Gunner350 October 4, 2012

      Dominick, you have gone to a lot of trouble to list the liberal talking points but as a feeedom thinking self supporting veteran who has raised 4 kids to be the same, two of which are also veterans, I can only say”back down cox’sn, your suckin’ mud”. About 30 of your listed items are only examples of growing government to reduce personal freedoms and responsibility. Creating a larger “Nanny State” will not get this county back on it’s feet. Excluding military spending 11 of your items cost great amounts of money that can only come from increased taxes or borrowed money, either of which is unacceptable. You seem to not understand the differance between “Tax Avoidance” and ‘Tax Evasion” tax avoidance is legal and built into the tax code, tax evasion is not and is prosicutable. Monies in offshore accounts is legal and none of the governments business unless they have a Tax Evasion Case. Just more of our freeedoms taken away by big brother. Limiting salaries for white house aides should have just stopped with limiting the number of white house aides, and limiting them to folks without felony records. His appointment to the Supreme Court was a purely political ply and a joke. And lastly, his continued prosecution of the war in Iraq, attempts to close GITMO, attempts to get citizens rights for war combatants and so on, showed his reluctance to lead, until intel found Bin Laden, then he changed from dove to hawk for the chance to make that political play.

      He is a counterfeit president at best, obviously your boy, but never mine. I support the Constitution and personal freedoms and responsibility. Obama be damned.

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    29. H.B. October 4, 2012

      The GOP is nothing more than another form of kkk. Instead of wearing sheets they wear suits.
      They hate the president first and foremost because he is a Black Man who is very smart, educated, rich, and he did something that the other white presidents could not, or would not do because it was unpopular, and that is to reform healthcare. Also it cut into the fat checks they were receiving from the insurance companies, so on and so forth.
      Mitt Romney does’nt give a rat’s behind about you, me, and especially the poor and middle class. If u are not a millionair he could care less.
      The man is unstable in all his ways, you cannot believe one word that comes out of his mouth. If you do. I have an Island Restort to sell ya. Cheap!
      By the way he is already talking about cutting education programs.
      Starting with PBS better know to the children as BIG BIRD !
      I wonder if Mitt Romney grandkids know that Grand PaPa is going to fire Big Bird if he wins. MAY GOD FORBID!

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    30. Paul October 4, 2012

      Those 36 “accomplishments” you cite are quite comparable to Karl marx greatest hits.

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    31. Jordan Parker Hoff October 4, 2012

      I’m not an expert on many things, but since Ive been serving in the military for the last decade, I know a couple of things for sure, in response to your listings the following were not accomplished because of our president, or are simply wrong.

      25. Our pay and benefits have always gone up every single year to compensate for inflation, however since Obama has been in office they have gone up less and less. From around 3-4% to about 1.5%, less than the actual rise in inflation. (my numbers are not strict calculations, they are guesstimates from the top of the head trying to remember)

      23. The improved armor for soldiers actually started when I was first deployed in Iraq back before Obama was in office, and have increased since because of the every changing combat situations we encountered. This was demanded by the soldiers on the front line.

      26. I can only speak for 2 specific military bases that I have been on in the U.S, that being Fort Irwin, and Ft Bragg, but both started their housing improvements before Obama’s term started. And while there has been some up in veteran benefits, mostly it has been cuts.

      22. The military has never authorized torture, there are those that don’t follow rules, and have been punished because of it. But sometimes in war, and I can tell first hand, minor scare tactics is an only option when the lives of our fellow American soldiers are on the line. And the military has always up held the regulation of the Geneva Convention, we all have to sit thru annual classes especially before deployments about the laws of war.

      Ok so Obama “Ordered” the raid that killed Osama, any Human with half a brain would have, that fight was gonna happen with or without his “order”. I give the president no credit for the death of Osama or the “end” of the Iraq war, only to the men and women who fought every day in unthinkable conditions without complaint, so people like you can sit at home and type lies on their computer.

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    32. Bernardo Cabrera Zárate October 5, 2012

      As a Libertarian, for me most of the things you mention are dreadful, including foreign adventurism and military intervention. So, none of the things you mention I wanted to “get done.”

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    33. Wartface October 5, 2012

      Dominick Vila…could it because he is a habitual liar?

      OWEbama lied about this not being a planned terrorist attack…
      OWEbama lied about about not raising taxes on those making less than $250,000…
      OWEbama lied about changing immigration laws in 1st year after election…
      OWEbama lied about his association with Rev Wright and Bill Ayers…
      OWEbama lied about “I’m not someone that promotes same sex marriages”…
      OWEbama lied about Guantanamo being closed in his first year…
      OWEbama lied about “I will walk the picket line with you if your right to bargain is challenged”…
      OWEbama lied about ” no more wire tapping of citizens”…
      OWEbama lied about ” I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps”…
      OWEbama lied about ” I’ve done more to protect Israel’s security than any President ever”…
       OWEbama lied about “fence between US and Mexico is nearly complete”…
      OWEbama lied about Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz. He wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him.
      OWEbama lied about GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing –
      Dems Rejected Jobs Bill
      OWEbama lied about “the Rich don’t pay their fair share” 
      OWEbama lied about “The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime”…
      OWObama lied about “If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it”
      OWEbama lied about “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
      OWEbama lied about “denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans”…
      OWEbama lied about “We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.”
      OWEbama lied about “if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed”…
      OWEbama lied about “Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.”
      OWEbama lied about “The Health Care Package will pay for itself”…
      OWEbama lied about “Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one.”
       OWEbama lied about “Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas”.
      OWEbama lied about “I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”.
      OWEbama lied about the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill.
      OWEbama lied about “We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’
      OWEbama lied about “Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.
      OWEbama lied about “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” 
      OWEbama lied about “I will Cut the Deficit in Half by end of my first term”…
      OWEbama lied about “Health Care deals will be covered on C-span”…
      OWEbama lied about “As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide”…
      OWEbama lied about “Recovery Act will save or create jobs”…
      OWEbama lied about “Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus”…
      OWEbama lied about “No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus”…
      OWEbama told the TRUTH “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan”…
      OWEbama lied about “Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis”.
      OWEbama lied about “Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr”…
      OWEbama lied about “Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment”.
      OWEbama lied about “Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical”…
      OWEbama lied about “Would have the most transparent administration in History”…
      OWEbama lied about “We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way”…
      OWEbama lied about “I have visited all 57 states”…
      OWEbama lied about “I’ll get rid of earmarks”…
      OWEbama lied about “When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it”.
      OWEbama lied about “My father served in World War II”…
      OWEbama lied about “I’ll have the troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009″…
      OWEbama lied about “Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes”…
      OWEbama lied about “Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration”…
      OWEbama lied about “I don’t Have Lobbyists”…
      OWEbama lied about “My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country”…
      OWEbama lied about “Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity”…
      OWEbama lied about “I Barely Know Rezko”…
      OWEbama lied about “My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church”…
      OWEbama lied about “you didn’t build that”…

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    34. Yankee October 5, 2012

      Which one of those would a sane person call a positive accomplishment. Number 1-6 are all bad policy. 7 and 8 have existed for years. Expanded the stupid Bush policy of medicare prescription drugs. More entitlements when we can’t pay for existing. War in Iraq ended on the Bush schedule, more died in war during Obama’s term than 2 Bush terms.
      The rest of the list is just a laundry list of bad policies or outright lies.

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    35. MichaelJ October 8, 2012

      When I read the first 6 I thought your sarcasm was fantastic! Then I realized you were anti freedom.

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    36. mil737 October 8, 2012

      All of this “because answers” indicate that Obama is just little under the aspirations of Hugo Chavez

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    37. gordo29 October 8, 2012

      Dom, buddy, I would trade all the tiny things above (and the one big one) for a leader in the White House who would make us safer (by supporting our friends and standing up to our enemies) and who understands that the people spend their own money better than the government spends their money, as it has been during the entire history of this country. The above list is hysterical (and dishonest) in light of his complete failure to tackle the single largest thing we hired him to do – jobs. The list is loaded with feel good, temporary and mostly failed attempts to tackle some long term problems with short term vote getters, like cash for clunkers. Oh, and using the words “proposed”, “championed” and “phasing or expanded” is code for “failed to do it” and if you had an honest, informed bone in your body, you would know it. Its fantasy. If he had not ordered the no-brainer raid that killed Osama, he might have faced impeachment, or wholesale disaffection of the DoD and DoS. its not an accomplishment, its his job. More than half of the list either never happened, or was an initiative by someone else in government that was continued from previous adminstrations.

      In fact, the ONLY things on the above list that Obama actually did (where his “leadership” mattered were #1 and #34. #9 is a famous fabrication that goes under #1, as are several others on this list. And if asked, the millions of Americans about to be hit by the 3.8% tax on unearned income might beg to differ on the “accomplishment.”

      But, I will bite and check them all out:

      the following short term, feel good things did absolutely nothing to create jobs, support the housing market or otherwise generate real change in whatever part of the economy they were targeted on – #2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 17. The following are some things that never happened at all: 8, 21, 24 (never stopped), 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 (never existed), 33, 35, etc. 36 is an annual renewal that is eternal (nice try). The F-22 was the stopped by the smart folks in DoD, who facing the catastrophic coming cuts in defense, did the smart thing and cut the world’s most effective (not outdated) fighter aircraft.

      Shame on you for the veterans benefits, body armor and other “things Obama did.” He had NOTHING to do with these – I know because that is where I worked.

      Oh yeah, and it wasn’t torture…but it did save American lives. I know, it was done to me -scary, but not torture.

      And lastly, saying others “failed to do” anything on that list is disengenuous in the extreme. Smart folks, who worry about the long term health of the people and the country, would not have wanted to such foolish things.

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    38. Daniel October 8, 2012

      And don’t forget spending only 5.5 trillion dollars added to national debt, in only 4 years!!!!!. Now we only owe 16.5 trillion to China! Good job Obama keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s spend more money we don’t have!!!!!! Lets get out the printing press and print more money!!!!!!!!!!!! My health care costs up, my gasoline up, food prices up, energy&electricity up, unemployment rate up, the debt way up the only thing that went down are my wages at work!!! Another 4 years!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!!!

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    39. AbbyBJ October 9, 2012

      Yes, I finally saw it at the bottom . . . Killed Osama bin Laden.

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    40. Scott October 9, 2012

      Lets see here.. on your list… of the first 6, only number 5 is good, numbers, the rest a TERRIBLE waste of taxpayer money 8 and 9 are lies, 12 is a joke, 16 never really happened (spending yes, road, bridges no…), If you worked for a college like I do you would know 19 is the worst thing ever to happen…talk about waste and abuse, …need I go on????
      I do think 23-26 are good….

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    41. Max62 October 9, 2012

      Yeah increasing the costs of government thus increasing tax spending,increasing debt.

      Oh yeah, apologized for America being the greatest country in the free world based on free enterprise and a can do spirit.

