What the Hell More Do Americans Want From President Obama?

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It goes without saying that the honeymoon is definitely over for President Obama, and it has been for quite some time. His approval rating teeters near all-time lows, while it’s looking very bleak for his party heading into this year’s midterms. And while I understand that no president is ever more popular than their first day in office, I simply don’t understand this intense negativity that’s constantly thrown toward the president.


The biggest problem is that President Obama was elected with expectations from the American people that he was never going to be able to live up to. Many Americans really seemed to believe that he was going to come in, wave a magic wand, and instantly everything was going to be sunshine and kittens. Quite a few Americans who voted for Obama, but are now disappointed with him, are some of the same people who simply had unrealistic expectations about what he would be able to accomplish considering the circumstances he’s dealt with since being elected. And for that, they’re now “angry” at him because their hopes for him were so lofty that he was never going to be able to live up to them.

Look, I’ll be the first to tell you that he hasn’t been perfect. I’m not exactly crazy about how he’s handling ISIS, he’s let Republicans control the message far too often and the health care marketplace rollout was an absolute embarrassment. And those are just three of the “bigger” issues I have with hm.

Though I’m also well aware that no president is perfect. Even as beloved as Bill Clinton is, he made plenty of mistakes during his eight years in the White House.

But I just don’t understand what more it is that Americans wanted President Obama to accomplish in 5 1/2 years.

During his time as president:

  • We’ve created over 10 million private sector jobs.
  • Unemployment is below 6% for the first time since 2008.
  • We found and killed Osama bin Ladin.
  • Our deficits have been reduced by nearly $1 trillion.
  • Same-sex marriage has made huge strides toward national legalization.
  • Equality for women has been a driving force behind his presidency.
  • He’s reformed our corrupt credit system.
  • Passed health care reform.
  • The number of uninsured Americans has dropped significantly.
  • Gay Americans can now openly serve in the military.
  • We saved the American auto industry.
  • Income inequality has finally made it into mainstream discussions.
  • Out nation has made more strides toward green energy alternatives than at any other time in its history.
  • We disarmed Syria’s nuclear arsenal without firing a single shot.

And those are just some of the bigger things that have occurred during these last few years. In fact, I’m sure I’m forgetting several. And, mind you, he’s done all of this without any help from the Republican party. In fact, not only have they not helped him, but they’ve tried to sabotage him at every turn.

Then we also can’t forget that he became president during one of the worst economic crashes in our nation’s history. Some economists have even said that it was actually worse than the Great Depression.


Yet, despite all of that, he’s been able to accomplish everything I listed above and more.

I just don’t get it. Is it ISIS? Like I said, I’m not thrilled with how he’s handled it. But no matter what he does, a large section of the American people aren’t going to support it. If he sends in ground troops, many Americans will complain about him starting another war. If he doesn’t send in ground troops, others will complain that he’s not being tough enough on terrorism. He literally can’t win no matter what he does.

Is it Russia? Are there really people in this country who honestly believe that Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine because of President Obama’s policies? That arrogant sociopath would have done exactly what he’s done no matter who the president was. And the honest answer is, there’s not much we can do about it outside of calling for more sanctions. Which is exactly what President Obama has been doing. Well, I guess he could go to war with Russia. Anyone down for World War III?

Better yet, are there really people who believe the chaos currently going on in the Middle East is the result of Obama’s policies? Are you kidding me? That whole mess started the moment Bush destabilized the region when he invaded Iraq.

And don’t give me this bullshit about “he’s not a strong leader.” Listen, he can’t lead effectively when over half of his government (House and Senate Republicans) have no desire to follow. It isn’t a matter of him not being able to work with Republicans or “lead” as president. It’s that Republicans aren’t going to work with him no matter what he does.

It’s just that simple.

You cannot lead a group of people when their only objective is to oppose anything you want and do whatever they can to sabotage your administration. That’s what some of these Americans don’t seem to understand. Republicans don’t care if they wreck this country. They don’t care if millions of Americans lose health care or our economy crumbles. Just as long as they make President Obama look bad. That’s all that matters to them. And it works because they’ve done everything they can to convince conservative voters that defeating the “Obama agenda” is something that they must do at all costs. Even if that means burning this country to the ground.

I know I sound like a “liberal Obama lover” but this is all simply maddening to me. Because the fact is, without a Congress that’s willing to work with a president, that president doesn’t have a whole lot of power. And since the moment he was elected, Republicans had absolutely zero intention of ever working with him to accomplish anything. In fact, they went out of their way to make sure he accomplished as little as possible. And what he did accomplish, they were going to do everything within their power to sabotage.

I say without a shred of hesitation that no president in modern U.S. history (if ever) has dealt with such blatant obstruction and sabotage as President Obama.

So, it just all comes back to my question, What the hell more do Americans want from President Obama? Because while I know there are things he’s done that have angered some people, I think considering everything he’s had to tolerate from Republicans, he’s done a pretty damn good job.

Hit me up on Twitter and let me know if you agree.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Ron M

    They want him to wave his magic wand and turn into a white southerner.

    • dddfaber

      A white southern Republican.

    • Kim J

      That wouldn’t be enough…look how they treated Clinton.

      • Bo

        Clinton got impeached for the least of his douche bag moments. You should get out more and read the Starr Report, Partners in Power, and how he got a black teen pregnant. No less her father was a contributor to his campaign.

      • Andy Kinnard

        The sex wasn’t an impeachable offenses. The cover up was. More examples, if anything Ken Starr writes is to be believed, does not add more evidence of impeachable activity.

      • Bo

        Where did I state he was impeached for the adulterous blow job? No where, and just as I expect if you site a reference a lib just denies its credibility. Starr has more credentials than half the country full of libs do. No I suppose you’ll ask for a link to that? SMH

      • Andy Kinnard

        It was implicit in your reference to your allegations he had other sexual affairs.

        Starr is a partisan hack. You’ll have to find other support for your irrelevant point.

      • Bo

        Only irrelevant to a liberal stooge.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        and relevant to a white trash regressive troll such as thee
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        now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, about those terrific federal GOP policies of the last decade,,,,,,

      • Bo

        Thee is abiblical. you hate religion remember.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        I love religion,,,,,,,,,,,,,it reminds me that I am correct about religions total fallacy
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        shall we dispense with formalities and discuss federal policies??? we can include Clinton and Reagan if it suits THEE

      • ta2t2o

        Yes, and “abiblical” isn’t really a word. So what’s your point? Oh that’s right, you never have a point. Each of your posts is pretty much the same thing: using the word “liberal” as a slur. Let me tell you, I like being a liberal. Liberals are smart, compassionate, and we get shit done. If you’re representative of the bitterness that exists for those anti-liberals, then I’m confident I picked the right team.

      • Anthony Rende

        thats wat should make this country great .. your on one side .. screaming wat you believe .. me sitting on the other side screaming wat i believe .. between 2 intelligent people the truth & reality lies somewhere in the middle .. god bless both sides ..

      • Andy Kinnard

        Ah, the old ad hominem attack, last refuge of the losing side.

      • Bo

        That was another liberal stooge reply.

      • Andy Kinnard

        No, it’s me offering you a fair analysis of your incredibly weak logic.

      • Bo

        Only weakness here is between your ears.

      • Steve Zakszewski

        A cover-up for something for which Starr had no business delving into.

    • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

      His Luo ancestors were slavers. Not good enough for you ?

    • Tah dah

      I think white would be enough.

  • Fruttel1

    I couldn’t agree móre with the article above! (maybe, as I am, you’ve got to be Dutch to understand all this. 😉 )

  • Aaron Levesque

    The problem is that most Americans have not a clue that he has done all of these things. Most Americans get their news almost exclusively from cable news channels, and they’re all the same. They look for controversy and sensation, and talking about Obama’s accomplishments is not sensational enough for them. Mud slinging attracts a lot more attention. In the future people will likely be more aware of his legacy.

    • Jimmy Roberts

      Ya, focusing on a single source can be a fallacy. Conformation bias.

    • strayaway

      I am not disappointed with President Obama since I had such low expectations for him anyway. You said, “he has done all these things”. Care to elaborate on how he “disarmed Syria’s nuclear arsenal”?

      • Bev Parsons

        stop watching Fox News and get facts. does America have to solve
        everybody’s problem .go blame Bush for mess he started in Iraq

      • strayaway

        Bev, You are not only presumptive, you are wrong. I seldom even watch television. Who mentioned Bush or Iraq or are mentioning such things substance substitutes?

      • Bruce Wayne

        Sure thing… In Sept 2013 Obama orchestrated a deal in Geneva for Syria to give up WMDs. The deal, the result of three days of talks between the US and Russia in Geneva, requires Syria to provide a comprehensive list of its chemical weapons within a week and to allow inspectors into the country by November. Chemical weapons stockpiles are to be removed or destroyed by the middle of next year.

        “This framework provides the opportunity for the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons in a transparent, expeditious, and verifiable manner, which could end the threat these weapons pose not only to the Syrian people but to the region and the world,” the US president said. “The international community expects the Assad regime to live up to its public commitments.”

      • strayaway

        The article and my question referred to Syria’s nuclear arsenal. You instead refer to chemical weapons. Repeat: “Care to elaborate on how he “disarmed Syria’s nuclear arsenal” as mentioned in the article?

      • Bo

        LOL Really, tell that to the Kurdish village that just got chemed to death…

      • salmonjim

        That was a misstatement; through diplomacy, the Obama Administration has led the way in disarming Syria’s CHEMICAL weaponry–without firing a shot or the loss of a single American life…any more questions?

      • strayaway

        Yes, the article was incorrect. Thank you. Was Assad’s reward for allegedly complying having Congress approve $500M to aid anti-Assad rebels? There was some marvelous diplomacy by the way resulting in putting Putin in the drivers’ seat and inadvertently arming IS. President Obama is such a great chess player and all.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Your point? Why do we have to be the world cop? It costs a lot of money to be the world cop and the GOP doesn’t like to raise taxes for any reason. That’s why there is $6 trillion in debt for Iraq and Afghanistan.

      • strayaway

        I agree. Obama should stop trying to be the world’s cop. It didn’t work for Bush either. Only Congress has the power to declare war.

      • schwarherz

        Then why doesn’t congress do something? Anything? Oh, right, because midterms haven’t happened yet and they don’t want to be on the record for jack shit that voters would be able to take them to task for.

      • strayaway

        I think they are bipartisan cowards who would like Obama to take the blame so they let him be the decider.

      • Brett

        And if we don’t do it who will? Aren’t we the most powerful nation in the world? Don’t we owe it to the world to use our power in the international community for good? And do you want any of those countries striking us or our allies with WMD’s (nukes or chem. weapons), I don’t. It’s a hard place to be, but you also can’t let horrible things rise up (ISIS), and if you have the resources to help the needy, and you are playing daddy because you’re the most powerful…then you help the needy don’t you? Seems it’s a given, when you take into consideration our power and influence in the international community.

      • clr1390

        That is the problem with Conservatives. They love war. They do not care if war is based on lies. If Obama had done that, OMG, the sky would have been falling.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “That is the problem with Conservatives. They love war”

        Wilson, the uber-prog, got us into WW2.

        FDR, admirer of Mussolini, not only got us into WW2 but imprisoned patriotic Japanese-Americans in internment camps.

        Vietnam – Kennedy got us involved; LBJ made victory and even peace with honor impossible.

        History does not begin in 2003…

      • Bo

        Oh little odumbanaught, go back to class and tap to the chant ” Its all Bushes Fault” Cookies will be waiting for all dumb XXX libs.

      • consneverwork

        It is Bush’s fault. He decided or was it cheney to get rid of saddam without considering the consequences. After losing saddam, the middle east had NO firewall against IRAN or al QAEDA and its offspring ISIL. The Bush admin. could neither guarantee a strong Iraqi army to protect itself against ANY foreign enemy nor leave Iraq with a decent government to run itself — which only meant permanent US military, political and monetary involvement — even though this area and the three elements have been at war for 3000 years (which is something Obama always realized). So this lack of vision is why we are fighting ISIS, Malicki is the douchbag he turned out to be, Saddam is no longer the firewall he used to be, and Iran is more dangerous than ever. Now, what was it that Willard was right about, Russia? God u cons are stupid.

      • Bo

        Really? Is that what was happening at Benghazi? Talk about stupid… “Its all bushes fault” “your a racist” you libs take the cake on stupid! You should be stripped of your freedom to vote,

      • Jeremy Einbinder

        Anyone may say anyone is “stupid”. If you really believe in the message opposing liberals at every turn, then why deny them voting rights? You’re so smart, run for office, convince everyone ever of your utopia with no liberal influence whatsoever. Then everyone will see the glory of your vision.

        You are right, and every alternate position should be stripped of having a voice, right? Maybe if you run for office, the libs will never vote again because you’re unwavering commitment to reason and logic will them that they are just too goddamn fucking stupid to voice an opinion.
        They will defer to you, whom sees conservatism as the wonderful solution we have all been looking for but have been too stupid to realize it!

        No liberal shall ever vote again, they just can’t handle the sacred responsibility which demands a spectacular conservative agenda which all will love and those who do not will do nothing more than submit to your masterful leadership. Teach us more about the ways of the world, our fearless and correct leader, for we are too lowly to explore them by our meager lonesome!

      • Miles

        Syria does not have a nuclear arsenal… where are you getting this?

      • strayaway

        Mr. Clifton’s article, see above, claimed “We disarmed Syria’s nuclear arsenal without firing a single shot. ” Aaron commented that Obama “has done all of these things” . I just asked Aaron to elaborate on the nuclear arsenal he claimed Obama had disarmed.

      • schwarherz

        To be fair, it’s a very common mixup, both in the media and in regular conversation. Someone says “disarmed their WMDs” or something to that effect and many people instantly think Nukes when, in fact, Chemical weapons are also considered WMDs.

      • strayaway

        I know what your are saying but this article specified disarming Syria’s ‘nuclear arsenal’ rather then its ‘WMD’s.’

      • schwarherz

        That was my point. When the news originally broke, many news outlets used a much more vague term (which I can’t remember at the moment). It is highly possible and, in fact, likely, that the author of the article was simply confused by the vague term and passed that along to us as a slight piece of misinformation.

      • consneverwork

        interchangeable terms

      • consneverwork

        Kerry was asked at a press conference what assad could do to keep America from attacking Syria, and he answered “get rid of the weapons” and putin offered to broker the deal. The UN handled the inspections and monitored the removal. All gone. Google the rest, but that’s the skeletal story.

      • strayaway

        I think I already covered that above when I wrote above, “Was Assad’s reward for allegedly complying having Congress approve $500M to aid anti-Assad rebels? There was some marvelous diplomacy by the way resulting in putting Putin in the drivers’ seat and inadvertently arming IS. President Obama is such a great chess player and all.”

        I assume you are referring to chemical weapons instead of the “nuclear arsenal” mentioned in the article.

    • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

      “Most Americans get their news almost exclusively from cable news channels, and they’re all the same.”
      As an expat I can’t claim to be an expert but from what I can find online the much-dreaded, much-hyperventilated-about Fox has something like 7 million viewers/day, watching their various news/info-tainment programs.
      That number seems large, in comparison to how small MSNBC’s market is, but to put it in perspective – the most recent presidential election drew 126 million American voters to the polls.
      I always ask Obama fanboys and fangirls (‘fan’ really is the only word for you people…) what sources Americans should turn to for their news if cable can’t be trusted.
      I never get a reply…

      • Aaron Levesque

        PBS News Hour, BBC World News, Al Jazeera English, France 24 to name a few. Yes, PBS is the only trustworthy source within the United States. And what indicates exactly that I am an Obama fan? The fact that I’m aware of his accomplishments makes me a fan?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        You are trying to tell an expat of three decades that the BBC is a fair and credible source when reporting on US domestic politics and our faoreign policy?

        You funny, brah.

      • Aaron Levesque

        More fair than our own media, for sure. I find Al Jazeera best

      • Aaron Levesque

        There’s always print news sources, which are far more reliable anyway. Christian Science Monitor I find to be one of the best. Non-partisan and actually fair.

  • brian gilmore

    Ron M said it. Many want him to disappear like he never happened. White supremacy fell to pieces the day he was inaugurated. The children who witnessed his presidency will not believe it anymore. It destroyed the lie. For that he must be discredited in some way (many believe); they want to make the world what it was before he came. They can’t. It is over.

    • Penny Blumberg Wolf

      Sadly, white supremacy, or the belief in its existence, is still very alive and well in this country.

      • clr1390

        Pretty scary really, that those hillbilly mind set of people are still around.

      • Bo

        I’d trust a hillbilly over any hating racist hypocritical brain dead lib any day. Hillbillies have much more common sense than any educated lib still going to school on the tax payers dime.

  • tumbleweed

    One of the best articles I’ve read. Thank you. I am as proud of our President today as I was the day he was elected. The disgraceful action of some has embarrassed us to the world.

    • Bo

      Yes the twinkie factory is calling you too. Use google more, It is your friend. Sad to see that you think hanging our men out to die in Benghazi is a good think, that running guns to mexican drug cartels is a good thing… You should google Mexican beheading images and take a peak at what your hero is allowing across the border. I hope they visit your house first.

      • OutruntheWind

        You need to log out of google before searching, or use a search service that doesn’t track your history. When you’re logged in, it tries to learn about the kind of links you’re more likely to click, and shows you more of that. Basically, google turns into a confirmation bias machine. After a while, you only get links to things that confirm what you already believe.

  • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I just posed this question to a republican yesterday, after listing most of the accomplishments that you also posted, and all I heard were crickets.

    I told my husband about the article, asked him the question and his response was “to be white”.

    • haseloff

      You should stop hanging around with terrible people. And then stop pretending all those who disagree with Obama are similarly minded.

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Um, I’m sorry “terrible people”? My husband is a wonderful man. MOST of the people that disagree with him do turn out to be the people that have no other reason then that they want him to be white. It’s the hard truth, but the truth nonetheless.
        I have argued with enough republicans that when you give them the facts and they have nothing else, it boils down to race.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        Those who disagree with Obama on the right are similarly minded. You heard the lady–no specifics, only some vague allusion to illegitimacy.

      • Zork

        What exactly do you “disagree” with Obama about?

  • cheetohman

    “Yeah, but what about….”

    And that’s the entire argument of my right wing wacko neighbors and coworkers when I bring up any or all of this list.

    I just call it the ostrich head in the sand syndrome, and do a sad shake of my head. It’s like talking to the lawn in my back yard, but not as satisfying.

  • Kevin

    He could stop using drones in the Middle East. That is a terrible policy that kills a lot of innocent people. While I stand behind President Obama on many issues. It is the sole reason I did not vote in the last election.

    • barbaralee12

      Kevin this is not a good reason not to vote.So you are saying that the only reason to vote is not for healthcare,voting rights,gay rights,minimum wage,equal pay.I could go on.

      • Koen Pauwels

        you appear to argue that US-domestic issues are more important than US foreign policy, Barbara, and most Americans agree with you. However, I agree with Kevin that Obama’s poor record on foreign policy, especially the drone program, disqualifies him in my eyes

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        War is hell. Get over it.

      • strayaway

        The 10th amendment suggests everything you mentioned is within the power of individual states, not the federal government, to enact. Your quarrel should be with Republicans or others in your own state who prevent such things. Another option is to amend the Constitution mandate such things on the federal level as was done with slavery, women voting, prohibition, and instituting the federal income tax. I voted third party for reasons similar to Kevin’s in five of the last seven presidential elections. The crumbs off the table weren’t enough to buy my vote either.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      ” It is the sole reason I did not vote in the last election.”

      And that is a really stupid reason.

  • barbaralee12

    The whole damn problem is the same voters sat at home in 2010 and expected this President to get things done with a Congress they handed him.i for the likes of me don’t get it.they wanted him to WALK ON WATER once he got elected.there was to much at stake and for the Democrats to complain when they haven’t done much to help him.They have so much to run on in this election and won’t do it.I hope we can find more people to run for office in the next election.Do they really want to win?

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      The biggest complaint I have about Obama is he let the GOP roll him for 5 years. He should have bludgeoned them from the beginning. And the heads of the banks we bailed out should be in prison.

      • Katrina

        This. Exactly this.

      • consneverwork

        Yes, if he lost the left it was when he kept giving in to the cons. He would make cuts to social programs because of the debt limit and other things NO OTHER president in history had to do. Then the cons would lie about his spending and the stimulus even though it had 40% in tax cuts. Then the cons would call the expiration of the bush tax cuts, a tax INCREASE, and they were always due to expire every election year. So calculating!. It was terrible. The cons would just say no tax increases, and then accuse the president of saying my way or the highway and then McConnell would ask for the moon, and he would be told about no tax increases being a concession, and he would say, “Oh, no, that’s not even part of this.” He is just a twisted SOB, and he is going to be senate majority leader. How revolting, and after the president finally gave up on them, he was called a tyrant. He had lost most of his supporters by then.

  • kladinvt

    Your assessment is right on the mark, but the follow-up question should be, “What is the true motivation behind the CONServative/republiCON obstructionism?” From all outward appearances, it certainly looks like a matter of ‘race’, what else can explain the maniacal level of CON-opposition?

