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I am not a conspiracy theorist or an Obama hater. POTUS is the POTUS and people just need to accept that. I defend the Constitution of our country and will always oppose those who seek to destroy our Constitution.
I DO, however, see a great amount of things within my line of work and I know things that have happened that this Executive staff has made sure were never reported. Even CNN and FoxNews will both tell you they are told what they can and cannot report. This administration, in particular, has a very, very tight control on the media. If a media outlet pushes the envelope or goes too far against the administration, then they are exiled/blackballed.
No, I cannot gives specifics---given my work. I work for DoD.
I am calling BS.
Nobody should ever be denied proper healthcare. Nobody should die because they don't have the money.
The insurance system and Medicare Medicaid are what is responsible for driving health cost up. Subsidies always drive cost up.
If the government directly controlled parts or most maybe all if healthcare cost could come down.
I don't know that I want a health system completely controlled by Washington because that would have its own set of problems, but I am sure there is way to make it work and do so efficiently. However simply copying European models won't work IMO because we are a very different and much larger country.
Higher education should be paid for by the state. Perhaps students should pay nominal fees and books and food etc. but at least tuition should be free. That said we shouldn't turn College into the 13th-16th grades. It should be much more difficult to get into and grades must be maintained once in.
I hate abortion, but in certain instances it is acceptable. And early in pregnancy a women should be able to choose.
I am okay with gay marriage, but religious institutions should never be required to administer them if they don't want to.
This post was edited by TroyTide 17 months ago
Just to be clear I do not support Obamacare, that bill was an abomination.
I took out 47 payday loans on Friday. Debt is money.
Look at the hurricane Sandy victims, many of whom voted for the guy, and are still fighting an uphill battle for any resemblance to what their previous life held, as they flock to the neighbors house to watch TWC and news of another incoming storm.
It's sad how an Obama phone, a smoozing smile from the 'cool' (?) cat, combined with a large dose of 'ego-trippin will do wonders for the psyche..of the less than 'keen-
Yay!! Free phones AND foodstamps on the house!
This post was edited by Itchin 17 months ago
Obama did not talk to Libyans during Benghazi attack(Hillary did)
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – Thu, Feb 14, 2013
This post was edited by dpfenny 17 months ago
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Oprah and late night talk shows don't count...
Standard lib answer. It's been what 6 years now, get over the bush issues and move on. "This" dictator is who we are talking about now. What bush did is actually irrelevant now, to compare it to Obama... Isn't he supposed to be better than bush? Then why compare what bush did, since he sucked so bad?
Obama is a tool- and nothing more.
You answered your own question. Bush was the worst president ever and the gold standard for what a president should be like at the same time. Go figure.
It's kinda like when they say that all Republicans are uneducated, poor rednecks when it fits their argument and very successful rich business men that only care about getting richer when it fits their other argument.
37 hours later and it looks like Smitty nailed that one.
Nice job, but next time go into further detail and say that they will discredit the source and also never actually discuss the article, only mention George Bush and other liberal propaganda. Unless I missed it, I didn't see any of them mention the linked article.
I'm just not that brilliant. Given the subject matter, I just saw no way that Bush could possibly be referenced in any response. Yes, I missed that part by a mile.
Was simply showing that although Obama didn't talk to Libya, Hillary did. Take it however you want.
I think we can all agree that things in Benghazi should have been handled differently. To argue for the right, their security increase requests should have been granted. To argue for the left, it is hard to determine exactly what is going on in situations like this attack, making it extremely difficult to make an informed decision that will not cost even more lives.
The aftermath was handled pretty bad as well. If Emmanuel was still Chief of Staff, he wouldn't have let so many people's stories clash and create a storm of speculation. This was a terrorist attack, not pissed off people reacting to a movie.
We all need to remember that politicians are going to either defend their actions (the current administration) or rip apart the way the other team handled it. That's politics, but I bet what really happened lies somewhere between the two side's arguments.
RIP Lil Julio
It appears not having a terrorist attack on 9-11 was a motivating factor in the response.
Its the coverup that annoys people, IMO. The Brits and Red Cross left because of the instability and lack of security. Hillary "didn't see" the memo. More security was requested and denied.
Plus, everyone remembers the debate when the moderator (Obama friend) took up for him and allowed no more discussion when Romney was talking about it, only to admit later that only parts of what she said were true.
Also, this would have contradicted Obama's earlier statements about Al Queda being decimated. Someone stated that there being 2 movies about killing Bin Laden and we don't even know who the people were that were evacuated after the Libya attacks tells you everything you need to know about a coverup and media spin.
Earlier I heard Hillary say they receive thousands of e-mails, which is why it didn't get immediate attention, or immediately get noticed. I think it is unrealistic to believe that there is not a process in place for an emergency call, or a panic button. They fall back on the fact that they didn't know immedately how serious it was, yet they immediately knew it was a demonstration, which turned into a riot, over the movie, none of which was true.
Osama Bin Ladens version of Al-Qaeda is decimated, Obama is correct on that. Most of these groups are just copycats or splinter groups.
The group that claimed responsibility is called the Omar Abdul Rahman brigade.
They are more like a "cover-band" for Al-Qaeda than they are an actual offshoot of Al-Qaeda..
I agree that something should have been done about "security" given the attacks on the Red Cross, and previous failed attacks on the Consulate.
They should have got their story straight before the lies came. Gibbs should have made up some crap about the administration being too busy to comment because they are working ever angle of the attack. Would have bought them a day and at least the history books would all contain the same story.
This post was edited by fat x nub 17 months ago
I had a class back in the day called "Economics of Terrorism". One of the traits of successful terrorist organizations was decentralizing leadership, which was basically the ability to survive when key leadership is killed. They start with "faces" like Bin Laden but then use him as a martyr once he is killed. This makes them harder to track and can make them appear to be broken up.
Is Al Qaeda really decimated? We don't know. Are other terrorists groups still doing Al Qaeda like work? Absolutely. Right or wrong about Al Qaeda, we will always be targets for these people.
Silence infidel, I keel you.
no, i didn't answer my question - my question is, if he's such a bad president, why is the standard answer to any refuting what Obama is doing something about what Bush did. I don't' care what Bush did 6, 7, 10 years ago... it doesn't change a thing TODAY... i care about what this idiot is doing.
quit comparing them, that means nothing - if he's such a great president, why is he screwing this country up more so that Bush did (ah, see what i did there..)
LOL it doesn't matter dude - we're screwed. we "the people" mean nothing to the smucks in the white house, congress or house - that's just how it is. we have to vote them ALL OUT!!!
btw, i'm a registered republican and i'm not uneducated, i'm not poor, i'm definitely not a redneck and i'm not some fat rich business man. i just want people to leave my stuff alone. when i want to give it out, i will...
This post was edited by viper 36 17 months ago
Quick example of the problems with a decentralized power structure .
Osama bin laden was horrified at the sectarian war in Iraq.
He wanted to stop the Shia/Sunni violence but had zero Influence over Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Al-Zawquari The leader of AQI operated independently from Al-Qaeda.
The civil war in Iraq, which was mostly a fight between AQ in Iraq and Shia militias, destroyed Al-Qaeda's popularity in
The Muslim world.
All those people dancing in the streets on 9-11 had a very different opinion of Al-Qaeda after the viOlence of the civil war escalated.
Osama Bin Laden was powerless to stop the Iraqi civil war.
Decentralization has both costs and benefits.
The original Al-Qaeda has no money, political clout, or ability to operate without Western knowledge of their operations beforehand.
Obama was right in that, you are gonna have to accept it.
This post was edited by rms02d 17 months ago
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