      Increased entitlement programs for the ‘less fortunate’,which boosts a poverty attitude.

      Has made America a laughing stock in the world power community.

      Did the 36 items you listed and this is a good thing?

      Is that what you mean?

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    42. locohoya October 9, 2012

      You should make that list available nationwide.

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    43. Crazy_Glue October 10, 2012

      How DARE you try to confuse the issue with facts!

      And on top of that accurate facts. What are you trying to do?

      Considering the Greedy Oil Party (GOP) blocked everything they could that would have had a positive affect on our lives the indumbent did a pretty darned good job.

      You can listen to hate radio all you want & all you will hear are RepubliKKKlan pundits screaming

      ‘OBMAMA THIS! OBAMA THAT! OBAMA BLAH-BLAH-BLAH VOTE FOR ROMNEY!”

      We if you are dumb enough to vote for Romney so be it but you will be among the minority this time out.

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    44. George Peters October 11, 2012

      The best summary of the President’s positive contributions I have seen. Good work.

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    45. Matthew DiGeronimo October 13, 2012

      What planet do you live on? This is not Dem vs. Rep. . . . this administrative has done nothing but damage our economy through their political agenda driven decisions. Your list is laughable . . .”expanded loans to small businesses” . . . do you know anyone that has applied for a small business loan in the past four years? They have never been harder to get. Appointed the first “Latina” to the Supreme Court? . . can we please stop making skin color an issue? Only the Dems are obsessed with this. Wake up . .. big government is not the solution . . .open a history book. Marx vs. Jefferson. Obama chooses Marx . . . it’s just that simple.

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    46. FreedomFromTyrants October 15, 2012

      The reason Obama is so hated is because he is EXTREME left. Not centrist left like is being claimed. He would be painting JFK as far right wing rich elitist. You’d think this part of JFK’s speech below was given by Romney. You far left extremists don’t have a good grasp on history and it really hampers your view of reality. It’s fun to paint everyone on the other side as “rolling down the isle experiencing a miracle” type of lunatic when it comforts your world view. Many of the “accomplishments” you list are very good reasons that Obama is a failure. Not only are they bad policy at face value, they also serve to illustrate why Obama has no grasp of what really drives our economy or why it works efficiently. “Feel good” government is taking us down the toilet.

      “The most direct and significant kind of federal action aiding economic growth is to make possible an increase in private consumption and investment demand — to cut the fetters which hold back private spending. In the past, this could be done in part by the increased use of credit and monetary tools, but our balance of payments situation today places limits on our use of those tools for expansion. It could also be done by increasing federal expenditures more rapidly than necessary, but such a course would soon demoralize both the government and our economy. If government is to retain the confidence of the people, it must not spend more than can be justified on grounds of national need or spent with maximum efficiency. And I shall say more on this in a moment.

      The final and best means of strengthening demand among consumers and business is to reduce the burden on private income and the deterrents to private initiative which are imposed by our present tax system — and this administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes to be enacted and become effective in 1963.

      I’m not talking about a “quickie” or a temporary tax cut, which would be more appropriate if a recession were imminent. Nor am I talking about giving the economy a mere shot in the arm, to ease some temporary complaint. I am talking about the accumulated evidence of the last five years that our present tax system, developed as it was, in good part, during World War II to restrain growth, exerts too heavy a drag on growth in peace time; that it siphons out of the private economy too large a share of personal and business purchasing power; that it reduces the financial incenitives [sic] for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking. In short, to increase demand and lift the economy, the federal government’s most useful role is not to rush into a program of excessive increases in public expenditures, but to expand the incentives and opportunities for private expenditures.

      Under these circumstances, any new tax legislation — and you can understand that under the comity which exists in the United States Constitution whereby the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives have the responsibility of initiating this legislation, that the details of any proposal should wait on the meeting of the Congress in January. But you can understand that, under these circumstances, in general, that any new tax legislation enacted next year should meet the following three tests:

      First, it should reduce the net taxes by a sufficiently early date and a sufficiently large amount to do the job required. Early action could give us extra leverage, added results, and important insurance against recession. Too large a tax cut, of course, could result in inflation and insufficient future revenues — but the greater danger is a tax cut too little, or too late, to be effective.

      Second, the new tax bill must increase private consumption, as well as investment. Consumers are still spending between 92 and 94 percent on their after-tax income, as they have every year since 1950. But that after-tax income could and should be greater, providing stronger markets for the products of American industry. When consumers purchase more goods, plants use more of their capacity, men are hired instead of laid-off, investment increases, and profits are high.

      Corporate tax rates must also be cut to increase incentives and the availability of investment capital. The government has already taken major steps this year to reduce business tax liability and to stimulate the modernization, replacement, and expansion of our productive plant and equipment. We have done this through the 1962 investment tax credit and through the liberalization of depreciation allowances — two essential parts of our first step in tax revision — which amounted to a ten percent reduction in corporate income taxes worth 2.5 billion dollars. Now we need to increase consumer demand to make these measures fully effective — demand which will make more use of existing capacity and thus increase both profits and the incentive to invest. In fact, profits after taxes would be at least 15 percent higher today if we were operating at full employment.

      For all these reasons, next year’s tax bill should reduce personal as well as corporate income taxes: for those in the lower brackets, who are certain to spend their additional take-home pay, and for those in the middle and upper brackets, who can thereby be encouraged to undertake additional efforts and enabled to invest more capital.

      Third, the new tax bill should improve both the equity and the simplicity of our present tax system. This means the enactment of long-needed tax reforms, a broadening of the tax base, and the elimination or modification of many special tax privileges. These steps are not only needed to recover lost revenue and thus make possible a larger cut in present rates, they are also tied directly to our goal of greater growth. For the present patchwork of special provisions and preferences lightens the tax loads of some only at the cost of placing a heavier burden on others. It distorts economic judgments and channels undue amounts of energy into efforts to avoid tax liability. It makes certain types of less productive activity more profitable than other more valuable undertakings. All this inhibits our growth and efficiency, as well as considerably complicating the work of both the taxpayer and the Internal Revenue Service.” – Part of a John F. Kennedy speech given in 1962

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    47. Joyce October 16, 2012

      Most if not all of the “so called incentives/buy outs” have all – of course been at the U.S. taxpayers expense, of which you and I are and will be paying for for the rest of our natural lives. How and why is he increasing pay/benefits for military personnel, but is disallowing them their right to vote? The war in Iraq is still going on, and of course, now that we are gone, what is happening to it now? What’s the use of having a Latina to the Supreme Court who is as liberal as he is? Why does skin color always have to be the issue?

      I thought we elect someone to office to get stuff done, not constantly pass extremist laws/views to the rest of the country who don’t want them – like passing Obamacare down our throat to the point of developing it “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” while claiming ‘TRANSPARENCY” IN HIS ADMINISTRATION!!!

      He didn’t kill Osama Bin Laden, the navy Seals did, that’s the ONLY GOOD thing he has done in 4 lousy years!!!

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    48. Bill Isom October 17, 2012

      NO !!!

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    49. mindyc2012 October 17, 2012

      The bottom line it’s RACE…republicans, tea-party, right wing, conservatives are greedy aggrogant, pompus, and the reason we’ve been in a recession the last four years…they ARE the reason a bailout had to occur…it’s reason 90 million are out of work the reason millions of people loss their homes because of GREEDY right wing conservatives seeling mortgages to people they knew couldnt afford it but to only make their pockets richer. When President Obama took office he was handed one of the worst scenarios the country ever seen…how in the world do you think you can solve and unravel 8 YEARS of a Bush administration of lies and deceit that literally almost destroyed this country in as little at 4 years and especially when the country hadnt even hit rock bottom by the time Obama took office.

      Letting companies like Goldman Sachs, who at the time of Bush’s adminstration had one their CFOs also was a member of the Dept of Treasury or companies like Fannie Mae who because of Bush deregulation allowed mortgage companies to sell piss poor mortgages to people they knew couldnt pay for it but sold them ANYWAY to get richer……..When are people going to wake up… this country is in shambles NOT b/c of President Obama it’s because of narcisstic and ego-driven maniacs who don’t care NOTHING about the american people but only care about lining there pockets…If Obama was white…he’d be called the best president in history… White people cannot stand to think that a black man may actually lead this country to better times. But if Romney is put in office the country is headed for a BIGGER downfall and worse than Bush could ever cause…it’s a shame and people need to go out and vote to make it clear we don’t need another arrogant pompus president in the office. We need someone who truly cares about the America people romney’s record speaks for itself…he only changes his views to get in the office and once he’s there he’ll only do what the tea-party wants and NOT what’s best for the American people.

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    50. Bill M October 17, 2012

      KARL MARX !!!!!! Could’ve saved you a lot of words !!!!!

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    51. genmactan October 18, 2012

      Unfortunately, all these didn’t help the economy: 23M still unemployed, gas prices doubled since he took office, food prices up more than 30%, food stamps people increase by 15M, poverty level up by 15%. The fact is, we are no better today than when Obama took office.

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    52. john fonyi October 18, 2012

      all of which cost the american people 4,300 per year in lost income put 47million on foodstamps killed border patrol agents, defied court orders, put a known communist (van jones) in charge of educating our children in the communist doctrine. you are a moron no further words needed

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    53. arianna higgins October 18, 2012

      HAHAHAHA!!! Lies lies lies.

      No seriously. You have GOT to be kidding me!!!!

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    54. akcoyote October 19, 2012

      And on the flip side………….
      1. Government control of healthcare that few want
      2. More liberal Supreme court justices
      3. Instituting the DREAM act by executive order
      4. Gutting welfare reform by executive order
      5. Bail out of Government Motors
      6. $789 BILLION Stimulus plan
      7. Cut missile defense by $1.4 BILLION
      8. Gave up our missile defense in Poland
      9. Traveled to more countries in his first 6 months in office than any other president, all during the worst recession in history
      10. Cash for clunkers
      11. Decimated the coal industy
      12. Greatly reduced offshore oil drilling
      13. Government take over of the student loan program
      14. Unemployment is >8% for 43 months
      15. Increased the national debt by $5 TRILLION
      16. No constitutionally mandated federal budget for three years
      17. Under Obama, 1 in 3 US households (excluding SS and Medicare) receive some kind of ‘benefit’ from the government.
      18. Currently, 43 MILLION Americans receive food stamps
      19. Delayed the construction of the Keystone pipeline
      20. Today, 12.8 million Americans are unemployed, 8.2 million cannot find enough work, and 1.1 million have given up
      21. Since Obama took office, 6.3 million Americans have fallen into poverty
      22. He invited lobbyists from the pharmaceuticals and the health-insurance industries to write his health-care reform law
      23. He let bankers write the bank reform bill, which is why those laws are so convoluted, unworkable and unpopular
      24. He allowed political donors to control the funding for green energy projects
      25. From the beginning of the recovery in June 2009, more Americans have joined the ranks of the disabled (3.1 million) than have found jobs (2.6 million).
      26. A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase.
      27. The number of foodstamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump.
      28. Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000

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      1. Mohamed Jailani November 19, 2012

        Another pea brain made of prawn meat. Like the the Red Indians said ‘you speak with forked toungue!’