  • GriffinBibliotech

    I had high hopes and he’s followed through on some of them. I don’t believe my hopes were too high or unrealistic, even with his having to deal with Republican intransigence. My problems with Obama’s presidency are in two main areas, personal privacy and civil rights being infringed upon or done away with through the NDAA, resulting in mass spying, collection of information on all citizens, and opening up American citizens to governmental assassination here and abroad, and the drone programs. And the second are is his cronyism with Wall Street–why aren’t the white collar criminals being investigated, prosecuted , or put in jail?

  • felipe63

    I want the angry black socialist that Faux promised he was to show up, not the corporate bootlicking toady he has turned out to be.

  • They don’t want the truth to be made known!

    For him to go away because a black man because they can’t get over him being President even after being elected 2 terms.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      “But I’m not racist. Some of my best friends are black.”

      That crap didn’t fly 50 years ago and it ain’t gonna fly now.

  • Bobster Bissette

    Bravo.

  • Jim Bean

    * The private sector created ten million jobs DESPITE the obstacles created by Obama.

    * Workforce participation is the lowest its been since 1978.

    * Bush found and Obama killed bin Laden

    * Credit for deficit reduction goes to the Pubs for blocking Obama’s spending proposals.

    * Same sex marriage. Not Obama’s doing. It was a court thing.

    * Equality for women has been political pawn for the administration. That’s all. Nothings changed.

    * He reformed corrupt credit system. Now its harder for business to get loans and harder for would-be home buyers to get a mortgage. Interest rates are next to zero devastating retirees.

    * Passed health care reform. OK

    * Number of insured has dropped. OK. But not by 32 million like the administration promised. And costs have not gone down as promised. And many can’t keep their doctor as promised.

    * Gays serve in the military. OK. Women also now serve in more traditionally male military roles resulting in big increases in sexual assault/harassment claims.

    * Saved the auto industry – with tax dollars from the catastrophic effects of Left wing union influence.

    * Income inequality became mainstream because Obama made the rich richer with quantitative easing and the poor poorer with income tax hikes, Obamacare taxes (direct and indirect) and other economic policies that suppress economic growth.

    * Green energy was up and moving forward before Obama and accelerated due to private sector advances in technology – not because of Obama. The biggest and best energy news for the country and the environment is natural gas and Obama was no help there.

    * Syria’s meager nuclear program was destroyed by civil war and Israeli airstrikes. Not Obama.

    • strayaway

      Continueed…
      -Two-thirds of those jobs were lower paid than the average job at the beginning of the recession.
      -The number of legal and illegal aliens hired during this time frame is equal to two-thirds of the total number of new jobs. That partially explains why more people are out of the work force but there are 10M new, at least part time, new jobs.
      -Running the Country $7.8T into debt ($24,841/per American) was required to even increase official unemployment levels to a still not good 5.9% official level. Hey kids, we have something for you: the bill.
      -Black employment, wealth, and home ownership all declined relative to those of whites and racial harmony has declined under Obama.
      -The gap between the 3% and the rest of us has accelerated under Obama even compared with under Bush.
      -Same-sex marriage is mostly a state issue.
      -Yesterday, I read that the high deductibles in (un)ACA policies was causing many to forego medical visits. The 8M who bought (un)ACA policies includes many of the 5M who lost policies because of the (un)ACA.
      -By executive order, about 100,000 foreign women, spouses of legal aliens, were allowed to compete for mostly women’s jobs so Obama did help foreign women.
      -Chrysler was sold to an Italian company after being subsidized and robbing bond holders. Many car dealerships were closed. Saturn and Pontiac factories were boarded up. The biggest winners in the cash for clunkers fiasco were Korean car companies.
      -Syria has more boots on the ground against IS than the Kurds but Obama and a bi-partisan congress voted to fund anti-Assad rebels. Putin wound up with more influence in Syria and it’s questionable if Syria ever followed through with getting rid of its chemical, not nuclear, arsenal.

      I can’t argue with Bin Laden being tracked down under Obama though except, we have to believe that the body slipped off of the ship was Bin Laden as no one was allowed to see it. It sounds plausible.

      • suburbancuurmudgeon

        “-Two-thirds of those jobs were lower paid than the average job at the beginning of the recession.”

        You can blame that on Corporate America, the same people who sent your jobs to China.

      • strayaway

        I do blame it partly on corporatist America and also its complicit bought off members of Congress and recent presidents. Sending jobs to China and bringing in cheaper foreign labor to compete for remaining jobs at lower wages is definitely part of this.

    • Nick Caine

      Not even gonna try to begin to debunk all your claims because it wouldn’t matter, I’m not sure where to start. However, can you please explain, site sources or give ANY evidence to where in the world you pulled “Bush found and killed Osama Bin Ladin” out of? Seriously dude? Please send me extra tickets to the fantasyland you are living in, it sounds amazing.

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        he is amazing,,,,,,,,,,,,, and when u do debunk those barren claims he either does NOT reply or spins a new web…..trust me; ive done this too many times with him

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      Uh, you do realize it’s congress that sets spending proposals, not the President, who only signs the budget once it’s passed. And you forget about Bush RAISING the deficit because he was charging two wars on a Chinese credit card.

      So the GOP would have done SOOOOO much better? Not likely, given they wrecked the economy it the first place and would like for all of us to work for three bucks an hour.

  • Ani

    As a Brit looking from outside your shores, it seems to me that a lot of the problem people have with Obama is that he is black.

    • Gary Smith

      Before his election, I said to a coworker “You think it (the racism on display against him) is bad now, just wait. If he wins, you’ll see an outpouring of racism that we haven’t seen since the 60s.”

      I’ve never been more sorry to be right in my life.

      • Michael E. Russell

        Sorry to say, I backed John Edwards because I didn’t believe our country could elect a Black man as President, and I was sure he’d be assented in the first two years. Glad I was wrong.

      • NancyE

        I had a terrible time deciding between him and Hillary. I ultimately voted for Obama because I though Hillary was so hated by the R-obstructionists that she couldn’t win. I was (and still am) absolutely astonished at how much racism is alive and kicking in the US..

      • Have Blue

        Don’t worry. Every presidential assassin, or attempted assassin, in US history has been a left winger, so Obama is pretty safe.

      • Miles

        that’s a bit of a generalized statement… If you consider Marxists, jihadists, and anarchists all “left wingers” then you are spot on… but there is much more nuance than you make it seem.

      • HeeHawLiberal

        Jihadists? Don’t let accuracy get in the way or anything crazy…

      • Wesley Elsberry

        John Wilkes Booth was a left winger? Is that in the new Texas history textbooks?

      • Robert Scalzi

        you are a fucking idiot and a moron .

      • Bo

        Well now we know one ass to add to the ass kickn list..

      • youaretheracist

        Oh, the old if you don’t like him you must be racist straw man…

        Why is the tolerance party so intolerant to anyone that disagrees with them?

      • Gary Smith

        A) Sit your dumb ass down, Cletus, because I’m about to drop some knowledge on you.

        Given your so, so, so immensely stupid username, I can pretty much guarantee that you are actually a racist. And a moron.

        B) www dot washingtonpost dot com/politics/secret-service-stumbled-after-gunman-hit-white-house-residence-in-2011/2014/09/27/d176b6ac-442a-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html

        “Michelle Obama has spoken publicly about fearing for her family’s safety since her husband became the nation’s first black president.

        “Her concerns are well founded — President Obama has faced three times as many threats as his predecessors, according to people briefed on the Secret Service’s threat assessment.”

        So why would a Democratic president receive triple the threats (including over 400% of the death threats) that his all-white predecessors of both political stripe garnered? Think hard, I know it;s difficult for you …..

        It’s racism, dipshit.

        And intolerance of racism does not make one a racist any more than a doctor administering an inoculation against a disease somehow makes him a disease.

        Good night, Jethro.

      • Bo

        That post certainly demonstrated who the most pathetic racist around is dildo.. and he deserves every threat he gets, not because he’s black, because he’s an anti american asshole!

      • Gary Smith

        “he deserves every threat he gets”

        There’s your irrational hatred right there, folks, courtesy of the party of hatred, the GOPTeaParty.

      • Bo

        You obviously don’t re-read your own post twinkie dick.. You and she male porn freek are the most hateful, spiteful, cretins on any board.

      • BO is my hero

        which means we have 100% gotten under BO’s white trash regressive slimeball skin with facts

      • Bo

        Only in your dreams twinkie dick

      • Bo

        Also, I like how you state “we” after changing your name once again… I take it that “we” refers to all the other voices in your head? Or does each one of those persona, have their own voices in their head? Thus you are referring to only one of thee living in that vacant space between your ears.

      • BO is my hero

        just showing my honoring you dear BO— after all: Im supremely impressed that U showed all those TRUE economic facts regarding the DEFICITS since 1980———–and then spun away from them once U realized how stupid they make regressive republicans look,,,,,,,,,,,,
        >>>>>>>this is now my shrine to you<<<<<<<<

      • Bo

        They are facts and do nothing to make republicans look bad as the dumb as lib that now has every man, woman, child owing $50,000 or more, 50 million unemployed, on food stams, and on government hand outs, Nothing beats bad like odum dum record,

      • Bo

        You over look the fact the deficits are easy to close year to year when you increase taxes and fees to unsustainable levels. Just a numbers game that politicians play when they want to try and make their party look good. While the working class gets poorer trying to pay these demands, the welfare line gets bigger. So you of course, that is not a contributor of anything other than vile colon gas loves this scenario, as you get by with more freebies to insure you vote for the loser.

      • Bo

        According to both a new study and the head of the Federal Reserve 90% of all US household are poorer than they were back in 1987.

        Where did the money go? It didn’t just evaporate. I know it’s swallowed up in the deficit.. Hmmmm

      • BO is my hero

        yeah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,anti American— yeah: anti American— slicing the deficit by 2/3 – fastest pace of deficit reduction since EISENHOWER— ,,,,,, creating millions more jobs that regressive “patriot” GW bush…………. dropping unemployment to 5.875% ( much quicker than Ronald Reagan did),,,,,, signing equal pay for women,,,,,, helping us further get OFF of our OIL dependence ( see: bush/cheney) from foreign countries,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now our price of gas is dropping under 3$ per gallon,,,,,,, having the LEAST NUMBER of FEDERAL GOVT employees ( see: shrinking GOVT) since the late 1960’s………..killing that silly Osama bin ladin and 14 of bin ladins top 15 ‘generals’………………..and that healthcare for MILLIONS MORE americans,,,,,,,,,,,, silly silly communist!!! ( yeah,,,,,anti American)

      • Bo

        Then why has the debt grown, twinkie dink? your facts are still skewed, It must be that you are a member of the same Chicago bath house… Be wise though, his last two gay lovers were murdered.

      • Bo

        Do you need more kool aide???? Every statement in your post is complete and utter dumbshitolla! Yep Bilking billions for Salyndra was a real booster for our economy. You are just the stupidist dumbshit butt buttered troll on the internet today. Now go take a selfy with Peter Pan. With idiots like you in America no other enemy will want to touch us, we’re already finished without a shot.

      • Christian

        If it is racism how did he get elected to a second term?

      • Seannon McLeoud

        simple, those who aren’t racist outnumber those who are, and it resulted in his re-election. the problem is, like feminazis, tea party members happen to be louder, and more in your face about their hate.

      • Christian

        On that note you are sounding pretty hateful yourself

      • 1NedSprockethead1

        You are so tolerant.

    • Bo

      Give it a break! He’s half white too.. You lame brained libs only catch a sound bite or two and think you know him. Pay attention to what he really does, have really done, and do your homework. He’s throwing America under the bus, not by being stupid, just by doing what he’s the puppet to do! For the record I hate his white side, and his black side, but mostly his black heart!

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        So much for the Fox sheeple being compassionate, caring and full of so much love.

      • chrisgogh

        Racists hate people who are half black and half white more than they hate people who are all black.

      • ta2t2o

        Exactly – first thing to came to mind with me. That’s always the first thing that white privileged apologists break out – “what about his white side”. Which side would that be? The part that golfs – they hate that side too.

      • Bo

        You’re right bout one thing, but I have nothing to apologize for.. and privileged? lol I guess working every day to pay for low life libs still hoping to be something during their mid life crises defiantly makes me privileged. He should not be golfing with the crisis we are currently involved in by his hand. But that is part of the plan.. Just more distraction for his criminal acts.

      • ta2t2o

        So is the problem you have that he continues to ke in shape? Or is it that he chooses a predominantly “white man’s” sport to do it? Our military continues to work out when they are in Afghanistan. Are you suggesting we should remove those workout facilities, lest they become a distraction to the troops?

      • Bo

        Typical dodge,twist, and deflection there lib stick.

      • ta2t2o

        And what exactly was I dodging, twisting or deflecting? Golf isn’t exercise? Ok, so if we go with that, should the President not read books or see a movie or go to dinner ever. Everybody has things they do to either contemplate things or to just relax and de-stress. I’m still not clear on why his can’t be golf. What exactly is and isn’t acceptable for the President to do? Walking around his ranch? Relaxing at Camp David or Kennebunkport? Horseback riding?

        Bo, if you want to talk about “typical” – I’m pretty sure you represent the typical teabag right winger. A lot of bloviating and name calling but never any facts or actual verifiable details or proof to support those accusations. When you’re losing an argument, you resort to calling the person a liberal as if that somehow negates their facts and makes your argument any more coherent. You tend to be more driven by hate rather than logic, easily susceptible to manipulation through propaganda, and are slightly less educated. I’m happy to have you prove me wrong, but I’m pretty confident that my assessment is spot on.

      • ta2t2o

        As far as “working everyday, to pay for low life libs”, how do you make sure that your tax gollars aren’t benefitting similar low life conservatives? I’m willing to bet that your contribution via tax dollars is not that substantial that you’re helping awhile lot of people – liberal or otherwise. In fact, I’d be willing to bet, you get more in return for that pittance you pay in taxes.

      • Bo

        Right, Most conservatives are brought up to work for what they have.. That’s why you libs hate us, we make you feel shame for your laziness, gluttony, and greed.

      • ta2t2o

        Actually, liberals tend to be healthier, and the current liberal First Lady is actually all about eating healthy and exercising.

        It’s proven that Liberal states are more healthy than conservative states. There’s a reason when you think of “deep fried” you immediately think about the conservative South.

        As far as greed – are you serious? Isn’t your big problem with liberals that they are too Socialist in nature thinking everyone – no matter their stature – should get an opportunity to have a piece of the pie? That’s the exact opposite of greed. wanting to keep more of your money and not wanting to pay taxes – as in “Taxed Enough Already” is more definitive of greed. I make well over the ceiling for social security withhold. Yet I think we should raise the ceiling because I wouldn’t be adverse to paying it thought the end of the year if it helped to keep Social Security solvent. That’s the opposite of greed – and laziness as well.

        What is lazy is someone who continually responds on blogs without ever doing any research or forming any ideas uniquely their own Bo. That’s not shame your sensing from us Bo, that’s pity. We pity you for being so naive, easily manipulated and ignorant that you can be used to campaign and vote against your own self interests. Pity that you can be taught to hate without ever making an effort to understand who you’re hating. Let me take a wild guess and say you probably hate the usually suspects: gays, Muslims, black youth and illegal immigrants. Am I right? I would further ask then….how many do you actually know personally?

      • crewoldt

        They are afraid. People like Bo can’t maintain white privilege when they actually have to compete. Pathetic. It is clear they never deserved their position in society in the first place. I’m glad this election finally exposed them for what they are, and have always been.

      • Bo

        Did you forget? It’s us whities that pay for your ebt card, free food, and the free schooling most of you are too lazy to benefit from?

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey gerbil droppings BO—
        what about Caucasian self employed ( 2 LLCs ) such as me? Im a registered independent who is a progressive liberal centrist: and I enjoy watching white trash regressives such as U crycrycry!

      • Bo

        Wow how racist of you, and so like a hypocrite liberal. Wasn’t it liberals that said to be racist was a hate crime? I think you should man up, [once you find your junk] and go turn yourself in. Don’f forget your haversack. You’ll need it to carry all the BS you spew.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        im not very smart; so perhaps U can help me;;
        how is making fun of white trash regressive religious scum racist?
        man up? view my photo– at 6’2 1/2 210 lbs I seriously doubt U can man up aesthetically or athletically
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        I enjoy ridiculing regressive trash such as U who come on these threads to stir stuff up
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        ” please continue; governor”

      • Bo

        Oh my I forgot that racist only applies to whites calling blacks, muslims, or gays a name…. and your gay Rikki Riccardo pic would do nothing for me. So please fish elsewhere for your fantasy.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        you really are quite easy to place back in the white trash regressive pig pen ,,,,,,,,,,,,
        rickey ricardo? naaaah– he was skinny and short and losing his greasy ” bugarito” hair
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        me? awwwwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, U looked again!!

      • Johnsabitchboy

        Internet tough guy John…
        You are the racist, and there is nothing you could ever do to stop people from pointing it out little man.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        well thought out collapse u provided there O lachrymose crybaby,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and I notice you also have no photo
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        embarrassing?

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        I like how U need 2 create new usernames to attempt to go after me here,,,,,littledick BO–
        poor BO– crybaby white trash regressive

      • Bo

        Wow you are delusional along with your NPD. I don’t play games like you libs do knob jockey.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey needledick,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, still wish 2 discuss the policies for dems VS repubs in America over the past 25 yrs?
        =====================================
        no??? GEEEEE——-y amight be a white trash un educated regressive crybaby,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,regressive crybaby—with no facts—————–regressive crybaby,,,, wearing your BENGHAZI Tshirt and your EBOLA hat,,,,,PRAISE JEEEEEEEESUS!

      • Bo

        Why so you can spew the twisted facts and non-logic that you think is truth, and then listen to you rant on religion, and hating on Palin, when she was never brought into the discussion. You’re just a liberal robot. A piss poor one at that.

      • chrisgogh

        “Wasn’t it liberals that said to be racist was a hate crime?”

        Nope. No hate crime has occurred unless an actual crime has occurred. The hate part only deals with the motivation for that crime.

      • Bo

        Really, but they’re [liberals] are trying to turn speech into a hate crime. Hence going after the pastors in Dallas because they’ve preached about the immorality of gaydom.

      • chrisgogh

        Define “going after.” Are the liberals calling them homophobes and bigots? Is that what you mean by “going after”? How dare the liberals exercise their right to free speech!

        People are allowed to spew any bigoted crap they want, as long as they’re not breaking any actual laws. See Wikipedia: “United States free speech exceptions”

        It’s too bad there’s an exception to the exception of committing libel against politicians, because it would force “news” outlets to be more honest in their reporting.

      • Bo

        So you are not aware of the assault on the Pastors free speech from liberals? Or the assault on business owners to follow their beliefs in conducting business? Like a bakery not making a gay wedding cake. You don’t want your rights to be squashed, but its ok to squash their rights because they’re Christian?

      • chrisgogh

        The cake thing was a case of discrimination, just like forcing black people to sit at the back of the bus. Your point is?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “just like forcing black people to sit at the back of the bus.”

        The government in places like Alabama abused the powers they were invested with by a free people and used force to make private bus companies keep in place a demeaning and illiberal social policy.

        It is astonishing how many Lefties look at the racism in the Jim Crow era South but demurely avert their eyes from the role the Almighty State played in perpetuating it.

      • chrisgogh

        You’re not making any sense. I know the state perpetuates bigotry, but it’s the Republican party and their cronies in right-wing media doing it these days, not the Democrats. Republicans are trying to take voting rights away from minorities. Republicans are fighting against marriage equality. Republicans are trying to remove access to contraception and abortion, forcing impoverished women to either raise a child in poverty, stick the child in a system where they may never be adopted, or have a dangerous back-alley abortion to spare the would-be child from such a hellish fate. The Democrats USED to be the party of bigotry, but these days, it’s the Republicans.

        Maybe moving out of the country has confused you, because in other countries, the Liberal parties are more like our Republicans.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “The Democrats USED to be the party of bigotry, but these days, it’s the Republicans.”
        The one constant – Democrats have always used race to divide Americans. Now they also use gender and sexual orientation.

        “Maybe moving out of the country has confused you, because in other countries, the Liberal parties are more like our Republicans.”
        Travelling and living abroad for three decades with spells of up to six months at a time back on the West Coast has been an education cannot recommend enough. I hope you get the chance to see America from afar and through the eyes of folks here in Asia, or from a liberated country, as I did from Eastern Europe not long after after the fall of the former Soviet empire.
        I am well aware of what the word ‘liberal’ denotes.
        What you need to learn is how much real liberals – classical liberals – despise the cultural Marxists in America for co-opting the term as they took over the Democrat Party.

      • chrisgogh

        “The one constant – Democrats have always used race to divide Americans. Now they also use gender and sexual orientation.”

        The right-wing media likes to pretend that black people and women are treated as equal to white men, but that simply isn’t true. Sure, it’s better than the 60s, but there is still work to do. As for LGBTQIs, right-wing media keeps claiming that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman, but where do they get that definition? There certainly isn’t anything in the US Constitution that forbids same-sex marriage, and even the mostly-conservative Supreme Court struck down DOMA because it was un-Constitutional. Democrats and other leftists aren’t dividing Americans with these issues. Do you believe that Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, or the suffragists of the early 1900s were trying to divide Americans?

