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(CBS News)   President Obama: Still more change needed. You mean for the unemployed Americans begging by the off-ramp?   (cbsnews.com) divider line 25
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2012-07-15 08:24:26 PM
7 votes:
Where is my flying car?

Look, I'm as annoyed by the persistent drought in this country as anyone. But in my opinion, after having pored over countless texts on the subject, Obama's policies helped prevent the country from falling much farther. No, I am not an economist. I'm also not a doctor but when I read countless physicians telling me that smoking is bad for my heart, I'm probably going to agree. Especially if the dissenting doctors are otherwise aligned with wingnut websites or news networks.

Combined with the fact he's not a reactionary social conservative, I'll take that as a modest success for a first term. Some of my gay friends are planning to get married. While Obama might not help provide that on a national scale, I'm certain that he won't do anything to abridge what I consider a basic human dignity. He's not going to snoop around my girlfriend's vagina or medicine cabinet. He's not going to make policy because an overrated Santa Claus tells him to. Most importantly, he's not likely to punish the poor, working, and middle classes for the sins of those who wouldn't piss on us if we were on fire. These sort of things are important to me.

I also suspect that a second term and eventually lame-duck Obama would start seriously trolling the fark out of the GOP. You think he's a 10/10 troll now? Imagine not having the pressure of an election hanging over you. That sh*t's going to be hilarious to watch, and I wanna see it.

Is he perfect? Hell no. But honestly, WTF else am I going do? Vote Green Party in what's now a solidly red state? I'd rather my vote go to fight the swinesuckers from the GOP.
2012-07-15 07:46:51 PM
4 votes:
They've been there for ten years. Why didn't you notice them before?
2012-07-15 11:03:36 PM
3 votes:
Honestly, if you don't believe that Obama hasn't all but held this country together in the past 4 years while achieving some remarkable accomplishments, please. Find a pain stick or something.
2012-07-15 11:01:09 PM
3 votes:

Lost Thought 00: We are unequivocally in a better place than we were 4 years ago, even if you renormalize to discount coming out of the recession


And we'd be in an even BETTER place if the Right wing of our government wasn't hellbent on kneecapping ANYTHING that might help the economy in any meaningful way, lest it make the President look good.

The spiteful farks would burn America to the ground given the chance, just to blame it on the black guy.
2012-07-15 07:50:57 PM
3 votes:
FTFA: But the president said what has frustrated him most since coming to office is "not the hard work. It's not the, you know, enormity of the decisions. It's not the pace. It is that I haven't been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people - Democrats, Republicans, and independents - who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there's enough blame to go around for that."

"And do you blame yourself for that?" asked Rose.

"Well, I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem-solving," Mr. Obama replied.

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Right there. That so perfectly summarizes the frustrations of millions. He does well to stay in-tune with American sentiment.
2012-07-16 12:03:59 AM
2 votes:

jjorsett: Aar1012: Sabyen91: Oh, look, subby is pretending to care about the homeless to score political points. Mitt should take notes.

Mitt knows the problems of homelessness. He has friends that complain about their servants being homeless and not showing up to work all the time.

Yeah those rich-guy presidential candidates, what the hell do they know about how real people live?

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Yes, Kerry was a bad candidate. Romney is every complaint Republicans had about Kerry, but worse.

He's twice the flip flopper. He's just as rich, but even more disconnected from the average person. He's got approximately half the charisma. And, oh yeah, he actually WAS a coward in 'Nam, because he used his connections to hide in France, despite protesting for the war.

But go on, keep telling us how he's better than the President who led America out of the Bush Recession.
2012-07-15 11:56:30 PM
2 votes:

jjorsett: Aar1012: Sabyen91: Oh, look, subby is pretending to care about the homeless to score political points. Mitt should take notes.

Mitt knows the problems of homelessness. He has friends that complain about their servants being homeless and not showing up to work all the time.

Yeah those rich-guy presidential candidates, what the hell do they know about how real people live?

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Hmm, somebody who DIDN'T prance around in the French country-side during Vietnam.

/Good call.
2012-07-15 11:38:47 PM
2 votes:
fta "Well, it's funny, you know? I just came back from a bus tour in Ohio. And we're now starting to get in the campaign swing. And I tell people, 'This campaign's still about hope.' If somebody asks me, it's still about change."

Correct. And with a clear understanding that Congress' #1 job is to obstruct and derail, Obama's next 4 years should be more productive.
2012-07-15 11:26:36 PM
2 votes:

EnviroDude: The Iconoclast: EnviroDude: Obama should solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house.

Yea dude, and he should solve hunger by mandating that everybody eat. What's your point?

It is funny because Obama said it first.


Maybe you havent heard of the homebuyers tax credit. Functions the exact same as a personal mandate. People who don't own houses pay a greater tax rate on their income taxes.
2012-07-15 11:13:37 PM
2 votes:
Oh, look, subby is pretending to care about the homeless to score political points. Mitt should take notes.
2012-07-15 10:48:16 PM
2 votes:
It's not Obama's fault! It's Bush's. And ATMs. And Tsunamis. Europe. Headwinds. Wall Street.
2012-07-15 07:53:53 PM
2 votes:
You mean for the unemployed Americans begging by the off-ramp?

Wait; isn't helping disadvantaged people...socialism?
2012-07-16 01:15:38 AM
1 votes:

Bontesla: FTFA: But the president said what has frustrated him most since coming to office is "not the hard work. It's not the, you know, enormity of the decisions. It's not the pace. It is that I haven't been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people - Democrats, Republicans, and independents - who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems. And, you know, there's enough blame to go around for that."

"And do you blame yourself for that?" asked Rose.

"Well, I think there is no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trumps problem-solving," Mr. Obama replied.