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    55. JTS October 19, 2012

      Thank you.

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    56. William October 19, 2012

      Half of these “achievements” are the very list of things so many dislike about him. Half of these things are not credits, they are reasons to fire him. Cash for clunkers? Failure. Tax benefits for outsourcing? Doesn’t exist. Appointing Supremes based on skin color and ethnicity? Disgusting. Guantanamo phased out? Lies. Support the military? Joke.

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    57. DRA2012 October 20, 2012

      It’s amazing! Almost HALF of these claims are outright lies! and you get 531 likes? I can see that I have accidentally come over to Alice’s website in Wonderland. Bye, guys – I’m not going to waste my time trying to educate this mob.

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    58. Friedwatermellon October 23, 2012

      Dominick your out of your freaking’ mind .
      Obama had been the biggest failure ever to be in charge of our great country.
      He almost buried the middle class where you get your food stamps from.
      He apologizes to our enemies.
      He takes credit for things he had no chance of doing on his own..
      Another words he an imbecile of the first order like yourself.

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      1. Mohamed Jailani November 19, 2012

        Watermelon cannot be fried you nitwit. You call Dominick and the President imbiciles. You not only got pea brain but the cells are from from meat. That is why you cannot think logically.

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        1. Friedwatermellon November 20, 2012

          Hey Mohamed have yourself a Bacon sandwich and pray and thank Allah before you eat it.
          Also Mr pig snout, all types of melons have been fried.

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    59. sanderdog October 23, 2012

      All reasons to not vote for Obama: Socialism vote buying at its worst.

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    60. Ray October 23, 2012

      Well said Dominick, I need to sample those facts on other sites.

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    61. Frank October 24, 2012

      Sometimes it seems that the biggest failure of Obama is in really getting the word out on all that has been accomplished. The constant hammering of Fox news seems to obscure how moderate the policies have been, while most certainly managing significant wins where the Republican obstructivism could be surmounted.
      Add: ended Don’t ask, Don’t tell.
      Terrific list, Dominick. I plan to refer to it often.

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    62. Lance Fryback October 25, 2012

      you have no idea what you are talking about, these are things obama is taking credit for , not what he did. and the things he did do are going to hurt us not help us, just like clinton and nafta

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    63. Karl Johnson November 1, 2012

      Obama did not order the strike that took out Bin Laden, he merely took credit for it. He did not close offshore tax haven.
      As anyone in the military will tell you, he did not improve anything.
      He made the nuclear non-proliferation one sided (only us).
      better body armor for our troops was started under Bush admin.
      Auto bailout started under Bush admin (Obama modified it to appease the unions, hence all the closings and jobs lost were non-union).
      Guantanamo not being phased out.
      $716B CUT from Medicare to help pay for Affordable Care Act.
      The horrible tax increases that are the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
      Stimulus was a bad joke only 2/3rd of the money was actually spent, mostly thrown away to Obama cronies like GE.
      Cash for Clunkers was very bad, all it did was take good cars off the roads (and took away all the spare parts from wreckers / parts houses.) . It was flawed on paper and implemented poorly.
      Did not end tax benefits to Corps. that outsource.

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      1. Karl Johnson November 1, 2012

        And all these people yelling “Teabaggers” are plain outright ignorant and do not understand that the Tea Party wants a smaller non socialist modeled gov’t. The Republican party still believes in equal rights for all men & women. Do you ever wonder WHY Democrats (whose ranks have been being filled with Progressives, Socialists, Marxists and outright Communists since the early 1900’s) have added so many social programs in the 20th century that make people rely on the gov’t (socio-economic slavery) and why the Dem. party is continually trying to increase those programs which are beginning to cost more than the gov’t makes in taxes (research cloward & piven). I am a Libertarian and I am also a realist. Yes Obama scares the shit outta me, and it has nothing to do with his skin color, it has everything to do with his CHARACTER. I did not care very much for Bush either (too many of the same Progressive tendencies as Obama) he at least was more moderate. Obama has often stated using Spain as a model for his Gov’t, and he has been following that model well. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has taken Spain from the Economic powerhouse it was, to the complete shambles it is in just under 8 years in office (two terms) with massive social and green policies that detroyed Spain’s economy.

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    64. bartskibeat November 5, 2012

      Dominick, your posting should be compulsory reading for every person eligible to vote in the 2012 election. Thanks for the excellent list of laudable accomplishments.

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    65. WES341 November 6, 2012

      Yes, but what has he done for me lately?

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    66. hollymer November 6, 2012

      Let’s just put it this way, Benghazi , unemployment, green energy, fiscal cliff, no budget from senate in three years, high gas prices, failed green energy, oh, Obamacare, EPA, TSA, 9/11/2012, Fort Hood, need I go on?

      Indeed, one wonders what Obama could possibly do to get you to drop your mindless reflexive support of him. Squander their hard-earned dollars in unprecedented amounts? Check. Impoverish our children by burdening them with unimaginable debt? Check. Seek and use the power to spy and jail without due process? Check. Lie to the American people? He’s done that, documented and admitted. Kill American citizens? He’s actually done that too (c.f. the “kill list” he is so proud of). Leave troops in the field to die with no help while he sleeps and goes to fundraisers? No, wait, he’s done that too.

      No, apparently the only sin he can commit in your eyes would be to cut off the gravy train.

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    67. SuzanneZelei November 6, 2012

      Just to nitpick a little

      1. Compromised away the most crucial part in the long run, the public option.

      2. The Tea Party fringe would have wanted $0 and the rest of us would have wanted at least a trillion – enough to actually pick us up. Now nobody’s happy.

      8. Lilly Ledbetter is wonderful, but not exactly the end of pay discrimination.

      13. Well, ended it for OUR part I guess.

      22. Torture outsourced, torturers forgiven and forgotten.

      Continued extrajudicial killings, including of hundreds of innocent civilians, and terrorizing a population daily without even declaring war IS NOT ACTUALLY A SELLING POINT.

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    68. Lauro Andrea November 16, 2012

      You said it so well…..

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    69. letmeeatcake November 18, 2012

      most of these “accomplishments” were not the result of obama’s direct action. some of these “accomplishments” are simply not very significant. some of these “accomplishments” will raise your taxes. finally, some of these “accomplishments” are very stupid ideas. economic stimulus (so CEOs of failing companies could have a golden parachute?) and cash for clunkers? get real.

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    70. Chris R Bowe November 26, 2012

      obama all he can do is talk,how can you say a self made billioare does not no how to balance a check book,pushish the people that worked hard for the money to support ill wrong the big company will give u 5 hour shift so they wont have to give u healt ins .tex them watch jobs go more by by i give it a year

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    71. Cville December 27, 2012

      Most of those things are bad ideas. Pretty sure lobbyists are hitting it harder than ever. You do realize Barry lost every economic group 50 grand and up and only won because he got like 80 percent of low income minorities right? Even lost youth single white females – true. Sorry to burst your progressive/liberal bubble.

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  4. John Roberts October 3, 2012

    first place obama has cone nothing more people are out of work. people that have gone back work are making less, i was forced to go on medicare now my medicines cost more than wiht my other insurance companies. teh auto bailout wasn’t needed Ford didn”t take it and did better than the ones that did. Foreign companies got bail out money. Fiat bought Chrysler, Fiat used bailout for themselves and now fiat may file bankruptcy unless we bail them out again

    There are more lobbiest in the White House now than with Bush and Clinton together

    Politicians are now elected by corporations not the people. We have no say in anything

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    1. zollo October 3, 2012

      Previously, your employer was subsidizing your health insurance and the cost of your meds. Now, the U.S. taxpayer is subsidizing your health insurance and the cost of your
      medications. And you are complaining? You are benefiting from the program and yet you think that Romney – who plans to dismantle Medicare – would be the better choice – really?

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      1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

        Zollo, right on. I have Medicare. it is a single payer meaning that the government can negotiate with insurance companies and select one on bid. I think John Roberts needs to shop around for a medigap insurance as I did. One of my husband’s hospital bills was $700,000. What if there was no Medicare? What if we had to pay all his hospital and doctor bills?

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    2. Blake Faulkner October 3, 2012

      It was the Republicans who pushed the notion that unlimited funding for political campaigns is justified as ‘free speech’…not the Democrats. Democrats have always pushed for campaign finance reform and restrictions on campaign spending overall. It has been shown over and over that massive outspending on campaigns by one side over the other determines an election outcome…because enough uninformed people are easily manipulated by the messages they are saturated with, to create a majority. So Democrats have to play the same game as Republicans to at least stay in the message game and have a shot at winning. To unilaterally ‘disarm’ is to lose.

      Until this notion of campaign donations & free speech being equivalent goes away, we will have the legalized bribery system run by corporate (& even some union) lobbyists we now have.

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    3. old_blu October 3, 2012

      What are you going to do when Romney/Ryan get rid of your MEDICARE?

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    4. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

      John, you may have some talking points that are not facts. Parable: If you inherit a house with a badly leaking roof and you can’t afford to fix it, you either go further into debt or you borrow money to fix the roof and then get out of debt. You might need help to do this, and if everyone wants to make sure you lose the house and won’t help you, then you are in trouble. President Obama inherited a leaking economy. His first job was to fix it and then pay down the debt. When he took office we were losing 750,000 jobs a week. Now, we have 30 straight months of job growth. It is true that we need more jobs. So, do remember the big tax breaks for the “job creators” are still in place and have been since 2001, so Dear John, where are the jobs?

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    5. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

      Why are people out of work in the first place? Why did auto companies need to be bailed out in the first place? Who forced you to go on medicare? Whose policies made corporations so powerful? Obama won’t be the answer to none of these questions.

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  5. adler56 October 3, 2012

    The only good redneck is a dead redneck.

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    1. frivolous01 October 3, 2012

      I hope you realize that makes you sound just as ignorant as the people that say the only good black man is a dead one, or the only good woman is one in the kitchen, or the only good…etc., etc. You cannot write off an entire section of our culture just because you don’t agree with their beliefs. As a matter of fact, I live in Florida and my husband is a redneck. Interestingly enough he is also a democrat and thinks Obama rocks.

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      1. adler56 October 3, 2012

        Your husband may be a southern man but he is not a redneck if he likes President Obama.
        Not every man in the south is a redneck and rednecks exist in many other states also- like Pa. The world view of rednecks and Obama supporters is totally different.

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        1. old_blu October 3, 2012

          We have them in the north west.

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      2. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        ” You cannot write off an entire section of our culture just because you don’t agree with their beliefs. ”
        You do regularly.

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        1. frivolous01 October 3, 2012

          Name one time.