        I’ve spent a combined total of about 7 months on two other continents, but I already knew how the world saw us before that, when GWB’s lies got us into that war and made a complete mess of things. I regularly read news sites from different countries, and discuss politics with online friends in at least 5 other countries. They all say our left is too far right, and our right is insane.

        Perhaps you and I simply have different values. I care about people, and don’t like to see anyone being discriminated against just because of how they were born.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “I regularly read news sites from different countries, and discuss politics with online friends in at least 5 other countries.”

        But you reflexively characterize a long-term expat like myself – still a registered Democrat – as someone who gets his opinions from a “right-wing media.”

        “They all say our left is too far right, and our right is insane.”

        To a person, the most rabid anti-American Euros, Canucks, Middle Easterners, E Asians I have known, when asked which party they would support if they could vote in our elections, invariably say they would vote Democrat. It is a little different with E Indians (where Dumbya was fairly popular) and with Africans (the North aside), who have a very positive view of the US overall. Bush, btw, was also well-liked by most Africans. When people say ‘the whole world hated us’ they mean the elites in the media of W Europe.

      • Bo

        Can you explain how Republicans are trying to take voting rights from minorities? Do you mean we want voter ID, to insure your legally eligible to vote? The only reason the would bother a demo, is because they like to cheat. Marriage equality? How so? Marriage is a word that means man and woman. You can’t rub two dicks together like you and “Small John” do and make it mean the same thing. Once again you wish to take a perversion and endorse it by law.. Republicans are not trying to keep you from contraception.. I actually wish I new your mom before she made you. I’d of paid for her contraception. We just don’t want to pay for it now. Just like you would not like to pay for my beer. Abortion? Well that is just plain out murder. But hey you don’t care you just want us to pay for it too. You clearly are a free loader.

      • Guest

        Spoken like a true fundy.

      • chrisgogh

        “Can you explain how Republicans are trying to take voting rights from minorities? Do you mean we want voter ID, to insure your legally eligible to vote? The only reason the would bother a demo, is because they like to cheat.”

        A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast. That’s the headline of a Washington Post article, dated August 6. Since this site won’t allow links, you can Google it. 31 out of 1,000,000,000 is nothing compared with the 1,100 people in Florida alone, who were wrongly purged from the voter’s list in 2000, and those 1,100 were mostly black and hispanic. Also, one billion is more than 3 times the United States population, which means those 31 possibly invalid votes had to occur over the span of at least 4 elections, leaving fewer than 8 fraudulent votes in any given national election. Tell me again how it’s better to wrongfully disenfranchise thousands of people, than to keep the same voting requirements we’ve been using for years.

        “You can’t rub two dicks together like you and “Small John” do and make it mean the same thing.”

        That gave me a good laugh. It seems that homophobes are always fantasizing about buttsex, but you’re the first one who has painted a visual in my mind of two men swinging their hips around, using their penises in a play sword fight. I wonder what the rules of such a game would be. Do they keep their hands behind their backs, hold on to their dicks, or use them as ball shields?

        Have you ever heard of this thing called “love”? Did you know that most people actually marry for love, or that sex is only one thing that couples can do together?

        “Republicans are not trying to keep you from contraception.. […] We just don’t want to pay for it now.”

        You wouldn’t be. Contraception is a medical expense, and should be covered by the insurance that I pay for. If an employer pays for the insurance, the insurance is part of the compensation that an employee receives for their work. Did you know that Viagra is also covered by insurance? Why do you think contraception shouldn’t be covered when Viagra is?

        “Abortion? Well that is just plain out murder.”

        If you believe that removing a zygote from a uterus is murder, then you must believe that “wasting” sperm by masturbating is murder, too. Did you know that most zygotes don’t even implant in the uterus, and actually get washed out of the body during a period?

        “You clearly are a free loader.”

        Tell that to all the men who break up with their girlfriends after getting them pregnant.

      • Bo

        Thank you for making my point. Contraception is a medical expense? lmao.. and what dire emergency requires you must have a condom to save your life? Oh I forgot, you’re a fan of the glory holes. How about paying your own way like many of us responsible and logical people do?

      • Bo

        No it wasn’t.. Do you think it would be proper to go to a Muslim owned butcher shop and insist they serve pork. You can’t ask a skating rink to allow a pedophile in either. A business has the right to refuse business on moral or ethical reasons.

      • chrisgogh

        Your pork example is extremely flawed. Expecting a Halal butcher shop to sell non-Halal meat would be like expecting an organic produce store to sell non-organic produce. If the bakery refuses to use nuts in any of their recipes, they have that right. None of this would be discrimination, because they’re not picking and choosing who they serve their menu to.

        A better analogy would be a Halal butcher who sells beef, but refuses to sell beef to one customer because they believe or know that this customer also eats pork. It’s none of the Muslim’s business if someone eats pork outside of their establishment, just like it’s none of the bakery owner’s business who their customers legally marry outside of their establishment.

        Your pedophile example is flawed, too. If someone is known to have molested children, then it is right to keep that person away from children. In fact, there would most likely be a court order for that person to stay away from children, and the skating rink would be right to call the police on them if they tried to enter that establishment while there are children there. Refusing to allow a known pedophile around children isn’t discrimination. It’s protecting children from possibly being molested by that pedophile.

        If someone gets belligerent in your establishment, you do have the right to kick them out and ban them, because their behavior inside your establishment would negatively impact your business. Banning the belligerent person would not be discrimination, because it would be based on their bad behavior inside your business.

        And before you say it, if you kick out a same-sex couple for kissing inside your establishment, this would be discrimination unless you also kick out every opposite-sex couple who kisses inside your establishment. This is the problem I have with the fact that men are allowed to go around shirtless in public, but women aren’t in most places. If it’s legal for half of adults to do something, then it should be legal for the other half. At least restaurants don’t discriminate when they say “no shoes, no shirt, no service,” because they apply this rule to everyone.

        Churches do have the right to discriminate, and they can refuse to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds. This is because of our separation of church and state, and they are a church.

      • Bo

        Just as I stated, liberalism is a mental disorder, and with your comment on wanting to see all women’s boobies, I would suspect sexual deviation is part of that.

      • chrisgogh

        First you assume I’m a gay man, and then you assume I’m a hetero man. It’s funny to watch you swinging so aimlessly in the dark with all your assumptions. Instead of making assumptions about my gender or preference, you might look less foolish if you actually use some logic. Do you know what logic is, Bo? You certainly haven’t shown any in any of your comments here. I still can’t believe anyone would be irrational enough to think that refusing to serve something that isn’t on the menu is even comparable to singling people out for discrimination. Do you actually believe that nonsense, or are you purposely trying to look foolish? And you seriously believe that protecting children from a known pedophile is discrimination? You really are something, lol..

      • Bo

        Liberal twisting of what is stated once again. I think protecting children from a pedophile is very important, I think protecting marriage as what God intends it to be is extremely important. I don’t assume you are gay, I assume you have the same mental disorder of most liberals. That you change the laws, and the meanings of words to suit yourself and what is therefore most convenient and rewarding to your own needs and desires instead of those for the greater good of our country. You speak of nonsense… nonsense is you believing somebody else should pay for your contraceptives. Yes there is no difference in a Christian business deciding not to make a gay wedding cake, and a muslim butcher shop refusing to sell you pork… I know that simple equation is hard for you to understand because it don’t match your own desires.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey shitbag BO— shouldn’t U be using your other fake profile here?

      • Bo

        What fake profile would that be? Don’t assume everyone changes monikers like you do She Male porn dip stick.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        how about the BS “immorality ” of white trash regressives getting married and getting divorced all day long; immoralty of the PRIOR administration sending thousands of our brave soldiers to die in a lie based war to make Halliburton wealthy? immorality defined by a useless loser book ( bible) and that same book hating women???
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        F*CK “pastors” in dallas,,,,,,,,,,,,, we deal in REALITY —-not VOODOO( see: religions)

      • Bo

        Wow and you go on a rant attacking Palin for no reason. It is you and your ilk that hate women, you that is immoral, and you that can’t get your twinkie out of odum dums butt long enough to get air to your brain.

      • Johnsaninternettoughguy

        If you are liberal or conservative you are the problem. But you are a hillbilly with labels…yay!
        Anyone with $99 can have an LLC. Step up to the big leagues and form a C corporation is your business has any legs.
        Then when you grow up, or grow a pair, or even develop you underachieving mind research independent moderates so you know why the government stopped working.

        Liberals feel they have to change something, anything to have worth.

        The problem is they don’t have very many good ideas.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        wrong answer there— HILLBILLY? in SE florida ( see: pompano beach 350 yds from ocean)
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        been self employed as a chef since 1989; 2nd LLC is doing ( providing all for) antique car & truck shows. CASH business; chef 100%; carshows about 85% cash ( varies) ….also own 4 ( 2 commercial/2 residential) properties wich generate my taxable income along with capital gains garnered by stock and option activity( Im a very active trader in both)
        ” underachieving”? Hmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,, perhaps; after all I do take far 2 much time to play basketball and surf and workout
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        ” don’t have many good ideas”?
        heres one,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        lets go back to those splendid regressive federal policies GOP which made America so successful in 2000-2008; shall we???
        now THAT was successful!! ( in U invested in exxon or Halliburton )

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Get over yourself. Read some history. The Republican Hoover chose as his VP a man named Charles Curtis.
        Curtis was ‘half.’

      • chrisgogh

        Maybe you should try to get over yourself. Who has more upvotes, me or Bo? You are outnumbered here.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “Who has more upvotes, me or Bo? You are outnumbered here.”
        Up votes in your favor from other “progressives” hardly change historical facts.

      • chrisgogh

        You amuse me. Progressives are a lot more informed than reactionaries.

      • Bo

        Is that why they have a hard time knowing where their penis is suppose to go?

      • chrisgogh

        Are you saying you believe that all progressives have penises? Thanks for another laugh.

      • Bo

        No, some of them have very big cavities because of those progressives that don’t know where it’s suppose to go.

      • chrisgogh

        Backpeddler.

      • Bo

        Wow more hatred coming from you??? You’re a big big bully!

      • Guest

        You poor thing. Go cry yourself to sleep now. I’m sure you’ll feel better in the morning.

      • Bo

        I sleep very well, knowing that libs are one day closer to destroying their own host, thus destroying themselves. The rest of us will pick up the spoils and start over knowing we can make it another 200 years before we find that kind of liberal stupidity again.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        and exactly when will this happen? 2016? who is your terrific GOP candidate?
        perry? cruz? rand paul? jeb bush? sarah palin? scott walker?
        ……………………… glenn beck????
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      • chrisgogh

        You poor thing. The truth must really hurt someone like you.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        “bo” does enjoy transposing his own inadequacies !

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        What passes for the Left in Uh-Murkuh these days is far more reactionary than it was when I left the country. I no longer recognize the Democrat Party I once belonged to.
        What happened? You used to have ideas. Now your politics is reduced to mere biological determinism. If your skin pigmentation/gender/sexual orientation qualifies you as a favored ‘minority’ you must vote Donk. Dare to go off the Donk plantation and you are a non-person at best, or at worst an enemy of an almighty kind of therapeutic managerial State the elites are now creating all around you.

      • chrisgogh

        What a fitting name, Curmudgeon. Interestingly enough, the Democratic party used to be the racist one, but the two parties switched in the 60s. Did you leave the country before or after then?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “Interestingly enough, the Democratic party used to be the racist one, but the two parties switched in the 60s.”

        Yeah. The two parties, like, totally switched.

        In the 1960s.

        And you can tell us the exact date?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Where’s your reply, coward? When, exactly, did the parties switch? You have no reply.

      • chrisgogh

        I did, but it had a link in it and didn’t get through moderation. Just Google “Dixiecrat”.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        The racist Dixiecrat Bull Connor was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

        Five times.

        So again, I have to ask about this preposterous theory of yours – when did the parties supposedly switch ?

      • chrisgogh

        It started in the 60s, as I’ve already said. Since this site apparently won’t allow links, you’ll need to look them up yourself.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “It started in the 60s…”
        Right. That would explain why, when the Donk elites succeeded in shoving ObamaCare down our throats, their triumphalism included the boast that this is something “progressives” have been trying to do since the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

      • chrisgogh

        You don’t understand what progressivism is, do you? Hint: It’s not the same as liberalism, and it’s not an ideology. If anyone has ever said called Wilson a progressive as an actual compliment, then perhaps they are giving credit to the wrong president for labor rights, or they are unaware of his support for eugenics.

        Roosevelt and Taft, both Republicans, supported labor rights and regulation to break up corporate monopolies, which is something today’s Republicans would never do. Publicly, Roosevelt spoke out against racism and discrimination, ended school segregation in New York when he was governor, and was the first president to invite a black man, Booker T. Washington, to the Whitehouse for dinner. After Roosevelt left office, he formed the Progressive party of 1912.

        Wilson, a Democrat, also supported regulation to break up corporate monopolies, but he dissolved far fewer trusts than Roosevelt or Taft. Wilson also supported labor rights, but only for white men. He believed black people were biologically inferior to white people, brought segregation to the north, and supported mandatory sterilizations of criminals and mentally retarded people, which he signed into law in New Jersey when he was governor. Democrats in the early 1900s embraced those bigoted policies, but today’s Democrats fight against all kinds of bigotry.

        Thank you for mentioning Wilson. Comparing him with his contemporaries, Roosevelt and Taft, illustrates my point beautifully.

      • chrisgogh

        “The racist Dixiecrat Bull Connor”

        I looked him up, and you are right that he was racist and a Dixiecrat, which furthers my point. He was in office in the 50s and early 60s, before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 pushed many racist Democrats over to the Republican side because the president who signed it into law (Lyndon B. Johnson) happened to be a Democrat.

        Just because Johnson agreed with enough Democratic policies to call himself a Democrat, that doesn’t mean he needed to blindly agree with 100% of their policies. That was a problem with a lot of Democrats in the past, and it’s a problem with a lot of Republicans now. Sure, there are still Democrats who blindly support everything the Democratic party does today, and Republicans who are reasonable enough to disagree with some Republican policies, but they are the minority in their respective parties. In Johnson’s day, most Democrats still believed in white supremacy and didn’t want civil rights for black people, but you would be hard-pressed to find a single Democrat today who believes segregation would be a good thing.

      • LittleLyingLib

        Informed of make believe?
        Are you a child or just suffer from cognitive deficiency?

      • chrisgogh

        I would ask the same of you, oh nameless one.

      • Bo

        Yes, getting downvotes on this site is actually a badge of honor.

      • Bo

        What a penus head you are… lmao.. pathetic.. You just might be obummer himself on hear looking for up votes.

      • chrisgogh

        penus? on hear? Is English not your first language?

      • Bo

        Do you realize you spelled penis and hear wrong??? You libs you just don’t ever get very far from your unglish books due use?

      • chrisgogh

        I was only quoting you, sweetie.

      • chrisgogh

        I see you edited your comment after I pointed out your misspellings. Why doesn’t it surprise me that you would be so disingenuous? I posted a screen shot of your original comment, but it appears to be stuck in moderation.

      • LiarLiar

        And she resorts to lying like a liberal…sigh…they are so easy…

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey loooooooookie!!!
        another micropenile white trash regressive republican troll with a new profile name ( LiarLiar_)
        ====================================
        …………………lets all give the small dicked loser a warm welcome– hes worthy of it!

      • Bo

        Nice to see you’re the bully moderator here. Yesterdays replies that were civil and utilized your flair for linguistics are all missing. Typical of libs, when they take a beating.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey BO—
        lets continue our symposium ( yeah ; right) on the subjects of (a) job creation over the past 30 yrs and (b) deficits and surpluses between democrat and repub presidential administrations; shall we?
        ===================================
        no?
        awwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, widdle puddy cat: he faw down an’ go BOOM again

      • chrisgogh

        She? The assumptions you all make never cease to amuse me.

        At any rate, since the admins of this site don’t seem to like links, feel free to reconstruct the URL to this screenshot, if you know how:

        i.imgur(dot)com/rwKg3o0.png

        You were saying, Liar? Appropriate name, by the way.

        Also, note how Bo’s response still has the misspelling of “here” as “hear,” although I won’t be surprised if he edits that one, too, after seeing this comment.

      • chrisgogh

        Back up your claim that I’ve lied. You can’t, because I haven’t.

      • Bo

        Wow, rule number one in finding a lib is to mis spell, or have a typo. That is because you are just a flesh covered computer. No ability to think, rationalize, or display an original thought. You only know how to regurgitate crap you’ve ingested. Someday there will be a test, and the ones that point out typos will be going to the left line.. You know the one to the gas chamber. or is that Gaase Chammburr?

      • Whatadip

        So you are saying more people are as stupid as you? I think that was their point.

        But you rarely get the point…be honest there up vote…

      • chrisgogh

        Hello, oh nameless one. I know IQ tests aren’t an absolute measure of a person’s intelligence, but mine is 154. What’s yours?

      • Have Blue

        Definition of a Racists: anyone winning an argument with a liberal.

      • chrisgogh

        With all the nonsense you’ve been posting throughout these comments, I can’t tell if you actually believe what you’re saying, or if you’re trying to sound as stupid as possible. Good old Poe’s Law strikes again!

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        that’s actually the definition of a non entity; a spectre; a phantom; a ghost–
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, kinda like believing JEEEESUS is GOD

      • TheTruth

        All you have to do to win an argument with a liberal is show up. They’ll contradict themselves before you have a chance to speak. The need to constantly change something applies to them in their weak underdeveloped minds.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        excellent!! lets do this—
        we can have an expostulation/argument/discussion now and here–!!
        let us start with comparing the 20 years of JOB CREATION with Reagan/bush/bush VS the 14 yrs of Clinton and Obama….( U have a nice time frame advantage here- 20-14)
        so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I will let U go 1st as You are deserving

      • TheTruth

        You use make believe numbers, and subtracting the jobs lost during Obama’s presidency leave him 3 million in the red.

        Reagan and Bush senior had to rebuild after Carter.

        I’m not a progressive liberal independent so I live in the real world scout. I know a stacked deck and “progressive liberal” math.

        But you can tell me how you are 6’2 1/2″ and can beat everyone up…that’s good for a laugh skippy.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        wow— so the US treasury and CBO ” makes up ” numbers; ergo U wont have a discussion??
        GOD! how easy it is to win with you white trash regressives!!
        and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,since I didn’t mention my height/weight in prior post to U,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it seems that U are becoming a fan of mine!!!
        =====================================
        job creation numbers…………….. please continue governor!!!

      • chrisgogh

        Obama had to rebuild after Bush Jr. And your point is?

        I’m only 5’5½ and 140 lbs, but I can throw a punch and am quite handy with a .357 Magnum. Again, your point is?

        I can also program in a few different languages, which requires LOGIC. If I didn’t have logic, those programs wouldn’t work. What can you do?

      • chrisgogh

        You mean like Bo edited his comment after I called him out on his illiteracy and he had the gall to tell me that I misspelled it when I was only quoting him?

        Here, let’s see if I can find it. Ah, here it is.

        i.imgur(dot)com/rwKg3o0.png

        You’ll have to reconstruct that URL and put it your address bar if you want to see it (assuming you know how), because Forward Progressives doesn’t seem to like any kind of links in their comments. I have to admit, this is a bit disappointing, because I like to back up facts with actual citations, unlike so many Conservatives.

      • chrisgogh

        Have Blue wrote: “Definition of a Racists”

        Would you like to edit your comment like Bo did when I called him out on his illiteracy?

      • Jaha

        Bo..since you think you have all the “correct” information, how about sharing what YOU’RE homework shows…and please include reliable sources to support your rant

      • Bo

        I could post them links all day, and you would continue to lie, lie and deny the sources, despite the fact his actions replicate deception on a daily basis. There is no help for the liberal mentality.

      • jaha3255

        That’s the typical cop out you right wing nuts do…I thought you might actually have something to back up your mouth, as usual it’s just more talking out your repukecon ass

      • Bo

        I gave you a link and what do you do? You delete it.. Just what I expect out of libs.

      • jaha3255

        What link Bo? Repost it

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Only you can delete your links.

      • Bo

        Not so, I’m not a member here..and why would I delete my own link. Maybe you should call up your professor with that question. He’ll tell you how to respond. Second the moderators here are liberal, and just like the votes, they love tyrannical control over it even when its deceitful. So like little children they play games such as delete post with facts, delete links, crash the page, etc… Only happens on liberal sites… Next we’ll have post from Dead People on here.

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        1. You don’t have to be a member here to post, link or reply to comments. You do have to sign in some kind of name to Disquis, the commenting system they have for the site. You don’t have to sign in with your real name or even use a name (Guest). 2. Since the site uses the Disquis system, you are the only one that can delete your comments, links or replies. 3. I am 45 years old, I don’t have or need a professor to tell me what to type, I am a grown woman who can do that on her own. 4. I have NEVER seen a republican post a fact. 5. If there are posts by dead people then they are either A. republican or B. using a fake name. 6. Just because this is a liberal site doesn’t mean that they don’t want a productive debate over current events. If you are republican and all you can do is call names and claim falsehoods then that is just a sign that we already won the game and you know the truths that we speak of here. 7. If all you know how to do is come to liberal sites and post falshoods and call names than that makes you a troll.