-

Right there. That so perfectly summarizes the frustrations of millions. He does well to stay in-tune with American sentiment.


Your lips... I believe they are still stuck to his ass
2012-07-16 12:49:08 AM
1 votes:

smitty04: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x303]


You posted funnier cartoons as Gato Negro. Although they were from that same Stormfront cartoonist. Why can't any of you idiots draw?
2012-07-16 12:26:19 AM
1 votes:

Aar1012: Sabyen91: Oh, look, subby is pretending to care about the homeless to score political points. Mitt should take notes.

Mitt knows the problems of homelessness. He has friends that complain about their servants being homeless and not showing up to work all the time. ran a company that made them.

2012-07-16 12:25:05 AM
1 votes:

Ooba Tooba: 404 page not found: Ooba Tooba: 404 page not found: Ooba Tooba: The burger king sign advertised part time-full time $10.50hr.

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No, it's true. Was actually surprised with the wage they are paying there.

I really don't get it. Why aren't more Americans working at places like that? This is a serious question. I'm a Republican's wet dream. I came from a dirt-poor immigrant family. I served my country. I'm college-educated. In a year, I'll have a Master's and most likely be earning six-figures, boot-strapped like a motherfarker. And I give money and food to homeless people (conservatives like to call this charity). I worked plenty of shiatty jobs, even worked at Burger King. So why aren't Americans working there? Is it the whole Tyler Durden thing? "We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars."

Many hold lower wage jobs, and live frugally. I've switched careers a few times (sans college) and managed to raise a family. I have seen a lot of people who can't show up on time (or at all), who refuse to do the things that need to be done, and wonder why they got canned. Don't wait for your riches, do your job, and pay your bills.


That's what I'm talking about! All I hear these days is JERBS! ECONOMY! UNEMPLOYMENT! ILLEAGALS! etc. But everywhere I go, I see signs up in store windows HELP WANTED. It's almost as if the whole thing is contrived.
2012-07-16 12:10:56 AM
1 votes:

HairBolus: Back when I lived in LA, I loved the guys hanging out at the on-ramps and intersections leading up to them.

They were mostly Mexican and would sell you a big bag of fruit (oranges, lemons, cherries, etc. depending on what was in season) for a few bucks and it was generally fresher and cheaper than what you could find in the stores. Also they had enough muscle to keep the panhandlers off their territory.

Having moved away years ago, does anybody know if the produce guys still exist?


There are plenty in up here in Washington state. I give any roadside fruit vendor my business. Or flowers, for that matter. Someone can always use a nice bouquet of flowers. BUT I AIN'T SHARING MY RAINIER CHERRIES.
2012-07-16 12:03:07 AM
1 votes:

jjorsett: Sabyen91: jjorsett: Aar1012: Sabyen91: Oh, look, subby is pretending to care about the homeless to score political points. Mitt should take notes.

Mitt knows the problems of homelessness. He has friends that complain about their servants being homeless and not showing up to work all the time.

Yeah those rich-guy presidential candidates, what the hell do they know about how real people live?

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Hmm, somebody who DIDN'T prance around in the French country-side during Vietnam.

/Good call.

That's right, he was filming his own documentary about himself, calling himself and his fellow soldiers war criminals, then pitching somebody else's medals over the White House fence in protest.


No, he was earning medals serving his country but you guys don't like it when liberals do that. And he demonstrated against that war when he came back because it was a pointless farking exercise that claimed many lives. You swiftboaters make me sick. You are the most un-American pieces of shiat.
2012-07-16 12:03:07 AM
1 votes:

jjorsett: Aar1012: Sabyen91: Oh, look, subby is pretending to care about the homeless to score political points. Mitt should take notes.

Mitt knows the problems of homelessness. He has friends that complain about their servants being homeless and not showing up to work all the time.

Yeah those rich-guy presidential candidates, what the hell do they know about how real people live?

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So are you admitting that rich but uncharismatic former Massachusetts politicians tend to lose Presidential elections?
2012-07-15 11:58:16 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: Obama should solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house.


George Bush the lesser tried that. It's being blamed for killing the global economy.
2012-07-15 11:47:46 PM
1 votes:

jjorsett: "I think it's important to know we did an awful lot in the first four years," Mr. Obama told Rose when asked why he was seeking reelection.

FTFH


Awful? The economy turned after falling into a crater when he took office and is slowly but surely recovering.

What is Romney going to offer that will make things any better? I'm all ears.
2012-07-15 11:30:44 PM
1 votes:

LasersHurt: BravadoGT: It's not Obama's fault! It's Bush's. And ATMs. And Tsunamis. Europe. Headwinds. Wall Street.

What "isn't Obama's fault," you troll?


According to Obama.... Nothing.
2012-07-15 11:17:06 PM
1 votes:

EnviroDude: The Iconoclast: EnviroDude: Obama should solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house.

Yea dude, and he should solve hunger by mandating that everybody eat. What's your point?

It is funny because Obama said it first.


Dude, it's been over two years. You've had plenty of time to read the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Why haven't you?
2012-07-15 11:07:01 PM
1 votes:

bulldg4life: Romney should keep asking if people are better off than they were four years ago. I'm thinking many in the GOP would be surprised at the answers.


My salary went up 20%, my 401K is mostly recovered, my apartment value has started being more than I paid for, and my company is hiring again after massive layoffs. Some of the banks bailed out were our clients. I am way better off then I was 4 years ago by every measure.
2012-07-15 11:03:19 PM
1 votes:

BravadoGT: It's not Obama's fault! It's Bush's. And ATMs. And Tsunamis. Europe. Headwinds. Wall Street.


So vote Romney? Seriously. No, SERIOUSLY. Think about this. At no point is there any way to make that leap to "therefore vote Romney". No way. Zero.
 
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