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        2. frivolous01 October 3, 2012

          Name one time that I did this.

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  6. carsrus October 3, 2012

    Republicans? How about independents and Blue collar democRATS? COME OFF IT! What’s likable about someone who thinks he above everyone else in the room?Fact is ,he’s an elite snob, who LOOKS down at US! Nothing to do with the color of his skin, everything to do with his lack of integrity!

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    1. Blake Faulkner October 3, 2012

      He’s an elite snob because he was elected to be head of the Harvard Law Review when he was at Harvard Law School , carsrus?…Even the conservative members of that board voted for him back then…because he was intelligent, fair, honest and friendly to everyone…always trying to understand others and reach a consensus. Sounds like he had integrity back then. He later became a community organizer in Chicago and helped folks there improve their lives and neighborhoods…up close and personal. He could easily have become a corporate attorney before that…instead of the law school teacher he did become before the community organizer thing. Oh yeah, he became a Christian too. And a good husband. And a good father. Now, what were you saying about his skin color & lack of integrity?

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    2. neece00 October 3, 2012

      That sounds like you are describing Mitt Romney

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  7. Elarenal October 3, 2012

    Alternatively, the people we are talking about here have been screwed over their entire lives (bad or no education, jobs, medical care, diet, housing, etc.) and they just can not come to grips with who it is that is doing it to them, namely, people that look and talk just like they do.

    So a little bit of transference and everybody else is fair game to blame and who better to target than a smart successful black guy from the North. The “Magic Negro” to the rescue? Oh Lord, say it ain’t so.

    The Koch boys can count their money well spent as it goes a long way with these abused citizens.

    These states live off of money transferred via federal taxes from the North and by the military machine. Maybe it is time for an adjustment? I have disadvantaged people in my own state that can use my tax money.

    I hope these people live long enough to benefit from the now improved medical insurance system or maybe they would for example refuse a defibrilator in those critical seconds before final unconsciousness because it has “Obamacare” written on it?

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  8. R.T. Castleberry October 3, 2012

    Why pick on just the South? Last time I looked Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were trying to suppress Democratic voters and generally acting like horse’s asses. And I don’t remember Oklahoma being part of the Confederacy either. Painting with a broad brush like that diminishes everyone.

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    1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

      ….but where did it all start? How did this happen? Well, when southern Democrats abandoned the party and joined the Republicans that was just the beginning. When they said the south would rise again I never guessed it would be accomplished by taking over the Republican Party and transforming it through an evangelical tent revival strategy. They all sound like a cross between George Wallace and a snake handling holy roller. It started here in the south and has spread like Kudzu to bigots everywhere.

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      1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

        The South was Democrat until Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.

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    2. CPANY October 3, 2012

      Oklahoma wasn’t a state in 1860, so it couldn’t secede.

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  9. phillyproud1982 October 3, 2012

    Well written article. Interesting perspective. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised when President Obama is elected for a second term, if the Southern states decide to succeed from the Union. It seems like just the type of fanatical and irrational approach the Tea Party has become so famous for.

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  10. lana ward October 3, 2012

    I would love to see Herman Cain, Alan West, J.C. Watts and others in the White House. But NOT Obama. Robert Byrd a LIFELONG DEM was head of the KKK, Abraham Lincoln REPUBLICAN, freed the slaves

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    1. neece00 October 3, 2012

      He was briefly a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s, but later left the group and denounced racial intolerance

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    2. english_teacher October 3, 2012

      Yes, Robert Byrd held positions of responsibility in the local KKK but I guess that, in your book, people can’t change. You know, people like Saul on the road to Damascus.

      Yes, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican but there is no comparison of the Republican party in the 1860s to the Republican party of today. The Republican party of today would do itself a favor if it returned to being the party of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.

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    3. thinkingobserver October 4, 2012

      LMAO!!! Economic historical thought will show that Lincoln did not “free” slaves because he liked Blacks. Rather,it was all a part of the industrial northern capitalists vs the southern agronomists: 1. The Confederates needed the FREE slave labor to carry out and continue their war effort. 2. A newly free workforce would have to find work somewhere; how better to find a large number of low-skilled employees who could be exploited easily and confined to said low-cost positions within the northern industrial pecking order?

      Furthermore, one will see that the Democratic and Republican parties as exist today were NOT the parties which existed in the secession and civil-war period.

      The answer lies in the history books.

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  11. rippper October 3, 2012

    Another reason President is hated by the republicans is because he didn’t let the republicans in on his plan to get Bin Laden. He knew that if he let any republican know the plan, the mission would have leaked out to the press. And the republicans, as usual, cried about it. And, instead of applauding the President, they looked for ways to discredit him for getting rid the most evil man on earth. He got the job done and that’s what’s knawls the republicans.
    I guess when Bush and Cheney went behind closed doors on some of their missions without any democrats, it was okay. But let a democrat do it, they call foul and act like cry babies.
    The republicans have hounded President Obama since day one, but he did his job anyway.My only question to the republicans is, if, (and that’s a big “IF”), a republican ever gets in the White House again, would it be okay to hound him from day one?

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    1. CPANY October 3, 2012

      It’s worse than that, ripper. The Bush and bin Laden families are very close commercially. Dubya didn’t want to capture or kill Osama bin Laden because it would have ended the families’ relationship. On the day after the World Trade Center disaster Bush flew out several members of the bin Laden family to avoid their having to undergo questioning.

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      1. neece00 October 3, 2012

        Your right, there is a story in this but we will probably never hear it.

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  12. pondt October 3, 2012

    Obama desearve a chance. Republican please I beg let the man get the chance he desearve to run the country. I cannot beleive one can hate someone so bad. But wait its because he is black, black is beauty, black is power give the man a change to make a difference in the world.

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  13. Arcadio de Jesus-Correa October 3, 2012

    Your question shouldn’t be why so many Republicans relly hate Obama, the question should be, why so many people in this Coutry hate blacks: Even some of the Democarts, hate Obama; and there is not doubt, they the reason the hate him”, isn’t because they don’t like his Political positions, they hate him because of his color, as simple as that””….

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    1. CAThinker October 3, 2012

      I tend to agree… It’s the only conclusion that makes sense – many of his policies and proposals weren’t born in the progressive camp, they were born with the conservatives. What other conclusion is there when you put up a proposal that is substantially theirs and they continue to disagree? So yes, racism, veiled as partisanship is the likely explanation.

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  14. catfish_joe October 3, 2012

    Why is the rust belts population in decline, while the population in the south grows ???? People are voting with there feet.

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    1. Shuruppag October 3, 2012

      You’re half-right. Many auto jobs moved from Detroit to Dixie because they’re “right to work” states (historically slave states…not a coincidence), and China (which has a downright Southern disrespect for workers’ rights). You call it “voting with there (sic) feet,” I call it a race to the bottom.

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  15. catfish_joe October 3, 2012

    Lets talk about Detroit, home of, race riots, slums, and enlightened liberals.

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  16. William Deutschlander October 3, 2012

    The Republicans have a great dislike for our President Obama simply because he took their, Republicans Great FAILURE, the Republican Great Recession of 2008, and with his Administration they, the Democrats, turned the Republican Great Failure into a Democrat Great Success, with ZERO assistance from the Republicans in Congress.

    No one should forget that the Republicans planned to make President Obama a one term President by keeping the economy in FAILURE, causing hardship and duress for 75% of our population, in their evil hope that it would allow the Republicans to take back the presidency and further destroy our country’s economy. The REPUBLICANS do not just not give a damn about the 47% or the 30%, they do not give a damn about the 75%. Reality or Humanity are not words that are recognized by the sick Republican Cartel.

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  17. catfish_joe October 3, 2012

    I hear Obamas in trouble in Illinois and Michigan…

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    1. awakenaustin October 3, 2012

      I hear Santa Claus actually exists.

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    2. neece00 October 3, 2012

      and I hear the Easter Bunny will come again next year.

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    3. Shuruppag October 3, 2012

      HAHAHA

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  18. roskodog October 3, 2012

    And you all failed to mention our country is Broke…………….. we owe more than 100 trillion , the good news is we can possible only have 4 more years of this stupidness. that is if we can survive. Not saying the GOP is any better. however sanity is better than insanity. more of Obama,s fix,s no doubt will end in complete destruction of the good ole USA. There is a recession coming like none of us have ever known. WELLLLL stupid me everone know,s a bigger recession would be B ush,s fault. Mr O said it himself . Quote ” If I can,t get it done in four years than voted me out ” The things Mr Obama have done may be the best anyone has ever done. However The facts are what they are. God Help our Leaders..

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    1. Timothy D. Minneci October 3, 2012

      The Republicans, as always, put there spending on credit cards, and like Clinton before him, Obama is stuck paying off Bush’s wars, his tax cuts, his bloated homeland security department. New Federal spending under Obama increased THE LEAST of any of the last five Presidents.

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    2. Shuruppag October 3, 2012

      For some reason, reading this kind of incoherently hysterical rhetoric from the anti-Obama doomsayers always makes me feel so much better about the economy…BUY! BUY! BUY!

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    3. CAThinker October 3, 2012

      Wow is that ever incomprehensible… Where are you on this? The downhill slide has been arrested, so now we can move on to the cure. And as you say, “Mr. Obama have (sic) done may be the best anyone has ever done.” but yet you fear another four years? There is hope in your statement “Not saying the GOP is any better.” Not sure what your point is… But I wouldn’t look for any improvement with a Talipublican administration – in addition to trampling all over your personal liberties, the economic downward slide will be even steeper than it was under Bush… And the only people left standing will be the folks that were already rich when it started. What you really need to fear is NitMitt as POTUS.

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  19. mrbluesays October 3, 2012

    Romney wants to kill your son’s in his war with Iran… along with his side kick lyin Ryan. NO THANKS!

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    1. CAThinker October 3, 2012

      That’s become a real fear for me now that my 18 yo son enlisted in the Marine Corps a few months ago. I would have preferred he enter the Air Force or the Coast Guard – but he wanted to “shoot things for awhile”. Bravado aside, it was his decision and an honorable one – but the specter of ending our line because he was chasing the equivalent of non-existent WMDs is horrifying. A Romney election would surely bring about a shooting war somewhere, if not Iran, Russia, North Korea, somewhere… So that this Talipublican narcissist, like the narcissist Bush before him, can prove he has a set of pelotas. A Romney administration can’t happen…

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      1. neece00 October 3, 2012

        For your son, Cathinker, I will be praying for a fast and safe return. I have two sons and I would be heart broken to have them out there fighting in a senseless war.