      • Bo

        Wow you really are a useful idiot and should sign on as a zombie for season 6 of the Walking Dead. I think it was Philly that had over a 100% voter turn out all voting for the wanna be king. When you can explain how that happens without being such an low IQ voter let me know.

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        All you know how to do is post insults and call childish names, you are the zombie sir for post nothing but fox news talking points. If you took one little subject and did a little internet research you would see the truth. I think that you like how black your heart has turned out with all of that hate in it. Of course I can explain how Philly had a 100% voter turnout. IT DIDN’T. It was another lie, hoax, deceit, deception, fable, falsification, falsehood, fiction and or distortion.
        Q: Is it true that there were more votes than voters in Wood County, Ohio, Philadelphia, PA, and St. Lucie County, Fla., and that Obama lost every state with photo ID laws?

        A: No. A viral email that makes those claims is bogus. It fabricates Ohio and Florida results. Also, Obama won four of the 11 states with photo ID laws.

      • Bo

        I suppose you think the black panthers intimidating the voting polls were all lies too?

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        oh there goes that famous right wing deflection, she was right about the one thing I said so I have to go and head her off with something else. You people are so predictable is almost boring now. Go away you are losing and more then just here. Your whole party will be obsolete soon.

      • Bo

        Really, play number 6 in the liberal book is to accuse others of what you are doing.. You are spreading lies, then calling me a liar. Try again. I know your game plan and am willing to light the fuse on your tampon.

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        you already lost buddy, you can’t provide one fact, you have no links to back it up (you said you posted one, but that was a lie, IF you really posted it, then why didn’t you try again?) and you post nothing but fox news talking points, you are either a paid shill on overtime or the dumbest mother fu**er in the world,

      • Bo

        I did post it again, and again your moderator, which is probably you, or some other dweeb like the she male porn lover deleted it. You libs don’t like other opinions or facts other than the ones that match your cretin minds.

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Why are you so full of hate? Seriously, it must be exhausting. I am not the moderator. We like facts, we post them all of the time as a matter of fact.

      • Bo

        I’m not fuuuulll of hate. I have a long list of things I like. Just have no tolerance for lies, deceit, or watching crooked politicians run our country into the sewer while a bunch of brain dead yuppies actually think good things are happening. Libs have no moral compass.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hes fun to abuse,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, isn’t he?

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        No, he’s an idiot and it’s sad.

      • Bo

        In fiscal 2012, the deficit was $1.089193 trillion; in fiscal 2011, it was $1.296791 trillion; in fiscal 2010, it was $1.294204 trillion; and, in fiscal 2009, it was $1.415724 trillion.

        In fiscal 2008, the last full year that George W. Bush was president, the deficit was $454.798 billion.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey genius———– U are conflating DEBT with DEFICITs,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wanna show us MORE of your “learning”? CLINTON handed BUSH a HUGE surplus— which BUSH turned into a HUGE deficit
        =====================================
        Obama has cut the deficit by 2/3 so far in his presidency. BUSH handed OBAMA a DEBT of 10.675 trillion,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the DEBT is now 17.458 trillion
        ========================================= do I need to educate you the difference between DEBT accumulation and DEFICITS???
        really? U really are this F*CKING stupid???
        note– the numbers I use above are corroborated by the NON partisan C.B.O. and the US treasury
        *******************************************************
        please continue governor!!!

      • Bo

        Obama cut debt by 2/3??? lmao.. Is that from his projections or are you overlooking the Trillions more we are indebted under his lunacy reign?

      • J mccarthy nude insanity

        hey ‘reading comprehension disabled’ BO—-
        hey BO—-
        “Obama has cut the
        >>>>>> D…E…F…I…C…I…T… <<<<<
        BY 2/3"
        ***********************************************************
        you really really are spectacular quite frequently
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        allow me to edify so U cease such friable posts:
        DEBT: 2 types-
        (a) debt held by public: TREASURY securities ( marketable)-held by investors OUTSIDE the GOVERNMENT -individuals/corporations/ state and also FOREIGN ( see: asia/ Reagan selling ours there in the 1980s)
        (b) INTRAGOVERNMENTAL debt-non marketable securities such as that held by social security trust funds ETC
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        DEFICIT : ( much easier and less complex)
        deficits occur when -in this case- our federal GOVT spends more than it takes in. WARS and infrastructure (etc) spending VS income derivatives ( taxes) interest on bonds/ dividends upon equities ETC
        ******************************************************
        wanna play now with Benghazi or EBOLA? that's the latest jetsam that the regressive republicans are playing in their " top ten" songs this month
        '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

      • Bo

        No he hasn’t twinkie dick.. Only in that air bubble in your head.

      • BO is my hero

        so—————YOUR facts ( of which I and you agree upon) which you adroitly place above are now FALSE BECAUSE U DONT LIKE THEM???
        =====================================
        geeee,,,,BO- ya might be a white trash tea party regressive crybaby

      • Bo

        Geeze is that all you got Twinkie Dink, Butt butter brain dead liberal retard? See its easy to play your game. Now it is Sunday, you better not miss Reverend Wrights evening sermon on hating whities.

      • Bo

        Below is a list of Lawless Acts by President Obama

        GOVERNING BY EXECUTIVE FIAT

        1) Disregarded 1996 welfare reform law in granting broad work waivers for work requirements of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

        2. Implemented portions of the DREAM Act, which Congress rejected, by executive action

        3. Ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.

        4. Allowed immigrants in the U.S. illegally, who are relatives of military troops and veterans, to stay in the country and get legal status.

        5. Extended federal marriage benefits by recognizing, under federal law, same-sex marriages created in a state that allows same-sex marriage even if the couple is living in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.

        6. Recognized same-sex marriage in Utah, even though the Supreme Court stayed the court order recognizing same-sex marriage in Utah and Utah said it would not recognize same-sex marriages performed before the stay.

        7. Refused to prosecute violation of drug laws with certain mandatory minimums.

        8. Issued signing statements, refusing to enforce parts of congressional-enacted statutes.

        9. Illegally refused to act on Yucca Mountain’s application to become a nuclear waste repository

        NATIONAL SECURITY

        1. Falsely portrayed the Benghazi terrorist attack as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim YouTube video,
        and then lied about the White House’s involvement.

        2. Illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the Benghazi investigation.

        3. Failed to enforce the Magnitsky Act as required by law, by not adding Russian human rights abusers to a list of people not permitted to travel to or do business in the U.S.

        4. Killed four Americans overseas in counterterrorism operations without judicial process.

        5. Continued to give Egypt aid after the military took over its government, even though federal law prohibits aid to Egypt in the event of a coup.

        OBAMACARE and the list would go on for pages twinkie dink

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey spin master———————- we were discussing debt and deficit
        ===================================
        didn’t like what was transpiring???

      • Bo

        No the thread is about Obama, Hint ^^^^ its up there…. and how you libs think he is a great president and posting of illogical wishful things that he has accomplished all of which he hasn’t except in your Peter Pan Fairy Happy Thought world. Your ability to reason is diminished by your circumloquacious desire to avoid the real truth.

      • Bo

        Unilateral Obamacare delays

        Obamacare, as much as the American citizens may dislike it, was duly passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court, and is therefore the law of the land. The President has unilaterally changed or delayed various provisions and aspects of the law, without Congressional approval. This is a violation of his oath by failing to faithfully execute the Office of the President, which means to uphold the laws as they are written.

        More failures to faithfully execute the law

        The President and his administration have taken it upon themselves to decide which laws they will enforce and which ones they will ignore. Laws like the Defense of Marriage Act, border security and immigration laws, work requirements for welfareand mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws have all been summarily ignored or changed by the administration, without the due process of Congress. Though some may agree with his intentions or even the outcomes, he has not followed the process as set out in the Constitution.

        Executive actions on gun control

        The President has made known his distaste for the Second Amendment and his agenda to disarm law-abiding American citizens. When Congress failed to pass gun control measures, because the American people told them overwhelmingly not to, the President took Executive actions of his own to infringe upon our right to keep and bear arms. He has done this through VA regulations disarming veterans, EPA regulations attacking lead and ammunition, ATF regulations attacking gun manufacturers and dealers, and regulations aimed at broadening the definition of mental health in order to disqualify more Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

        Promotion of known anti-Americans/Muslim Brotherhood members in administration

        President Obama has associated himself with, and given jobs in his administration to, people known to be anti-American, socialists, current or former terrorists, or members of terrorist affiliated groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. People like Bill Ayers, Eric Holder, Van Jones, Huma Abedin and Mohamed Elibiary are just a few from a long list.

        Acceptance of Chairmanship of UN Security Council

        President Obama became the first U.S. President to chair the UN Security Council. In the process of accepting this position, he has violated Article I, Section IX, Clause VIII of the Constitution, which reads:

        No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

        This is by no means a full and complete list of questionable, scandalous and/or criminal activity by the President. But it is obvious, from this list alone, that the President has violated his oath of Office and the Constitution he swore to uphold and defend. He has adhered to and given aid and comfort to enemies of the United States, and has committed acts of war upon the citizens of the United States.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        seems u desperately need to spin away from OUR agreed upon topic of debt and deficits
        ===================================
        why would this be; O sage BO???

      • Bo

        We haven’t agreed on anything twinkie dink. You have only proven yourself to suffer NPD and can only focus on one thing that your tiny lil brain has been brain washed into believing.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey “beau”…………………. she is kicking your ass quite handily

      • Bo

        The only thing your would know about kicking ass is trying to kick yourself hard enough so the polyps will let loose of your tonsils.

      • JK

        Please give specific examples of how he is “throwing America under the bus” (which is the wrong idiomatic phrase because it means sacrificing a friend/coworker for your own good). I am not saying Obama can do no wrong, but Bush did FAR more to destroy this country. (BTW: I am an independent, so you can’t play the Liberal Dem card)

      • Have Blue

        One specific example:

        Letting Ebola into the country.

      • Cory ‘Bugsy’ Goodrich

        Hey look! Another example of and idiot blaming Obama for something he didn’t do!
        The guy that originally came into the country with Ebola DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD EBOLA! And since then, only two or three others have gotten it, and those were all medical personnel that came into contact with him before realizing he had Ebola, and those people are currently under quarantine.
        Do yourself a favor and turn off Fox news and do something Republicans don’t want you to do: use your brain and think critically.

      • Youdontknow

        Did you forget he authorized the CDC to bring 2 doctors with Ebola back in the country weeks prior to the more recent patient?

        Stupid or just another liar? Which is it?

      • chrisgogh

        Not to mention the fact that the health care workers who got it from that one guy only got it because they weren’t following the procedures that were already in place to protect them from contracting it. Do Conservatives expect Obama to go to the hospital himself and personally supervise the health care workers every time they check in on the one ebola patient we had in this country at that time?

      • jerrilay

        HAHAHAHA …. Yes, he let ebola into the country. He invited it to the White House and gave it a medal. The virus came in via Texas. Maybe Rick Perry did it.

      • chrisgogh

        It was Rick Perry’s state, after all. Why wasn’t he micromanaging everything that happened in Texas? It should be so much easier than having to micromanage every little thing that happens in the entire country, right?

      • Jai K.

        You are joking, right?

        He’s a President, not a fucking genie.

      • Bo

        Your right! A fucking Genie would never have let Ebola out of the bag!

      • chrisgogh

        Bo wrote: “Your right!”

        You mean “You’re”, but you’re right that Jai K is right. A genie would have magic powers if they actually existed, and would be able to zap ebola and every other illness out of existence just by willing it. The fact that you would criticize a mere mortal for not having this magical power is pretty out of touch with reality, to put it nicely.

        Oh, but you’re probably one of those people who believes Obama orchestrated Hurricane Sandy to win an election, right?

      • Bo

        But Odum dum thinks he is immortal… Now you’re , you’re, you’re taking play 5 out of the liberal play book and leaping to daft conclusions. You’re , you’re simply an Odum dum osculator of odum dum bung hola.

      • chrisgogh

        I might reply to your gibberish post with more gibberish, but then you would probably delete your post, and people would wonder why I’m posting such nonsense. Would you like to type like an adult, or should I start ignoring you?

      • Bo

        You are irrelevant to me..

      • chrisgogh

        Then why do you keep responding to me?

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        notice he didn’t reply 2 that???
        poor ‘widdle’ bo

      • chrisgogh

        Yep. I also didn’t see him reply when I called him out on his dishonesty, by posting this screenshot I took of his post and the ones that followed before he edited the first one. 🙂
        i.imgur(dot)com/rwKg3o0.png

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hes a typical regressive white trash troll; I enjoy destroying him as I do IVAN RENKO and JIM BEAN and CHARLES VINCENT among others,,,,,,,,but jim b and Charles are not trolls
        ====================================
        have U dealt with “mosquito” yet?? hes really fun to abuse– my username is in ‘honor’ of him

      • chrisgogh

        Thanks to Poe’s Law, it can be difficult to know whether some of these people actually believe what they’re saying, or if they’re just trolling. The stupidity that comes out of their fingertips is just mind-boggling.

        I haven’t run into any of the others you’ve mentioned, at least not that I can remember. I’ve run into so many people who all parrot the same lines, it can be hard to remember one from the others. There are a few, though, who stand out on Fundies Say The Darndest Things, which isn’t connected with Forward Progressives or Disqus.

      • chrisgogh

        Oh, you’re so funny. Say, how many people died of AIDS in this country before Reagan even mentioned it?

      • YounoIndy

        It’s funny how liberals claim they are independent lately. I would too if I ran around telling everyone Obama would be effective.

      • Jai K.

        I have been an independent for 25 years, not that it’s really any of your business. I notice though that you are quick to label me as both liberal and as someone who runs around saying Obama would be effective. You have no evidence of either of these things. All I did was ask for proof the allegations, and say that Bush did more harm to the economy, social services (including for our troops), foreign relations, and citizen’s rights than I have seen Obama do yet.

      • chrisgogh

        People like the accountless YounoIndy (and Bo and Have Blue) have no concept of logic or gray areas. If you don’t agree with everything FOX spews, you are automatically a communist fascist socialist muslim atheist liberal who can’t think for yourself.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        don’t forget to add “Kenyan” to the FOX “news” list of aspersions

      • Brian

        You are the problem, and your racist mind.

      • Bo

        Not a racist here, I like Condee Rice, Bill Cosby, Dr. Ben Carter, Jackie Chan, Lucy Lue, Taco Bell, Chinese Food, and cream filled Ding Dongs too.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        ” ben carter”
        =================================
        bo came well-preparred to this discourse

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        hey BO——————- shall we go back to those sterling republican federal policies which elevated America from 2000–2008?
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        lemme know

      • Bo

        Don’t like the truth I see.. go ahead and flag it again moron!

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        hey bo— I don’t flag cretins such as thee because U are too much fun to abuse with facts
        =======================================
        allow me to prove my point:
        ” hey bo——————— shall we go back2 those sterling republican federal policies which elevated America from 2000-2008?”
        …….lemme know…..
        *********************************************************

      • ta2t2o

        Of course you don’t mention a single thing that he’s thrown America “under the bus” on. He’s done more for veterans, more for the middle class, more for minorities (which I think is what really sticks in the craw of conservatives) and had to deal with a healthy share of foreign policy issues – all with no support from a Republican Congress. I’m pretty confident for every single negative that you put out about him – I can put out a dozen positives. Meanwhile – the fact that he has a white and black side pisses racists off even more – because THAT is what they’re most afraid of – the mixing of races.

      • Jesse Low

        More for Veterans? You are completely ignorant if you really think that is the truth. Please tell me what he has done for Veterans. Was it when he cut our wage increases? Was it when he started to attack Veteran pension benefits? Was it when he cut our tuition assistance? I really am wondering where this extra help for Veterans comes from and what programs you are talking about. Please make the mistake in saying he has helped out the VA. It is obvious that you are either not a Veteran or do not serve in the military because I will tell you right now this President is poison. I could give a crap if he is black, white, orange or purple what you are spouting off about is complete lies. You tell lies to try to make a point? Why does it have to be a racial reason why he is disliked? This guy needs to go and supporters like you need to go with him.

      • Luke

        Everything you listed was what the Republicans wanted, so they could cut programs to make more money free for tax cuts for the top 1%. Hell, Republicans even cut funding from the CDC and NIH, and look who we need now more than ever with this outbreak.

      • Frederick

        In truth, Republicans voted more for the CDC than was originally asked for. Just telling lies doesn’t make it the truth,

      • Bo

        How is it we end up so double n triple in debt when we cut so many budgets while demo-0’s are in charge?

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey brainaic–
        why is it that small dicked LOSERS such as U NEVER mention the debts and DEFICITS given to us by Reagan and the bush boys?

      • Bo

        lOl, Reagan years were good black boy.. IF you would jump out of the welfare line and get a job you would of noticed.

      • LiarLiar

        Luke, I supposed when Clinton downsized the military, cut pay, cut educational funding that was already contractually obligated it was republicans too?

        And no, it was Dems that went after the CDC and Nasa’s budget.

        The Democratic Party has becomes a serious of excuses and lies…

      • Kim J

        Ummm, Jesse, That’s not the President, that’s Congress. Congress is the one that actually gets to decide how money is spent and the biggest chicken hawks and so – called “love the military” also love to cut veteran’s benefits: check out who votes against vets: John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mark Kirk, Peter Roskam, yep, all those republicants who want more war, want more funding for their military corporation buddies, but want to throw vets down a hole.

      • jerrilay

        Rethuglicans did all that. Facts…you are allergic to them.

      • ta2t2o

        So you mention that he cut your INCREASES. That’s your bitch? So when the rest of the country is trying to recover, you don’t think you should have to tighten your bely any either. You still got an increase – but just as much as all other government employees got. You didn’t get a cut in your benefits…just not as much of an increase as you had hoped for…while a couple million other Americans were out of work trying to figure out how they were going to make rent, your bitch is that you might not get as big of an INCREASE.

        Meanwhile, let me tell you what Obama has done for Veterans.

        – he increased the VA budget so they could recruit and retain more mental health professionals.
        – he expanded Veteran Centers in rural areas.
        – he fully funded the VA
        – he expanded the Centers of Excellence for specialty care.
        – he expanded the house vouchers program for homeless vets and launched a supportive services program to prevent homelessness.
        – he dedicated more resources to fight employment discrimination for reservists
        – he promoted a Green Vet Initiative to get more jobs for vets in green energy areas.
        – he’s also introduced a Veterans Job Corp Bill that – of course – is being stalked by the Republicans.

        And yes I am a veteran in the DC area and we’ll understand the problem the country has with homeless vets.

        Does the VA suck? Not fully, but it’s a mess. Did Bush do anything for it besides add to the patient rolls? Nope. Did Obama cause the mess? Nope. Is Obama doing anything to clear up the mess? Absolutely – including working to reduce the VA backlog. The claims backlog has been around for many years. However Obama has at least worked to make the process electronic with interoperability between the VA and military to handle claims. Perhaps the issues with the VA became more visible because there was a 48% increase in claims under Obama from veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

        On Obama’s watch, the VA’s discretionary budget has risen from $47.8 billion in 2009 to $63.4 in 2014 — a one-third increase over five years.

        But by all means – because you are getting a slightly smaller COLA increase – go ahead and whine about having your entitlement reduced while others are out of work and losing their homes. Perhaps if you have a bitch about the cut to your INCREASE you might want to take it up with your Congressman. Paul Ryan actually came up with this idea and said it would reduce your total retirement benefit from $1.8M to $1.7M if you retired after 20 years at 38. That’s gotta suck I guess. Dude – do your research before you come at me. I did my time, but I also understand that we’re still involved in a war and our country is struggling a bit still from the worst recession in my lifetime.

      • Ta2t2ohSnap

        Research before they come at you?
        How does one research what lies will come from the mouth of a coward?
        If you served which is frankly unbelievable, you are someone that anyone would trust in combat.
        If you served you are the same kind of coward John Kerry was, you lie for attention and wouldn’t care how many of your brothers at arms died for it.
        Ta2t2o you having nothing but name calling and accusations of racism because you are a racist.

        No go ahead and lie some more fake veteran.

      • ta2t2o

        More than happy to put my Pedigree to the test. Desert Shield/Storm – 4300th PBW buddy – Diego Garcia… Shark Point. Spent more than a couple nights at the Brit Club. Also HQ 7AF Osan AB, Korea – Again , more than a few nights at My House Down, followed by a Miss Kim’s McDonalds and some after hours at the Wagon Wheel before town patrol chased up home. Spent part of my Green Bean in Itaewon at the King Club, and participated in both Ulchi Focus and Team Spirit. In fact, I was in the middle of Giant Warrior when Kuwait got invaded. I also Just got back this morning from Afghanistan…via Dubai – where I’ve spent some time at Camp Phoenix and Camp Eggers. That doesn’t even count the 4 years of ROTC and 18 years as a dependent dickhead. I was born on a military base. So call me whatever you want. I know what I did, and I have the DD214 to prove it. You’re a coward and an ass for challenging it and denigrating Kerry’s service when you didn’t serve with either of us. All you know is what some coward prick in Right Wing politics told you. Bottom line, Kerry served when a lot of your right wing heroes didn’t. Kerry was in a war zone while George Jr. was at day camp in Alabama (no doubt because of his Father’s influence). Nobody had a problem with Kerry’s service until he actually ran for President.

