Dwight_Yeast: MrBallou: The Patriot Act was a misguided panic reaction to 9/11.Even at the time, it was clear that it wasn't misguided or a panic reaction; it was a very clear and carefully crafted frontal assault on our civil liberties. Because Bush could do no wrong and because of their hatred of "The Left", covservatives were happy to go along with it. We tried to warn you it was a bad idea.You (the American people) made your bed. Now lie in it, you farkers.
Kumana Wanalaia: David Brooks said that running metadata through an algorithm to look for flags is not troubling. But of course righties need to make hay, so here we are.Echelon NO CARRIER
Mrtraveler01: Erebus1954: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x258]Obamacare that is.Technically it's not a tax for me because I'm not a moron and already have health insurance.
cman: I cannot believe how much people still try to convince themselves that Obama is just a little bit misunderstood.Liberals put Obama into the WH to stop this shiat. Obama rewards them by farking them over.Its really not that difficult
Hobodeluxe: not it's not the level of "trickle down"it's not at the level of "Iraq has restarted it's nuclear program"it's hard to blame total obstruction hindering his agenda on him. He's given up a lot to get what little he's gotten back.and despite that he's1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America's long-term fiscal problems2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide "living wills" to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers' money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2 ...
Vinz_Clortho: Mrtraveler01: Erebus1954: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x258]Obamacare that is.Technically it's not a tax for me because I'm not a moron and already have health insurance.That's just a stupid statement.
Vinz_Clortho: 51. Killed Space Program.
Mrtraveler01: Ishidan: "This might be a bigger scandal than Whitewater! Than Iran-Contra!" Funny that the scandals that dropped Nixon and slammed Reagan are the apparent benchmarks of internal and international Presidential crime.My favorite are the ones that say that this IRS and Benghazi stuff is worse than Watergate and/or Iran-Contra in what is a pitiful attempt to minimize how scandalous those scandals actually were.
Infernalist: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Mrtraveler01: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Dems in 2012: Vote for Obama! He'll become really liberal in his second term!Reps in 2012: Don't vote for Obama! He'll become really liberal in his second term!Reality: Obama becomes even more conservative in his second term.I didn't think he'd become more liberal because we'd still have the GOP House stonewalling every effort to do so.If you haven't realized that Obama is governing from the Center yet, then you might be a moron.The Dem rallying cry in 2012 was "Obama will be tougher in his second term, because he'll no longer have re-election to worry about." Also the Rep rallying cry, from the "Here comes the Muslin!" perspective.In truth, he just became more Republican, which is the only trick he's ever really been able to manage. Repackaging old Republican ideas as new Democratic ideas.I don't know how fair that is. He 'is' tougher. But, there's only so much he can do with the powers given to the Executive Branch. Which is why so much animosity and disfavor is heaped upon Congress.I'm not sure what people expected him to do. Rule by fiat? Disband the Congress?
skullkrusher: ghare: Kumana Wanalaia: Alternate Earth: Is Obama weak on intelligence? Why is Obama doing nothing to prevent another attack? Are we less safe under Obama?And we're done.if your goal is partisansh... oh, wait, of course that's your goal.
o5iiawah: Infernalist: What OWS did was wake up the Democratic Party and make them realize that a good chunk of the American people were tired of being screwed over by the 1% of the country that owns the GOPWall street overwhelmingly supported the DNC in the last election.The same retards that camped out in parks in NYC, and blogged on their Ipads mooching wifi from starbucks were protesting the very financial institutions which helped elect Obama twice. Which is fine. I'd rather be a vilified conservative than a mindless liberal who one day wakes up to find out I've been used all along. The media and civil-liberties loving democrats are just now realizing this. Waking up sore and hungover, hoping they can tiptoe out of the frathouse without anyone noticing.
Ontos: Oh no!!! Put the signal up! Someone said something mean about Obama.... TO THE KEYBOARDS!!!
thamike: No. I'm still hoping right wing dickbags will change. It sucks and seems useless, but that's what hope's all about, really.Vinz_Clortho: 51. Killed Space Program.See? i hope this dickbag changes.
BMulligan: firesign: "Has fallen to the level as"?"to the to the"?...why do conservative trolls always get such a raging hard-on about their point that they can't even think enough to type a simple sentence correctly?Sloppy language often belies sloppy thought.
Vinz_Clortho: thamike: No. I'm still hoping right wing dickbags will change. It sucks and seems useless, but that's what hope's all about, really.Vinz_Clortho: 51. Killed Space Program.See? i hope this dickbag changes.Typical lib...don't like a comment. Resort to '5th-grade name calling'.
qorkfiend: "Hope and Change" was a campaign slogan."Trickle-down economics" is the basis of three decades of Republican economic policy."Apples and oranges" doesn't even begin to cover how far apart these two phrases are.