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  20. howa4x October 3, 2012

    To say that southern whites that call themselves evangelicals got it wrong about what religion really means is like saying the sun rises in the east. Since the days of slavery the south has taken everything that Christ talked about and skewed it to their own ends. They dehumanized a race of people to justify their dominace over them, and keep segration alive 100 yrs after the civil war ended. They are in fits that a member of a race they declared sub human is now president of the US and actually doing well. When the term red neck is mentioned people envision a southern white man of lower intelligence or some will actually say stupid, who is filled with anger and hatred,and the only solace he has is that he is white, someone who beats his wife and kids and drinks too much bad beer while watching NASCAR. Now he sees the world is turning and whites in other parts of the country actually like Obama. Everything the South did to hurt people is coming back around. The southern red states have the lowest measured intelligence in the country. They are some of the most polluted. They have the worst health outcomes in the country. They lead in obesity, and diabetes. They are a healthcare Tsunami that will burst state budgets. for them to be against the ACA is laughable, and shows their collective stupidity and current racism. But the sad truth is that not only African Americans suffer these health symptoms, whites do also.
    The south needs to change in a hurry, no time to loose. They are fixated on turning back the clock and use religion as the means to do it. Huckabee’ s statement that he wasn’t decended from an ape, and wasn’t publically challanged by the U of Arkansas shows how far back they are. Kids in China and India are craming for math exams and in the red states they want to teach creationism, and are anti science. Climate change will see its worst vengence in the Gulf states of Missisippi, alabama, and the Carolinas, and they run around saying its a hoax. They scream about the deficit and cutting taxes and all the red states and especialy those in the south are on the Federal dole since the blue states carry them. For every dollar a red state send in they get 7 back. They always yell sucession and my view is when you going, and good ridence.

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    1. CPANY October 3, 2012

      Good posting howa4x, but it’s “secession,” not “sucession.” As far as their “going”: They tried that in 1860 with South Carolina’s secession from the Union. It didn’t quite work out for them, as their hero, Robert E. Lee made the ultimate mistake of the succeeding Civil War: he lost it.

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    2. Abusfix October 3, 2012

      Man you are a perfect example of what’s wrong with the education system in America. you are actually showing how racist you are with broad comments like that. why don’t you come down from what ever pedestal your on and say something based on facts. your type is always blaming the south to cover up your true racist feelings. You know I’m right. Vote for the guy to make you feel better. Maybe you should take a history lesson at your local elite community collage. Please stop spewing your stupidity. We in the south don’t take to kindly ta it , dang I done gone an spillt ma beer.

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      1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

        Abuse, If the South wants to ditch the racist stereotype, they need to do something active. We were on vacation and the people next to us were from Mississippi. It didn’t take them long for thier ugly racism to emerge. We got really cold toward them after that.

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        1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

          Too funny…so a family from Mississippi speaks for everyone in the south?
          What an ignorant remark…but expected.

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      2. old_blu October 3, 2012

        I live in the north west and when I go down south I still am amazed how the whites treat the blacks, you don’t even know because you’re used to seeing it, and you think it is the norm.

        A smart and educated man like you should know you’re, your, and college.

        @howa4x– I like NASCAR.

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      3. howa4x October 3, 2012

        I am a racist, that’s funny. NJ has more kids going to college than Missippi, and Alabama combined. As for calling me a racist, do you actually know what the term means? I’m not against anyone because of their color, and voted for Obama. So what was factually wrong with what I wrote? What states fought a war trying to keep slavery? Wasn’t it George Wallace in 1962 that stood blocking the entrence to U of A to the 1st Black students? Didn’t Eisenhower have to use federal troops to force the integration of Little Rock HS. I remember driving through SC and seeing signs for white and colored bathrooms in 1967. So don’t sit there and try to tell anyone that the South isn’t the most racist place in America, because it is. Where was the Klan born? How many black men did they hang? And as for lower intelligence look how the states rank educationally and you will see where Ala and Miss are ranked, 49th, and 50th. You also have the worst health outcomes due to your fried food diets. Find that information at the CDC. You also can look it up that the red states get 7-10 dollars back from every dollar they send to DC. In NJ which is a light blue state, gets nothing back, because we are supporting all you religious right wing zealots. Want to cut taxes then have your southern states support themselves, and it will cut our taxes right away. The red states yell the loudest and are the biggest drain on the country. So what else do you have to be proud of???

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  21. a80a October 3, 2012

    these are the things the GOP are trying to keep from the public , and will not admit to the success the president has had, in an up hill battle against them.
    very good post,DOM.

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  22. Fred October 3, 2012

    It is clear the far right has their values in money and they have money. They appear to think money is everything. What they lack is secruity within them selves. It also appears they are stuck in a psycological quandry. They are paranoid. All that money and they can’t buy themselves out of where they and their parents put them. You learn what you live! Live your beliefs and the rest of us will move forward with life. They are stuck in a rut!!

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    1. CPANY October 3, 2012

      They believe in the Golden Rule: He who has the gold rules.

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  23. SaneJane October 3, 2012

    I think that toward the end of George Bush’s second term the Republicans realized what a mess the country was in and that disaster was pending. They knew that if a Republican was in the White House when everything crashed the Republican Party would be doomed. How could they hope to avoid this? I suggest that they formulated this strategy: Let the Democrats win the White House and they will take the fall. Then serendipity stepped in and lo and behold the Democrats nominate a black man. Could it get any better? Not only would the Democratic Party be crushed but the “we gave the black guy a chance and he failed miserably” would effectively put the White House out of reach for any future black candidates. What other possible reason could they have had for nominating Sarah Palin for VP? They planned to lose the election and then start immediately on a relentless campaign to make sure President Obama served only one term and got blamed for everything they had caused. Then they could ride to the rescue and thereby not only save the Republican Party but restore white supremacy. Unfortunately for them, President Obama was able to start things on the upswing thereby foiling their plans. They are so desperate that they will try anything and say anything regardless of the harmful consequences to the nation. President Obama’s re-election could be the best thing that ever happened to the Republican Party. Maybe it would help the GOP rebuild itself minus the radicals.

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    1. neece00 October 3, 2012

      Wow, SaneJane, I never thought of it like that you may have a point.

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    2. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Oh good grief…another conspracy theory…except its time for a black man to take the fall? Change your name to INSANE JANE…it fits you better…lmao.

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      1. old_blu October 3, 2012

        Yeah a conspracy theory does sound funny when it’s not from some far right tea bagger nut job doesn’t it? LMFAO

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    3. Mivoyce October 3, 2012

      SaraJane, i couldnt say it any better. Obama’s persistence as president and a man of color to have the relentless responsibility to not fail.

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  24. SaneJane October 3, 2012

    I have lived in Alabama every day of my 69 years and I ashamed to say that you are right. It isn’t just the poor here who hate President Obama, the middle class and even the wealthy are appalled that there is a black man in the White House.

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    1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

      SaneJane, I live in Idaho and, even though, we don’t sound as hateful, many here are not happy that a Black Man is in the White House. Every President, since Nixon has given a message to school children in the nation. Superintendent of District 93, rural school, refused to play his message and thought he was cute like the little boy who passes gas in the lunchroom. The first school day after the inaugeration, children, on the school bus in Rexburg, Idaho were chanting “Assinate Obama.” A woman, in Rexburg, says she was verbally abused for having an “Obama” yard sign in her yard. The thing about these incidences is the lack of hew and cry for the dispicable actions.

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      1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

        Did you know there is a KILLMITTROMNEY website? It goes both ways and just because I am southern does not give anyone the right to label me…EVER!

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    2. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Well perhaps you have contributed to that mindset Jane. MY community includes blacks, whites and anyone else who wants to be a part of it. Most folks in the south hate his policies, not the man or the color of his skin.

      Sorry lady, you do not speak for the entire state and thank God for that!

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  25. corbogey October 3, 2012

    This list needs to be published everywhere. Why isn’t the DNC putting things like this out there. This is a well thought out list by Dominick but I bet others could add more to it. I would even edit a few of these. For example, #21, I would say that he allowed Guantanamo to stay open after he was convinced that closing it would not be the best thing to do. He is closing it down over time. Or something like this. Everyone knows that his campaign promise was to close it immediately and the Republicans love to point out that he “lied”. This is a great example of a thoughtful leader that was not going to close it down once he dug into all the details.
    DNC where are you?

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    1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

      This has been one of the DNCs problems forever.

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  26. AlfredSonny October 3, 2012

    Those who know how to lose tend to adapt well. Those who don’t know how to lose tend to deny adaptions and become bullies with rage.

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  27. carsrus October 3, 2012

    blake undeinable facts? NO way, these are all the left wing, marxist IDEALS of Obama ansd his destruction of our Great Constitutional Republic! WHO will PAY for HIS OUT OF CONTRAOL SPENDING?

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    1. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

      you need to go back to school and learn how to spell.

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  28. Frederick Lewis October 3, 2012

    this article is right on target. The first thing I’ve seen this past three years that is really representative of the real situation.

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    1. daniel bostdorf October 3, 2012

      Go away carsrus..You have no original ideas.

      Quit hiding behind a fake name.

      You are a paid fascist operative of Karl Rove sent here to lie, distort and distract.

      You read from the propagandist playbook created by the Nazis.

      Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels said it best:

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (likeFox FAUX News, Limbaugh, Beck and Rove believe)

      or as Adolph Hitler stated:
      “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

      Quit lying and bothering us carsrus….

      We see through your lies…we see through your agenda.

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      1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

        LOL…now that’s funny…a paid operative of Karl Rove? Geez, you libs have lost your minds!

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  29. Diana October 3, 2012

    Because Republicans think that DOMA should be upheld. Marriage should only be between a man and a woman. The majority of voters passed Yes on Prop 8. The Yes on Prop 8 man is openly straight. The Yes on Prop 8 man can prove that you cannot marry an AKA. The Yes on Prop 8 man will win in the US Supreme Court. The Republicans can prove that he is openly straight based on the Hays Code.

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  30. Joan Maurer October 3, 2012

    The GOP is running against a ficional President Obama, in effect an empty chair. They are appealing to an electorate who has largely disappeared.

    What I can not figure out is the narrative where billionaires and Christians are victims of a hostile government. They are whinning into every FOX camera in focus. I say they will get over it. After all billions buys a lot of distractions. How opressed could they be – they are billionaires! (Many of them, because the President saved them).

    When listening to Zell the old song “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want too” came to mind. For now, it is their party and they can cry but nobody has to give them a tissue.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      PLease keep thinking that way…you are in for a big surprise. : )

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  31. Barbara Coyt October 3, 2012

    Only because he is a smart BLACK man in the White House.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Yeah, he needs to know his place just like Clinton said…right?

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  32. roskodog October 3, 2012

    If Bush is responsible for all the debt, Then that makes Clinton responsible for 9/11 attacks. If we are gonna blame the last Pres. for our debt. Then by default clinton becomes responsible for the attacks. because he cut spending, were he should not have. Now assuming that is true, then Bush was cleaning up Clinton,s mess. and Obama is cleaning up Bush,s mess. If the shoe fits wear it.. question is who,s gonna clean up the mess were in now?????. We have to find someone man enough.