        So you can troll all you want – coward. We both know the truth.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        there U go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, annoying a regressive republican with facts

      • Bo

        Hey dum dum, how about The Fast and Furious, you know the gun runners, Bengahzi… Larger munitions running, leaving our men to die, and Veterans? Oh ya do you mean the current scandal of “let them die” list? What foreign policy? Are you so dim you don’t see that the worlds unrest is largely created by his passive American hating weakness? And why would any repub support “Kill America” Policies? Don’t forget the IRS, Secret Service scandals, bringing Ebola to our country, and so much more… Did you hear Twinkies put out a recall on your brain?

      • OutruntheWind

        You do know that The Fast and the Furious was a Bush administration program, right? The program started in 2006…

        None of the people that were intentionally brought back for treatment with Ebola have died or infected anyone else. Only a single rogue case has caused any issues, and it appears that the two nurses that caught it are likely to survive as well. So how exactly did Obama “bring Ebola to this country?”

        Obama may not have done a lot to help the situation in the Middle East, but he did not create the problem. What we see in that area is the result of several decades of American meddling. The straw that broke the camel’s back (regionally) was the invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. As terrible as he was, he was still against Iran and the other fundamentalist groups that are now running amok over there.

        The VA scandal, at it’s root, can be entirely blamed on lack of funding. Not enough money to hire enough doctors to handle the load. I seem to recall there’s a certain group of politicians that is especially keen about cutting government spending, and preventing new spending at all costs…

        It’s true, the IRS shouldn’t have been favoring conservative groups for review. Except that, for the most part, many of those groups (and their liberal counterparts) should NEVER have received tax exemption. What “social welfare” are they doing anyway? Campaigning doesn’t count, no matter how much you think your opposing party is damaging the social welfare.

      • TheBigOne

        While I don’t agree with Obama’s policies I do have notice a lack of terrorism since Bush.

        It seemed Bush somehow was a terrorist magnet.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        and ,,,,,,,,,,,bush administartion repelled job creation but was a magnet for deficits

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        to quote ” saint reagan”
        “…………….there U go again………..”
        ————……….. annoying a regressive with facts

      • jaha3255

        Bo..are you really so ignorant that you believe the whole veterans debacle started since President Obama was elected? Benghazi? How long are you idiots going to beat a dead horse? Where was your outrage when other embassies were attacked…oh that’s right..there wasn’t any because it was during repukecons terms. Yes there is an issue with secret service..how is that our Presidents fault? Perhaps the budget cuts under bushwhacker perpetrated this? Ebola? Are you really so mentally disturbed that you can’t read and understand what the CDC and others who are actually qualified, unlike yourself, say about this and what needs to be done? Texas hospital didn’t train their personnel on how to handle ebola..now how is that President Obama’s fault? ALL hospitals should be prepared given the amount of news coverage ebola has had. When ebola first hit many years ago, why didn’t the one who was President at that time, guess which party he belonged to, deal with the possibility of an epidemic?
        The rukecons are doing their damndest to instill fear in people because it’s for their own damn political benefit! NO President, whether dem or rep ever had perfect terms. They are all human, however, you dimwitted nutscases expect our current president to walk on water. Even if he did you would bitch he was wearing the wrong clothes!

      • Bo

        Note to idiot.. The prez is the boss so anything going on within his administration is his doing. By his example, his lack of leadership, and his clear demonstration of how much he hates America. Talk a bout a racist… He’ is the King of creating racial divide. Even when these scandals are uncovered, does he try to fix them? No he promotes the liars to a new and improved position. So you think Benghazi is beating a dead horse? Shows you what an unaccountable brain dead idiot you choose to remain to be. And it is you and your ilks acceptance of immoral and scandalous behaviors that lead to more destruction of America and less accountability for crimes. You are just a paid prostitute that is ok with everything as long as your ebt card don’t get declined.

      • Bob Nelson

        Bo, using your own words, “The prez is the boss so anything going on within his administration is his doing” Then the 4,783 DEAD American kids in Iraq are Bush’s fault, right? And of course the 3,000 DEAD Americans on 9-11 are Bush’s fault too, right? And the 4,000 DEAD American kids in Afghanistan are Bush’s fault too, right? And the Great Recession and 10 Trillion dollar deficit are Bush’s fault, right?But it’s Obama not Bush that hates America?

      • Bo

        Note to idiot number 2.. The dead americans are the result of terroist, that A: Planted the Bombs along a road, B: Shot them with a gun or a rocket. The 3,000 dead were the result of Terrorist, Bush did not ask them or order them to fly into the towers.. C: War is hell, and we needed to go kick ass on terrorist. D: Bush did a pretty good job of it, until the liberals got involved and wanted to release all the prisoners. E: King O added more debt than any president on the books. F: Pull you head out of your XXX and let some oxygen get to your symbolic brain.

      • Kim J

        A true con debater. Can’t win the discussion, so start name calling. Bush lied us into an unneccessary war and soldiers died and our economy tanked with his cut taxes, finance 2 wars on the credit card.
        And Benghazi? REally Even Issa’s quit beating that dead horse.

      • Bo

        Wow you really are a puppet on the same string.. Bush Bush Bush.. You really should shave your wooky, it’s blocking your oxygen intake.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        bo ; do U prefer pampers or huggies for your spillage?

      • Bo

        Huggies, they don’t chap my ass like a liberal does.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        im flattered to be of service to your quotidian lachrymosity

      • Have Blue

        Too bad there wasn’t a real dead horse beaten in Benghazi. If there had been some animal cruelty libs would of paid attention.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        so,,,,,,,,,,,, that explains how your admission that the president in charge i responsible for ALL THAT HAPPENS in his administration?
        hmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, surplus turned into deficit; screwing the post office,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, housing bubble/ millions of people losing homes…… stock market collapse ( see billions lost) no job creation,,,,,bush HUGE vacation days totality,,,,, bush HUGE executive orders usage,,,,,tax breaks for “job creators’ ( see: no job creation),,,,,,bun ladin still alive 7 yrs later (under bush),,,,,going to a war which (a) had no WMDs (b) invigorated IRAN – which was deathly afraid of saddams military; now hes gone and IRAN again a pain– oil prices skyrocket,,,,,economy left in near depression shambles,,,,,IRAQ now unstable
        but HEY— halliburton ( see: cheney) made billions!!!
        =======================================
        PRAISE (white) JEEESUS!!

      • Bo

        Wow aren’t you a puppet… But then what should we expect from a liberal hung up on nude this and that, shemale porn, and such.. You must be a homo in love with the tranny michelle that you think is a great first dude. What if Bush ran around decrying that it was all Clintons Fault? After-all under G senior the country was doing fine, and then Clinton and his hag generated scandal after scandal. But you’r ok with that because they were demo’s… Now compare all you listed for Bush under Obama.. Obama has set the record in everything bad! Plus dum dum, where is Bin Ladens Body??? Why did seal team six get axed? How did ISIS get all them weapons? Benghazi you idiot! and Treason!

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        here is my photo; nest I will give U my most RECENT girlfriends photo– and rest assured; ive been entering slim big chested women all my adult life( with their permission; with no alcohol or “funding”) as its pretty easy to do when U make a very good living legally and have the luxury of being an athletic 6’2 1/2 210 lbs
        =======================================
        on a more personal note–
        I adore how u spun away from the facts with YOUR “parroting” of the boorish- and otiose– FOX “news” white trash regressive crybaby bavardage
        ***********************************************************
        cry back soon,,,,,,,,,,,,,, enjoy my pic

      • Bo

        I would not even waste my time. A real man would be confident enough not to have to tout it to a stranger on the internet. You’re just a simple nerd, still going to school at nearly 40, and wishing you would of had the balls to really be somebody other than a fictitious prick making smart ass remarks instead of focusing on your homework. Now back to class lil odumbanaught the cookie monster is waiting

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        sounds like U don’t like facts,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and the fact is that U probably are balding and overweight.
        tout it to a stranger? hey lardass,,,,,,,,,,, U went after me: I provide facts and U spin away ala regressive white trash trolls on these threads,,,,,,,,,,
        im still going 2 school???
        awwwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, seems your aspersions are fraught with err!

      • Bo

        LMAO, the only facts that you have demonstrated is that your Outrigger is tangled in a scraggly bed of kelp, that you’re fighting so hard for air, that your bout to suck up and bust, like a blow fish full of helium. To cast dispersion’s that I’m balding and fat is quite entertaining, and a testament to your feeling of inadequacy among your male peers.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        allow this then? take care to recognize the work done to insure proper bodily proportion ,,,,,
        ( scraggly bed of kelp? sounds like your transposition is in full throttle mode)
        (NOTE: the fact U do NOT place a photo of U up is testimony 2 your inadequacies aesthetically
        ========================================
        and please learn 2 spell
        …..it is ABOUT; not BOUT

      • Bo

        Nope in the wild wild west its Bout.. Like Bout time yo shut yo foolish mouth.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        luckily I live in America 2014,,,,,,,,,,,
        on the beach in se florida (pompano) where americans spell correctly and are NOT afraid to show what they look like–
        hard work and socio-economic balance seems to have “done a body good”
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        now,,,,,,,,,,,,,, about (”bout”) your alopecial and steatopygous ” physique”……

      • Bo

        Like I stated before your elation with your own fictitious persona only certifies your NMD, your enmity toward all good, religion and white folks clearly demonstrates that you are most likely a unemployed, short, rolly polly , transvestite, that has gone too long without any nooky.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        self employed with two LLCs in the state of florida
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        6’2 1/2 210– here is my aug 2014 photo in Arizona vacationing with my slim big chested girlfriend-

        please note my paucity of body fat (11%) and my long uncolored all natural hair– no nookie? Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,U transposing your sociological ineptitude again??
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        enjoy the photo,,,,,,,,,,, tell me about your balding overweight no-money ass.

      • Have Blue

        More Americans have died in Afghanistan on Obama’s watch. In Iraq, more women and children have been machine gunned into ditches.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        excellent!!! ” the prez is the boss so anything(everything) going on in his administration is his doing”
        ========================================
        lets party together and look at ” all that happened in the PRIOR administration” shall we??
        awww,,,,, cmon: U made the rules– lets look at 2000-2008 and play ” house ” with what happened to america under the PRIOR administrations “leadership”
        PLEEEEEZE?? OH PRETTY PLEEEEZE??/

      • Bo

        That would be fun, except you would just parrot everything NBC, CNN, and your gay commie teachers told you were facts. Plus I may be conservative, but any leader, on either side that commits treason should get tried and hung for it. I don’t have a problem with that. With me, it’s about right, not who’s team is favorite. Sadly all I see from Dem’s though is self serving tyrannical policies, and its getting worse. The Penguin in charge now, has turned the white house into Gotham City, and Jokers like you stand ready to defend him.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        parroting facts ( socio-economic) seems to be anathemal to you- so I will allay4now and ask a very easy2answer question:
        what,,,,,EXACTLY(specifically) are “conservatives( see: regressives) conserving?
        lay it on me here BO baybeeeeeeee

      • Bo

        Wow… did you use up your whole recess looking through the dictionary for big words to impress… uhmm… No one??? Only an idiot and a narcissist needs to utilize big syllable words when a simple word will do.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        (a) u didn’t answer my question (geee; that’s a surprise) (b) I have made lexiphanic word study a hobby of mine ( see the books ” superior persons book of words” -peter bowler & “the highly selective dictionary for the extraordinary literate” by Eugene Ehrich,,,,among others)
        (c) you ‘think’ anathemal’ is a BIG WORD???
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        love disemboweling U here!!!

      • Bo

        Wow… I’m impressed.. Not! You have no idea how to disembowel anything… I should take you hunting, and show you. You simply suffer OCD, LDS [little dick syndrome] and are very bi-polar.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        (a) again U did NOT answer my question (b) im a self employed chef so cleaning animals is quite easy ( as is cleaning fish and crustaceans)
        (c) im sorry U have such a difficult time with “large” words; perhaps hunting has stultified your educational growth?
        (d) as I excelled in archery in college ( as well as playing basketball and on swim team- freestyle/breaststroke- and baseball team) I would love to “hunt” with you providing U use non gunpowder weaponry to feed ourselves. I laugh at gun owners shooting animals. Try using a bear traxx H-13 hybrid…… even U might hit a target with that.
        ======================================= little dick syndrome? you are transposing yourself again–

      • Bo

        Obviously all made up, like I’ve stated men of substance don’t have to tout what they are in every post. If your lil dickey falls off, there will not be anything left of you.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        I wish that were true but only the late john C holmes may have made that jealous statement
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        made up? why would I limit myself to that? Im much more creative than just an archery/swimmer/hoops player re-zu-may!!
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        here is me again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, enjoy the consistency in the pics

      • Bo

        It is so parsimonious to reason with you. You gasconading about yourself so much that you cause me borborygmus . You are full of circumloquacious BullSh*t that I have to curb my thoughts of defenestration.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        ^^^^^^ cut and paste ^^^^ champion^^^^^

      • Bo

        No cut and paste there barbie doll.

      • Bo

        It is so parsimonious to reason with you. You gasconading about yourself so much that you cause me borborygmus . You are full of circumloquacious BullSh*t that I have to curb my thoughts of defenestration.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        again,,,,,,,care to dispute economic facts in relation 2 repub VS democrat policies federally over the past 25 yrs?
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=
        no?
        geeeeeeeeeeeee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ya might be a white trash crybaby regressive republican

      • Spring1217

        “His clear demonstation of how much he hates America.” That kind of insanity is getting old. Clearly, you have no use for critical thinking but have chosen to buy into the hate spewed by the corporate owned Facist Right entities, that lead your party around by the nose.

      • Bo

        Clearly it is you that lacks critical thinking skills. Most of America sees that he is a muslim at heart, and is selling America to its enemies. Also you sound like an pee in your pants occupy demonstrator spouting your corporate parroting points. Perhaps you of of the sort that should never cast stones, lest a boulder falls on your head!

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        “most of America……………”
        (a) most of the low IQ white trash regressive religious scum which suckles the flaccid tete of tea party cretins.. (b) here is a news flash: MOST of AMERICA voted for Obama twice (c) shall we discuss America 2008 VS America NOW???

      • Bo

        You must of got that from your last reverend wright sermon.. You mean most dead people, most college brats that want free student aide, and all the welfare rats voted for the douche bag. Not much of a news flash that much of America are prostitutes voting for the most freebies. You are one of them.

      • Jai K.

        Actually, the founding fathers specifically designed the government so that the President does NOT have full control over everything, and therefore cannot be faulted for everything. You are confusing President with Monarch.

      • Bo

        Really, he thinks he’s a king, so its not confusing except for libs. They have a hard time thinking for themselves

      • Missladyhawke ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        The only ones that have ever called the President a king are the rwnj’s.

      • ta2t2o

        So you can mention a lot of Right Wing red eat buzzwords. Out of all of those “scandals” what have the Republicans come up with. Who was arrested? Who was fired? He was brought to trial? Clearly you don’t know the difference between a right wing talking point and actual facts. Everything you mentioned was something the right tried to pin on Obama and came up with Nada. So when you ask “What about..,” all those things, I ask you the same thing. What about them. If they accused Obama of causing Hurricane Sandy, it doesn’t mean he actuallyy caused it.

        All you’ve succeeded in showing me is that you’ll believe anything you hear on Fox News. Let’s just take one example. Tell me what it is you know about Fast and Furious. Do you even know what it was about. I’m going to suggest you don’t, as you would understand that it was a screw up by the ATF not following protocols and a rogue agent. But that’s ok – you heard it on Rush, so it must be Obama’s fault.

        How about this, you panty-wastes were so eager to try to pin Ebola on Obama (incredibly ridiculous in mammoth proportions) that you forgot all about holding him accountable for Benghazi – which after 8 separate investigations hasn’t told you anymore than you already knew on October 1, 2012. Seriously – do some research.

      • Bo

        Typical, lib reply.. Who can pin anything on the douchebag when he has the thug holder protecting him. He is the Penguin in Gotham City. You should seriously look deeper, the Benghazi hearings are still going on, but he keeps burying the news with bigger scandals yet.

      • ta2t2o

        The “news” isn’t doing the investigations, Congress is. Surely with the thousands of media that the Right has, you can either dedicate resources to specific topics and cover them all. Yet still you have nothing but manufactured scandals. I’m well aware that Benghazi investigation is still going on. They claim it is to get at the truth. Still wonder what specific truth you want to know about. 3 years ago Libya was a hell hole that no American would feel totally safe visiting. 2 years ago we had a consulate in Benghazi. The DoS uplift for Benghazi called for 35% Danger Pay uplift. Only two other countries offered that same uplift: Afghanistan and Iraq. Do you know why that level of Danger Pay is offered? Because it’s a dangerous high threat area where you stand a risk of being killed…even when you have full military support.

      • Bo

        Lol, The douche bag in the office is not doing anything to get who killed our men. Why, because he wanted Stevens and his team dead.. He was just running guns like he did to Mexico. Except these guns make a bigger mess, as we now see with ISIS who has them. If they didn’t have anything to hide, they would be so full of lies and distractions now would they?

      • ta2t2o

        Thanks for proving me right Bo when I said you’re all about name calling with no basis in fact. What would be the rationale for wanting Stevens and his team dead? I’m not sure if your aware, but people were killed at two different locations as Dougherty and Woods were killed at the CIA Annex – not the Consulate. In fact 30 people were safely evacuated out of Benghazi. Dougherty was in Tripoli when the first attack occurred. He came in on the flight to evacuate the others….yes, there was actually an evacuation team from Tripoli that arrived at 1 AM that night. The idea that you didn’t know that proves you aren’t really interested in facts. The idea that most people don’t know that Dougherty was part of a rescue team that came in from Tripoli proves that the Right Wing media doesn’t want you to know the truth and that you have very little interest in hearing it. It’s a shame that you folks on the right have made this such a political joke and ended up taking away what should have been viewed as a great act of heroism and bravery on the parts of both Dougherty and Woods who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the CIA camp to provide the 30 others the opportunity to be safely evacuated? Perhaps you didn’t know about the 30 others that were evacuated, as that seems to be another fact the Right Wing media keeps failing to mention.

        Those are facts Bo – please look them up an educate yourself. Do you even know how Ambassador Stevens died?

      • Bo

        and your rant explains why all the remaining survivors are not allowed to testify? Hmm if there is nothing to hide perhaps holder the douche would allow the hearing to move full steam ahead. But just like in the Fast and Furious, holder chooses to be in contempt instead of forthcoming .

      • ta2t2o

        There you go again Bo. Had you done your research, you would know the survivors aren’t being blocked from testifying.

        Holder has had no role in whether they testify or not – that’s another talking point you got distorted. John Brennan – the CIA Director released a letter from May 30, 2013 where he asked them to testify and share their first hand accounts with Congressional Intelligence Committees. Multiple CIA Officers who were in Benghazi have already testified in fact in front of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. It was a closed door hearing by the committee.

        Do you ever get wrong of being wrong. Didn’t your parents tell you not to believe everything you heard on TV?

      • Bo

        Wrong of being wrong? Now that was wrong.. I’m not wrong for a year they were hidden and not allowed to testify. This was so they could try and control the dialogue and make their story match. Once again, why do you think they all came out saying it was because of a video? Hmmmm Something to hide. . Do you ever get tired of being willfully ignorant?

      • ta2t2o

        Simply not true Bo. Also, have you stopped to consider the mechanics necessary of the conspiracy theory you’re weaving. You would need 30 people – all willing to lie and risk their careers and being prosecuted to cover up….well there’s the problem, nobody is quite sure just WHAT they would be covering up. Then you would have to hope they were all Democrats – and die hard democrats at that. What are the odds of that Bo….and what are the mechanics it would take to control that conversation. Some of them testified in classified briefings early on. It’s nit willful ignorance Bo…I’ve actually been laying attention.

      • Bo

        Really? How did Hitler get away with it then? Your idea of mechanics only reflect how you wish it would be, to match what your mind has already made up its mind on. Even if Hillary hag came out and spilled the beans, you would then conjure up a twisted liberal lie that somehow she wants to distance herself from the bozo.

      • ta2t2o

        And there we have it. Godwin’s Law in effect with the requisite Hitler reference when you have no argument. That’s all.

      • Bo

        You’ve proclaimed it is not possible. Yet history is the best teacher of all, and Hitler is the best example of a whole party being involved in silence in the commission of major criminal activity. I just love how you libs ignore facts with labels and deflection. Maybe you should look at Alinsky’s play book, you may learn something Grasshopper.

      • ta2t2o

        So how many people are in Concentration Camps? As far as Saul Alinsky, even what you’re saying isn’t in his Rules For Radicals, so perhaps you should read it yourself instead of just parroting something you heard on right wing media. You also might want to do a little more research on Hitler’s rise to power. There’s a major difference between today and when Hitler came to power. That is media and social media.

      • Bo

        Well none, they’re all dead dummy… and I have researched Hitler and Stalin’s rise to power. Also the Penguins political deceptions in Batman.,.. The Penguin in office follows each of them. I’ve had relatives fight Hitler and know germans that lived there at the time. So maybe you should pull your head out. Here is Alinsky for you.