Linux_Yes: You cannot have 'hope and change' when Big Business/wealthy own your Government and your Nation. Obama can fight for the People and Democracy all he wants, but the richest 2% have the game table skewed their direction. only if millions of americans have had enough and start marching the streets with consistancy will things change. the only time the blue bloods are going to give up their racket is if they are forced too. they only understand bullets and money. that is it. they have no conscience because they know that if they end up ruining this Country, they can always move to their overseas homes. they know they have the resources to leave.this is what happens when Democracy goes away. and no one knows if and how much worse things will get over the next coming decades. something tells me we'll find out...............
Nemo's Brother: Linux_Yes: You cannot have 'hope and change' when Big Business/wealthy own your Government and your Nation. Obama can fight for the People and Democracy all he wants, but the richest 2% have the game table skewed their direction. only if millions of americans have had enough and start marching the streets with consistancy will things change. the only time the blue bloods are going to give up their racket is if they are forced too. they only understand bullets and money. that is it. they have no conscience because they know that if they end up ruining this Country, they can always move to their overseas homes. they know they have the resources to leave.this is what happens when Democracy goes away. and no one knows if and how much worse things will get over the next coming decades. something tells me we'll find out...............Or when you fill your cabinet with tax cheats and Wall Street crooks.
thamike: Vinz_Clortho: thamike: No. I'm still hoping right wing dickbags will change. It sucks and seems useless, but that's what hope's all about, really.Vinz_Clortho: 51. Killed Space Program.See? i hope this dickbag changes.Typical lib...don't like a comment. Resort to '5th-grade name calling'.Typical dickbag...makes a stupid comment, refuses to own it.
Infernalist: I'm not all that thrilled with the idea that we have to give up privacy in order to attain some security.
LasersHurt: It's way, way, way, way harder to convince and prod and push the US government towards self-serving decision that are easy than massive changes which are disruptive.Hell, on top of that, the people don't want to deal with it. They just want things to be improved through no action or effort of their own.We're a lazy, ignorant people who have created exactly the government we deserve.
MyRandomName: Bendal: Yeah imagine that. The President isn't all powerful and can't get his agenda pushed through a racist, obstructionist, ignorant and often downright hostile Congress.OMG, a president has to work with a Congress that may not simply rubber stamp his proposals! This has never happened before! Reagan never worked with Tip O'Niel. Clinton never worked with Gingrich. Bush II never worked with Ted Kennedy! This has never happened before!!!Liberals really are an uninformed bunch.
Ishidan: Hobodeluxe:I will now present the Republican response. Calibrate your Poemeters, everyone.1. Passed Health Care Reform: REPEAL REPEAL REPEAL REPEALREPEALREPEALREPEALREEEEEPPEEEEAAAAALOBBBAAAAMMMAAACAARRREEE!2. Passed the Stimulus: Wasting government money on Solyndra. Free market! Freedom! Lower taxes would have done better!3. Passed Wall Street Reform: More job-killing regulations!4. Ended the War in Iraq: Cut and ran like a crying libtard baby.5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops: See #46. Eliminated Osama bin laden: He couldn't have done it without Dubya laying the groundwork, and information gained by waterboarding.7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: *puts on Quote Mining helmet and grabs the pickaxe* The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment.8. Recapitalized Banks: ...and?9. Repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": *censored due to homophobic undertones*10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: No American lives were lost. Therefore, WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI?11. Told Mubarak to Go: Barack, Mubarak, Obama, Osama, Hussein, Hussein...STUDY IT OUT, SHEEPLE!12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: But Gitmo is still open, so no he didn't.13. Improved America's Image Abroad: But who gives a damn what people from other countries think? USA! USA!14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: College? Loans? What are those?15. Created Race to the Top: We're not playing unless you agree to Teach The Controversy.16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Hey listen, libtardo. If I wanna buy a car with a V-24 engine that pumps out one thousand horsepower and goes VROOOM VROOOM VROOOOOOOOOOM when I stomp on that gas pedal, then that's what I'm gonna do! You can't stomp on Americans and tell us we all gotta drive hippiemobiles! VROOOOOOOOOOM!17. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: But he did nothing about the bad economy!18. Passed Mini Stimuli: Kept people on unemployment.19. Began Asia ...
Marcus Aurelius: "Hope and Change" didn't give the wealthy massive tax breaks, so no, no it's not.
gameshowhost: Ended the War in Iraq
gameshowhost: Passed Wall Street Reform
gameshowhost: Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops
gameshowhost: Reversed Bush Torture Policies
Ishidan: Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis
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