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    1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

      You need to do a little studying. Bush’s tax reductions and two extremely costly wars put us where we are.

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  33. Pamby50 October 3, 2012

    And on top of that Dominick, the Republicans in the senate put a hold on COLA increase for the widows & children of our men & women who have died in service to our country. How patriotic is that??(joke)

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  34. roskodog October 3, 2012

    CA, haven,t you figured out by now that the rich will always be all rite. who cares about them. Besides there the ones who sign,s about 50 percent of america,s paycheck.. There was wealthy man on the news a few weaks ago. he was asked if he would be willing to pay more income tax. His response was this, He said, Why would I give money to a Gov. who is so wastefull. And by the way Mr. CA. I believe a second wave of economic downslide is still ahead, probly by the end of the year. just my opinion. The Obama cure will bcome the poison. again, Just my opinion. I will be glad in time to say I was wrong. I guess I am waiting for a real man to step up and want the Job.

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  35. Joy L. Britten October 3, 2012

    Thanks Dominick Vila for reminding us what President Obama has been able to do…

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  36. Angel October 3, 2012

    KEEPING IT THOUGHTFULY HONEST:I have been studying this particular issue for some time. It is my sad but real conclusion because of this President’s high level of intelligence and his skin color are very different from the republican’s last President, it has awaken the ugly racial prejudice that exists in some Americans! And when Mr. Bush with his policies left office, he left us with a BIG Mess and our near depression economy in a deep ditch! They can’t get over it! Their racial prejudice beliefs of that “African-born Muslim Socialist” leads them to dislike this President that has” grown to cult-like proportions across some regions. For example, some statewide polls show the “president losing by thunderous majorities. One example, a “ recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute in The New York Times shows that “among Southern working class whites, Romney, the WHITE GUY leads by 40 points!” THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Just like the republicans tried to demonize President Clinton when he was in office! So as Mr. Colbert stated, they want to blame the BLACK guy now! hum…

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      So, now I am racist because I like Romneys’ policies better? Wow, you are demented!

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      1. Maggie Croft October 3, 2012

        I didn’t see where anyone called you a racist. Now delineate Romney’s policies and show me where they will work.

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        1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

          If you can’t see the hatred on this thread for republicans and just about everyone here calling them racists, you are truly delusional.
          It is truly sad that the race card is all you have left.
          MItt Romney is a numbers guy and hugely successful at it, no matter how Obamas’ minions tried to spin it. Cutting spending by eliminating so overflow committees and wasteful spending of many of the same is one way…another is to get the poor working again by training them for many of the skilled labor jobs which are available right now.

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          1. neece00 October 3, 2012

            Right, a numbers guy for the top 1%. How will that really help the rest of us, you know the 47% that Romney does not care about.

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          2. Mivoyce October 3, 2012

            i dont like the idea of privatizing social security or people working until they are 70 years old. neither do i like Romney as the “yes man” to corporate elites for harming the environment thru fracking and sand blasting for oil while poisoning the air and water. i dont like the idea that he doesnt acknowledge climate warming. the Romney-types push the envelope as far as we will let them, but what are the outcomes? there is no “freedom” in his policies. it’s more like death–people are expendable.

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          3. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

            Yes,I hate Racists.
            I can understand why everyone calls the Republican Party a bunch of Racists. I read these forums frequently and have seen a very large number of posts from people who are obviously racist all of whom claim to be Republicans. Now I’ve been around a long time and I remember a Republican Party that was to be respected, a party that offered clear alternatives to Democratic thought, a party to whom I was more than a monkey or sidewalk ape to. Where is it now? The Republican Party of today seems to always be throwing their support behind issues that keep this country divided, they support homophobia, suppression of religious freedom, Racism, suppression of women’s rights, destruction of the environment, unnecessary war’s, and disenfranchisement of certain American voters. What’s really appalling is that so many Americans want those very things and these people are the ones that today’s Republican Party seek support from.

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      2. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

        Romney policies are the same as Bushes policies. Give to the rich and screw the rest of the poeple.

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      3. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        What policies?

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  37. JohnEngelman October 3, 2012

    All this blather about Kenya and Islam is another way of saying, “Look how dark his skin is.”

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  38. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    LOL…what a crock! Everything is racist when it comes to this president, huh?

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  39. elw October 3, 2012

    The White Conservatives that Gene is talking about are just a bunch of unethical, savage people who are living in the past and cannot move into the future. They are holding on to a life-style (the pre-civil war South) that is long gone. Their attitudes and feelings about people who look different than them do not work in this shrinking world. We live too close together, need each other to survive and must be able to tolerate each other’s differences if we are to survive. We live in a world where everything we do affects those around us. The culture they want to go back to will bring more pain to more people than if they have to suffer the realization that they can no longer own slaves, rule a country in way that meets their needs and few others, and that they are not as superior as they think. My greatest wish is that they do get pushed into the background and lose any power they have so the rest of us can move forward. Yes I do think we need a government that has the voice of both conservative and progressives in it. But as far as I am concerned no radicals needed.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      The biggest mistake you make is generalizing any one group of people. The people in the south are just as racially tolerant as anyone in this country. We have grown up together…gone to school together and yes, learned to live in peace together.

      Most folks in the south can take care of themsleves…no matter what color their skin might be, nor do I consider myself “SUPERIOR” to anyone, unlike you, with your seething hatred of those who think differently than you.

      Maybe you need to take your own advice chump.

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      1. elw October 3, 2012

        Go back and read what I said again. I did not generalize, I referred to the group that the author of the article was talking about. If my comment offended you it was because you wanted to offended. I will ignore your name calling it is immature.

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      2. SaneJane October 3, 2012

        Where do you live in Alabama? I am in Cullman County. You are right that there are some racially tolerant people here but their numbers are not overwhelming. Like I said before, there must be two Alabamas.

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      3. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        ” The biggest mistake you make is generalizing any one group of people. ”
        You mean like the one that tells people that all Blacks are criminals or how about the one that says Blacks get all the welfare and food stamps?

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  40. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    $16 TRILLION in debt…8.2 UNemployment, which he said would drop dramatically if the stimulus was passed…47 MILLION people on food stamps…1 in 6 people in poverty in this country…MEDIAN households now bring home $4000.00 lesst than they did 4 yeras ago…not to mention the complete failure of his foreign policy.

    Your standards are pretty low if the job he has done the last 4 years is OK with you…to most folks, he is accountable for it…when will you hold him responsible? 2016?

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    1. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

      where was unployment when your beloved repubicans wher in office in 2008

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  41. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Aren’t you folks aware of Barney Franks hand in the housing collapse?
    Why do you ignore that fact? Because he is a dem, maybe?

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  42. cari October 3, 2012

    Lets be real – they hate him because he is a smart handsome black man. He is a threat – he sends a signal to other black young men that they can be the leader of the free world and they hate being led by a black man (what they hate the most). They are not afraid of black women because they dont believe one will never be the leader of the free world. Funny White women dont have that problem – it’s mostly non-college educated white men.
    They feared black men then and they fear black men now…. Pres. Obama broke thru all the road blocks – how dare he…..

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Leader of the free world in name only and a complete failure is what he is. It has nothing to do with his race in my personal opinion, he is inept and in way over his head. Personally, I think he underestimated how hard this job really is.

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      1. Sand_Cat October 3, 2012

        WOW, I knew you were an ignorant wing-nut, but not this bad.

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        1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

          How in the hell is this right wing? It;s my opinion and it is the eay I see this president. Just because I do not agree with you does NOT mean I am incorrect in my assumption.
          You really think way too much of yourself lib.

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          1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

            Just because we don’t agree with you does not mean we are incorrect.

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          2. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

            In this place we all write on facts so where is your facts to back up what you say? Your like all tea baggers say what you want everyone to beleive like you do.

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      2. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        In my opinion, America was severely damaged during administrations prior to Obama’s, (you will note that the word administrations is plural). So you expect Obama to repair all the damage, with no help from Congress, in 4 years, or you label him a failure. I think you have unrealistic expectations.

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  43. Charles Omotayo October 3, 2012

    He came, he saw and he will change the dynamics in Washington for the better. The republicans are sorry losers and Obama will win again and win big. Republicans will have to get used to it. No matter what they say, republican days are numbered. A losing party with no vision but to poke their nose in women under wear. What a shame to say the least.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      LOL…watch and see.

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      1. TammieO October 3, 2012

        poor deluded teabilly.

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        1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

          ..and you can hold your breath…k?

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          1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

            k? How old are you?

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          2. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

            Old enough to vote, work and pay taxes.

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  44. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    LOL…I guess only one opinion is welcome here, huh?

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    1. Sand_Cat October 3, 2012

      Only opinions from rational and reasonably intelligent and at least somewhat educated people are welcome, other than for entertainment value. Do you meet any of those criteria?

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      1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

        Good grief libturd…you certainly have a huge ego problem…just like you potus.
        Perhaps you need to get off your knees and wipe your chin.

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        1. TammieO October 3, 2012

          what a witty rejoinder bama! Seriously, you just proved Sand’s point about you. Well played.

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        2. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

          Why is it that Republicans always resort to name calling and insults when questioned too closely?

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  45. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Guess who is fanning the flames of racism?
    LIberals & Democrats, that’s who. Just look at the topics here…btw people…it was the repubs who supported the civil rights movement and actually got it passed.

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    1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

      Were Presidents Kennedy and Johnson Republicans?

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    2. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

      ” Guess who is fanning the flames of racism? ”
      The same ones that think they are Superior to everyone else, ideology doesn’t matter.

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  46. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Oh, I saw or heard one or two racist people, so everyone in the south MUST be racist!! How ignroant can you people be?

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    1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

      You cannot be that out of touch. Are there two Alabama’s?

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    2. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

      Being Black or Mexican is difficult anywhere in this country, but especially in the South. I can say with confidence, that there are a lot more than one or two racist people around too.

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  47. Ed October 3, 2012

    Stock markets at record highs, jobs being created instead of lost, more consumer spending; not enough of any of these to cheer about but definite signs of progress our of the republican hell created by bush, although stans deciples(Repubs) keep trying to send us backward.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Barney Frank

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      1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

        Huh?

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  48. Sand_Cat October 3, 2012

    They hate him because they have become an anti-rational cult of reality deniers and malicious frauds. They hate him because – despite their best efforts – virtually none of their charges have proven to be true, and the only people who believe them are either zealots like themselves or “low information” voters.

    They hate him because they have supported and defended and relied upon the racists in both north and south for so long and with such dedication that they have become racists themselves, assuming anyone is left in the Republican cult who hasn’t been one all along.

    They hate him most of all because he is – like Bill Clinton – all that they have hated and distrusted and worked tirelessly and successfully to purge from their midst: a moderate Republican, and an intelligent one to boot.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      LOL..oh please. we hate his policies and you and your holier than thou attitude is ridiculous.