        Alinsky’s 13 Rules for the Left:

        1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

        2. Never go outside the experience of your people.

        3. Whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy.

        4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

        5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

        6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

        7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

        8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

        9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

        10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

        11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

        12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

        13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

      • Bo

        Hmmm some reason they would not allow the link… They were not allowed to testify for a year, to allow time to get the story straight, and cover up the lies they already spewed about the video. you need to look deeper.

      • ta2t2o

        So you’re saying all 30 of the other people are all Democrats who are willing to lie and take a chance of going to jail for Obama? That’s amazing. Clearly Obama is more powerful than even I realized.

      • Bo

        Really? Money and power buys alot of things, if that don’t work black mail and other threats will do.. Once again, how did Hitler do it? It also worked for the Mafia with far more than 30 aware of their crimes. With all of the crimes they’ve gotten away with, Dirty Harry in the Senate, Holder’s protection, and Obozo executive orders and power to pardon, they’re just more emboldened with contempt for the law, and arrogant with their power.

      • ta2t2o

        Bo, you’re ridiculous and willfully ignorant. No matter whatvevidence you’re provided to the contrary, or about the impossibility of pulling something like this off, you’re only going to believe what you want to. All the “Dirty Harry” and “Obozo” comments point to your lack of maturity in the debate and even greater lack of rational thought or intelligence. I think Barney Frank would have likened you to a dining room table.

      • Bo

        Typical liberal dodge then leap… I concur we will never agree. You are too brain washed.

      • Bo

        Yes I know Stevens dies, and was sodomized. I also know it had nothing to do with a video that Susan Rice, Hillary, Holder, and the Douche insisted it did. Like all libs you can file what you read or ingest what you are told to, then repeat it, but you can’t put two and two together to determine something is amiss when it ads up to 5, and then question why.

      • Bo

        Benghazi

        The President and members of his administration have lied to the American people in their attempt to coverup the terror attack in Benghazi. His failure to protect American citizens serving the U.S. overseas, and his failure to hunt down, kill, prosecute or otherwise serve justice to the terrorists responsible for the deaths of four Americans, can only be viewed as giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States.

        Fast and Furious

        Operation Fast and Furious, the botched gun-running scheme by the ATF and DOJ, placed firearms in the hands of known criminals and drug cartel members, and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, which can be classified as giving aid to the enemies of the U.S. Furthermore, the underhanded goal of the operation was to implement further gun control restrictions upon law-abiding American citizens, which is an infringement and violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

        Arming Syrian rebels

        The President’s administration went to great lengths to secretly and overtly arm and assist members of the Syrian opposition forces, many of whom were known to be Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists. Once again, he has given aid and comfort to our enemies.

        Undeclared war in Libya

        President Obama ordered Naval and Air strikes on the sovereign nation of Libya, stationed a multitude of forces around the country and sent in covert and overt ground forces, in the attempt to overthrow the regime of Mohammar Gadhafi. This was all done without a formal declaration of war by Congress, or even an authorization of force, which is a violation of the Constitution, therefore a violation of his oath of office.

      • Have Blue

        Black unemployment is at it’s highest level EVER.
        Black high school drop out rate is at it’s highest level EVER.
        Black food assistance is at it’s highest level EVER.
        Black incarceration is at it’s highest level EVER.
        Black means tested welfare is at it’s highest level EVER.

        Those are just some key highlights of Obama’s tenure. I could go on…

      • Cory ‘Bugsy’ Goodrich

        Interesting points, Mr. Blue…but what do any of those have to do with the president? O.o

      • jerrilay

        Where do you get these figures and how is this the President’s fault if they are true (which I doubt).

      • ta2t2o

        So you thought because we elected a black President, racism would go away? Tell me how Obama caused those things and an economy that tries to keep unskilled workers at poverty wages didn’t. You think all of a sudden, all the blacks just said screw it. These problems NEVER show up overnight. When the unemployment rate in 2009 hit 10%, why do you think that happened?

        In fact, for the first time in history, there’s a President who is actually doing something to turn that trend around. Incarceration rates reflect a discriminatory judicial and education system. If you don’t see how all of that is interrelated, then you’re being obtuse. Slavery was made illegal. However, if you can come up with a drug war that will disproportionately affect black men – including inconsistent sentencing for crack and powder cocaine, stop and frisk laws that disproportionately target minorities, profiling that disproportionately affects minorities, etc. are all factors in this. They’ve only served to make a class of disenchanted minorities who end up having to work fir poverty wages – which leads to more crime. High poverty = high crime. Blacks weren’t rich in the 1950s and able to pass down their inheritances to this generation. Few blacks attended college until the 60s. They had separate less funded schools and more difficulties getting there. They were held out of career fields. While that may not be true today – it is true for the parents of those today. This type of thing doesn’t change overnight. But again – at least there’s a President working towards correcting it.

      • noneedtolie

        Damn you have some serious white guilt and a head full of crap.
        ta2t2o, it must really be difficult being racist against your own people and all, but your guilt does not justify lying today about Obamas accomplishments, or lack there of.

        He is a bad President, he simply didn’t have the experience, strength or leadership ability. Excuses won’t wash that away. Pretending you were in the military won’t change it.

        It appears you were raised without a father figure to teach you how to be a man. I am sorry for that, someone should have helped you to have pride in yourself regardless of your limited abilities.

      • ta2t2o

        When someone says “it must be difficult being racist against your own people” – I realize that it must be difficult to realize that the term “your own people” connotates a racist mindset.

        I don’t need to prove my military background to you. My grandfather was a veteran who served in WWII and Korea, and the father figure you think I lacked was also a veteran who served in Vietnam. I was born at his first assignment as an Air Force Airman. They both inspired me to become an Air Force Officer where I was a Desert Shield/Storm vet with the 4300th PBW and also served with HQ 7AF in Osan, Korea and the 93rd BMW in Castle AFB,CA. So there’s no pretending about my service or ROTC Commission or even my top AFOQT scores in my detachment.

        I didn’t just served, I served honorably. You’re a dick for assuming otherwise because you’re unable to hold a substantiation educated debate on facts and the truth. I get that when you have no valid counter argument, your only refuge is to call me a liar. Bottom line is that I can point to facts to support my argument, and all you have are accusations and ad hominem attacks.

      • chrisgogh

        I agree, ta2t2o.

        Yes, slavery is now illegal in the US, but there are grandchildren of former slaves living in this country today. Yes, the Jim Crow laws are over, but there are still a lot of people alive today who were born in the segregated south without a birth certificate. Without a birth certificate, it can be pretty darned difficult to obtain a social security number and get a regular job. Without a regular job, or even working for minimum wage, it can be pretty darned difficult to pay for the whole process of obtaining a birth certificate to get a better job, not to mention higher education that costs tens of thousands of dollars that they simply don’t have and can’t get a loan for. It’s a catch-22 that a lot of Conservatives don’t seem to understand. Or maybe they do understand, but simply don’t care and want to blame it on the victims of this f***ed up situation.

        Now take these people with no birth certificates who are barely able to make ends meet, who were forced to have babies when they didn’t have access to contraception and abortion was illegal, and you still have a lot of black children being born into poverty today. When their parents can barely afford to live in slums, where their schools aren’t getting adequate funding to give them a decent education, this is not exactly conducive to getting a decent job, much less a degree that can possibly help them get into an actual career.

        “High poverty = high crime.”

        Yes. If someone is starving and/or homeless, or their children are starving, they may get desperate enough to steal a loaf of bread. Yet, they are blamed for society’s ills, while billionaires ship jobs overseas where 5-year-olds are paid slave wages, dodge taxes through loopholes, and pay their American employees piddly wages, forcing many of them to go on welfare.

        Republicans don’t care about the plight of the impoverished. The wealthy Republicans only think about themselves, and the less-wealthy Republicans are ignorant enough to believe that making wealthy Americans even more wealthy will somehow spread prosperity to all Americans. Wake up, Conservatives. If you’re not in the top 1% for wealth, you are only screwing yourselves by voting for Republicans.

        What have Republicans done for you lately? They fight against gay marriage? But how does that affect you? They fight against abortion? But again, how does that affect you? They fight for your right to own guns? Uh, hello! Liberals aren’t trying to take away the right for law-abiding citizens to own guns, so why do you believe you need Republicans to defend that right?

        Red states receive more federal funding than they pay in. Stop being moochers, and start electing politicians who can manage your state’s money better. Contraception is a wise investment. Do you realize how much more it costs to raise children than it does to avoid getting pregnant? Of course, red states would rather tell their hormonal teenage children to not have sex, than to teach them how to make responsible decisions. Abstinence-only garbage “education” results in a higher teenage birth rate and more STDs. Get it together, red states. Stop screwing up your children and mooching off the federal government!

        Yes, this comment was a bit random, but fuck it. I just wish Conservatives would wake the fuck up and realize that the people they’ve been electing don’t give a shit about them or anyone else.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “Without a birth certificate, it can be pretty darned difficult to obtain a social security number and get a regular job.”

        It also prevents one from being able to enroll in the “free” healthcare the Donks have forced upon the nation.

        Why do Democrats hate poor black people in the South? Haven’t they suffered enough?

      • chrisgogh

        Donks? I’m only familiar with that term where it pertains to hold’em poker. Would you care to give us you definition of the word?

        You wrote: “Why do Democrats hate poor black people in the South? Haven’t they suffered enough?”

        Wow. Just, wow. You really are out of touch with reality, aren’t you?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Weak.
        Evasion and dissembling.

      • chrisgogh

        You are the one evading. You say you used to be a Democrat, but you don’t like what the Democratic party has become. You also brought up the name of a Dixiecrat who was in office in the 50s and early 60s, and rightfully called him a racist. Do you not accept the fact that Dixiecrats were a branch of Democrats from the South who wanted racial segregation? Racial segregation is something most Democrats of today would be opposed to, since many racists left the Democratic party for the Republican party after Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat, signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

        Roosevelt (in office 1901-1909), a Republican, fought for civil rights, but today’s Republicans are trying to disenfranchise black voters, who usually vote Democrat. Contrary to what Faux Noise claims, Democrats aren’t fighting for people’s right to vote just so they’ll vote for more Democrats. They fight for that right because everyone deserves that right, and shouldn’t be limited by the fact that many of them never had a birth certificate because they were born in a house in the segregated South. I say “They” and not “We” because I am an independent. However, I am on the left of the political aisle and usually vote Democrat, because they are usually the best option we have.

        So my point is, Democrats used to be the racist party, but most Democrats today want racial equality. Why do you believe this change within the Democratic party is a bad thing?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “Yet, they are blamed for society’s ills, while billionaires ship jobs overseas …”
        Donks and “liberals” supporting blanket amnesty for millions of Mexicans and S Americans who are in our country illegally have lost any and all credibility and what scant and fleeting moral ascendency they ever had on the matter of jobs lost to Americans.
        Or maybe you would like to explain to the forum how flooding the market with cheap labor helps the very people you pretend to care for – like young urban blacks.
        I await the truly amazing contortions you will bend yourself into here.

      • chrisgogh

        If you can base one of your comments on actual reality, I will be happy to respond.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Another dodge.

      • clr1390

        What part of the saving us from the depression do ya hate? Jesus himself could have done no better.. I will never forget the wrath of George Bush and the sinking economy he handed over. History will show how a thriving economy was drained down the hole of lies and the hate machine called the Republican party still stands for taking abortion rights away from women, making sure gays are treated as non citizens with no rights and their final dig would be to convince Americans they need to get rid of Social Security and Medicare.

      • Bo

        You don’t get out much do you? Although to those getting free assistance, it probably don’t seem like a recession.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        would that include the huge comapnies who pay no taxes? huge comapnies who get GOVT subsidies? HUGE–and small– CHURCHES who get 100% income TAX FREE?
        lemme know——–

      • Bo

        So you really are an occupy protester. Hence you’re obsession with Nude this and that, and she male porn.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        wrong answer again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        look up John Mccarthy nude MSU breakdown oct 2012
        ======================================
        I like kicking idiots when they are down–
        just as I enjoy smashing you and the troll regressive crybaby posts U place up
        **********************************************
        hence: do U care to answer my avove inquiry? NO?

        geeeeeeeeeeeeee,,,,,,,,,ya might be a small dicked loser white trash republican crybaby–
        crying,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crying,,,,,,,,allergic to facts,,,,,,,,,crying,,,,,,,crying

      • Bo

        Why would I do that. It would only lead to somebody you wish you could be.. Right or wrong.. It would be a waste of my time. Now look, its so easy to bait you libs into showing your demonic colors. LMBO… If you need a link to know what that means, let me know I’ll help your trashy brain into finding its meaning. You libs really do take the cake for being haters, bullies, and everything bad.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        excellent!!! allow me to “bully ” you with some economic facts; may I?
        ****************************************************
        let us start with comparing JOB creation in the 20 yrs of the past 3 repub presidents VS the last 14 yrs of past 2 democratic ones,
        *********************************************************
        then,,,, we can catapult into deficits ( or surpluses) of the same time frames and administrations; shall we???

      • Spring1217

        Your debate skills are abysmal, at best!

      • Bo

        Well debating with a liberal is like trying to talk a drunk out of a bar.. It’s just futile. So its much better to just share opinions, and then respond in the same manner liberals do when they run out of circular logic.

      • Rita Dvorak-Weber

        You certainly do have a lot of hate in you – seems like so many conservatives do………

      • Bo

        I do hate to see what is becoming of our once great country and how low life vermin have taken over. Hate is a good and necessary emotion at the right times. If you never had dislike for anything, and tolerant of everything unhealthy, like viruses and such then you would be a liberal. I suppose George Washington harbored hate for the British!

      • consneverwork

        I am really, really happy to know there is a dumber person in the world than me since you know that no one in the world sees anything white in him. All of his white relatives are dead and have never been associated with him, and all of his alive black relatives are unmistakably black, very much identified with him and are in his life — like his wife and daughters. So you are either really stupid or just a plain liar, which I suspect is true because cons use ANY trick to distort the truth or get their false point across.

      • Bo

        Being half white came out of his mouth dumb dumb!

      • Spring1217

        The fact is, you were considered to be black if you had one drop of Negro blood in your veins. That definition was established during slavery and Jim Crow. The Southern, old, elitist, white ,guys still consider it to be true, therefore, they consider Mr. Obama to be a black man.

      • jerrilay

        Under what bus? Conservatives like to use broad, unsubstantiated terms. He has not thrown America under any bus. Facts please. Oh yes, Conservatards are allergic to those.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey crybaby bo————-
        shall we compare America NOW to America in 2008?
        PRAISE JEEEEEESUS!

      • Bo

        You are getting gay-er by the minute. I think your new moniker should be twinkie dink..

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        see? poor little BO hates facts
        ===================================
        cry back soon,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • Bo

        Facts, Where?

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        let us compare America today VS 2008
        ===================================
        we can ” trickle down” facts to support our expostulation upon that subject
        ******************************************************
        y’know that subject; donnnncha? the one U attempted to sidestep above??
        “please continue governor”

      • Bo

        It would be a waste of time on your small brain. Your mind is made up and your facts as with all liberals will only be talking points from hacks that spoon fed your parroting brain. Just like you repeat all the tripe you read in your fantasy muscle magazines.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        you have serious transpositional issues.
        glad to see that jealousy is your bridle

      • Bo

        I deride your constant affection for your own grandeur.

      • Bo

        You haven’t posted a single fact yet twinkie dink. You’ve utilized all your time on here stroking your ego and feeding your narcissistic personality disorder.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        I asked you ( and I ) to compare America in 2008 VS America today…
        you ran and hid behind your bathroom door and cried out 2nd grade aspersives
        =========================================
        seems like U missed that part of the discussion; eh?

      • Bo

        I missed the facts twinkie dink because you haven’t presented any. Maybe you should be more diligent!

      • Bo

        HISTORICAL BUDGET DEFICITS:

        Year………..Deficit

        2013 680,276,000,000

        2012 1,089,193,000,000

        2011 1,296,791,000,000

        2010 1,294,204,000,000

        2009 1,415,724,000,000

        2008 454,798,000,000

        2007 161,527,000,000

        2006 248,197,000,000

        2005 318,746,000,000

        2004 412,845,000,000

        2003 377,139,000,000

        2002 157,791,000,000

        2001 (127,276,000,000) [surplus]

        2000 (236,917,000,000) [surplus]

        1999 (124,360,000,000) [surplus]

        1998 (69,242,000,000) [surplus]

        1997 21,957,000,000

        1996 107,431,000,000

        1995 163,952,000,000

        1994 203,186,000,000

        1993 255,051,000,000

        1992 290,321,000,000

        1991 269,238,000,000

        1990 221,036,000,000

        1989 152,639,000,000

        1988 155,178,000,000

        1987 149,730,000,000

        1986 221,227,000,000

        1985 212,308,000,000

        1984 185,367,000,000

        1983 207,802,000,000

        1982 127,977,000,000

        1981 78,968,000,000

        1980 73,830,000,000

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        pretty accurate BO baybeeee,,,,pretty accuate– a bit off by close enough 4 me not to quibble.
        =====================================
        NOW– let us review a few things based upon YOUR accurate numbers
        (a) Reagan TRIPLED ( nearly) the deficit-
        (b) Clinton ( another commie democrat) gave us what we did not have since the most recent GREAT repub pres( IKE) a balanced budget-with that silly massive SURPLUS)
        (c) bush,,,,we all see and know- no need to stic pins in you with that now
        (d) OBAMAS huge initial increase was actually largely blamed/given to BUSH as BUSH wisely signed the 1st stimulus bill; thus adding a TON to deficit. It was needed; bush saw it and was wise in doing so-as was obamas 2nd stimulus which coincided with UNEMPLOYMENT shrinking —
        (e) OBAMA has been SHRINKING deficit at FASTEST PACE since IKE– or did U miss that in the above numbers?
        (f) I must confess that im impressed U would write this given how it underscores my position perfectly
        ======================================
        do U agree that all of your ( above) posted numbers are accurate? I think U do
        ……… funny how it shows republican VS democrat policies and the relation OF those policies to the US deficits since 1980
        ……….I applaud you!
        I canot wait 2 hear whatever refutation U bring after we both agree upon these numbers

      • Bo

        LOL, Obummer holds the record and all you do is rung back to Bush… The whole point is Obummer is the worst of the bunch by large margins.

      • Bo

        185-acts-of-treason-committed-by-president-obama-2660394.html

        Google it twinkie dink.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        sounds like U just acknowledged a thorough ass kicking in which U provided the ass and the kicker!!!
        =====================================
        love destroying U with YOUR facts
        I applaud U,,,,will send U some diapers

      • Bo

        More proof of the liberal illogical, irrational, liberal leaps.. From proof of 185 and counting treasonous acts to, somehow you kicked some ass. Very rational twinkie dink.

      • WakeUpAmerica

        Care to cite any, you know, actual examples of throwing us under the bus? You spew right wing talking points, you have no facts. Now, here’s some homework for you to learn:
        Conservatives claim they’re fiscally responsible, yet roughly $11 trillion of our $16 trillion debt is due to Reagan (“deficits don’t matter”), Bush I and Bush II. We were told that tax cuts for the “job creators” would create jobs. Where were all those jobs under President Bush? Last year’s shutdown cost us $ 24 billion. More than $55 million taxpayer dollars for more than 50 House votes to repeal the ACA.

        Contrast that with: More than 57 consecutive months of private sector job growth under Obama. Stock Market and corporate profits at all-time highs. The $1.3 Billion deficit left by W has been reduced by more than half. The stock value of Health Insurance companies involved with the Affordable Care Act are up by as much as 37% since last year. Deficit percentage of GDP in January 2009 was 9.8%; today it’s 2.8%.

        Mock all you want. Facts and history say otherwise.

      • Bo

        Dugh straight from the liberal book of circle logic. Ask for links that you’ll then claim are non credible, even though they are, then run back to Bush, jump the Clinton years, and even hit bush 2. Your facts come from a mental disorder. Kind of like a Skitzo’s brain on steroids. All the evidence is there, however you and other liberal tripe will always see it pink. Lie, lie, then deny… then blame Bush.. This ain’t my first liberodeo.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        hey Tylenol BO— look up those facts at the us treasury website and the CBO ( congressional budget office) website,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they will be substantiated
        =========================================
        those are your links———- but U will NOT will NOT go there as U will probably go to FOX “news” and cry BENGHAZI or EBOLA,,,,,,,,, and praise sarah palins intellect and ted cruz patriotism

      • Bo

        What I posted was the treasury numbers numb nutts. and now you go out attacking Palin which has nothing to do with this conversation. Yet I bet you proclaim it is the republicans that have a war on women. Hypocritical, delusional, and yes normal for you libs.

    • clr1390

      You nailed it. They complain while they laugh all the way to the bank because we are not losing 800 thousand jobs a month no more. But Fox fills their heads with a pack of lies every day to reaffirm their pack of lies.

      • TheBigOne

        Don’t know about where you are regionally but here in Western Oregon construction was booming right about till 2008-10 and since then nothing.

        We have entire construction lots remaining just as they were in 2008 with maybe one or two new homes as a result of individuals not contractors building.

        Construction machines have remained silent for a long time now and almost all our family is out of work now which wasn’t even thought of several years ago. Prices for food have gone almost quadrupled since 2010 and still rising and here in rural areas our supermarkets are having more and more *out of stock* signs on various items we never used to see!