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      1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

        From one bamagal to another, I would like for you to list some of those policies you hate. Three or four will do but make sure you get the facts first. There are some sharp people posting on this site and they will know if you are lying or just repeating what the right wing media have told you to believe.

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  49. Ed October 3, 2012

    These states rae also some of the lowest income state in the country, and home to huge GOVERNMENT payrolls at the bases in those states. And they STILL vote republican!

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Wow, so we should listen to you and vote and think as you do? The BIGGEST GOVERNMENT PAYROLL IS IN WASHINGTON fool.

      Yet whatever they do is fine with you…typical.

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  50. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Every one of you are haters…your posts villifying repubs across the board is proof.

    Why are no democrats to blame for anything?

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    1. SaneJane October 3, 2012

      There are other sites better suited to your views. This site leans pretty far left sometimes and you will find your comments not well received. However, if you have some real facts to pass on to us we welcome them. However, we have heard your brand of mis-informed whining far too often and for far too long.

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      1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

        Perhaps if you would lay blame at the feet of everyone in WASHINGTON wouldn’t have a problem with it. You elevate democrats up on a pedestal and blame republicans…how far from the truth can you get?
        It is the fault of both parties in Washington and you know it, you just wont admit it. Misinformed is the mantra of the left my friend and I dont whine…I work and pay taxes.

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        1. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

          Democrat this, and Democrat that, whats that if it isn’t whining.
          You can work and pay taxes and still whine.

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      2. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

        Like fox news lol

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  51. Andrew Rei October 3, 2012

    Let’s face the facts here: the Republican Party has been infiltrated by the extremist and ignorant idiots (Tea Party Militia, who are mostly from the Deep South) to go along with the avarice-fueled aristocrats (Conservatives) that were already there. This combination will most likely lead to the death of the GOP. If I’m a political “doctor” and I have to call the “time of death” of the party, it’ll probably be around 23:00 (11pm) Eastern on 6 November, 2012. The death of the GOP leaves three choices for its survivors: go with the new Conservative Party, the Tea Party Militia in their own party or a move to the center, which has three choices in itself. The choice I believe most GOP moderates will make is to flock to the relatively new Progressive Party, which is full of center-right and center-left people. It’s the one party without the “crazies” and the one with the best chance to replace the GOP. The other two choices for GOP moderates are to go Democratic or Independent.
    The author is correct about one thing: it seems that the Deep South has been politically marooned. But, they’re politically marooned because of their beliefs, mostly their belief that things should never change, the mantra of the Conservatives. There’s one other factor that plays into the death of the GOP—the Baby Boom (1 January, 1946 through 31 December, 1964). It seems to me that the older Southerners and their Conservative ways are giving way to the TPM or moderacy. The younger crowd there seem to be a lot more moderate than their parents and grandparents are willing to admit. As these Boomers hit retirement age (the first ones hit retirement age last year and the last of them will hit in 2029), I feel that their views will become more moderate and they’re going to realize that they don’t have the strength to practice extremism, etc. anymore. The Republican Party liked to call themselves a “Big Tent” party that was inclusive of everyone. Whether or not you believed that was true after Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower left office, it’s clear that they’re not a Big Tent party anymore. The reason for that was best described by Bill Maher on his show back in December: “The Democratic Party has moved to the right and the Republican Party has moved right into the insane asylum”. BTW: seconds after he said that, he announced his donation of $1 million of President Obama’s Super Pac.

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  52. deanrd October 3, 2012

    race

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  53. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    LOL Tanni…you called me a teabilly…and I am not even a member of the tea party, which proves my point about you folks generalizing that anyone who thnks differently than you is wrong.

    Sorry, that just isn’t true.

    BTW, I could have been real nice like some of your fellow libs and called you what Bill Maher called Sarah Palin, but I am much better than that.

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  54. Jackmack October 3, 2012

    that is why the Republicans keep crying they don’t know what to do but the good thing is that is President Obama does .

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Yeah, he know how to party, that’s for sure.

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  55. ObozoMustGo October 3, 2012

    DISTRACTIONS………… DISTRACTIONS……………… DISTRACTIONS……………

    In the real news….

    Even before the Daily Caller released the video last night of President Obama’s 2007 speech before a majority black audience in Virginia, our corrupt media was already declaring it “old news.” Time’s Mark Halperin had a full-blown meltdown and BuzzFeed Politics’ Ben Smith declared the story over and dead hours before anyone had read it. What’s especially pathetic about Smith is that one of his site’s signatures is scouring the Internet for old videos and publishing them as … news!
    Once the Daily Caller story did hit, and it became clear that Tucker Carlson had found never-before-seen video of Obama in a way voters have never seen him, none of that mattered. The desperate narrative to protect Obama had already been set and, as though the rest of us were insane, the corrupt media doubled down in its efforts to tell those of us who had never seen this video that we had.

    Of course, it’s all lies – blatant lies meant to control the explosion of an explosive story, meant to justify why the very same media still obsessed over Romney’s “47 percent” moment will now downplay and ignore as a nothingburger Obama caught on video spewing racialist division and the kind of wild conspiracy theories a sitting U.S. Senator had to know weren’t true.

    But New Media is The Media, and this video will get disseminated and voters will see it. And like Romney’s “47 percent” moment, this new Obama video is a legitimate news story worth covering.

    Here are ten reasons why…

    1. The video released by the Daily Caller last night does include footage the media never broadcast or reported on.

    Furthermore, we’re supposed to believe it’s just a coincidence that the footage the media ignored just happens to be the most controversial part, where Barack Obama (who at the time was running to be the Democratic nominee for president) goes off-script and tells a majority black audience that the federal government doesn’t care about Hurricane Katrina victims because they’re black.

    Even Politico’s mainstream media water-carrier Dylan Byers had to admit this is the case:

    But the full footage of the speech included previously unreported remarks in which Sen. Obama suggested that the federal government helped victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Andrew (in Florida), but did not help the victims of Hurricane Katrina because it didn’t care about them as much.

    By any measure, new video of a sitting president sewing seeds of racial division is not only news, but big news.

    If this were Allen West giving the exact same speech, you better believe it would be everywhere. And he’s only a congressman.

    2. Now we know the media and the Obama campaign “selectively edited” the video in 2007 in order to cover up Obama’s divisive racial rhetoric.

    That’s most certainly news.

    3. Past is prologue. Always.

    Obama’s attacks on the suburbs and the “us vs. them” rhetoric that toxifies the entire speech helps make sense of his divisive presidency and campaign. Moreover, the speech that made Obama a national star was his 2004 address at the Democratic Convention where he was famously unifying and post-racial. That was his “no red states, no blue states” speech.

    Now we know the 2004 speech was bull shit.

    That’s news.

    4. Obama grew up in Hawaii and Chicago, so where in the world does that hilariously fake southern accent come from?

    Like a lot of politicians, depending on the audience he’s with, this president can be a huge phony.

    I’m a news and political junkie and never once have I heard him speak with this pronounced a southern accent. So…

    That’s news to me, and probably to a lot of people.

    5. In order to stoke racial division and resentment, Obama lied to his audience.

    The then-U.S. Senator tells the audience that the federal government waived the Stafford Act for New York after 9/11 and for Florida after Hurricane Andrew, but not for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

    That was a lie:

    [T]he federal government did at times waive the Stafford Act during its reconstruction efforts. On May 25, 2007, just weeks before the speech, the Bush administration sent an additional $6.9 billion to Katrina-affected areas with no strings attached.

    As a sitting United States Senator, Obama must have been aware of this. And yet he spent 36 minutes at the pulpit telling a mostly black audience that the U.S. government doesn’t like them because they’re black.

    Which leads me to…

    6. Obama is prone to believing and spreading dishonest and wildly false conspiracy theories.

    You know, like Kanye West.

    That’s news.

    7. At the 19:20 mark we learn that the Christian Obama doesn’t know the Lord’s Prayer.

    That’s news.

    8. Obama’s “us vs. them” rhetoric and beliefs extends to his governance.

    At the 28:50 mark, Obama talks extensively about the importance of minority-owned businesses and supporting your own. He then proposes using the Small Business Administration specifically to aid minorities.

    That’s news.

    9. At the 20:10 mark, Obama laments the social injustice that created 37 million Americans living in poverty and pledges to fight that injustice as president.

    After four years of Obamanomics, we now have 10 million more Americans living in poverty.

    That’s news.

    10. When Obama gave this speech, the Reverend Wright scandal had yet to break.

    This means that the scant, incomplete, and “selectively edited” coverage the speech received at the time wouldn’t have thought much of the full minute Obama spends gushing over his mentor and pastor in his opening remarks.

    Knowing what we know now makes this, yes, news.

    —-

    The corrupt media knows this newly released footage is news. They just don’t want voters to see Obama for what he is: a phony, divisive, racial demagogue and grievance-monger ready to spread lies, conspiracy theories, and animosity in order to get what he wants.

    Oh, I almost forgot…

    11. We know it’s news because the corrupt media is telling us there’s nothing to see here, even as they kill themselves to blow it back on Romney and ensure as few people as possible see it.

    ——————————-

    Hat tip, John Nolte, a real journalist from Breitbart.

    Have a nice day!

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

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    1. RUKIDENME October 3, 2012

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  56. harrietbenjamin October 3, 2012

    Face it racism is alive and well in the south.
    Why the GOP thinks they have any right to take away womens’ rights is beyond me.
    There are people in government that I truly believe would see America (especially the middle class) destroyed before working with this President.
    The far right think what they believe is what we all should have to believe or suffer.
    Why can’t people realize that as long as health care is tied to employment our workers start from behind.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Yeah, right. I suppose this admin trying to tell American citizens how to live is OK with you guys. What to eat, what to think, what to say. SORRY, I can live my own life WITHOUT the government.

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      1. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        Again I find you exaggerating, I’ve never heard anything about the government trying to tell anyone how to live, what to think,say or eat.
        Outright misinformation like this is what makes so many distrust the Republican Party.

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  57. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    I dont like being forced to buy anything by this gevernment…namely Obamcare…I donlt like the fact that Obama is decimating the coal industr, people are losing their jobs because of it and this president seems to care less Energy prices are rising everyday, not to mentiont he fact that my insurance preiums have increased 34% in the last 4 years. His policies encourage dependency from everyone who feels the world owes them a living and you are very aware of that, just will not admit it.

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    1. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

      ” I dont like being forced to buy anything by this gevernment…namely Obamcare ”

      If you practiced Christian principles the government would have no need to force you.
      ” I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. ” – Jesus Christ

      ” I donlt like the fact that Obama is decimating the coal industr, ”
      I don’t like dying of Black Lung disease.
      ” Black lung disease, the common name for coalworker’s pneumoconiosis ”

      ” His policies encourage dependency from everyone who feels the world owes them a living ”
      A favorite Republican Lie.