        There are jobs growing here again but they are jobs that you can work for home so if you can be able to set up a home office and find work that way then it’s all systems go!

        It has nothing to do with political parties but more to do with being taxed the hell out of. Taxing only works when economy works but when economy doesn’t work people are more *penny pinchers* if they hope to survive just like the 30s people had to be extra creative with what they’ve got to make things last.

        Some states now it’s illegal to collect you’re own rain water.

        One women in the foothills somewhere in Northern California got in trouble with both the State and Feds because one wanted her to water her lawn as part of ordinances for nice yards and the other didn’t. It was quite a funny story!

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        well; here in FLA ( especially se florida) construction — and existing home sales– is booming
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        perhaps people dont want to live in a shithole like your area?

      • Bo

        LOL building to house all them illegals flooding in. Glad they’ll be your neighbor twinkie deek

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        not my neighborhood- I live 350 yds from atlantic ocean in pompano beach.
        sounds like ur land locked area seems to be overrun with micropenile white trash regressive religious scum,,,,,
        did U get the BENGHAZI Tshirt I sent u?

      • Bo

        You’ve obviously hit your head while diving for stalagmite. Religious scum? Now you are showing your real ignorance and hate. I hope you’re not late for your smashy smashy occupy protest tomorrow..

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        correct– I abhor all religions and all the destruction they have caused thru history
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        sorry– we dive for grouper and lobster here-
        ,,,,,,,,glad to see ur uneducated white trash regressive self knows so much about American topography.
        *******************************************************
        occupy? naaah- they have no money and are idiots
        I like tea party rallies better- I wear Tshirts which show my hatred for regressive white trash and hope someone tries to fight me-

      • Manyerdumb

        Florida…red state right? That explains it unless you are a hill billy…

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        look up pompano beach FL,,,,,, no white trash regressive redneck hillbillies here
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        more like a surfer basketball player who has been self employed since 1989
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        PRAISE JEEEEESUS!!!

      • Bo

        Lol OCD and egocentric… What a lil dicky micky you are.

      • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

        you collapse here happened faster than I thought it would
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        photo taken in aug 2014 Arizona vacation– im holding my 1 yr old ( at that time) pet argentine TEGU

      • Miles

        That’s one industry in one area… using that as a blanket generalization for the entire economy is a bit misguided. Also x4 increase in food prices? That sounds a bit overstated as well. My apologies if I seem callus, I’m sorry for the hardships of your area, but there is booming construction industry in many other areas. One person mentioned Florida, also North Dakota cant find enough people to hire, Texas, New York, etc etc all have healthy construction sector growth… That being said boom and bust is sometimes the nature of our system :-/

      • SuperDemTurnedSmart

        Republican states always have good economic stability. They promote growth and tax less. They tax property owners first, and sales tax second. No income tax and create incentives to bring jobs.
        Why do you think Californians move to Texas? The want good paying jobs and a reasonably stable future.
        If they stay away from the voting booth they’ll get it.

      • WakeUpAmerica

        That’s a new one on me. I view it as if GOP policies are so good, why is it that most of the states that have the worst outcomes in education, health, standard of living, to name a few things, are Republican-led states? Conservatives complain about government, yet why is it that most of the ‘top’ states that receive more in Federal aid than they pay into the system are Republican-led states? ( Talk about moochers and takers). Conservatives complain about people on food stamps, yet the majority of recipients are Whites in Republican-led states.

      • Scott

        Source?

      • gypsyexpat

        I was one of those who moved from Texas to California and found opportunities. I was glad to leave. That state is way too racist. Not everyone of course, but way too many. The Republican states do not have good economic stability.

      • BO is my hero

        8 of 10 lowest economic numbers are attributed to republican states,,,,,,,,8 of 10 have most poverty.
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        care to look at TRUE facts instead of FOX “news” -esque opinions???
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        California was republican with huge deficit. Now has democrat governor——– now has large surplus
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        rickey and teddy ( TX) are buried in red tape and deficits as well as bible trash racism

      • Laura Long

        Are you kidding? Texas is a walking disaster as a state. They are the embarrassing drunk relative at family reunions. Texas has nothing going for it.. Horrible health care, horrible education, horrible womens health.

      • Seannon McLeoud

        Wisconsin: republican controlled:

        Dead last in job growth, declining education system, a collapsing economy.

        So, care to explain to me again how republican controlled states are sources of good economic stability? I can tell you right now that this is false, at least in my own state.

        And for you to tell people to stay away from the voting booth?!?!?! what kind of fucked up un-american person are you?

      • ta2t2o

        Obama has continuously tried to get funding for infrastructure projects – aka construction – blocked by the Republicans.

      • LiarLiarPantsonFire

        When did democrats become bigger liars than the North Koreans and the Iranians?

      • ta2t2o

        So when you can’t prove someone wrong or provide any support for your argument, you resort to ad hominem attacks. Typical. You got nothing. Thanks for validating that I’m right.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        You name yourself aptly.

      • Scott

        I think you mean to say Harry Reid has blocked most legislation.

      • Karen

        Not sure where in Western Oregon you live, but as a resident of Western Oregon I have not seen what you have proclaimed. In 2008 the entire economy was on a downhill spiral and it did affect the construction industry drastically, but it affected every other industry as well. But today Oregon economy is growing again. In fact I just read an article that stated the construction industry has picked up so much that they are unable to fill all of the positions because of the lack of applicants and without new workers they are unable to keep up with the demand. My son works in the consturction/mason field and has been working steady for the last two years. New building are going up all around in my area.
        As for the food cost quadrupling in the last 4 years, I think that you exaggerate. Yes, prices have gone up, but once again prices have gone up everywhere, not just in Western Oregon. But by no means have they quadrupled. Gas prices right now are at the lowest they have been for the last several years as well. This time of year they always drop, but they have dropped more this year than in the past several years.
        As far as taxes go, it is a political party thing. The republicans think we should all be taxed to death, well except for the 1% and the corporation that they want to tax less. They call it the “tickle down” affect, that has been proven over and over again that it doesn’t work. But yet they push to ensure that the middle class pay more and the 1% pay less.
        Oh and the “funny story” you site out of Northern California was not really funny at all. California had very extreme drought conditions this year so all water was be conserved as much as possible so they didn’t run out. Watering ones lawn to keep it nice and within the ordinances of her community was not listed as high on the list. Did you not read about all of the fires that they had in California this summer that devestated many, many people who lost everything because of them. Do you really think that keeping their lawns nice was of importance to them when they had left at all. I am sure if you talked to some of the residents of Weed California they would say that story about water conservation was not so funny at all.

      • Have Blue

        Fox News lives rent free in your brain.

      • Bo

        and you’re from mars? I knew this was a screwed up site when the have LGBT tab.. Where in the hell is the Whitie tab? you are all racist, hate and fear mongering liberals

    • itasara

      I don’t exactly believe that is the case. If he were a better leader he would not have mattered what color he is. But he does show prejudice towards the blacks himself and does so publicly, but that again is because he is a bad leader. I still don’t get how he got from being a nobody to being the President of the United States. Don’t forget he is only 50% black. We are a more racist country since he became president. He could have done a lot more to despell this.

      • chrisgogh

        “If he were a better leader he would not have mattered what color he is.”

        If he was white, Republicans in congress wouldn’t be sabotaging him at every turn.

        “But he does show prejudice towards the blacks himself and does so publicly, […]”

        How so?

        “[…]but that again is because he is a bad leader.”

        Nobody can lead a congress that refuses to follow.

        “I still don’t get how he got from being a nobody to being the President of the United States.”

        Intelligence, a good education, hard work, dedication, and charisma got him from being unknown, to the president of the Harvard Law Review, to a lawyer, to a senator, to the President of the United States. For more info, see his page on Wikipedia.

        “Don’t forget he is only 50% black.”

        White racists hate people who are half black and half white more than they hate people who are all black, because they’re afraid that race mixing will put whites in the minority and take away their privilege.

        “We are a more racist country since he became president.”

        The racism was always there. Electing a black president only brought it out of hiding.

        “He could have done a lot more to despell[sic] this.”

        Like what?

      • itasara

        Yes racism was always there as has been anti=semitism, but it is more upfront now. Not all his fault but some of it is. He could have done a lot more by not lying to the American puplic about health care for instance. He never really consulted the medical professionals about his plan. It isn’t great, believe me. Find me a doctor who is happy with it? He could have gone out of his way to help an American vet still stuck in Mexico, but he helped his muslim friends by trading a questionable vet for 5 terrorists. What president does that? He has been to late on most decisions. ISIS, for example. He didn’t take charge.. sure it would be nice to have cooperation, but that didn’t come and I believe America had to take over to help the Kurds. Also read article today how he is finally helping the Kurds (a little) but not those in Iran who really need help in fighting the terrorists. Why help some and not others. He has helped but not been a great friend of Israel. He doesn’t understand anything about foreign policy and he doesn’t listen to those on his team who may have more knowledge than he does. There are a lot of Obama lies.. look them up on google. I don’t have any time to spend on this person.

      • chrisgogh

        I won’t deny that Obama has made some false statements, but I would suggest people look those up on Politifact instead of just Googling it, because a lot of right-wing sites have made up plenty of their own lies about Obama. Don’t worry, Politifact lists plenty of false claims, and explains why they’re false. Note: A false claim isn’t always a lie. Sometimes, someone can simply be mistaken.

        If you want to talk about bold-faced lies, GWB and Cheney lied about WMDs, because they wanted an excuse to invade Iraq. What do you think is worse? Overestimating the number of Americans who will be helped by Obamacare and being wrong because Republicans fought it every step of the way, or Bush lying to get us into a war so he and his cronies can profit from it? As for ISIS, they wouldn’t be a problem if we had left Saddam Hussein in power. He was a vile, murderous bastard, but we killed more innocent civilians in Iraq than he ever did anywhere, and ISIS would not exist today if Hussein was still in power.

    • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

      That’s rich, coming from a Brit.

    • Have Blue

      If that’s so, then go ahead and post verifiable links to all those high ranking Republicans denouncing Obama’s race. You must have dozens and dozens, right? Videos. Editorials. Party planks. Waiting. Waiting. Still waiting. Nothing. Thought so. Strawman.

    • Bo

      He wouldn’t be any better if he were white.

    • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

      Where is Engerland’s Barack Obama ?

      Why can’t you produce one?

      Must be the, you know, “racism” over there.

    • Kim Serrahn

      BINGO………….. We have a winner.

    • .1

      @ani – obama simply hasn’t performed. he’s the ONLY prez in u.s.a. history to never have one year of at least 3% gdp growth. he accumulated more debt than all other prez’s combined. he was a horrible prez & stuck his nose in individual criminal matters when the victim was black (& used the national stage to speak out) but ignored the fact that blacks commit more crimes as a % than whites & asians combined. go to http://www.fbi.gov & u will see that blacks are 8 times more likely to commit rape & murder. even though the black society is much more likely to commit violent crimes than whites & asians, u never saw a white prez get on tv & comment about an INDIVIDUAL criminal case where the victim was white & the perp black.

  • Diana Reichardt

    I voted for President Obama and for the most part I am satisfied. I do believe a lot of Republicans are angry for the obvious reasons but also I believe a lot people are being racists in their thinking. The only thing that really disturbs me , that President Obama has done is in his reasoning about illegal aliens. I keep hoping he will realize this is definitely not in the best interest of this country or its citizens. Now with the Ebola scare, I do feel we should stop flights in out of this country till this mess can be straightened out and I am NOT happy that he wants to send our service men over there to help. I do not think that is right. President Obama has accomplished a lot and I know He has had an up hill battle since day one. Thanks a lot Republicans!! People should not be so critical of our President. I just hope he does not too many more challenges ahead of him for the rest of his term.

    • JameSon

      According to “experts” one of the reasons not to stop flights is that as it stands now people coming from those countries can be traced and kept account of. We know who they are and where they have been. If they really want to fly to the U.S. and flights are stopped, they can simply travel within Africa to another country where flights are allowed–then there is no way to know where they were or keep track of where they are after they get here–that would be much more dangerous to our country.

  • n2styx

    They want him to be white.

    • Ldr Johnson

      how about truth, that would be a refreshing

  • twray1974

    Thank you. You nailed it all on the head. And said it much better than I could have. THIS explains why I still support him.

  • Stephanie Riggio

    you’ve articulated so much of how I feel. thanks for writing this. O is made of strong stuff to still be swinging after constant punches.

    • Richie Johns

      The RW would like to see him swinging in another way. Racist assholes!

  • MJ W

    Too many heard “Yes, I can,” instead of “Yes, WE can.”

    • Jillz

      I wish I could “like” your comment more than once! 🙂

  • jgolds06

    I agree with this assessment of Obama ‘ s accomplishments except for Syria. It was Syria ‘ s Chemical weapons arsenal that was dismantled, not its Nuclear weapons.

    • Gary Smith

      Syria does not have — and has never had — nuclear weapons.

      en dot wikipedia dot org/wiki/Syria_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction#Nuclear_program

      • Eg Kbbs

        Gary, while I agree with you, I can’t ignore that we invaded Iraq over WMDs, biologic weapons, yellow cake uranium, etc. And went before the UN claiming clear, incontrovertible proof of the same.

        And we got into Vietnam over non-existent firing on our navy.

  • Eg Kbbs

    After multiple presidencies pushing the idea of a strong, unitary executive….

    The same party wants President Obama to be a figurehead.

  • what bothers me is his corporatist ways, hes not doing very much for the little guy and is just keeping all to a status quo.
    hes more republican than many republicans.

  • Donna DiBianco

    He is the most creative and forward thinking president in a long time. The obstructionists are terrified at the POTUS ability to get things done, even when they have tried to railroad him.

  • Koen Pauwels

    I want president Obama to talk more positively about business, while doing more for the people (as recommended by Roosevelt), instead of the other way around, as he has been doing for years

  • Jeffrey Poulin

    We;l, there has been a systemic operation to discredit and disenfranchise him from the very beginning, well orchestrated by the far right and their stooges, the ignorant populace. Therein lies the reason for his demise.

  • Erin Weldon

    When you look at all the problems in our nation and in the world, the President needs the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job. Every problem he has faced during his presidency has been colored by the negative criticism of the right no matter what stand he takes. As a Southerner, I am convinced the right has used racism overtly and covertly to try to destroy the President. And, come the November elections, if the GOP takes the Senate majority, we will see a move to impeach the President. Only the American voter can stop this rollercoaster ride this country is on.

  • Eracer

    Good article. Obama is hardly the radical socialist the Right tried to paint him as, and those on the far left remain unhappy as his policies aren’t further to the left. On the whole his policies reflect the feelings of most American’s, only with a 24/7 news cycle all we are hearing is doom and gloom. The deficit is down, employment is up, the economy isn’t tanking, we haven’t invaded any countries and our soldiers aren’t regularly coming home in body bags and there’s been no large scale terrorist attacks on our soil, yet people are more concerned with how well (or poorly) Obama can salute. I would say if peoples main concern is Ebola, we’re doing OK. Sure the economy could be better and the disparity in income could be reduced, but as the article pointed out Obama has no magic wand, or do you believe he can single handedly fix these issues?.

  • suburbancuurmudgeon

    Funny, but whenever I ask the right wing whack jobs what they think Obama should do or have done, they just sputter something about his “illegitimate” presidency and going back to Kenya. They give absolutely NO specifics.

    • strayaway

      Here’s a specific: President Obama should observe his oath of office; no more executive legislation, spending programs, and wars for starters. The duties and powers of the President are spelled out in Article II, sections 2 & 3 and Article I, section 7.

  • EBizGuru

    All one needs do is pay attention and they’d know … Oh, wait …

  • Ed

    There’s so many of the author’s claims to be disputed; the skewed unemployment numbers which discount that there’s a larger percentage of Americans out of work in the history of our nation. You forgive the fact that Obamacare was sold to the public with lies–the only way it could get through–and have increased the cost of healthcare for a majority of Americans. Your constant references to Obama being “sabotaged” are especially offensive. You ignore that those “evil” elected Republicans represent THE PEOPLE who oppose Obama’s policies because he perverts the Constitution with the promulgation of Executive Orders, many of which are illegal. Opposing Obama’s ideology and policies don’t make anyone a saboteur. (Do you recall Hillary angrily screaming that dissent doesn’t make one’s opinions less deserving to be heard?)

    But I realize that rationale is wasted on a “liberal Obama lover” who believes that the ends justify the means.

    The only thing worse than the Obama Administration is the fact that there are mindless idiots who still defend the indefensible, and who aren’t smart enough to realize that the Narcissist in Chief believes that you’re too stupid to think and do for yourselves. I’m just beginning to realize that he might be right.

    • schwarherz

      Allow me to refute everything you just said.
      1) The numbers weren’t skewed, every reputable source has confirmed that those numbers were correct
      2) The only lie was that you could keep your current plan, which may have been a misunderstanding on his part, a very tiny hiccup.
      3) The majority of Americans health costs have gone DOWN under Obamacare and millions who weren’t covered now are. A very small percentage of people had their coverage prices rise because they were being screwed by their insurance company before. (that is, they are properly covered now, they weren’t before)
      4) Give me one example of how he’s went against the constitution, and I mean clause and article that he violated. I bet you can’t
      5) He’s issued less Executive orders than Regan and BOTH Bushes (almost half the number of Regan’s if I remember correctly, which I may not) and finally
      6) I don’t remember Hillary angrily screaming that, but even if she did, You are entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts.
      7) The only mindless idiots are the ones who believe all the claptrap put out by Fox news and the Republican Party. I’m more than capable of thinking for myself but you, my friend, are apparently not.

      • Ed

        Thanks for helping me make my point. You can’t disagree with someone who can’t embrace intellectual honesty.

      • schwarherz

        How, exactly, am I not embracing intellectual honesty? If I had the desire to I could provide reputable sources for everything I just said. None of the “facts” you provided have a source outside of the ultra-conservative isolation tank.

      • strayaway

        Specifically, which ‘reputable sources’ did you specify to back your opinion in (1)?

  • Ron Stanford

    The Job Creation numbers occurred by encouraging employers to thin the ranks of full time employees and replace them with part timers. Also, Obama has simply stopped counting long range unemployed as unemployed. Do you really want to discuss the red line in Syria? The release of five senior Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay inexchange for a single American traitor? How about the Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea? Then there’s ISIS annexing Iraq, and beheading Christians and Jews on internation television? Obama will leave office with Islamic radicals controlling safe havens in two countries and billions of dollars of revenue.

    On the home front, there the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal. The flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children across the border has brought dozens of diseases which has killed American Children. The epidemic of hard-drive crashes at the Internal Revenue Service after Congress began investigating the targeting of the president’s political opponents

    Would you like more?

  • dell

    Some people would tell Jesus Christ while he is hanging on thecross that he did not do enough.

  • kim

    i could care less about obama did no vote for him and he was not born in the united states there for he should of never have been in the white house just like i can care less about every ones comments about him

    • Zork

      You may not care about obama, but you should at least care about grammar and spelling. Idiot.

  • ta2t2o

    ” I simply don’t understand this intense negativity that’s constantly thrown toward the president. ” – Really? You don’t understand it? Seriously? It’s pretty simple to figure out. He’s the black president that the white people need to “take America back” from. Articles like this that pretend that racism isn’t the overwhelming factor for the dislike are just silly.

  • ta2t2o

    Whenever I see people say that “it’s not about race…he’s half white” – after I finish laughing I like to point out all the things he’s done for gays and minorities – and listen to them tear those things down then…..and then remind them about how they said it wasn’t about racism. Clearly they don’t like the fact that he’s been a President who has represented all people who are open to being represented by him regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation.

  • Michael E. Russell

    Yea, but white Americans are afraid that Obama will be the last white President. Republicans are terrified that he will be the last male President. And the world is scared that we will nuke the economy again, since Obama bailed out the Banks instead of the people.

  • Cindy Van Vreede

    He could have done something to help people in foreclosure and opted to help Wall Street instead. Stagnant wages and income inequality are what is holding this country back. Yet nothing is being done about it. This is where I wish he would do more. Still, he is still a better president than McCain or Romney could ever be.

  • Stephen Barlow

    I don’t agree about Putin NOT taking Obama’s complacency and political circumstance into account. With the 14 year war weakened American Military unable to defend America at this point… unable to succeed at ANY military venture the do not have 2000:1 odds over (Grenada)… and Europe’s reluctance to support NATO, of course Putin saw the Crimea as a ripe plum.

    And when NATO didn’t even sneeze and obama waffled with a simple message of disapproval, he forced an election @ gunpoint to seal the Crimean fate. When THAT got only a last page byline from the President and some grumblings about sanctions, Putin sent a few billion in arms. HEAVY, shoot down airliner kind of arms, and then NATO and Obama let him get away with the BLACK BOX that would PROVE Putin murdered those people, Putin sent in MORE regular Russian Army troops to use those weapons to take the mineral rich half of the Ukraine.

    Sanctions, that took 30 YEARS to work in Iran… but just to the point of inspections and ‘talks’.

    the minute that plane went down and guns were fired @ rescue personnel, theUkraine should have asked for American help and GOTTEN airborne troops on Ukrainian soil. By the thousands. Putin would have withdrawn overnight and black box or not, this would be over. Now Europe will face a brutal winter when Putin cuts offthe Gas Pipelines.

    Just before Christmas i am betting.

    Ever notice how MUCH Putin looks like Mongomery Burns from the Simpsons?

    The bottom line is under Bush or even Clinton, Putin would never have taken more than the Crimea.

  • Stephen Barlow

    My huge disappointment in Obama is how he constantly and repeatedly negotiated with terrorists who welched on three major deals. If he had shut down the rhetoric 90 days into the PPACA negotiations, This would be a different election. So would 2010 have been a less costly event.

    “Iam always ready to talk with the leaders of the Congress.” should have been followed in the same sentence with, “but there is only so much crap I am gonna let them defraud the voters with.”

    he did exactly the same thing Clinton did in the first term. He listened to the advisors and let them determine policy instead of leading. Kennedy led, with advice. Clinton and Obama mouthed what the advisors fed him.

    Obama ALSO let ALL the corrupt coconspirators in the recession COMPLETELY OFF THE HOOK FOREVER!!!!!The not only go to keep the loot they pirated from 3 generations of working people, they get to keep making policy and law to the detriment of the people. Today I wouldn’t re-e;ect him andfrankly, My vote was more AGAINST ROMNEY/TYAN and the RED Menace than for Obama and the guaranteed gridlock of this 4 years.

    This election is all about keeping the REDS out of the Senate.With a House that might impeach, a Senate controlling the trial would be more of a farce than Issa’s road show, but the end result could be a so distracted President, that Putin ends up with Poland AND the whole Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania as well.

    An the REDS could wash their hands of all of it because of media.

  • I think you meant Syrian “chemical” arsenal (or is the world scarier than I thought?)

  • D Clark

    To turn white. I guarantee if that happens everything that he has done would be praised.

  • treemomma

    Well, conservatives want him to be white. But altar liberals what him to keep his promises. 1 . Bring ALl of our troops home from everywhere. 2. Repower America, with renewable energy jobs, 3. End our dependence on foreign oil. As for me personally, I want him to end police brutality, and corruption. Demilitarized the police force. And end the war on drugs.

  • Brian

    We’ve created over 10 million private sector jobs. (Mostly part-time)

    Unemployment is below 6% for the first time since 2008. (Because millions have given up completely looking for work)

    We found and killed Osama bin Ladin. (That mission was started long before he came on, Congrats to our soldiers,)

    Our deficits have been reduced by nearly $1 trillion. (True)

    Same-sex marriage has made huge strides toward national legalization. (Not really an issue the government or prez is supposed to focus on…a good thing…but a state issue…not federal)

    Equality for women has been a driving force behind his presidency. (Yes, it has been driving force…but there isn’t an equality issue…it is all made up since there is not much else to run on)

    He’s reformed our corrupt credit system. (He did???)

    Passed health care reform. (A terrible system of reform as of today)

    The number of uninsured Americans has dropped significantly.(And the number who have been forced off their existing insurance is staggering)

    Gay Americans can now openly serve in the military. (True but not something to base a successful presidency on)

    We saved the American auto industry. (NO, he saved the unions and those who run them…his friends)

    Income inequality has finally made it into mainstream discussions.(Yes and his biggest friends are the ones who have all the money…think Wall Street)

    Out nation has made more strides toward green energy alternatives than at any other time in its history.(Strides, but nothing to show but wasted taxpayers funds)

    We disarmed Syria’s nuclear arsenal without firing a single shot. (And Iran marches 0n)

  • Cheryl Corbin

    thank you.

  • Joe

    Note to Author-
    Syria had no nuclear weapons, they were chemical. Huge error there. Also, Russia played a large role in making that happen.

  • crewoldt

    How about a new Secretary of Education, Linda Darling-Hammond?

  • Jim Guess

    What the Hell More Do Americans Want From President Obama?

    1) Give back the Nobel Peace Prize
    2) Arrest those people who created the debacle of 2008
    3) Give us an HONEST number for those unemployed, not just a number that is politically expedient.
    4) Close Guantanamo
    5) Fix “Obamacare”. Which, to me, would be throw it away and start over and give us something that works. For instance, not letting the pharmaceutical companies and hospitals off the hook.
    6) Grow a pair and stop blaming the Republicans & Congress for all of the things he failed to accomplish. Everything he does is for political expediency, to preserve his “place” in history. Again, for example, if we really want to fix the problem in the Middle East and we need to put “boots on the ground”, then, dammit, put “boots on the ground!” Screw public opinion and DO THE RIGHT THING! My problem with Obama is that when I voted for him in 2008 and gave him $1000 of my hard earned money, I believed he was above the fray in Washington. It turns out that he is the same as the others… He is “just another politician” looking to feather his own bed at the expense of the country. He has been a tremendous failure. History is going to look back on this period in time where we had the most ineffective leadership ever. I feel sorry for the generations to come!

    • JOHN McCARTHY NUDE ARREST

      so,,,,,,,,,vote republican and bring back those wonderful policies which gave us 2000-2008

  • Brian

    We’ve created over 10 million private sector jobs. (Mostly part-time)

    Unemployment is below 6% for the first time since 2008. (Because millions have given up completely looking for work)

    We found and killed Osama bin Ladin. (That mission was started long before he came on, Congrats to our soldiers,)

    Our deficits have been reduced by nearly $1 trillion. (True)

    Same-sex marriage has made huge strides toward national legalization. (Not really an issue the government or prez is supposed to focus on…a good thing…but a state issue…not federal)

    Equality for women has been a driving force behind his presidency. (Yes, it has been driving force…but there isn’t an equality issue…it is all made up since there is not much else to run on)

    He’s reformed our corrupt credit system. (He did???)

    Passed health care reform. (A terrible system of reform as of today)

    The number of uninsured Americans has dropped significantly.(And the number who have been forced off their existing insurance is staggering)

    Gay Americans can now openly serve in the military. (True but not something to base a successful presidency on)

    We saved the American auto industry. (NO, he saved the unions and those who run them…his friends)

    Income inequality has finally made it into mainstream discussions.(Yes and his biggest friends are the ones who have all the money…think Wall Street)

    Out nation has made more strides toward green energy alternatives than at any other time in its history.(Strides, but nothing to show but wasted taxpayers funds)

    We disarmed Syria’s nuclear arsenal without firing a single shot. (And Iran marches 0n)

  • itasara

    I wanted him to be more honest and transparent like he said he would… but he is not. There is a whole lot of things that he has not done which he could have done. He commented publically on cases involving black victims but I haven’t heard him say much if anything about white victims. He has not been a good friend to our Allies. We have more ridiculous regulations than ever. The job creation isn’t as big as you state. Many have just given up looking. Many jobs are being cut b/c of obamacare. I do believe his opposition in the House is because most of them really dislike him. He also has no idea how to work accross party lines. He threatens with his pen and phone instead of really talking to the representatives. He doesn’t show presidential qualities when he goes away to play golf at times at times when he should stay home and deal with an issue. He traded a US citizen for 5 terrorist but won’t made an effort for our poor soldier in Mexico. I don’t know if he has even commented on this poor guy’s experience in Mexico. He has shown a poor understanding of foreign policy and doesn’t seem to have advisors that know any better or that he just doesn’t listen to. He blurts out things w/o any knowledge like Marijuana is not harmful. Well how does he know? A lot of studies say it is.. not that it shouldn’t become legal, but how is it he knows to weigh in? He has an ideology which he will not deviate from even if he is not correct about it. He just doesn’t show to me that he cares about this country.

  • mauser 98

    “During his time as president:” list is total BS
    unemployment rate , inflation rate etc is multiples of stated
    debt ,deficit is exponentially more

  • flower

    The problem isn’t w/Obama but Prog Dems. When Rocky Anderson left the Dems, all the prog dems should have gone with – then the corporate corruption could be left behind. Still, how can you not be disturbed by a president who causes his first death of innocent civilians (“war on terror”) just DAYS into his first term?

  • Not Impressed

    Nearly every point you made about what he has accomplished is false

  • TheBigOne

    What needs to be done is bring incentives for jobs to come back to America and make it *less* ideal overseas so we will have certified Americans who are trained to do the job.

    So what if salaries have to be higher. I want good quality products that will last me 10 years (or more) instead of stuff always breaking down in 3 years or less.

    Heck even Japan is now outsourcing so they are no longer the best as a result of that dumb decision. All our electronics from Japan have lived well beyond their means and have been very pleased with them as an alternative.

  • Kim J

    Well, he hasn’t presented each and every one of us with a unicorn that farts gold dust…

  • Have Blue

    “I don’t get it. How could an affirmative action hire with no experience, a dubious education, and an arrogant attitude have failed so badly? Not sure we’ll ever figure this one out.”

  • EqualTime

    McConnell’s early statement that “making him a One Term President is Job One” has set the tone for the entire administration. As Jon Stewart aptly said, the Republican’s broke the country, do everything they can to keep us from fixing it, then complain that it’s broken. The fact that we’ve recovered as well as we have without an active Congress stimulating the country is a testament to the (current) strength of our economy – but still, wage stagflation leaves many behind and (rightfully?) unhappy.

  • JohannIvan

    I have some simple requests for Obama and the Democrats – requests which they don’t even need the Republicans for. Here’s my simple list of asks for the party that purports to represent the working class (haha): 1 – No more appointing Banksters as White House Chief of Staff; 2 – No more appointing Monsanto lobbyists to the FDA; 3 – No more appointing Industry Lobbyists to the FCC; 4 – No more appointing Wall Street Bankers as Treasury Secretary; 5 – No more appointing Corporate Attorneys who get Corporations “off” when they care caught paying death squads (Eric Holder) as Attorney General; 6 – No more pushing through Free Trade (such as Obama’s FT deals he pushed through with Columbia, Panama, and S. Korea); 7 – No more trying to push through in secret Corporate giveaways / anti-worker Free Trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership; 8 – No more appointing pro-charter / pro-corporate “education” hacks as Sec of Education (Arne Duncan); 9 – No more publicly praising Wall Street Predators as “Savvy Businessmen”, isn’t it enough that you don’t prosecute them? You really have to publicly praise them and appoint them to high office too? 10 – No more executive orders that create supposed “blue ribbon” Deficit Panels that are stacked with anti-social program zealots whose main function is to continue the Austerity Drumbeat which accelerates wealth concentration at the top and acts as a PR machine to advance the “cut social program” memes. You could do ALL OF THE ABOVE and the Republicans couldn’t stop you. They would have no say-so for you to NOT do the above. So.. why did you do it? The answer should be obvious to even the most dense: Because it advances the interests of the American Aristocracy. The Democrats are a Brand of the Plutocracy Party, just like the Republicans. They are not a separate party which “fights” the Republicans. If they were, they wouldn’t advance the 1%’s interests on their own power. Wake Up. No one forced Obama / Democrats to do the above. No one made them. They. Did. It. Own. Their. Own. Power. Wake The FK Up.

  • Shut Your Mouth

    It must be really hard to live only paying attention to half of the facts. The only people that mention his race are liberals looking for an excuse to call someone that disagrees with them racist. Who cares what color he is? You can’t say that he has done a good job, when the majority of the country (liberals included) say that he is the worst President in the history of our Nation.

    • JohannIvan

      Obama and the Corporate Democratic Brand are doing exactly as they are expected to do (by the American Aristocracy). Give the people just enough to create window dressing while advancing structural policies which benefit the 1%. This is why they, own their own power – no omnipotent R forced them – advance multiple anti-worker “Free Trade” deals (with no expiration date, these go on indefinitely); Appoint industry insiders and those who advance 1% interests to positions of power (Arne Duncan as Sec of Education, Three Banksters as Obama’s Chief of Staff, CitiBank’s Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary, Industry Lobbyist as FCC Chairman, Monsanto’s Michael Taylor at the FDA, Chiquita’s Eric Holder as Attorney General, and so on). The most amazing thing is that they do this own their own power. It isn’t done as some sort of “bargain” (such as: We’ll advance Free Trade but need a minimum wage hike to go with it, or – God Forbid – we’ll advance Free Trade but only if we can close tax loopholes for the 1%). They Advance the 1%’s interests on their own power with No Strings Attached. And millions still fall for the PR that they are the “Lesser Evil”.

  • There was that time he made it rain cookies and milk and suddenly there was an outbreak of lactose intolerant folks.

  • Carol Sue Bushell-Bousman

    So a friend shared this on FB and I wanted to share our reply:

    Ok so I read this and then I had my husband William Bousman read it as well. Bill is much more into politics than I am and I really wanted his opinion. I am conservative, though with many libertarian views. He is very conservative and has enlightened me moreso in the past few years that we’ve been together and obviously I value his opinions. So now I am going to type this for him since he’s not on your friends list Laura….. but he should be lol.

    So here goes Bill:

    We’ll start with this…
    Let’s skip with the normal partisan differences between conservatives and liberals. Let’s go more to the point of the people that voted for Obama being disappointed with what he has accomplished. The disappointment comes from him not doing what he promised in his campaign. If you know you can’t accomplish it, don’t promise it.

    The “blame Bush for everything” mantra can only go so far until you haven’t put forth a plan to remedy the supposed faults that you claimed. People don’t want excuses. They want results.

    Ten million new jobs, when they are primarily part time work derived from full time jobs, doesn’t equal new jobs. Worker participation rates are at a 35 year low. The falling umemployment rate has more to do with declining work force participation than with new jobs.
    High regulations, along with high energy costs, and the largest corporate income tax rate in the world prevents foreign investment and thus prevents creation of new jobs.

    Defecits being reduced by 1 trillion dollars would only be good if they hadn’t gone up by more than a trillion under Obama’s watch. When the defecit is still untenable at nearly a half a trillion a year with a national debt of 17 trillion and no plans to balance the budget.

    To the point of reforming the healthcare system:
    They claim that because of the high number of uninsured Americans we must completely redo the healthcare system. But what has happened has created uncertainty in the medical field with many doctors refusing to take the new insurance or unable to deal with the new regulations required.
    Due to the increased cost of insurance policies for most previously insured people and the increased cost to corporate insurance plans, this has caused many companies to cut workers hours or, even worse, increase the cost of insurance for and to the workers.
    Furthermore, it has caused many companies to stop providing health insurance to and for the workers. Walmart is a great example of such.

    We’ll finish this rebuttal up with green energy:
    While finding new sources of replenshable energy sources is a necessary demand for the future security and growth of our nation, it is not the purview of the federal government to be choosing between viable energy sources and bastardizing one in the favor of another.
    Obama said during his campaign that “energy companies could build a new coal power plant but the regulations would bankrupt them” and under his energy policy “energy costs would necessarily sky rocket”.
    Here in America we have abundant untapped resources of coal, gas and oil. While renewable green energy has a significant place in the future, we should not “throw the baby out with the bath water” until green energy sources becomes a truly viable replacement.

    And that’s Bill’s “two cents for the day” lol.

  • I laugh out loud every time I read a right-wing conspiracy theory about President Obama plotting to dismantle the Constitution and cancel the 2016 election. Holy crap … I’ll bet that poor man can’t wait to get the hell out of Washington. He’s such a cool, reserved, articulate and kind-hearted man … it’s embarrassing to see what the haters in this country have done to demonize him.

  • oooBooo

    Try labor participation rate at lowest level since 1978. That goes to the most amusing one on the list. Remember when team R didn’t renew unemployment benefits earlier in the year? That took a few million people from ‘unemployed’ to ‘out of the labor force’. I expected team D to celebrate the lower unemployment rate right away. Instead they were smarter and waited for people to forget. Team politics is a source of never ending amusement. If only it had no effect on my life or finances….

  • TheTruth

    I guess the problem is that much of what you credit Obama for simply isn’t true.
    His platform was change, and that drive and desire ended the moment he was elected.
    Unemployment was under 5% before his Presidency.
    13 million jobs were lost during his Presidency.
    The Auto industry was not in trouble until Clinton sent jobs overseas.
    The credit bubble was created by Clinton and Jimmy Carter’s adjustable rate fiasco.
    Syria doesn’t and didn’t have a nuclear arsenal, and Isreal ended the efforts to have one by bombing sites.
    The Middle East was stable until Obama rushed to withdraw against military and intelligence advisors.
    The CIA found Osama Bin Laden, liberal Democrats claimed he did not exist.
    Only with the fuzziest of math has the deficit been reduced by a trillion, since it was inflated by 4 trillion during the bail out.
    He nearly succeeded in allowing the sale of weapons manufacturing we rely on to China, but fortunately unlike Clinton allowing IBM to sell it’s manufacturing of laptops the government was under contract to buy to China it fell through.
    But the most laughable statement you make is the strides toward green energy. Liberals have blocked nuclear power wherever they could, liberal cities like San Francisco won’t allow home wind turbines because it ruins the aesthetic, and wind farms are damaging to the Eco system. The birds oh my!
    Solar technology has indeed advanced, but nothing to do with Obama.
    My health insurance doubled in price for less coverage.
    Primarily the court system, not politics or votes (see California) has allowed progress in Gay rights and marriage.

    That being said, Obama is no better or worse than Gerald Ford or Jimmy Carter.

    But you hit on one thing, he would have a better approval rating if he had more resolve. His foreign policy while not entirely his fault was suspect from the being by giving the appearance of aligning with leaders like Chavez.

    Kudos on using “we” to try and make your audience feel vested though.

    When did the Democratic Party become more about deception than diversity?

  • David

    One correction.
    Syria’s Chemical arsenal.

  • Jaya.One

    As far as the Republicans and half of white America are concerned, Obama has one problem, which even he, Obama, can nothing about, and for which they hate his guts, and which serves as the impetus for their hatred of Him, yes Hatred, vile and contemptuous as that is to be coming from a supposedly Christian Right — He’s Black.

  • Jaya.One

    At the end of the day, America has a lot to learn. It is worse than an untrained, permissively-allowed-to-grow-up adolescent. Its so sorry to see a country with so much going for it, acting the way that It does. America has nothing to say to the rest of the the world, except: “I’m sorry”. Sad.

  • brianwestchest

    Correction: disarmed Syria’s chemical arsenal, not nuclear.

  • Kojo

    I think Obama’s biggest failing is that he didn’t keep standing up to the GOP like he did when he first took office and he let them control the message. Sure his job is tough and demanding but he had no greater enemy to fight than the enemy at home. He should have spent a good deal of his first 2 years beating them back into their caves. They had no ideas, no policies other than ‘make Obama fail’. He should have let them and the rest of America know that he will not tolerate that from them and make it very clear that obstruction from them is the equivalent of terror on the American people and the recovery of their life and liberty. THAT’S what voters were hoping for, that he knew HOW to change Washington.

  • Guest

    First of all he is not the first black president. He is the first bi=racial president. His health care reform is so great that many people have fallen in between the cracks and now have no insurance and are just getting sicker. Many families lost a lot with the health care reform. Our insurance premiums jumped 250. dollars a week. No one is perfect but take care of the people you say you are going to.

  • this administration has used the race card so much that it has reverted back to the 50s. I am an American and grew up no matter where you were from, you were an American! PERIOD. not black, red, yellow, or brown. Its not the whites who are racist and we don’t really care what color you are, just so you stand up for the constitution, behave your selves , and be productive. Leave your countries flag where your from and embrace your blessings of a chance to the freedoms that you get in the U.S. Be proud of your country that has allowed you to come here! Simple stuff

  • P.S. this article only promoted this mans agenda and opinion. Its all about the liberalism goal. If he studied at all about all the non transparency issues he would be embarrassed about this article he wrote.

  • My opinion. Here is where I am absolutely disappointed.
    1) Foreign Policy which I tweet about daily is ridiculous. Stay out of people’s business,
    2) The NSA,
    3) He needs to pardon Edward Snowden,
    4) His justice department has been abysmal.

  • Be Responsible for yourself

    Many of the bullet points are incorrect: calculation for unemployment was altered creating a false lower percentage, bush signed the auto bailout, credit reform signed in 2003. But whatever….

  • Guest

    What the Hell More Do Americans Want From President Obama? Single payer.

  • Shane Rumsey

    What the Hell More Do I Want From President Obama? Single payer.

  • asconn

    My perspective is that 100% of the GOP, Tea Party, Fox and other attacks on Mr. Obama’s performance, intellect, culture, behavior, even his golf game, are related to only one thing: he is an African-American. All of the haters are 100% scared to death that an African-American at the helm, especially one who commands any sort of success (or better) disproves their hate, 300+ years of previous lies, and opens the door to the demise of white supremacy in politics and many other endeavors. It’s about time for a change.

  • 1NedSprockethead1

    Race, race, race. Republicans hate Obama because he’s black.
    So what do you ignorant fools say when black people hate him? “Uncle Tom”?

  • Rob

    We want him and every nazi socialist like him to take a hike.

  • Scott

    You commenters are pretty nuts! We the people don’t like him because he’s not a good president. Hell, he’s just as bad as Bush was, if not worse. Wake up and stop trying to fight republicans and realize that the last several presidents have not had your best interests at heart. They only say and do what it takes to bolster funding and get elected.

  • .1

    what do americans want from prez obama? how about not being the ONLY prez in u.s. history to never have one year of at least 3% gdp growth? or not accumulating more debt than all other prez’s combined? geesh !