      Very few people in this country feel the world owes them a living, nor do a lot of people want to become dependent on any thing, it has NEVER been the American way. However in these troubled times a lot of people find, that despite all their efforts, they need some help. Obama’s Policies provide that help.

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  58. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Why is it that this president is not responsible for anything:?

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    1. BDC_57 October 3, 2012

      And?

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    2. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

      It was already done when he got there.

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  59. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    You are aware that Barney Frank had a HUGE hand in the housing collapse….right?

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  60. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    You cannot be that dense either Jane…I go out into the world everyday and work with people of all races…I cannot tell you the last time I heard ANYONE call someone else a racist name. Perhaps you live is a hot bed, too bad, but around here we get along wery well, sorry to burst your bubble of hate.

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    1. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

      They do it all the time on these posts on the internet. So if you haven’t heard any racist name calling in a long time, that means you haven’t been on the internet in a long time. That would also mean you have no idea what your talking about in all those comments you’ve made on this forum.

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      1. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        All fun aside the kind of racist comments I see daily posted on these internet forums, are not the kind of things you would hear a person say out loud in a place where they can be identified. As an example if you called me a N….. on the streets, we’d have a problem, but if you call me a N….. on the internet, how am I supposed to identify bamagal0007.

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  61. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Was MLK KJr a democrat?

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  62. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Dems voted against it…no matter how you spin it.

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  63. Joseph Ogunrinu October 3, 2012

    Even it is to a greater extent of what GOP and Tea Party and their followers may be PLANNING. We that have been here for over thirty -five years and some, believed and suspect or think of what these no good for nothing RIGHT WINGS extremist can do. Those of us who are GOD loving people strongly believe that these RIGHT WINGERS are far from being pro Christ. If you hate one of my little ones because he or she is not white, you cannot call yourself a Christian. We know that the SAFETY of our beloved president in not in hands of these no good right wingers. These cult members that constitute the GOP are in the court system ,they are in the legislative and they walk around the streets of America. God and the Angels are on the WATCH. Just like the game plans of the GOP to RIG, STEAL this election are being exposed, any attempt on the life of our president will be exposed because we trust in GOD. Obama will win and nothing or any evil plans of these undesirable human being that calls themselves GOP/TEA PARTY will prevail. We are watching you 24/7. So don’t even try it. Go Democrats and do your thing. The hands of GOD is watching over you

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      So, what do you want to do…kill everyone who does not like Obama?

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  64. fwcoblejr October 3, 2012

    Southern Republicans are not only angry they lost the 2008 presidential election, but lost to an african-american.. Has anyone ever noticed if you engage in a conversation with a southern conservative and they’re about to make a comment concerning a person of another race or culture, they always preface their comments with “……..now, I’m not racist!…..”. Don’t do this in that conservative’s driveway. If he has to open the garage doors on his “cookie-cutter” neo-colonial house, you’ll likely find one or two confederate flags hanging inside, nailed to a wall made possible by the VA, HUD, USDA, Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie, or some other federal co-signer of his mortgage !

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      You are proof that ignorance is bliss.

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  65. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Obamabot rant.

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  66. radsenior October 3, 2012

    Race relations have not improved and have actually been exacerbated. The quiet misconception that race does not play into politics is pure poppycock! Anyone older than fifty can and does see, feel and discern the purity of racism in America. We have come a long way, but racism has raised it’s head. The real story here is the bigotry being shown to Obama and it has been that way since he won the right to represent the Democratic party. Sam Donaldson hit it on the mark that “people do not oppose Obama on principles or politics, but merely because he’s black.” Mitch McConnell openly proclaimed he would do everything in his power to make Obama a one term president. America and American’s of color have lost so many voting privileges and rights since the 1960’s. Look at some of the bigoted posts on this and other blogs. Many do not have respect for the office or the man. All post “State of the Union” “You Lie” call to arms.
    Obama has done better than expected by many, and that does not sit well with “White” America.

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  67. Anna October 3, 2012

    It is amazing how people will go as far using the pulprit to preach lies about the President of the United States. Just because he happens to be black and at best a democrat. How can we be blinded by such untruthful and hateful preaching from preachers we respect.

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  68. tomdurk October 3, 2012

    Of course they thought Bush was a conservative, until his massive failures at war, the meltdown of the economy, unemployment, and the budget. When they finally perceived these failures they reframed the problem as Bush “not being conservative enough”

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  69. Richie T October 3, 2012

    Mississippi, was the last State to ratify the 19th Amendment, It takes 3/4 of the States to ratify an amendment before it’s added to the Constitution. When the 19th was proposed, there were only 48 States. it was 42 years after it was originally proposed before it was added to the constitution.
    August 18, 1920.
    “The 19th Amendment;
    “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United
    States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation”.
    It grants women the right to vote.
    Mississippi;
    March 22, 1984
    106 years.
    Surprised?

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  70. batavier October 3, 2012

    The time of little white-steepled churches way off in some woodsy, spanish-moss enshrouded copses, along with their obscure, salvation-spouting Doctors of Divinity degreed preachers is coming to an end…

    Anytime, the light of day is focused on heretofore dank and dark places, there’ll be widespread, panicky scurrying hither and yon by those critters, that for too long were able to do their dastardly work in the dark!

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    1. tomdurk October 3, 2012

      Didn’t the “artist” famous for that stuff, Tom somebody, die recently?

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  71. mellow yellow October 3, 2012

    it is so sad that this is the kind of world we live in with so many VERY IMPORTANT concerns beyond someone’s Race. Take care of are Seniors ,Returning Soliers ,Children invovled with Herion[more whites than blacks] Folks losing there homes.Women and children being put into Sex Trafficking .Lets get back to what is RIGHT and FAIR . My 2 cent

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  72. roskodog October 3, 2012

    BUT THE WARS WERE CLINTON,S FAULT

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  73. paule33 October 3, 2012

    I think that it is extremely sad.As Martin Luther King said, we should judge a man by the content of his character, and not the color of his skin. I doubt how religious the people really are. My Kings James version of the bible if practice, would have them thinking different in 2012. However, our current President has been ordained by the almighty God, and if you study the Bible, you know that if God be for you, no power or money from stupid packs can touch you!!! God bless those sick folks

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  74. gensis October 3, 2012

    Why do many Republicans really hate the president?
    1. He is black
    2. He is educated
    3. They are stuck in the 50s and affraid of change
    4. HYPOCRITES
    5. Getting paid under the table from major companies that could care less about the American people

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  75. 2429 October 3, 2012

    Thank goodness there are people out there who think clearly. Romney is inept and only wants to BE the President. He has no idea how to govern. He is an opportunist who wants his name in the history books and his portrait in the white house. Mr. Obama has tried extremely hard to accomplish more but the Republicans would rather see our country die than to work with the man to make the changes necessary to put the economy on the right track. I KNOW that Barack Obama is a man of character and it is unfortunate that the ignorance in this country is so pervasive that people refuse to see him for the ideals he represents because his name is so unusual…He MUST be a foreigner or an alien right? Ask Donald Trump..the idiot wth way more money than brains.

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  76. Lutrell Simmons October 3, 2012

    IF WE GET OUT AND DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WE CAN BE DONE WITH THESE BIGOTS AND HATERS THAY NEED TO KNOW ONE THING GOD IS LOVE AND GOD MADE ALL OF US IN HIS IMAGE IF YOU HATE YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU HATE GOD THEY NED TO READ THEIR BIBLE JUST BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ALL OF ONE COLOR GOD STILL MADE US IN HIS LIKENESS AND HE LOVES US ALL THE SAME RICH OR POOR SO ALL YOU HATERS AND BIGOTS WE WILL SURE YOU WHAT LOVE IS AT THE POLES NOV 6

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  77. Robert Doyle October 3, 2012

    We appreciate the all inclusive timeline over a 40 yr span culminating in the POTUS Barack Obama. The sad fact of ignorence in some religionists has voided the actual 1st Amendment of LAWS of the U.S. Constitution. Yes, 2013 seems appropriate as a new timeline with a non-secular government, as it is decreed in the LAW .Good Luck Y’all, we need to undo the dumbing trend and strive to keep “their” religions out of our Government.

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  78. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    Obama is inept and IS the president, but not for much longer!!

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  79. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    What you gonna do? Kill em all? LOL…wow.

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  80. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

    lmao…TOO FUNNY!

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  81. zzz1934 October 3, 2012

    Geez people keep drinking the kool aid and soon enough America will be a 3rd world country…just like your beloved Obama envisions it to be…Good lord, it’s unbelievable how you so called Americans are so willing to buy into the political BS that both parties are spitting up. Grow a pair and STAND UP for your rights. Mark my words, if you don’t take a stand now you won’t be able too in the not so distant future.
    Both parties are leading us down a path to destruction. They are pitting us against each other and we are falling for it. Fight for your rights.
    People that have freedom must be vigilant in maintaining that freedom if they are to remain a free people.

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  82. dljones October 3, 2012

    Obama lies. No jobs. High unemployment. Economic 16 trillion plus debt. Releasing prisoners instead of closing Gitmo. Apologist foreign policy-lost global respect and weakened America.

    Jump on it demos and stay on point with facts!!!!!

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  83. aztec7 October 3, 2012

    The democrat party is corrupt, spineless, power-mad…confiscating the wealth of the country and turning it into sewage buying votes. Obama is no more a liar than Kerry, Bill, Hillary, Joe, etc. We hate all of them for what they’ve done to our civilization: public schools a fraud that kickbacks money to the democratics, daughters become sluts, perversion rampant in entertainment, wholesale lies in media like ‘war on women’…the very word ‘liberal’ now means an eaten-up PC nazi pod-person…

    Go stuff a ballot box, you traitors.

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  84. mac macey October 3, 2012

    Dominick Villa. You hit it right on the button. Obama is going to win and by huge margins and no amount of right wing BS is gonna stop it. In all of your 36 points and there are many more, GOP resisted them all. Could you imagine the pain of knowing Bin Laden being killed. All of the fear and BS and skewed dangers real or otherwise were silenced once that was a confirmed hit. It took a one term President to kill him that a two term president failed to do. The irony of it all. Skewed polls. Are you kidding me? Fear and loathing happens when GOP points their fingers and forget that three of them point to themselves.

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    1. bamagal0007 October 3, 2012

      Watch and see lib…Bin Laden happened when he was in office not because of it.
      How do you think they found him anyway? Bush policies. FACT.

      Careful, the truth will make you head explode lib.

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      1. Charlie Watkins October 3, 2012

        Bush himself said finding Bin Laden was not one of his priorities FACT

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  85. ridemybroom October 3, 2012

    Gop has never been able to grip reality….all they want to do is take away all your rights and watch you suffer…they hate obama becauz of the color of his skin…not that he is a so called muslim…but because he is a nigger…(their words not mine)…..they want to see a white man get back into power so bad that that will do anything necessary to stop OB from winning back the house…these aholes who are now in power meaning the white congress with the despiciable despots like e